CRAVNG AND RELAPSE was filmed in front of a live audience at Cal State University at Long Beach. Based on the time-tested Gorski Model of relapse prevention, this DVD captures all the energy and enthusiasm of the presentation Bob’s been doing in universities, treatment programs, and conferences for over 25 years! Consistent feedback regarding the effectiveness of his style of educating this Gorski influenced relapse prevention information has inspired Bob to create this DVD which is being utilized by nearly 1,000 alcohol and other drug treatment programs nationwide. He takes Gorski’s masterful information and refines it in a way that is especially useful in educating patients in treatment centers on the behaviors which lead alcoholics and addicts into the craving cycle.
This insightful video is in two parts:
The Craving Cycle and Sept-up Behaviors 44 minutes
The Trigger Events 33 minutes
Discusses the following aspects of the Craving Cycle and Relapse Prevention:
How to identify set-up behaviors and trigger events
How to avoid entering the craving cycle
How to deal with Euphoric Recall
Utilizing 12-step programs to stay sober
Given the chronicity of addiction and the temporary nature of formal treatment, it is essential that clients learn how to maintain recovery after discharge. Additionally, many people needing treatment are not able to access it and don’t know where to turn. This DVD addresses both of these issues. After briefly discussing the disease model and identifying the common symptoms of addiction, Bob Tyler provides simple and specific instructions on how to utilize 12-step programs in building and maintaining long-term recovery. Viewers are also aided in leaping any hurdles of resistance by addressing the common myths and difficulties about utilizing such programs
Sober since 1988 and working in recovery for over 20 years, Bob operates an addiction private practice, provides consulting services to treatment programs, is an accomplished speaker, and teaches in the Alcohol and Drug Studies Program at Loyola Marymount University Extension. He is also Past President of the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) and author of the EVVY Award-winning book: ENOUGH ALREADY! A Guide to Recovery from Alcohol and Drug Addiction. This series deals with the major emotions involved in addiction recovery: ANGER, SELF-ESTEEM, GRIEF and SHAME.
Coping with Emotions: ANGER
Learning to cope with anger is vital in recovery. Unprocessed anger, which often leads to resentment, is a leading cause of relapse. Following a brief education on important aspects of anger and resentment, this presentation introduces viewers to a variety of practical anger management tools. Viewers also learn which of these tools can be used to calm rageful anger, clearing the way to use other tools to process and uncover its true source. 31 minutes
Coping with Emotions: BUILDING SELF-ESTEEM
This DVD provides drug addiction help to recovering addicts by focusing on overcoming addiction through self esteem building steps. In this revealing presentation, Bob defines self-esteem, illustrates its common roots in people’s lives, and describes the tendency to seek positive regard from one’s environment when it is unattainable from within. He then provides proven self-esteem building techniques that counteract this seemingly hard-wired state. Practical application of these techniques is also provided, teaching viewers they can derive good feelings about themselves from within. Building self esteem and drug addiction recovery go hand in hand ... as you will see in this DVD! 28 minutes
Coping with Emotions: GRIEF
Using an analysis of Elizabeth Kubler Ross’ 5 STAGES OF GRIEF, Bob describes the path from denial to acceptance regarding loss in general, and the loss experienced when the addicted must say good-bye to their drug of choice. 19 minutes
*Bonus Segment FEAR: TURNING IT OVER - Bob discusses the power of fear that keeps addicts and alcoholics wrapped in their addiction. Tools and methods are presented that can be utilized to break the bondage of fear. This talk has the added benefit of providing hope and guidance for those struggling with the idea of a Higher Power. 11 minutes
Coping with Emotions: SHAME
In this emotional and thought-provoking presentation discussing Shame and drug addiction treatment, Bob provides recovering addicts and alcoholics essential tools for mastering shame and taming the "Shame Monster". Along with identifying roots of shame, he addresses the use of treatment groups and outside sober peers to process and challenge shame while gaining support to cope with it. Feeling, tolerating and working through uncomfortable emotions are vital in recovery from addiction. The goal of this series is to educate and provide viewers recovery tools to aid in coping with these emotions. 33 minutes
Mark Lundholm's RECOVERY BINGO is a simple bingo game, focused on recovery. It features over 100 recovery-related words and phrases, and during the course of the game, players are invited to share how recovery focused bingo keywords and phrases relate to their life and recovery. By making the game fast paced and humorous, players get to have fun while exploring difficult topics in a supportive environment. The game includes 20 unique bingo cards printed on sturdy card stock, over 100 caller cards, place markers, and directions.
