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Overview The founder of the Johnson Institute describes the system of treatment he has developed to help individuals recover from alcoholism
This bestselling recovery classic has helped untold thousands of alcoholics onto the road to recovery. Written by the founder of the Johnson Institute in Minneapolis, one of the country's most successful training programs for treatment providers, I'll Quit Tomorrow present the concepts and methods that have brought new hope to alcoholics and their families, friends, and employers. Abstinence is not the only objective of Johnson's breakthrough methods -- his therapy aims at restoring the ego strength of the victim to assure permanent recovery. Johnson outlines a dynamic plan of intervention and treatment that will block the progress of alcoholism and lead to a richer, more productive life.
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More About Vernon E. Johnson
Vernon E. Johnson, DD (1920-1999), an Episcopal priest and recovering alcoholic, devoted his life to alcohol intervention. Johnson was co-founder of the Johnson Institute, which provided early intervention services for individuals and employers. He was a faculty member of Rutgers University Summer School for Alcohol Studies. Johnson also wrote several books about the treatment of chemical dependency, including I'll Quit Tomorrow, Intervention and Everything You Wanted to Know about Chemical Dependence: Vernon Johnson's Complete Guide for Families.
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When it's time to "be a better friend to yourself," read this book Jun 27, 2007
I friend recommended this to me. Now, through understanding the issues associated with drinking this book will help me improve the rest of my life. Buy it, read it and recommend it to others you care about.
Summary of Alcoholism Treatment Mar 18, 2007
Dr. Johnson's book, at it's simplest is a summary of the treatment that his center provides for alcoholics. His book traces what creates the alcoholic, how the alcoholic can get treatment, and what family members and co-workers of alcoholics can do to help. I didn't glean a whole lot from his book that I didn't already know, although I did find his graphs/figures helpful to help understand how alcoholics can get stuck in this inevitable cycle once they take the first drink.
The chapters that cover treatment talk about how his facility provides it - several weeks-months of detox, followed by outpatient therapy/AA. I felt this portion of the book wasn't necessarily intended for an alcoholic, the family of an alcoholic, but more for a medical professional looking for a quick summary of treatment options. The end of the book includes an appendix of the paperwork that they provide at the facility.
The book is a fairly quick read and is very well organized. I got little new information from the book but I am glad that I read it as it gave me a little more detailed insight into the treatment options and procedures for alcoholism.
I'll Quit Tomorrow: A Practical Guide to Alcoholism Treatment Feb 14, 2007
Excellent information for those stuggling with an alcoholic in the family. All Vernon Johnson books good.
Disappointed Jan 18, 2006
I was very disappointed in this book. I was looking for a self-help book for a family member who has not yet consented to attend AA. The foreword alone is insulting and I know they would never get past that before laying the book down. It is dry and difficult reading. It took the author three chapters and a graph to explain that an alcoholic has to drink more and more to feel better and sinks further into depression each time. Why not just say it. Maybe this book is intended more for the person studying alcoholism, not living with it. Clinical studies and statistics won't put them on the road to recovery. I'm glad I read it first. If this was the first book I got them to read, it would be the last.
catchy cover for the problem drinker in your home Jul 25, 2001
The problem drinker took it to work the very next day as I had "left" it on the coffee table without saying a word. Another book reccommend is Am I or am I not an alcoholic? I read him a chapter before he goes to his game. He doesn't verbally fight with me about reading it like I thought he would.