The Chronic Pain and Addiction Workbook (eBook)
Millions of adults in the US suffer from co-occurring chronic pain and addiction, yet there are no resources available that simultaneously address both. In this one-of-a-kind workbook, two experts in pain and addiction present a new, research-proven addiction treatment called Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) that offers readers a self-help path to reducing their pain while breaking free from the bonds of addiction.
For sufferers of chronic pain and addiction, this one-of-a-kind workbook blends mindfulness training, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and positive psychology principles into an effective, integrative treatment strategy. Chronic pain is difficult enough on its own. Combine it with addiction, and you may find yourself in a vicious cycle—using substances for pain relief, only to have your pain return, sometimes amplified, and accompanied by negative thoughts and intense emotions. Pain drives addiction, and that’s why you need a pain management program that works hand in hand with addiction recovery.The Chronic Pain and Addiction Workbook presents a new approach to help you reduce your pain, strengthen your recovery, and improve your quality of life: Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement, or MORE. Specifically designed to treat the complex challenges faced by people struggling with both chronic pain and addiction, MORE is centered around three key therapeutic processes or skills:•Mindfulness—to disengage from unhealthy cognitive and behavioral habits•Reappraisal—to develop new, more helpful beliefs and actions•Savoring—to provide positive motivational energy and the sense of reward needed to drive and sustain behavioral change Using the integrative approach in this workbook, you’ll learn how to change the way you respond to pain, and find the tools you need to maintain recovery, stay mindful and present in the moment, and build resilience.If you’re suffering from both chronic pain and addiction, it’s time to do MORE to reclaim a sense of healthy pleasure, joy, and meaning in your life. This workbook can help you get started today.