Finding Your Best Self, Revised Edition: Recovery from Addiction, Trauma, or Both
Addiction and trauma specialist Lisa Najavits (creator of the evidence-based Seeking Safety treatment model) has trained thousands of therapists in innovative techniques to help people heal and reclaim their lives. Now she puts an array of science-based self-help strategies directly in the hands of readers. This motivating book is packed with compassionate stories and carefully designed reflection questions, exercises, and other practical tools. Dr. Najavits explains the links between addiction and trauma and guides people experiencing either (or both) to make meaningful changes. Each concise chapter offers practical ideas that readers will return to again and again to keep themselves safe while building skills for coping with painful past events--and finding a brighter way forward. Now in a convenient large-size format, the revised edition features added materials for counselors. First edition title: Recovery from Trauma, Addiction, or Both . Mental health professionals, see also the author's S eeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse, which presents an evidence-based treatment approach developed specifically for PTSD and substance abuse.