ORLANDO, Fla., April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- People struggling with sobriety can access a new, free resource for overcoming alcohol and drug use disorders. Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS), a leader in behavioral health care management, and DrugRehab.com have introduced a medically reviewed e-book that teaches readers to live without substances of abuse.
"I am very excited about The Sobriety E-book," said Dr. Kevin R. Wandler, chief medical officer of ARS. "This guide is a valuable tool to help individuals with a serious and often chronic and relapsing brain disease get some free guidance. I see The Sobriety E-book helping thousands of individuals and family members support recovery."
The Sobriety E-Book: Your Guide to a Better Life includes 18 worksheets, questionnaires and checklists that prompt readers to evaluate various life skills. It also includes information about sobriety-related issues, such as addiction, recovery and relapse. Other topics include:
- Creating effective goals
- Developing a support system
- Establishing boundaries
- Managing stress
Addiction and problematic substance use are common health challenges nationwide. Almost 176 million people in the United States consumed alcohol in 2015, and 47 million used an illicit drug. About 20.8 million people had a substance use disorder, the medical term for addiction. But people don't have to have a diagnosed substance use disorder to need help with sobriety.
The e-book was written for anyone interested in learning about sobriety or living without substances of abuse. It can aid those seeking a sober lifestyle, including people concerned about alcohol or drug use and those who have completed formal rehab for addiction.
Effective aftercare is vital to long-term recovery. The Sobriety E-book allows readers to continue to practice skills they learned during treatment. It acts as a reminder of the lessons learned during rehab, and it's a resource that can be revisited throughout a person's life.
Chris Elkins, senior writer for DrugRehab.com, authored the e-book. Addiction professionals at ARS, which operates treatment centers across the United States, have reviewed and endorsed the sobriety guide.
"The Sobriety E-Book could be a wonderful resource for someone who is committed to getting sober and staying sober, and for the person who is willing to discover and then correct the destructive habits and patterns that contribute to substance abuse," said Lisa Boucher, author of Raising the Bottom: Making Mindful Choices in a Drinking Culture.
The Sobriety E-book is not a substitute for professional addiction treatment. Individuals with diagnosed substance use disorders should seek treatment from a licensed rehab facility.
The free e-book is available for download at: https://www.drugrehab.com/sobriety/
About Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS)
Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS) is an integrated behavioral healthcare management company dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders, and mental health issues. ARS's network of treatment centers includes The Recovery Village (Umatilla, Florida); The Recovery Village Ridgefield (Ridgefield, Washington); The Recovery Village Palmer Lake (Palmer Lake, Colorado); Next Generation Village (Sebring, Florida); Orlando Recovery Center (Orlando, Florida); Next Step Village (Maitland, Florida); Blue Horizon Eating Disorder Services (Winter Park, Florida). Visit www.AdvancedRecoverySystems.com for more information.
DrugRehab.com is a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS). DrugRehab.com equips patients and families with the best information, resources, and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery. Learn more at www.DrugRehab.com.
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