By Terence T. Gorski
This series presents the most recent research on what people do to successfully recover from addiction. It is designed to guide viewers through a process that al lows them to understand the recovery process, build a foundation for successful recovery, and create a quality recovery that will support sober and responsible living in all stages of life development.
Part 1: The Recovery Process
The first part of this series gives an overview of what happens when people successfully recover. It reviews the six major goals of addiction recovery and presents the stages of the developmental model. (33 min.)
Part 2: Building a Foundation for Recovery
This presentation reviews the first three stages of the recovery process. During the Transition Stage people recognize they are addicted and become willing to recover. During the Stabilization Stage people stop using alcohol and other drugs and recover from withdrawal. They develop a structured recovery program. During the Early Recove ry Stage people identify and change their addictive ways of think ing and their addictive ways of managing feelings, emotions, and addictive behaviors. (42 min .)
Part 3: Creating Quality Recovery
This present at ion reviews the last three stages of the recovery process. During the Middle Recovery Stage people repair the lifestyle damage done by addiction. They then build a new and more effect ive lifestyle. During t he Late Recovery Stage people identify the self-limiting beliefs that make them miserable in sobriety. They also learn to identify and grow beyond mistaken childhood beliefs. During the Maintenance Stage people learn how to maintain their sobriety and avoid relapse. They learn how to responsibly cope with ongoing changes in their lives in a sober and responsible way. (35 min.)