Old 04-05-2007, 08:38 AM
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Can anyone recommend some good CBT books or info on the net please? Specific to alcoholism would be best

I would like a book that isn't too academic that Icould get some ideas and techniques from.
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Old 04-05-2007, 06:58 PM
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Not on the net, but "Under the influence " is a great read.
There's snippets of it here at SR somewhere.
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Old 04-06-2007, 01:00 AM
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I just looked through half a dozen pages of this forum and I couldn't find anything. People here - when it was an "alternative to AA" forum - were mainly into SMART recovery and do it yourself. There was a guy called Five who used to mention cbt practice as part of his daily defences against drink, and I've looked through his posts - up to a point - and I can find nothing.

I googled "cbt, alcoholism, recovery" as I'm sure you have, and found lots of stuff, including stuff under "self-help Cognitive Behaviour Therapy" and Rational Behaviour Therapy. I know a little about these theoretically - I've read some of it - but nothing at all experientially - I haven't practiced it.

Maybe someone with more experience will post
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Old 04-06-2007, 01:24 AM
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For some good information about what CBT is and how it is set up to work, see:
For a self help approach, here's a book that may be helpful.

I cannot speak to the worth of the book, but, it was based from the first link, and that was decent infomation. Hope it helps!

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Old 04-06-2007, 09:47 PM
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Here are a few from the SMART Recovery site, you can find more there as well:

Addictive Behavior – For Members

Alcohol: How to Give it Up and Be Glad You Did, A Sensible Approach * - Philip Tate, Ph.D. (See Sharp Press 1997)

Sex, Drugs, Gambling, & Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions * - A Thomas Horvath, Ph.D. (Impact Publishers, Inc. - 1998

The Small Book - Jack Trimpey, LCSW (Delacorte Press, New York, NY - 1992)

When AA Doesn’t Work for You: Rational Steps to Quitting Alcohol - Albert Ellis, Ph.D. & Emmett Velten, Ph.D. (Barricade Books, Inc.Fort Lee, NJ - 1992)

I prefer books by Peele and Ellis myself.
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Old 04-06-2007, 10:55 PM
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Thanks everyone!

Teach, that is the type I have been looking at actually. Here is one I found on Amazon.

I also think this looks good but it isn't out until october.

Hi Alera, I hadn't looked into smart recovery but they do seem to use CBT after a quick scan of the website. I will look into it!
Thanks for the recommendation too.
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