An innovative guide for professionals that establishes an extraordinary approach to understanding the dynamics of addiction and the recovery process. RecoveryMind Training (RMT) includes state-of-the-art information on neuroscience and behavioral techniques. RMT challenges readers to see addiction from a different perspective and introduces a structured treatment model that will put order to the chaos typically found with addiction.
Paul H. Earley, MD, FASAM has been an addiction medicine physician for thirty years. He treats all types of addictive disorders and specializes in the assessment and treatment of healthcare professionals. As a therapist, he works with patients already in recovery, providing long-term therapy for those who suffer from this disease. His professional expertise extends to advocacy for professionals before agencies and licensing boards. Dr. Earley has been on the board of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) for over fourteen years in several capacities and is currently a director-at-large. He has been the Medical Director of two nationally acclaimed addiction programs specializing in the care of addicted healthcare professionals. Currently, he is the Medical Director of the Georgia Professionals Health Program, Inc. and a principal with Earley Consultancy, LLC, a training and consulting firm. He also trains therapists about the neurobiological basis of addiction and psychotherapy. In his travels, he has provided training in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Italy, and Switzerland.
In his book, RecoveryMind Training, Dr. Paul Earley has created an immensely powerful, integrative, holistic, and coherent approach to addiction treatment and ongoing recovery. This creative and comprehensive book has been much needed in our field and will be of great benefit to addicted patients and the staff who treat them.” - Daniel H. Angres, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Addiction Services, RiverMend Health and Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
In the early twenty-first century’s opioid epidemic, this new book synthesizes a modern, integrated solution. With clear, articulate prose, the doctor’s doctor, Paul Earley, MD, teaches healthcare professionals a refined, comprehensive approach, eschewing the formulaic and ideological. He convincingly posits addiction as an alien drive system, not the individual’s essence, thereby helping to ameliorate shame and facilitate a new, self-protective identity narrative. Earley then pragmatically converges neuroimaging, behavioral psychology, pharmacotherapy, and the Twelve Steps. His patient-centered, holistic approach details how to individualize care with the right tools at the right time. With concrete assignments and skills practice, Earley helps providers help patients repair their AddictBrain, and replenish the human organism, including its soul, with self-acceptance, self-efficacy, love, and spiritual contentment all through RecoveryMind Training. - David R. Gastfriend MD DFASAM, Scientific Advisor, Treatment Research Institute Co-founder, DynamiCare Health and the 2012 recipient of the American Society of Addiction Medicine McGovern Award for contributions to addiction treatment and society
RecoveryMind Training (RMT) is based upon the principles of neuroscience and neurology, but implements practical techniques to modify and even change brain behavior pathways. This evidence-based textbook can also be used as a clinical manual helping clinicians understand the complexities of addiction treatment and recovery. Paul has done an outstanding job in refining RMT, making it more treatment-friendly and focused on long-term outcomes. When so many addiction specialists concentrate on detoxification and short-term results, Dr. Earley reminds everyone that treatment and recovery both require hard work and commitment to remedy AddictBrain and the disease of addiction.” - Mark S. Gold, M.D., DFASAM, DLFAPA, Chairman, Scientific Advisory Boards, RiverMend Health (Atlanta, Georgia)
Addictive disease has long been misunderstood and stigmatized. With recent findings demonstrating significant value from pharmacotherapy in some cases, other forms of therapy with great efficacy have been ignored by many. Dr. Earley brings decades of experience with thousands of patients suffering from addictive disease to his text, weaving a science-based underpinning into the need for a complete biopsychosocial and spiritual model of treatment. The resulting book will serve patients and clinicians equally well.” - Stuart Gitlow, MD, MPH, MBA, DFAPA, DFASAM, Executive Director, Annenberg Physician Training Program in Addictive Disease and Immediate Past President, American Society of Addiction Medicine
With his presentation of RecoveryMind Training, Paul Earley draws on his vast knowledge and experience with addiction and the neurosciences to present a tour de force in addiction treatment. This book manages to accomplish the delicate task of being elegant, simple, comprehensive, and practical without being formulaic or mechanical. In this book, he provides the reader with a straightforward explanation, free of jargon, on how addiction changes the brain neurobiologically and how his model of treatment, RecoveryMind Training, reverses this process. A must-read for anyone who works with this population.” - Philip J. Flores, PhD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA, Author of Addiction as an Attachment Disorder