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A Woman's Way Through the Twelve Steps
by Stephanie Covington Details
Women's recovery can differ from men's, and each person's recovery is in many ways unique. That's why Stephanie Covington has designed A Women's Way Through the Twelve Steps to help a woman find her own path-and find it in terms especially suited to the way women experience not just addiction and recovery but also relationships, self, sexuality, and everyday life. Unlike many ''rewritten'' Twelve Step interpretations for women, this guide works with the original Step language, preserving its spirit and focusing attention on its healing message.
Alcohemy: The Solution to Ending Your Alcohol Habit for Good
by David Norman Details
Alcohemy offers real, practical advice and a proven solution to those struggling with an alcohol habit. It reveals the extent of the problems alcohol causes globally and the resulting human suffering. David Norman describes how he innocently started down the casual alcohol-drinking path and the ensuing struggle his full-blown dependency caused him and his family. Based on extensive research and proven by personal experience, Alcohemy is unique in its holistic and practical approach that first addresses the psychology of habits before providing a step-by-step plan for you to work through yourself in the privacy of your own home. Alcohemy delivers a practical, proven, and easy-to-follow plan for a permanent alcohol-free life.
Alive Again: Recovering From Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
by Howard C. Samuels Details
A powerful book on addiction recovery by a doctor who overcame addiction himself, the renowned founder and president of The Hills Treatment Center in Los Angeles. Decades ago, from the age of sixteen until he was thirty-two, Dr. Samuels had his own intense struggle with addiction to cocaine and heroin. Using his own compelling story as inspiration as well as case studies of his patients from all walks of life, Dr. Samuels shows how readers can recover from alcoholism and drug addiction by following this 12-step program to happiness and fulfillment in sobriety. This self-help book provides hope, inspiration, and prescriptive advice for those who want to recover as well as guidance for friends and family members seeking help for someone they love.
Almost Alcoholic: Is My (Or My Loved One's) Drinking a Problem?
by Robert (Robert L.) Doyle Details
Every day, millions of people drink a beer or two while watching a game, shake a cocktail at a party with friends, or enjoy a glass of wine with a good meal. For more than 30 percent of these drinkers, alcohol has begun to have a negative impact on their everyday lives. Yet, only a small number are true alcoholics--people who have completely lost control over their drinking and who need alcohol to function. The great majority are what Dr. Doyle and Dr. Nowinski call "Almost Alcoholics," a growing number of people whose excessive drinking contributes to a variety of problems in their lives. In Almost Alcoholic, Dr. Doyle and Dr. Nowinski give the facts and guidance needed to address this often unrecognized and devastating condition.
Asperger Syndrome and Alcohol: Drinking to Cope?
by Matthew Tinsley Details
Asperger Syndrome and Alcohol exposes the unexplored problem of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) using alcohol as a coping mechanism to deal with everyday life. Alcohol can relieve the anxiety of social situations and make those with ASDs feel as though they can fit in. Ultimately, however, reliance on alcohol can lead the user down a path of self-destruction and exacerbate existing problems.
Craving: Why We Can't Seem to Get Enough
by Omar Manejwala Details
This book explains the phenomena of craving in real and accessible terms, explaining why we just can't get enough. It gives tools and guidance to find satisfaction without giving in to our cravings and also explains how and why our brain drives behavior, how to change the part of our brain that fuels our cravings, and the warning signs that craving is evolving into addiction.
Hijacking the Brain: How Drug and Alcohol Addiction Hijacks Our Brains: The Science Behind Twelve-step Recovery
by Louis Terasi Details
Addiction is recognized by experts as an organic brain disease, and most experts promote Twelve-Step programs which invoke a 'spiritual solution' for recovery. To date, no one has described "why" these programs work. The authors examine data provided by the fields of neuroscience, neuro-imaging, psychology, socio-biology and interpersonal neuro-biology that have given us new, dramatic insights into the neural and hormonal correlates of stress and addiction.
Straight Talk from Claudia Black: What Recovering Parents Should Tell Their Kids About Drugs and Alcohol
by Claudia Black Details
Alcohol use, drug use, and addiction are challenging topics for parents to discuss with children. These subjects are even more complex, and more urgent, for recovering parents to discuss with their children. Best-selling recovery author Claudia Black introduces readers to five different families and reveals how each of the parents talked with their kids about recovery, relapse, and the childs own vulnerability to addiction. Discussion tips and clearly presented facts help parents focus on key issues. Age-appropriate strategies help reduce childrens experimentation with alcohol and other drugs.
Terry: My Daughter's Life-and-Death Struggle With Alcoholism
by George S. McGovern Details
Rarely has a public figure addressed such difficult, intimate issues with such courage and bravery. In a moving, passionate memoir, former Senator George McGovern recalls the events leading up to his daughter Terry's death as a result of alcoholism.
The Addicted Brain: Why We Abuse Drugs, Alcohol, and Nicotine
by Michael J. Kuhar Details
"Addiction destroys lives. In The Addicted Brain, a leading neuroscientist explains how and why this happens--and presents advances in treatment and prevention. Using breathtaking brain imagery and other research, Michael Kuhar, Ph. D., shows the powerful, long-term brain changes that drugs can cause, revealing why it can be so difficult for addicts to escape their grip."
The Science of Drinking: How Alcohol Affects Your Mind and Body
by Amitava Dasgupta Details
Scientific research has clearly established that drinking in moderation has many health benefits, including maintaining a healthy heart. Yet, many people do not know that drinking red wine protects the heart more than white wine, while beer, margaritas, and hard liquor are less effective in providing such protection. And while alcoholism is a serious problem requiring medical and psychological treatment, for those who are not addicted, drinking alcohol is not necessarily a bad habit. The problem is to distinguish between drinking sensibly and drinking insensibly. Dasgupta clearly outlines what constitutes healthy drinking and its attendant health benefits, offers advice on how to drink responsibly, and provides insight into just how alcohol works on the brain and the body. After reading this book, readers will enjoy their next drink with a fuller and safer understanding of why they're enjoying it.
The Tao of Sobriety : Helping You to Recover from Alcohol and Drug Addiction
by David Gregson Details
The Tao of Sobriety shows how to apply eastern philosophy to enhance recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. With a few simple mental exercises, readers can learn how to quiet "The Committee," those nasty mental voices that undermine serenity and self-esteem. With leaders of the recovery movement enthusiastically endorsing this uniquely helpful book, The Tao of Sobriety is an invaluable addition to the recovery bookshelf.
Updated 03/19/2014
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