Protecting Sobriety | Memo To Self
How Do You Stay Sober?
How do you stay sober in a world of rigid expectations and dire ultimatums when all you’ve got is a freshly-healing brain still showing some residual decision-making impairment?
Join Dr. Kevin McCauley as he re-lives the precarious time of early sobriety – a time of hostile prosecutors, treatment programs with divided loyalties, and his own craving to return to drug use.
Safety Science Over Moral Weakness
By falling back on his training as a Naval Flight Surgeon and framing addiction not as a moral problem but as a safety problem, Dr. McCauley brings together the science of mishap prevention with the necessities of relapse prevention.
The Battle Against The Disease of Addiction
Memo To Self is a valuable tool for therapists, counselors and treatment programs to introduce clients and families to the hopeful but complex concepts and practices of recovery management. Topics covered include recovery check-ups, drug testing, recovery coaches, recovery residences, mutual support groups, and addiction medicine specialists.
Interviews With Thought Leaders In Addiction Research and Treatment
- Dr. Elizabeth Howell, Past President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine
- Dr. Charles Walton, Program Manager, Utah Recovery Assistance Program
- Dr. Kitty Harris, Past Director, Center for The Study of Addiction and Recovery, Texas Tech University
- Dr. William Haning, Professor, Addiction Psychiatry, University of Hawaii at Manoa
- Inspirational thought leader William White, Emeritus Senior Research Consultant, Chestnut Health Systems
We would like to thank the many contributors that helped in writing, research, and development. We also want to thank the following individuals and organizations for their generous support.
- Megadyne International
- Dr. G. Marsden & Lynette Blanch
- Casa Palmera
- New Roads
- Renaissance Ranch
- Renaissance Ranch Outpatient
- Marie & Jim Clegg Family
- First Step
- Dan Griesemer Family Trust
- Phoenix Recovery
- House of Hope