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The Recovery International Method

Explaining Recovery Tools


About the Recovery International Method

The Recovery International Method is a system of cognitive-behavioral self-help techniques for controlling behavior and changing attitudes. People who practice the living skills detailed in the Recovery International Method learn to change their thoughts and behaviors; changes in attitudes and beliefs follow.

Neuropsychiatrist and University of Illinois Professor of Psychiatry Abraham Low, MD, developed these self-help techniques.  These techniques are explained in Low’s book Mental Health Through Will Training, Manage Your Fears Manage Your Anger, Selections From Works by Dr. Low and other materials developed by Dr. Low. You can buy these books in our online bookstore.

Although many people solely use the Recovery International Method for their needs, it is not intended as a substitute for professional care, but rather as an adjunct to it. The system and meetings offer the training and advice necessary for applying the Recovery International Method to everyday life.

There are three parts to the Recovery International Method:

1. Attending Recovery International meetings and giving four-part examples.
2. Reading Dr. Low’s books.
3. Practicing the Recovery International tools in your daily life.


What the Recovery International Method Helps

The Recovery International Method helps people manage feelings or impulses which impair the ability to live a normal life. These feelings and impulses include:

Anger/outbursts
Anxiety
Attention deficit disorder
Bipolar disorder
Borderline personality disorder
Compulsions
Conflict resolution
Depression
Dizziness
Eating disorders
Fatigue
Feelings of low self worth
Fears
Insomnia
Light-headedness
Mood disorders
Obsessions
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Palpitations
Panic
Panic attacks
Poor self image
Schizoaffective disorder
Schizophrenia
Shyness
Sleep problems
Social anxiety
Social phobia
Suicidal tendencies
Stress
Sweats
Tremors

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