• book

From the Publisher

How many times have you thought about starting a diet or quitting smoking without doing anything about it? Or lapsed back into bad habits after hitting a rough spot on the road to recovery?

To uncover the secret to successful personal change, three acclaimed psychologists studied more than 1,000 people who were able to positively and permanently alter their lives without psychotherapy. They discovered that change does not depend on luck or willpower. It is a process that can be successfully managed by anyone who understands how it works. Once you determine which stage of change you’re in, you can:

create a climate where positive change can occur maintain motivation turn setbacks into progress make your new benefifificial habits a permanent part of your life

This groundbreaking book offers simple self-assessments, informative case histories, and concrete examples to help clarify each stage and process. Whether your goal is to start saving money, to stop drinking, or to end other self-defeating or addictive behaviors, this revolutionary program will help you implement positive personal change . . . for life.

The National Cancer Institute Found this program more than twice as effective as standard programs in helping smokers quit for 18 months.

Topics: Money Management , Addiction, Success, Personality Psychology, Psychological, How-To Guides, Inspirational, and Case Studies

Published: HarperCollins on
ISBN: 9780062010384
List price: $9.99
Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
Availability for Changing for Good by James O. Prochaska, John C. Norcross...
With a 30 day free trial you can read online for free
  1. This book can be read on up to 6 mobile devices.

Related Articles

TIME
5 min read
Society

A New Paradigm for Opioid Addiction: More Drugs

THE PHOTO WAS so startling that it almost seemed staged. In the driver’s seat, the man’s head is dropped back, his eyes closed, mouth agape, one hand draped on the steering wheel in front of him and the other in his lap. In the passenger seat, a woman is slumped toward him, the straps of her tank top off her shoulders. Both appear to be out cold. In the backseat, a young boy, the woman’s grandson, dressed in a blue T-shirt with a brightly colored dinosaur on it, looks blankly at the camera. The photo, taken by Ohio police officer Fred Flati, went viral when his chief and the mayor posted it
NPR
3 min read

Former Drug Czar Says GOP Health Bill Would Cut Access To Addiction Treatment

Michael Botticelli served as President Obama's director of National Drug Control Policy, and pushed Congress to pass a funding measure last year making more money available for the treatment of opioid addiction. Now he's concerned that the proposed Republican health plan will reduce access to health services for people with addiction. "We know that people with addiction, and particularly in the opioid epidemic, need access to high quality health care in general," Botticelli told NPR. "We know that many people who are injecting drugs have viral hepatitis. We've seen outbreaks in parts of the co
Fortune
1 min read

How a Biotech Turned a Bust into a Hit

THE PROMISE seemed huge. In 2005 a Boston biotech, Alkermes, developed a drug to fight addiction. Injected once a month, Vivitrol blocks brain receptors and prevents addicts from getting high. The FDA initially approved it to treat alcoholism. Sure, it was pricey—$1,100 a month—but it worked. Alkermes licensed the medication to an outside company, which enlisted 250 salespeople to push it to doctors. Sales flopped, and Richard Pops, Alkermes’s CEO, decided to end the licensing deal and have Alkermes sell the drug itself. Still, even after the FDA approved Vivitrol to fight opioid addiction in