Rational Recovery: The New Cure for Substance Addiction

Rational Recovery: The New Cure for Substance Addiction Jack Trimpey has some valid points regarding logical inconsistencies of the twelve step programs and philosophy but his writing style detracts considerably from the effectiveness of his presentation I have no issue with the idea that AA and its brethern may not work for everyone but from Trimpey s soapbox point of view one pictures a program that works for no one and in fact causes irreparable harm Given his emphasis on personal choice and free will, he seems to entirely ignore the fact that p Jack Trimpey has some valid points regarding logical inconsistencies of the twelve step programs and philosophy but his writing style detracts considerably from the effectiveness of his presentation I have no issue with the idea that AA and its brethern may not work for everyone but from Trimpey s soapbox point of view one pictures a program that works for no one and in fact causes irreparable harm Given his emphasis on personal choice and free will, he seems to entirely ignore the fact that participating in a twelve step program and accepting its limitations and philosophy is just as valid a choice as choosing his own program Its a shame, really, as his thinking prefigures much of the underpinnings of effectivenes of many forms of cogntitive behavioral therapy If you get past his ax to grind presentation there are valuable ideas and information here Wonderful book.Sadly, I think it will leave many with the impression can it really be this easy Shouldn t there be a long, complex process of digging up my trauma, self improvement and so on Aren t I just predetermined to be this way because of a chemical imbalance of faulty wiring in my brain, because bad things happened to me, because my dad and was too , so entrenched is the disease model of addiction in our society, however if that was your impression you just heard the addictive voice at Wonderful book.Sadly, I think it will leave many with the impression can it really be this easy Shouldn t there be a long, complex process of digging up my trauma, self improvement and so on Aren t I just predetermined to be this way because of a chemical imbalance of faulty wiring in my brain, because bad things happened to me, because my dad and was too , so entrenched is the disease model of addiction in our society, however if that was your impression you just heard the addictive voice at work, or at least society s collective addictive voice The disease model is so seductive because it frees us temporarily of guilt for actions We are victims, not merely silly, stupid humans who made bad choices But this is a bad exchange You just sold your self autonomy, and gave your addictive voice an advantage over you you are powerless over me I have dominion over you You are not capable of resisting This is precisely the opposite set of thoughts you need to be truly over an addiction For me this approach intersects beautifully with a mindful based recovery Actually slowing down and listening to the thoughts going on in your head before acting out Challenging those irrational beliefs and realising that at absolutely any moment you have power to choose or abstain Identifying those thoughts as not I the prefrontal cortex, the I that decided abstinence, the I that cares about my future and those around me but it the animal mid brain, the part of me that only wants pleasure now and to hell with anything else and in recognizing this, robbing it of any power Just like in mindful practices, this AVRT technique is a way not to get swept up in a thought stream, but rather stand back 10m, and observe those as just appearances in consciousness.This book set me on a journey of readingwidely about the disease model in mental health at large, and I would highly recommend Thomas Szasz The Myth of Mental Illness and Cracked Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm than good, along with Kirsh The emperor s new drugs The disease model has absolution of personal responsibility, plus the medicalization of normal human behaviours has superficial appeal, but when analysed it is found hollow and is doingdamage than good, both here in the domain of chemical behavioural addictions but alsowidely in mental health I am extremely grateful for authors like Jack who have the courage to swim against the tide I only hope manywriters will write books like this I read this book to fulfil the goal read a book about a current issue With the opiate epidemic in our hometown the Youngstown valley this certainly qualifies as a current issue While i myself do not have a problem with drugs or alcohol i do have a problem with being addicted to food this book was actually mentioned on a binge eating group i belong too while i would not go so far as this author in his disdain of AA, i do see his point regardless, there are lots of concepts in this book f I read this book to fulfil the goal read a book about a current issue With the opiate epidemic in our hometown the Youngstown valley this certainly qualifies as a current issue While i myself do not have a problem with drugs or alcohol i do have a problem with being addicted to food this book was actually mentioned on a binge eating group i belong too while i would not go so far as this author in his disdain of AA, i do see his point regardless, there are lots of concepts in this book for anyone struggling with anything anyone is doing that they know that they shouldn t do The Beast the pig your lower brain the part that will do anything to survive to do that addiction must be stopped you your true self, the higher brain are in control just don t do it it s that simple yet, at times so difficult This book changed my life Very helpful The politics of recovery groups