Living in Balance: Moving From a Life of Addiction to a Life of Recovery (Revised and updated)


This evidence-based, flexible, and user-friendly substance abuse treatment curriculum helps clients from all walks of life address key lifestyle, relationship, and emotional issues.

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By Jeffrey A. Hoffman, Ph.D., Mim J. Landry, and Barry D. Caudill, Ph.D.
#4358   Evidence-based Living in Balance, now revised and updated (2015) to meet DMS-5 classifications, draws from cognitive-behavioral, experiential, and Twelve Step approaches. Sessions can be easily customized for a variety of settings, including treatment, mental health, and corrections: inpatient, extensive outpatient, hospital, evening or weekend programs, continuing care, and more.
Each session takes 60-75 minutes to complete. Partial sessions can be done in 30 minutes or less. New clients can join the program at any point during the delivery.
The program is client-focused. Clients will:
  • Identify situations that trigger cravings and pinpoint the decisions that lead to drug use.
  • Develop immediate alternatives to drug use.
  • Create and implement a long-term plan for full recovery, including relapse prevention.
The Core Program (sessions 1-12) – Helps clients in early recovery learn about addiction and address life issues that are central to achieving successful recovery. Also includes a CD of the relaxation and visualization exercises. $645.00. The sessions include:
  • Definitions, Terms, and Self-Diagnosis
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Education
  • Triggers, Cravings, and Avoiding Relapse
  • Planning for Sobriety
  • Alcohol and Tobacco
  • Spirituality
  • Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol
  • Stress and Emotional Well-Being
  • Skills for Reducing Stress
  • Negative Emotions
  • Anger and Communication
  • Relapse Prevention
Recovery Management Sessions (sessions 13-37) – Customize your treatment program to meet specific topic and client needs with these 25 sessions. $745.00. Sessions include:
  • Introduction to Self-Help Groups
  • The Twelve Steps
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Focus on AIDS
  • Nutrition and Exercise
  • Physical Wellness
  • Problem Solving
  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Human Needs and Social Relationships
  • Family Matters
  • You and Your Parents
  • Child Development and Parenting Skills
  • Educational and Vocational Goals
  • Money Management
  • Insurance and Consumer Credit
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Compulsive Sexual Behavior
  • Addiction and Loss
  • Grief: Responding to Loss
  • Spirituality and Personality
  • Advanced Relapse Prevention
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment and Twelve Step Recovery
  • Chronic Pain and Opiods
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Older Adults
Co-occurring Disorders Sessions (sessions 38-47) – These 10 sessions are ideal for use with clients living with a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder. $425.00. Sessions include:
  • Effects of Drug Use on Mental Health
  • What are Co-occurring Disorders?
  • Comprehensive Treatment and Medications for Substance Use Disorders
  • Phases of Dual Recovery
  • Twelve Steps for Co-occurring Disorders
  • Mutual Self-Help Groups and Co-occurring Disorders
  • Important Issues About Mental Health Medications
  • Relapse Prevention I: Building a Recovery Support System
  • Relapse Prevention II: Making the Best Decisions
  • Seeking Help for Co-occurring Disorders
Spanish translation of reproducible handouts for the 12 core sessions (on CD-ROM) available for $125.00.
All 47 Living in Balance sessions for $1,395.00.

Additional information


Complete Program, 47 Sessions, Sessions #1-12 only, Sessions #13-37 only, Sessions #38-47 only, Spanish Translation of Reproducible Handouts of 12 Core Sessions (on CD-ROM)

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