Practicing Alcohol Moderation : A Comprehensive Workbook book cover
1st Edition

Practicing Alcohol Moderation
A Comprehensive Workbook

ISBN 9780429266171
Published March 11, 2020 by Routledge
118 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Practicing Alcohol Moderation is designed to be used by clients of behavioral health care providers who have utilized The Clinician’s Guide to Alcohol Moderation.

This groundbreaking workbook can be used on its own or in conjunction with therapy, and additionally as a resource for family members whose loved ones are struggling with alcohol. It gives transparent, easy-to-follow, research-based explanations with questionnaires, checklists, quizzes, and worksheets. Each chapter begins with a brief overview and is interspersed with exercises and client experiences, combining research-based information with practical self-assessments, tools, and questions to answer to practice alcohol moderation. Readers can take the Alcohol Moderation Assessment to determine their likelihood of success in practicing alcohol moderation.

The book provides the resources to create a personalized Alcohol Moderation Plan and suggests ways to manage its success for clinicians and general audiences alike.

Table of Contents

1: Recovery, Harm Reduction, and Alcohol Moderation; 2: What is Alcohol Moderation?; 3: Self-Assessment; 4: Alcohol’s Effect on Body, Mind, and Health; 5: Am I Ready to Make Changes?; 6: Why Four Months; 7: How to Achieve Four Months of Abstinence; 8: Taking the Alcohol Moderation Assessment; 9: Alcohol Moderation Tools; 10: Developing an Alcohol Moderation Plan; 11: Monitoring Your Alcohol Moderation Plan; 12: Alcohol Moderation Resources; References

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Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC, is the Co-Founder and Clinical Director of Insight Into Action Therapy and Insight Recovery Centers. She is a harm reduction therapist who has been in the addiction treatment field for almost three decades. Cyndi co-developed and facilitates the Dual Diagnosis Recovery Program©, is a clinical supervisor for licensure, expert witness, topic expert contributor for GoodTherapy, therapist for players involved with the NFL Program for Substances of Abuse, and is a nationally recognized trainer on alcohol moderation.


"Cyndi Turner’s guide, from the first interview to the exploration of what techniques will best work for the individual client, provides the framework and practical applications on which clinicians can build their own practices. Her belief that it is crucial that the treatment adapt to the client instead of insisting the client morph to a pre-established program is right in line with Moderation Management’s belief that each individual is empowered to accept personal responsibility for choosing and maintaining their own path and should have access to the support of professionals and peers in their choice."

-Mary Reid, executive director, Moderation Management

"Cyndi Turner has written an informative, evidence-based workbook with the aim of helping you achieve long-term, sustainable change. If you're serious about changing your relationship with alcohol, this is a great place to start."

Dr. Jennifer Fernandez, author of Power Over Addiction: A Harm Reduction Workbook for Changing Your Relationship to Drugs

"This helpful workbook is especially valuable in that it can be used by therapists with their clients or on its own for those who are not ready or are not able to receive therapy. It’s greatly needed and I highly recommend it."

David J. Hanson, PhD; professor emeritus of sociology, State University of New York, Potsdam; creator of "Alcohol: Problems and Solutions" website

"As an adult child of alcoholics (ACOA) and having lived experiences struggling with alcohol use and human relationships, I find this workbook was easy to read, practical, and logical in its format. The Alcohol Moderation Assessment tool and the numerous success stories were helpful and relatable. A good plan involves actionable exercises and measurement of results, to which this workbook is on target. My father, despite 24 years of sobriety, struggled with the old model of treatment. I believe the teachings in this workbook will give others a longer, more fulfilled life."

Tom Dutta, founder and CEO, KRE-AT; speaker and radio show host; author of The Way of the Quiet Warrior

"A practical guide to achieving a better relationship with alcohol."

Hello Sunday Morning, the world’s largest online community of people supporting each other to change their behavior around alcohol, based in Sydney, Australia