Learning to Live Again

The book Learning to Live Again by Terence T. Gorski, Merlene Miller and David Miller book is designed as a recovery manual for recovering people and their families.  

This home study course has taken a complex disease process and presented it in a simple format.  The course covers forms of chemical dependency as a brain disease that causes personality problems and social dysfunction.  An examination of the progressive physical, psychological, and social symptoms of addiction. Special emphasis in placed upon understanding why these symptoms are so easy to deny and so difficult to recognize and accept.   Learning to Live Again is used as a basis for patient education programs to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the disease and recovery process.

Course Objectives Upon completion of this home study course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Recognize the signs and symptoms of chemical dependency.
  2. Explain Post Acute Withdrawal including symptoms and episodes.
  3. Identify the physical, psychological and social effects of substance abuse and addiction.
  4. Explain recovery as a six-stage developmental process and describe the recovery tasks associated with each stage.
  5. Identify the common warning signs of relapse that occur in each stage of recovery.
  6. Understand the importance of nutrition, physical exercise and rebuilding relationships as part of the recovery process.
  7. Understand the basic steps of warning sign identification and management that can prevent relapse.


This 15 credit hour course is offered for $180.00.


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