Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Books to help you understand addiction!

Oasis Treatment Center: Recommended Books and Information For Recovery

We have compiled a comprehensive selection of books that you may purchase online from Amazon.com. Simply click on the category of your choice below to browse the titles.

Recommended for Parents Chemical Dependency Treatment Center
Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World. Prima Publishing, Rocklin, CA, 1988. (paperback)
H. Stephen Glenn Buy It Now!
Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World. Prima Publishing, Rocklin, CA, 1988. (paperback 2nd Ed)
H. Stephen Glenn Buy It Now!
The Children's Place: At the Heart of Recovery.
Jerry Moe & Ross Zeigler Buy It Now!
Kid's Power: Healing Games for Children of Alcoholics.
Moe & Pohlman Buy It Now!
Positive Discipline for Parenting in Recovery.
Nelsen, Intner & Lott Buy It Now!

Recommended for Professionals Chemical Dependency Treatment Center
The Resilient Self
Wolin & Wolin Buy Now!
Another Chance
Wegscheider-Cruse Buy Now!
Kids' Power
Moe & Pohlman Buy Now!
Kids' Power Too
Moe, Brown, La Porte Buy Now!
Alateen: Hope for Children of Alcoholics
Buy Now!
It Will Never Happen to Me
Black Buy Now!
Discovery: Finding the Buried Treasure
Moe Buy Now!
Children of Alcoholics
Black Buy Now!

Self Help - Mind Chemical Dependency Treatment Center
Bradshaw on the Family (cassette)
John Bradshaw Buy Now!
Bradshaw On : The Family (cassette)
John Bradshaw Buy Now!
Bradshaw on: The Family: A New Way of Creating Solid-Self Esteem (paperback)
John Bradshaw Buy Now!
Creating Love/the Next Great Stage of Growth (paperback)
John Bradshaw Buy Now!
One Small Step: Moving Beyond Trauma and Therapy to a Life of Joy (paperback)
Yvonne M. Dolan Buy Now!
Letting Go of Shame (paperback)
Patricia Potter-Efron Buy Now!
The Knight in Rusty Armor (paperback)
Robert Fisher Buy Now!
Sleep with the Angels: A Mother Challenges AIDS (paperback)
Mary Fisher Buy Now!
The Road to Recovery (paperback)
Allan Gates Buy Now!
Outgrowing the Pain: A Book for and About Adults Abused as Children (paperback)
Eliana Gil Buy Now!
Outgrowing the Pain Together: A Book for Spouses and Partners (paperback) Eliana Gil Buy Now!
Understanding the Twelve Steps: An Interpretation and Guide for Recovering People (paperback)
Terence T. Gorski Buy Now!
Breaking Free from Domestic Violence (paperback)
Jerry L. Grinegar Buy Now!
Waking Up, Alive: The Descent, the Suicide Attempt, and the Return to Life (paperback)
Richard A. Heckler Buy Now!
Waking Up, Alive: (cassette)
Richard A.Heckler Buy Now!
The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife
James Hollis Buy Now!
Turning it over: A Third Step Guide for Recovering People (paperback)
H.T.P Buy Now!
Twelve Steps to Happiness: A Handbook for all Twelve Steppers (paperback)
Joe Klass Buy Now!
To Life!: (large print)
Harold S. Kushner Buy Now!
To Life!: A Celebration of Jewish Being and Thinking
Harold S.Kushner Buy Now!
Harriet Lerner on Mothers & Daughters: Breaking the patterns That Keep You Stuck (cassette)
Harriet Lerner Buy Now!
The Dance of Anger (cassette/abridged)
Harriet Lerner Buy Now!
The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships
Harriet Lerner Buy Now!
Self-Esteem (paperback)
Matthew McKay Buy Now!
The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love (paperback)
M. Scott Peck Buy Now!
Road Less Traveled
M. Scott Peck - Library Binding Buy Now!
The Assertive Woman (paperback)
Stanlee Phelps, Nancy Austin Buy Now!
The Way Home (children's)
Nan Parson Rossiter Buy Now!
The Angry Book (paperback)
Theodore Isaac Rubin Buy Now!
Addictive Thinking: Understanding Self-Deception (paperback)
Abraham J. Twerski Buy Now!
When Do the Good Things Start (paperback)
Abraham J. Twerski Buy Now!
Freedom Through Forgiving: A Workbook for Everyone Who's Been Hurt Someone (paperback)
Dwight Lee Wolter Buy Now!
Values from the Heartland: Stories of an American Farmgirl (hardcover)
Bettie B. Youngs Buy Now!
Values from the Heartland: (paperback) Bettie B. Youngs Buy Now!
Safegaurding Your Teenager from the Dragons of Life (paperback) Bettie B. Youngs Buy Now!
Safeguarding your Teenager from the Dragons of Life (cassette) Bettie B. Youngs Buy Now!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center

A growing percentage of persons currently entering Alcohol/Chemical Dependence treatment facilities, are diagnosed with dual disorders. This challenges the client and the treatment facility to develop a plan in which all issues are addressed in the treatment experience. Here at Oasis we are a part of that solution.

Whether anxiety, depression, Bi Polar disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive disorder or other condition, we at Oasis believe that a total approach toward each individual provides the best opportunity for physical, emotional and spiritual recovery. Addressing only part of a problem means that a client leaves treatment with undressed issues, and relapse is more likely. For example, a person who completes 30 days and leaves treatment as a sober alcoholic but does not accept and address his depression is at high risk for relapse.

There are three parts to dealing with clinical mood disorders, all equally important to fully address the issue.

Psychiatric evaluation and diagnosis followed by regular monitoring of medication with the goal of getting the client chemically balanced.

Individual and group therapies addressing specific addictions and co-occurring conditions.

Often minimized, the client himself must become an active participant in accepting and dealing with dual disorder. With the same commitment they give their sobriety, clients must learn to attend to their particular mood disorder. Some of these steps include:

Acceptance of the condition and evolving beyond ego defenses used to avoid this such as “ I’m not depressed” (denial), or “That is because of my depression” (blame).

Development of sober coping strategies for dealing with clinical mood disorders. This involves recognizing symptoms, identifying patterns and sharing feelings in groups and individual sessions.

As the client gains strength in sobriety, they also gain skills in dealing with their mood problem, whether depression, Bi-Polar, Obsessive-Compulsive disorder or other condition. Comparative to a diabetic who is also alcoholic, quality recovery occurs when both areas are addressed.