In Stop the Chaos: How to Make Lifestyle Changes to Strengthen Recovery author Allen Tighe has created a practical, effective self-help guide to recovery for those who suspect they, a family member, or friend have a problem with alcohol or other drugs--and want to do something about it. Beginning with an awareness-raising exploration of addiction and its symptoms, Stop the Chaos helps readers decide whether a problem with alcohol or other drugs exists, and, if so, how serious it is.
The remainder of this guide delves into the many issues addicts must address, such as the importance of reaching out for help; dealing with high risk situations, loneliness and cravings; confronting self-defeating behaviors; and preventing relapse.
Drawing from recovery people's valuable experiences, the sensible and pragmatic advice found in Stop the Chaos: How to Make Lifestyle Changes to Strengthen Recovery can help anyone in recovery find the firm footing of new, positive habits and ways of living. Realistic scenarios depict challenging situations every recovering individual faces' living environment, friends who still use, family, and the need for help and how to find it, and provide proven techniques for successful recovery that are easy to understand and that can be applied immediately in your own life.
Allen Tighe, M.S., C.C.D.C.R., a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor with a Master's Degree in counseling, former counselor at Hazelden. In addition, Tighe has worked in the health care field for 35 years, with twelve years experience in continuing care and relapse prevention. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The Stop the Chaos DVDs offer straightforward, practical, and effective guidance to people in recovery from addiction.