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Bartholomew, Norma G and Simpson, D Dwayne (1993) Straight ahead: transition skills for recovery. Fort Worth: Texas Christian University. Institute of Behavioral Research.

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This manual provides substance abuse treatment professionals with a step-by-step curriculum for leading a 10-part workshop designed to reinforce key recovery concepts. The emphasis is on building and enhancing support networks for recovery in the community (12-step, family, friends) and on helping clients improve social skills, problem-solving, and perceptions of self-efficacy that foster recovery maintenance. The manual provides an easy-to-follow format for leading each 2-hour group session, including lecture notes, exercises and activities, discussion questions, and handouts.

Topics covered include:
• Maintaining recovery efforts
• Social networks and recovery
• Finding a support group
• Family issues
• Communication and coping skills
• Managing stress and anger
• Planning for the future

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