can be overwhelming even for those in the helping professions It would be great if there was a spreadsheet illustrating where each group believes the problems come from and how to manage them Clearly the RR camp has a beef with the 12 step camp, and the book is helpful in seeing the 13 step philosophy with fresh eyes I found that to be the only really useful part of the book. What a powerful reading experience Highly recommended, not just to addicts. not bad, interesting mind set, I disagree with some of what He writes, as he bases his ideas on what he did not learn in therapy and ultimately calls therapy a waste, which it could be, however, he had to experience this in order to get to where he is at, also, he sort of slams the 12 step program when it has worked for people in the past, present and probably will in the future, obviously he just offers a different route, however, as an author, recovered person, I would hope he could AT LEAST not bad, interesting mind set, I disagree with some of what He writes, as he bases his ideas on what he did not learn in therapy and ultimately calls therapy a waste, which it could be, however, he had to experience this in order to get to where he is at, also, he sort of slams the 12 step program when it has worked for people in the past, present and probably will in the future, obviously he just offers a different route, however, as an author, recovered person, I would hope he could AT LEAST respect other ways of recovery, I feel as though that is the entire point of recoverySo yes, his idea that you can quit at any time, master your mind, would work He does have background on therapy though so, I feel like he alone cannot claim to have this method figured out without that background, I mean, he can, but then he would be dismissing parts of his life, and you cannot really do that saying certain things dont shape you, when everything shapes you, perspective Mr Trimpey the only other thing I disagree on, really just is because of my faith, so just stating that, you d probalby know what I would say in regards to this book He dismisses religion but not God nor spirituality, so all the points I would put here, wouldnt really be a discussion butof an argumentbut I ll enlighten you, maybe so I can come back and read this in case someone was wondering my perspective but honestly, if you re not a believer, dont even bother reading this, you may get frustrated and upset and I dont want that Like I said, we ve already disagreed at this point, so instead of jumping onward to duke it out on the football field from my end zone to yours, lets just keep it outside the stadium only because I will crush you for every single yard.ahahah joke most of the book stands and argues for what is truth , truth is the basis of the bible and all of everything in this book can be backed by the Bible, so it s hard to say where the author finds his truth in life, not sure where anyone finds it Social worker Jack Trimpey s major breakthrough in recovering from substance addiction is an unprecedented process that is fully explained inRational Recovery, your first step towards freedomFor those who are looking to make an extreme change in their lives, Rational Recovery is a proven recovery process and accessible instructional guide for all who are dealing with substance addiction If you have been discouraged by traditional approaches to addiction recovery, then Rational Recovery will show how you can defeat addiction and remain sober for the rest of your life ✫ Fisica 1 - Principios y Problemas Books ✭ Author Paul W. 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Renee Hill – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Rational Recovery is a proven recovery process and accessible instructional guide for all who are dealing with substance addiction If you have been discouraged by traditional approaches to addiction recovery ➸ [Read] ➳ Games Rednecks Play By Jeff Foxworthy ➽ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk then Rational Recovery will show how you can defeat addiction and remain sober for the rest of your life Some of the criticisms of AA and other 12 step programs were valid those programs are certainly not for everyone and should not be revered as the gospel truth However, the author provides very simplified arguements and goes way too far in his criticism of AA More importantly, I was really dismayed by how the author dismisses and minimizes the role of childhood trauma and abuse in substance addiction Yes, adults should take responsibilty for their actions no matter what has happened to them Some of the criticisms of AA and other 12 step programs were valid those programs are certainly not for everyone and should not be revered as the gospel truth However, the author provides very simplified arguements and goes way too far in his criticism of AA More importantly, I was really dismayed by how the author dismisses and minimizes the role of childhood trauma and abuse in substance addiction Yes, adults should take responsibilty for their actions no matter what has happened to them in the past, but some people have truly had such severe trauma that they have no idea how else to cope Telling them to just stop drinking is way too simplistic Worse, there are several parts of the book in which the author implies that people who claim to have been abused as children are probably just imagining it or making it up While I suppose that s possible in rare cases, a lot of people really were abused as children, and his dismissive attitude was very disturbing I also don t know if I believe his claims of the effectiveness of his program it wasn t backed up with much convincing data I just didn t find the author very credible at all


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