- High quality durable plush plastic case to store all pieces
- 20 Full Color Player Cards on glossy thick stock
- Over 100 Caller Cards with recovery specific words, phrases, jokes, & anecdotes
- 300 Bingo Chips
RECOVERY HUMOR 101 offers a fresh approach to addiction and recovery, based on techniques Mark Lundholm has developed over 25+ years in recovery, supported by the latest evidence-based research and best practices in addiction treatment. The DVD and Recovery Workbook cover many important topics, including First Thought Wrong, Friendships and Relationships, Shame and Numbing, and Dealing with Feelings of Healing. The 40 minute DVD contains all new material written, produced and filmed specifically for this product. The 70 page, full-color workbook is filled with full color, original illustrations, more than 70 exercises, and provides tools and roadmaps to help those struggling with addiction to achieve and maintain recovery.
*Includes the RECOVERY HUMOR 101 DVD
*Includes a CD that has a digital version of the workbook materials and gives duplication rights for your facility
*Includes the 70-page, full-color RECOVERY HUMOR 101 WORKBOOK
*** SEE ALSO the new game RECOVERY BINGO #16216 with Mark Lundholm!!!!
This program traces the causes behind the unprecedented growth in the use of prescription opioids and the devastating impact these drugs are having in virtually every part of the country. Captures the story of the opioid crisis through personal stories and interviews with experts and reveals the tragic impact of the overuse of prescription painkillers on individuals, families, and communities.
The TEENS IN TREATMENT series consists of two 30-minute programs - THE WARNING SIGNS OF ADDICTION and LIFE BEYOND GETTING HIGH.
THE WARNING SIGNS OF ADDICTION
So Who Becomes Addicted? Most people don't understand why or how someone can become addicted to drugs or alcohol or any other substance that completely dominates their life. This series takes an in-depth look at teen addiction and provides a personal connection with those in recovery, the steps to recovery and an honest look at substance abuse.
Teenagers all go through traumatic experiences and symptoms of depression. In many cases they don't have the resources to deal with their problems. Many times they turn to drugs as a solution or as a coping mechanism if they feel they can’t deal with a problem on their own. This often leads to a path of addiction. This program discusses the traits that can be found in an addictive personality, the warning signs and the attraction to try drugs. It takes a look at what can take a seemingly normal teen down the road of addiction and the intense process of treatment and recovery. Some of the most common paths to addiction include; the desire to belong, to be accepted, to be popular, boredom, depression, low self esteem, peer pressure from social expectation and taking prescription medication that turns to dependency. Also addresses the physical, mental and behavioral effects of drug abuse and the effective treatment options. Features clinical addiction psychologists, mental health and teen drug abuse experts.
What is addiction?
Who gets addicted?
The addictive personality
The 14 most common paths to addiction
Why teens start using drugs
The warning signs
LIFE BEYOND GETTING HIGH
Rehab or treatment for addiction begins with the desire to stop using drugs or alcohol and choose a clean and sober life. For many teens, this may seem like an impossible task especially when their life seems to have lost all meaning. Nearly all addicted teens think they can stop using on their own and most try to stop without treatment. Although many are successful, many continue down the path of addiction and on the road of substance dependence. Understanding that addiction has a fundamental biological component may help explain the difficulty in abstinence without treatment.
Many teens in addition to having problems with drugs or alcohol also have problems with depression, anxiety, school phobia and panic attacks. Because they start using drugs at a young age, they don't develop the normal social skills needed to enter adulthood. They have very little discipline because they've never been shown or cultivated those habits.
At first teens think using drugs or alcohol helps them fit in and can relieve stress either at home or at school. However, they soon realize it doesn’t fix anything and their problems keep coming back and often get worse. This program teaches teens that living a life of addiction is one that can be changed. Personal accomplishments can be achieved and a healthy successful life, without dependence on drugs or alcohol is possible.
What is recovery or rehab?
