• The Addiction Recovery Skills Workbook


“A cutting-edge, comprehensive, and interactive approach to the science of addiction recovery, written with great respect and compassion for the reader. Anyone struggling with the demons of addiction will find real help here, and hope.”

Terri CheneyAuthor of the New York Times bestseller Manic

“Glasner-Edwards has taken the very best of addiction science and turned it into common sense and step-by-step instructions. … this workbook will be as important for families and friends of addicted individuals as for those affected directly….A powerful and practical tool to aid recovery.”

A. Thomas McLellanFounder and chairman of the board of the Treatment Research Institute, and former deputy director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

“In creating The Addiction Recovery Skills Workbook, Glasner-Edwards has developed a resource that is at the cutting edge of recovery from addiction…she provides readers with key tools necessary to build the motivation to change, learn the skills needed to change, and apply those skills to achieving and maintaining change…integrating the three most critical innovations in evidence-based approaches to treatment in the last fifty years: cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational enhancement, and mindful observation…This workbook will become a standard in the field.”

John R. McQuaid, PhDProfessor, University of California at San Francisco, School of Medicine

“As one of America’s most knowledgeable addiction scientists, Suzette Glasner-Edwards writes with clarity and authority about the state of the art of treatment for addiction, a devastating disease that affects millions of people and families. Glasner-Edwards explains the complex science of addiction in terms that everyone can understand. Most important, she provides guidance to help the afflicted overcome this illness. This book will help end the stigma of addiction and it will save lives.”

David SheffNew York Times best-selling author of Clean and the memoir Beautiful Boy

“Glasner-Edwards provides a hopeful and highly accessible workbook for people struggling with addiction. This book explains the mystery of addiction and how to communicate with addiction treatment providers. It offers a range of interactive evidence-based therapy tools and techniques to achieve self-directed behavioral change. It integrates several important approaches…giving individuals powerful tools to tackle this devastating illness.”

Karen MiottoMD, Professor, University of California at Los Angeles, Dept of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, and Director, UCLA Addiction Medicine Service

If you struggle with addiction, seeking treatment is a powerful, positive first step toward eventual recovery.

But gaining an understanding of the causes of addiction – such as how alcohol and drugs can ultimately hijack your brain’s ability to control impulses – is also crucial for recovery.  In this book, addiction expert Suzette Glasner explains the latest scientific understanding of the neurobiology of addiction, and offers practical, evidence-based therapeutic skills fusing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based relapse prevention to help you move past your addictive behaviors.

7 Steps to Addiction Recovery

Dr. Glasner integrates the most effective addiction therapy techniques to bring you the Seven Steps to Changing Addictive Behaviors, an approach that takes the best of addiction science and explains it in user-friendly terms.

Step 1

Strengthen Your Motivation and Commit to Change

Solidify your commitment to change your alcohol or drug use, using science-based techniques for exploring the impact of your addiction on your life.l

Step 2

Set Yourself Up to Succeed

Start making life adjustments that will remove temptation, build a support system, and set you up for the smoothest possible road to recovery,l

Step 3

Become a Self-Expert.

Learn how your addiction controls you, so that you can turn the tables on it and reclaim your self-control. Empower yourself by understanding your unique triggers.l

Step 4

Respond to Cognitive Distortions

Solidify your commitment to change your alcohol or drug use, using science-based techniques for exploring the impact of your addiction on your life.l

Step 5

Become Mindful

Tune into (not out of) your experience when you crave drugs or alcohol, so that you can make mindful choices about how to handle them.l

Step 6

Rediscover Rewards

Discover rewarding activities for your recovering brain and body. Learn to reward yourself for making time for pleasurable activities.

Step 7

Conquer Challenging Emotions

Manage your emotions skillfully, without needing to turn to alcohol or drugs as a crutch.l


Read One Step to Recovery

Subscribe now to look inside The Addiction Recovery Skills Workbook and learn about how to become a “self-expert,” one of the seven essential steps to recovery.“