To meet the needs of healthcare professionals, SMART Recovery® has announced a new publication, “Motivational Guide and Workbook for Recovering Healthcare Professionals”
In 2008, 10 million persons aged 12 years or older reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs during the prior year. Among those millions who daily abuse drugs or alcohol, thousands are physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals whose use affects and threatens their lives, as well as the lives of others. The resulting drug or alcohol impairment can have devastating effects on their patients who trust healthcare providers to be focused and conscientious while caring for them. Healthcare professionals have a unique ability to respond to medical challenges and pressures on behalf of others. This Workbook helps apply that care and response by the healthcare professional to him or herself.
Chapter topics include: Motivation; The Prevalence of Addiction in Healthcare Providers (physicians, nurses, psychologists, pharmacists and dentists); Information About SMART Recovery; The Brain, Drugs, & Motivation; An Overview of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy; The Transtheoretical Model of Change; Self-Efficacy;
The Workbook can be ordered via the SMART Recovery Online Bookstore: www.smartrecovery.org. 80 pages, $12.95, © 2011.
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