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This ground-breaking book and workbook are all about preventing relapses and staying sober long-term. It takes an innovative approach to the treatment of alcohol and drug addictions. The set is intended for people who tried traditional systems and failed to stay sober after their treatment. Written by a distinguished addiction expert who dedicated his life to researching and finding an effective addiction treatment model that actually works, "How to Stay Sober" offers a structured roadmap to people with substance use disorders that helps them to recover and stay clean.
The book and the workbook outline practical strategies designed to reduce the risk of relapses by changing your established thought patterns and habits and helping you stay motivated. Each chapter of the book includes real-life examples and case studies that every person battling alcohol and/or drug addiction will be able to relate to, questions for you to work through that will help you to find out what is missing from your recovery, and motivating signposts to support your determination to stay clean. The workbook includes practical, straight-forward exercises that will teach you valuable skills essential for being able to stay sober permanently.
What’s also unique about this book is that the author is not only a distinguished addiction expert with a solid academic track record and a thriving addiction treatment practice in Florida, but he also knows first-hand what it’s like to be an addict. For years, he battled his own alcohol addiction and therefore fully understands how difficult it is to stay sober after your treatment successfully ends and you are left all by yourself, trying to stay sober, one day at a time. Therefore, the book offers more than just a guided tour through addiction recovery – it provides real hope to the sufferers that they will be able to overcome their addiction and have a meaningful life.
In a recent interview, the author, Dr. Nzuzu, shared, “It was heartbreaking for me to see that after all the effort the patients put into cleaning up and recovery, they did not have the skills and the tools to maintain their sobriety once their treatment came to an end. When they relapse, and statistically, 50% to 90% of them do, their families are utterly devastated, and the patients feel like a complete failure. Even worse, their relapse undermines their confidence in their ability to stay clean in the future. I wrote this book for people who want to stay sober but everything they have tried so far failed. It is a hands-on, practical guide that will give them the tools they need to change their established thought patterns and habits forever.”
“If you want to stay sober, take the next step. You can find help, and you aren’t alone. The good news, you are already on your way by reading this book. Don’t look back and blame yourself or anyone else; look forward and make your path toward HOW TO STAY SOBER and sobriety and staying that way. You can do it. Seek the professional help you need because you can’t do it alone.” Dr. Melissa Caudle
“From the outset, the book offers hope and enlightened optimism to the reader, as the author boldly avers that quitting alcohol and drugs is a real possibility, provided one is self-motivated, has the willingness to be rigorously honest and to surrender totally. A clear and specific vision of life after alcohol and drugs is key to long term sobriety… The book comes as a complete package, with a well-thought-out workbook of useful and relevant practical exercises designed to enhance and enrich the recovery process. This gem of a book is a must-read!”
Dr. Emmanuel Nzuzu holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from
Capella University (Minnesota), a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Springfield
College (Massachusetts), and a Master of Science in Human Resources Development
from the University of Manchester (UK). Dr. Nzuzu has a wealth of experience
working for the public good. He has worked as a high school teacher, law
enforcement officer, training manager, business consultant, and University
Professor. He is currently a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Counselor, Licensed
Mental Health Therapist, and Certified Addictions Professional practicing in
Florida. Emmanuel is excited for the privilege and opportunity to work with men
and women who are “sick and tired of being sick and tired” and are ready and
willing to start a new path in life. He specializes in counseling alcoholics
and drug addicts, hence his passion for penning a book on alcoholism and drug
addiction. Dr. Nzuzu is also a specialist in stress management and empowering
people to live worthwhile lives in their families, workplaces, and communities.