“With warmth and clarity, Dr. Freedman presents necessary life and recovery skills. Her approach is encouraging and grounded in both experience and science. She provides a useful balance between specific actions that promote wellness and an overview of the process of changing. Especially valuable are the guidance and exercises addressing the vulnerability all have to some kind of relapse. This book contains a wide variety of constructive approaches to avoid slipping back into old, destructive habits. When you decide to take more steps along the path of growth and do the work suggested, your life will change for the better. Dr. Freedman makes it easier.”―Mark L. Miller, PsyD
“The Addiction Recovery Workbook is a smart, practical, trauma-informed tool for individuals to use alone or with a therapist, sponsor, or spiritual guide to build their ability to self-regulate and manage triggers, cravings, and urges. Dr. Freedman manages to cheerlead without patronizing and communicates a deep respect for the wisdom of the individual seeking recovery to lead the change process. Her excellent writing, combined with clear, useful analogies, make this an entertaining, highly accessible guide to confronting addiction. Full of hope and free of judgment, this workbook will be a welcome addition to any person’s recovery program.”―Alison Sharpe-Havill, PsyD, The Melrose Center
“A must-have for therapists, coaches, and people in recovery, this workbook will help both practitioner and client move through the necessary steps to getting clean without the angst and internal turmoil. Dr. Freedman provides practical ways to use a variety of proven techniques: ACT, CBT, EFT, and Motivational Interviewing, without any confusing lingo. The Addiction Recovery Workbook helps the reader rapidly gain insight into their real wants and needs, and learn to get their needs met in a thoughtful, realistic manner. This book will help readers move ahead in a positive, caring way.”―Robert Heller, PhD, Clinical Psychologist/Owner, Interaction Dynamics
“This is a comprehensive and applicable workbook for anybody struggling to overcome addiction. The workbook utilizes evidenced-based materials and approaches hard topics in a way that is empowering to readers. There is a never-ending list of activities to educate about addiction and promote healthier coping skills.”―Craig Lamb, LCPC, CRADC, Program Director at Gateway Foundation
PAULA FREEDMAN, PSYD, is a clinical psychologist who specializes in anxiety disorders, addiction, and eating disorders. She has worked in a variety of settings, including community mental health clinics, schools, hospitals, and chemical dependency treatment centers. She currently provides individual and group therapy in her private practice. She enjoys helping her clients connect with their inner wisdom in everyday life. Dr. Freedman lives in Chicago, Illinois, with her husband and dog.