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Beyond Addiction Audiobook

Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change

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Publisher's Summary

Beyond Addiction eschews the theatrics of interventions and tough love to show family and friends how they can use kindness, positive reinforcement, and motivational and behavioral strategies to help their loved ones change. Drawing on forty collective years of research and decades of clinical experience, the authors present the best practical advice science has to offer.

Delivered with warmth, optimism, and humor, Beyond Addiction defines a new, empowered role for friends and family and a paradigm shift for the field. Learn how to tap the transformative power of relationships for positive change, guided by exercises and examples. Practice what really works in therapy and in everyday life, and discover many different treatment options along with tips for navigating the system. And have hope: this guide is designed not only to help someone change but to help someone want to change.

©2014 Psychological Motivation and Change Group, PLLC (P)2014 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Objectively written and conveyed with congenial authority, the book offers collective hope to families of substance abusers.... Essential." (Kirkus)

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    Cathy Anne 03-10-15
    Cathy Anne 03-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    Would you try another book from the authors and/or Randye Kaye?

    Yes


    Would you be willing to try another book from the authors? Why or why not?

    Yes, their research is good as well as the writing.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narration was good.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was written for families and friends of addicts, not for people dealing with addiction themselves. That fact could have been made more clear in the subtitle and description.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    chuck 01-04-15
    chuck 01-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Addiction Recovery Book of the Year!!"

    I have read it twice and now listened to it 3 times. That says it all!!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    3babyb s 11-05-15
    3babyb s 11-05-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Fighting Addiction"
    Where does Beyond Addiction rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's my first audiobook


    What did you like best about this story?

    Beyond Addiction puts real life family addiction into a workable program for the family to find what fits best for the addict and certainly what works best!


    Have you listened to any of Randye Kaye’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    What did you learn from Beyond Addiction that you would use in your daily life?

    Communication ,compassion and self care


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    cg 06-22-15
    cg 06-22-15
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    "Gives hope for addiction"
    What did you love best about Beyond Addiction?

    It is a refreshing alternative to addiction treatment


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The author


    What does Randye Kaye bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Personal touch


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book gave me hope. It made me laugh and cry.


    Any additional comments?

    Elightened!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    sue 02-26-16
    sue 02-26-16
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    Would you listen to Beyond Addiction again? Why?

    If you love someone who is suffering with an addiction this book will help you to help them while protecting yourself


    What did you like best about this story?

    It provides straight forward practicle tools


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not applicable


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Beyond Addiction?

    all of them , using positive reinforcement to aid recovery but protecting myself in the process


    Any additional comments?

    thank you to the authors!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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