Problems with substance abuse and chemical dependency are epidemic in our adolescent population. This workbook provides a concrete structure that enables the chemically dependent adolescent to go through the first 5 of the 12 steps toward recovery. By encouraging the adolescent to answer the questions, write down his or her thoughts, and discuss his or her conflicts contained in this useful workbook, the cognitive-emotional process can begin.
Step Workbook for Adolescent Chemical Dependency Recovery: A Guide to the First Five Steps is written at a relatively simple reading level so that it may be used by adolescents with chemical dependency as well as learning disabilities.
How to use The Step Workbook. The twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Screening: some basics of drug use. Step 1: "We admitted we were powerless over alcohol (or drugs)-that our lives had become unmanageable." Step 2: "Came to Believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity." Step 3: "Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understand Him." Step 4: "Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves." Step 5: "Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs." Continuing recovery.
Steven L. Jaffe, M.D., received his psychiatry training at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, and his child psychiatry training at Emory University. He has been Editor of the Newsletter of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and President of the Georgia Council for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Jaffe if currently the Director of Adolescent Programs, Psychiatric and Chemical Dependency, at CPC-Parkwood Hospital and Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.