In his book, RADICAL RECOVERY: Twelve Recovery Myths: The Addiction Survivor's Guide To The Twelve Steps, Jack Kelly, CAP, NLP, LHMP, states:
'Addiction is a game ... a very old game, Russian Roulette, with new weapons: Pills, alcohol, and drugs.'
We all know people who lost the game: Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse etc. You may have clients, friends, or family members who also lost the game. This is a must read if you have clients who are stuck on the Relapse Roller Coaster Ride, and want to stop playing Russian Roulette with their drug of choice. Kelly's passion about his work comes through in the book. The book has a very simple goal -- inspire, motivate, and empower alcoholics to become addiction survivors.
Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:
- Have a better understanding of the Twelve Steps, and what it means to be 'sober' in the fullest sense of the word.
- Be able to explain why, for an alcoholic or drug addict, drinking or using drugs is like playing Russian Roulette.
- Be able to clarify for others the meaning of spirituality in the Twelve Steps and Recovery.
- Be able to help clients decode the Recovery Myths that result in chronic relapses.
- Will have a broader conceptualization of the addiction and recovery process and therefore better prepared to guide their clients into successful recovery.
- Know the requirements for becoming an addiction survivor and how to treat clients so they will be motivated to become addiction survivors.
Syllabus / Course Instructions
- This course is suitable for CE for beginning, intermediate and advanced level clinicians.
- The Course consists of reading the selected book, successfully completing an online posttest and filling out a course evaluation.
- The printed book or ebook is not included. It must be purchased separately. We have supplied a link to Amazon.com for your convenience.
- Purchasing your course will give you access to both a printable copy of the test and an online version of the test. Print the test to use as a companion as you read the book and answer the questions.
- You cannot exit the online test once you begin, so have your answers available.
Additional Resources On This Site for CE
Additional Resources Not On This Site
- Drug Abuse Treatment Through Collaboration: Practice and Research Partnerships That Work, Edited by James L. Sorenson, Richard A. Rawson, Joseph Guydish, and Joan E. Zweben 2003. 325 pgs. APA, Washington DC
- Trauma and Drug Abuse: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment of Comorbid Disorders, Edited by Paige Ouimette and Pamela J. Brown 2003. 315 pages APA, Washington DC
- Drug Abuse: Origins and Interventions, Edited by Meyer D. Glantz and Christine R. Hartel 1999 492 pages APA, Washington DC
- Hanley Center
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Bio: Jack Kelly, CAP, NLP, LHMP
Jack Kelly is a Certified Addiction Counselor. He is also certified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Trauma and Hypnosis Therapy, and is a Licensed HeartMath Provider. Since 2008, Kelly has brought his pioneering method of treating addiction to treatment centers in the U.S. and England. He has more than thirty-five years of personal recovery, and ten years of individual and group counseling experience. Using simple analogies and metaphors, Kellys book sheds light on the recovery myths that keep so many alcoholics and addicts relapsing, coming back to treatment, and dying.