The Stages of Alcoholism and Sobriety - 514
The Concept of Progressions - 522
Develop Your Defense Progressions - 523
Examples of Defense Progressions - 536
Conclusion - 555
Appendix A - Learning to Sleep in Early Sobriety - 557
Appendix B - The Conquer Program Checklists - 575
Web Resources - 602
EndNotes - 608
About The Author - 640
The book is structured just like the program, with additional chapters and detail to make each step as robust and complete as possible, and prepare you for the next Levels of defense building. BUY now on Amazon.com.
As you might expect with a "How To" program, the chapters are organized by Level of defense chronologically - e.g. in the order that you should do them - but with much more attention to building on the previous Levels and preparing for the next one than most programs. These Levels are organized into three sequential phases.
Phase 1 focuses on laying the foundation for sobriety - admitting the addiction, understanding what causes you to drink, what it is doing to your body, and in general preparing you for the core defense-building activities in Phase 2 and (if necessary) Phase 3.
HOW TO CONQUER YOUR ALCOHOLISM
- The Practical Way to and STAY Sober!
Phase 2 focuses on building successive Levels of defense to repel the wide variety of attacks that alcohol can throw at you. It takes the best of "traditional" approaches to getting sober, enhances them, and integrates them into successive Levels of defense on top of that rock-solid foundation. At the end of Phase 2 you hopefully have progressed far enough that you are truly on the road to sobriety.
Phase 3 is for those where Phases 1 and 2 were just not quite enough. It details some unorthodox methods for helping you get sober, such as twists on Aversion Therapy and Detoxification. It also explores how spirituality can be beneficial to your quest - even if you are not a spiritual-type person. ALL Levels in Phases 1, 2, and 3 take the multiple Levels of defense approach, so if one type of defense fails at some point, you have the others to fall back on and keep you from relapsing.
In the end it is this practical, useable Levels of defense approach that is different from other programs. If one part of a defense layer is not up to snuff on a particularly bad day, cycling through the others will get you the support you need - BEFORE you are seriously tempted to drink again.
Explore The Table of Contents Below.
You Can't Do It Alone - 340
Who and How To Ask For Help - 340
Using Friends and Family as an Alcohol Defense - 344
Intro to Detoxification - 347
The Possible Side Effects of Detox - 351
Types of Medically Supervised Detox - 354
What to Expect Step-By-Step - 357
Rehabilitation Treatment Programs - 365
Types of Therapy - 382
Alternative/Unconventional Treatment Programs - 391
Organized Religion and Alcoholism - 469
The Concept of a "Higher Power" - 471
Ways to "Get Spiritual" - 473
Moderation, Relapses, and The Conquer Program - 484
Proximity, Smell and Taste—The Axis of Evil -485
What’s the Buzz? What It Is and Why We Want It - 487
How and Why Alcohol Affects Your Brain and Body - 492
Drugs To “Treat” Alcoholism - 495
Aversion Therapy—What It Is and How It Might Help - 498
The Trick: Do It While You’re Sick - 507
Other Tricks to Help Detox - 509
Introduction-Why You Should Read This Book-1
The Conquer Program Overview - 6
For Those Under 25 Years Old - 17
Women and Alcohol: Extra Problems for You - 23
Evolution from "Normal" to a Problem Drinker - 33
Could You Be A "Functional" Alcoholic? - 37
Are You an Alcoholic? - 39
Interventions: A Good Idea? - 50
The Conquer Quiz (25 Questions)- 68
Why Your Triggers are so Critical to Being Sober - 85
Trigger Inter-relationships - A Missing Link in Alcoholism Treatment? - 88
How to Build Your Trigger Defenses - 89
Drinking Triggers from A to Z
Alcohol-Related Health Problems from A to Z - 285
The Joint Progression of Disease and Alcoholism - Age Doesn't Matter! - 288
The Role of Genetics in Alcoholism - 303
How Alcohol Can Destroy Your Body - A Sampling - 305
Suicide and Painful Death by Alcohol - 320
The Conquer Program Health Assessment Guide - 327
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What to Look For in a Community - 410
Community Examples - 412
Online Communities, 434
Alcohol-Related Bad Habits - 437
Ideas for Breaking Alcohol-Related Post-Sobriety - 438
Tea - A Substitute for Alcohol? - 443
Why Developing New Hobbies is So Important - 447
Potential Hobbies from A to Z - 448
"Extra-Special" Hobbies -451
Potential for Addiction to New Hobbies - 457
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