Managing Negative Emotions Without Drinking is the ideal companion to Emotion Regulation Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders. Each of the 12 individual weekly treatment sessions presents scientifically tested strategies for managing emotions without alcohol, including mindfulness practices, direct experiencing of emotion, and cognitive and behavioral skills to manage high-risk drinking situations and prevent relapse to alcohol use. The step-by-step exercises, user-friendly worksheets, and in-session and between-session skill practice help clients gain a basic understanding of the role that emotions play in harmful alcohol use and assist them in developing the skills needed to manage these emotions and cravings without alcohol.
"Managing Negative Emotions Without Drinkingis an easy-to-follow workbook for clients who are receiving Emotion Regulation Treatment. It could also be used during other treatment programs or even outside of treatment to help anyone who reaches for a drink of alcohol when experiencing negative emotions, such as sadness, anger, or anxiety. Evidence-based exercises and skills taught throughout the workbook provide an immensely helpful resource for anyone struggling with their alcohol use."
Katie A. Witkiewitz, PhD, professor of psychology, University of New Mexico
Acknowledgements About the Authors 1. Introduction 2. Is This Treatment Right for You? 3. Session 1: About This Treatment 4. Session 2: Enhancing Motivation and Mindfulness 5. Session 3: High Risk Situations and Mindful Coping 6. Session 4: Drinking-related Thoughts, Coping with Urges and Cravings, and Cognitive Reappraisal 7. Session 5: Drink Refusal Skills and Managing Emotions with Actions 8. Session 6: Skill and Treatment Progress Review and Preparing for Direct Experiencing of Emotion 9. Session 7: Coping with a Lapse or Relapse and Direct Experiencing of Emotion 10. Session 8: Enhancing Social Support Networks and Direct Experiencing of Emotion 11. Session 9: Seemingly Irrelevant Decisions and Direct Experiencing of Emotion 12. Session 10: Progress Review, Stimulus Control Strategies, and Direct Experiencing of Emotion 13. Session 11: Relapse Prevention and Lifestyle Balance 14. Session 12: Accomplishments and Future Directions References