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Step Workbook for Adult Chemical Dependency Recovery

Steven L. Jaffe, M.D.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

  • 1993
  • 68 Pages
  • ISBN 978-1-88210-302-7
  • Item #302

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This workbook provides a solid, familiar format for adults being treated for chemical dependency to write down their thoughts and express their conflicts.

Step Workbook for Adult Chemical Dependency Recovery is designed to encourage patients not only to answer questions, but to ask them as well. It enables patients to examine their addiction in the context of their entire life structure.

  • Step 1 helps the chemically dependent patient identify the seriousness of his or her problem by writing it down.
  • Step 2 helps the patient examine his or her irrational and self-destructive behavior.
  • Step 3 aids the patient in creating new ways of thinking, enabling the realization that there are aspects of one's life that are out of his or her control.
  • Step 4 encourages reflection on the positive and negative experiences in the patient's life.
  • Step 5 helps the patient verbalize what he or she has written in Step 4.

Step Workbook for Adult Chemical Dependency Recovery is an essential tool for every program providing treatment services for chemically dependent adults. This is a package of 5.


How to use this 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.

About the Authors

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.

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