SOURCE: Resurrection Health Care

Resurrection Health Care

August 07, 2012 11:00 ET

Daniel Angres, MD, Addiction Psychiatrist "Top Doctor" Releases Treatment Manual

Positive Sobriety Method Responsible for Sobriety in Thousands of Professionals Nationwide

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Aug 7, 2012) - Addiction Psychiatrist and Medical Director of Resurrection Behavioral Health - Addiction Services, Daniel Angres, MD, released his book Positive Sobriety: A Comprehensive, Integrated, and Evidence-based Approach to Addiction Treatment. The 242-page book is evidence-based, meaning it is predicated on scientific findings in addition to 27 years of clinical observation. His Positive Sobriety method has led countless professionals to learning new ways of living in recovery.

The book is a treatment guide and workbook for patients and clinicians, and even consumers seeking self-help. The book discusses the details of addiction and the second half is a three-part series of work sheets to help guide patients through sobriety. It will also become a critical companion to the high accountability professionals Dr. Angres treats. For nearly three decades he has led the Professionals Program, and is best known for the treatment of addiction in high-accountability professionals in the healthcare, legal and business professions.

A syllabus of all aspects of the treatment his patients receive is also listed. "The outcomes in our Professionals Program are just too successful not to share the information, to help people get stronger," said Dr. Angres. Influenced by the positive psychology field, Positive Sobriety trains addicts in mindfulness or "intentional awareness" through meditation and other methods while exploring motivations for addiction based on each patient's unique personality.

"Dan is undoubtedly a leader in his field, but he is also a very compassionate and giving practitioner. His new book is a testament to his desire to serve as many people as he can with his proven Positive Sobriety method," said Frank Perham, vice president, Resurrection Behavioral Health.

Dr. Angres is widely published, and is only two psychiatrists included among Chicago Magazine's 2012 Top Doctors. He is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Rush University College of Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Added Qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry. He is also certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), and is past president of the Illinois Society of Addiction Medicine. His first novel, "Miswired," about addiction is being released in fall 2012.

"We are proud to have Dan offer his outstanding program at Saint Joseph Hospital. It is widely sought and we fully support all his efforts," said Roberta Luskin-Hawk, M.D., executive vice president/CEO, Saint Joseph Hospital.

Positive Sobriety: A Comprehensive, Integrated, and Evidence-based Approach to Addiction Treatment is now on sale at Amazon.com for $45.

Resurrection Medical Group is part of the new ministry of Resurrection Health Care and Provena Health.

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