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Some Assembly Required free pdf An intriguing story that addresses the twin challenges of addiction and chronic pain, and presents a model for successful recovery from both of these serious life-altering conditions. The author grounds his story in psychological theory along with the principles of twelve-step philosophy and spirituality as he moves from intellectualized awareness to a deep emotional and spiritual connection in recovery. Between 1991 and 2010, prescriptions for opioid painkillers rose from 75 million to 209 million. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in 2010, enough opioids were prescribed to treat every person in the US with 5mg of Vicodin every four hours for a month. As the number of opioid prescriptions increase, complications, including death, are rising. In 2009, more people in the US died from prescription medication overdoses than from motor vehicle accidents. There are more deaths from prescription drug overdose than from cocaine and heroin combined. With the onset of a chronic pain condition, the author's need for prescribed opioid painkillers reawakened an addiction to narcotics that had been dormant for nearly twenty years. Presents a holistic approach to recovery combining psychological theory, twelve-step principles, the ancient wisdom of meditation and other non-Western spiritual practices. Uniquely highlights the vicious cycle of addiction and chronic pain and the powerful connection between these co-occurring disorders. Written in lyrical yet gritty prose, it makes the recovery process accessible to a wide audience. The author is an experienced behavioral health professional who has worked in a broad range of behavioral health and addiction treatment settings. The author is in long-term recovery.

About Dan Mager

Dan Mager: Dan Mager, MSW is a writer and editor in long-term recovery. He has nearly twenty years of post-Master's experience as a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and clinical director in behavioral health and addiction treatment settings, including community-based outpatient services, residential treatment centers, and hospital-based programs. He received his MSW from Hunter College (City University of New York), School of Social Work and is a Certified Diplomate in Clinical Hypnotherapy (NBDCH) with the National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists (NBCCH). A native of Oyster Bay, New York, he now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Author : Dan Mager
Publisher : Central Recovery Press
Data Published : 19 April 2013
ISBN : 1937612252
EAN : 9781937612252
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 280 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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