by Julie Messerly



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/31/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 82
ISBN : 9781663225108
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 82
ISBN : 9781663225115

About the Book

This workbook was written and carefully constructed to help persons with substance use disorders begin to have successful lives. It will also help the substance users loved ones and mainstream society understand how to have a healthier non-judgmental approach to helping persons with substance use disorders. We may theorize that there must be some moral deficit in many who use substance’s as we did in the 1970’s. This has created an atmosphere of judgement and toxic shame making it more difficult for the substance user to achieve recovery.

About the Author

Julie has almost 20 years of working with substance use clients as a licensed professional with the State of Montana, she has been given the “Outstanding Student in the Field of Chemical Dependency Award” with The University of Great Falls in 2001, graduate of the Leadership Institute of Reno Nevada, with ATTC (Addiction Transfer Technology Center), counselor of the year in the state of Montana 2010, President of MADDAC (Montana Association of Addiction Counselors.) She has dedicated to the past 20 years on working in the addiction profession changing stigma’s that create barriers for substance use clients to sustain their recovery. Her biggest hope of her career is that this workbook can be a guide for both clinicians, and clients to work together to make life changes that result in a better life for the substance use client.