Why recovery works
The steps of recovery
The multi-systemic approach
Life after treatment
*NOTE: Closed Caption available upon request - additional charge.
While our field offers numerous approaches to group therapy, less is understood about group interventions for addiction. This refreshing video begins to close the gap by presenting a rich series of vignettes from an interpersonal process group for clients in early-stage recovery. Here, you’ll watch Tim Leighton and his UK-based team of addiction experts demonstrate key elements of this experiential model, shown in an outpatient setting. If you work with clients in recovery - or if you simply enjoy group work - this video will give you an array of necessary skills for leading successful interpersonal therapy groups.
Drawing from the pioneering work of Irvin Yalom and Philip Flores, interpersonal group therapy supports a client’s ability to sustain healthy relationships. Based on the idea that relationships are undermined by addictive behavior, this model of recovery helps members gain interpersonal skills in real time. You’ll see these theories in action, as members gradually deepen their capacity to share their stories, give and receive empathy, and navigate rifts. Moreover, you’ll be delighted as initially hardened members soften and brighten as a result of the work. Detailed commentary is offered throughout, outlining important concepts and noting crucial turning points in each vignette.
Leighton and his colleagues take an intentionally light hand in the sessions, supporting members’ autonomy and intervening only when necessary to help clarify the process. You’ll be intrigued by their concise interventions, and impressed by their warmth, insight, and ability to help the group attune to itself.
Regardless of orientation, therapists must help clients tolerate and move beyond the uncomfortable feelings that arise in session; this video provides a solid foundation in doing so from a relational standpoint. If you’re looking for resources on group therapy, addiction and recovery, or interpersonal therapy, this video is a must-watch.
"This superb video showcases highly competent group therapists combined with lucid explanations of both theory and technique. You’ll witness the group leaders harness the power of the group by repeatedly focusing the attention on how members are relating to each other, a key skill in effectively run groups. I would highly recommend this video to any therapist interested in mastering the art of group therapy, regardless of population served."
Irvin Yalom, MD, author of The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy
E-cigarettes have been called the next generation cigarette and vaping the newest way for teens to start smoking. Research confirms that teens who vape are more likely to start smoking tobacco products than teens who don’t use electronic cigarettes. It’s also been found that nonsmoking teens who start vaping are three times as likely as nonvapers to later smoke cigarettes and that vaping seemed to encourage smoking.
Most teens assume vaping is harmless, however it is not. Studies have shown that the gases and particles in e-cigarette vapors can harm the lungs, brain, heart and immune system. They pose a serious threat to teens and creating the next generation of smokers. Vaping liquids can be flavored to taste like fruit or candy. Most contain nicotine and it’s this nicotine that can cause an addiction and fuel a teens’ transition from vaping to smoking.
So what is Vaping? What is the vapor made from and how does it work? The drug inside most e-flavors is nicotine, in its concentrated potent, liquid form - extracted from tobacco and blended with a variety of flavorings, colorings and assorted chemicals and toxins, carefully calculated to feed the fast-growing electronic cigarette industry. E-cigarettes actually emit more than just smoke. It is an aerosol, which is a suspension of particles, toxins and other chemicals suspended within a gas. E-cig vapor often contains even more particles than tobacco smoke. Vaping can cause as much short-term inflammation in the lungs as regular cigarettes and the nicotine-free vapor may cause even more. The biggest danger may lie in the use of vaping devices. After a teen is used to some nicotine in the form of an e-cigarette, they may ultimately transition to traditional cigarettes to get nicotine more easily and quickly. E-cigarettes are very accessible and easier to conceal. Many vaping devices are designed to look like pens; compact, shiny and easy to disguise. Vaping devices are also compatible with marijuana, cocaine, THC liquids and other drugs, making substance abuse easier,less publicly recognizable and easier for a teen to hide. The devices’ create a further danger for teen users who may not be completely aware of what’s inside the electronic cigarette.
Student discussion includes: What is vaping? What is the vapor made from and how does it work? Is vaping dangerous? Do e-cigarettes contain toxins? Are e-cigarettes dangerous? Do e-cigarettes contain nicotine? Is nicotine harmful? Is nicotine addictive? What are the short and long term side effects? Are teens who vape or use e-cigarettes more likely to start smoking?