books about: addiction
Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy
Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books
A myth-shattering look at drug abuse and addiction treatment, based on cutting-edge research Addiction is a preventable, treatable disease, not a moral failing. As with other illnesses, the approaches most likely to work are based on science — not on faith, tradition, contrition, or wishful thinking. These facts are the foundation of Clean. The existing addiction treatments, including Twelve Step programs and rehabs, have helped ...
Breaking Addiction: A 7-Step Handbook for Ending Any Addiction
Lance M., M.D. Dodes
“Dr. Dodes’s approach runs directly counter to the paralyzing, but standard, message of ‘powerlessness’—a message that reinforces the sense of helplessness that is at the root of addicts’ life predicaments! Many psychiatrists recognize that this is where we must head, but Dr. Dodes is one with the guts to shine a beacon in the right direction.” ...
Addiction (Distraction Book 2)
Untold Press, 2014
Despite denying their love for years, in the end no distraction could keep best friends Tristan and Elle apart. Passion and heat explode as the two finally discover what they’ve been missing, needing, wanting for so long. When Tristan and Elle return home for Christmas break, the two are gifted with a few unexpected surprises. Heather, Elle’s sister, has come home and even better, she's now clean and sober. During this time, Tristan and ...
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction
North Atlantic Books
Based on Gabor Maté’s two decades of experience as a medical doctor and his groundbreaking work with the severely addicted on Vancouver’s skid row, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts radically reenvisions this much misunderstood field by taking a holistic approach. Dr. Maté presents addiction not as a discrete phenomenon confined to an unfortunate or weak-willed few, but as a continuum that runs throughout (and perhaps underpins) our society; ...
The Addictive Personality: Understanding the Addictive Process and Compulsive Behavior
Second Edition Since its publication in 1988, The Addictive Personality has helped people understand the process of addiction. Now, through this second edition, author Craig Nakken brings new depth and dimension to our understanding of how an individual becomes an addict. Going beyond the definition that limits dependency to the realm of alcohol and other drugs, Nakken uncovers the common denominator of all addiction and describes how the ...
The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction: A Guide to Coping with the Grief, Stress and Anger that Trigger ...
Rebecca E. Williams
Julie S. Kraft MA
New Harbinger Publications
Most addictive behavior is rooted in some type of loss, be it the death of a loved one, coming to terms with limitations set by chronic health problems, or the end of a relationship. By turning to drugs and alcohol, people who have suffered a loss can numb their grief. In the process, they postpone their healing and can drive themselves further into addiction. The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction offers readers an effective program for ...
Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down: 50 Things Every Alcoholic and Addict in Early Recovery Should Know, ...
Ornery Tiger Press
No matter what happens, you don’t have to pick up a drink or drug today.” These words tend to strike fear in the hearts of many alcoholics and addicts who are new to recovery, because just one day without booze or drugs may as well be an eternity. It can seem like an impossible task to get through twenty-four hours, never mind a week or a month – so just how do we get that proverbial monkey off our back? This book is full of suggestions ...
Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change
The groundbreaking method that upends current treatment models and “offers collective hope to families of substance abusers” ( Kirkus Reviews ), helping loved ones conquer addiction and compulsion problems through positive reinforcement and kindness—from the leaders in progressive addiction treatment in the US. Beyond Addiction goes beyond the theatrics of interventions and tough love to show family and friends how they can use ...
Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong? Those are the wrenching questions that haunted every moment of David Sheff’s journey through his son Nic’s addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery. Before Nic Sheff became addicted to crystal meth, he was a charming boy, joyous and funny, a varsity athlete and honor student adored by his two younger siblings. After meth, he was a trembling wraith who ...
I Want to Change My Life: How to Overcome Anxiety, Depression and Addiction
Steven M Melemis
The book contains a five-point plan for overcoming anxiety, depression, and addiction. Learn the symptoms, treatment, and relapse prevention strategies that will change your life. Learn new coping skills such as cognitive therapy, stress management, and mindfulness along with step-by-step instructions on how to use them. The book includes numerous exercises and a one-month program to help you get started. Dr. Melemis is a leading authority in ...
Willpower's Not Enough: Recovering from Addictions of Every Kind
Arnold M. Washton
William Morrow Paperbacks
Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth: When a person has already lost control over a drug or activity, attempts to control its use almost never work. Because the source of addiction isn't the drug or activity itself but a desire for a mood changer, successful recovery means ultimately changing the way we live, giving up the addictive life-style. Willpower's Not Enough will show ...
12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery: Avoiding Relapse through Self-Awareness and Right Action
Allen Berger Ph.D.
To grow in recovery, we must grow up emotionally. This means getting honest with ourselves and facing up to the self-defeating thoughts and actions that put our sobriety at risk. Although there are as many ways to mess up recovery as there are alcoholics and addicts, some general themes exist, which include confusing self-concern with selfishnessnot making amendsusing the program to try to become perfect not getting help for relationship ...
Group Exercises for Addiction Counseling
Created to meet the unique needs of addiction professionals, this practical resource offers suggestions for effectively using activities in groups. It addresses common issues counselors frequently need to discuss with clients and provides an array of "tried and true" techniques and exercises designed to help clients develop interpersonal relationship skills and the individual awareness needed to make responsible choices.
Addiction: The Last ADDICTION RECOVERY Guide - The Easiest Way To Finally Overcome Any Addiction: (addiction, ...
Learn The Best Advice Of Addiction Recovery Today This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to understand your addiction problems, help your loved ones with their struggle against their compulsions, and devise the recovery methods that would work best for you. At the same time, this book will also serve as your guide in making your personal goals for the sake of overcoming addiction. If you are suffering from addiction, or you ...
Bad Habits No More: 25 Steps to Break Any Bad Habit
Oldtown Publishing LLC, 2014
LEARN:: How to Break Bad Habits and Build Powerful, Positive Routines Do you: Often snack on junk food, watch too much T.V., spend too much money or binge eat? Wish you could stop smoking or drinking excessively? Have a small (but annoying) habit you'd like to break? We all have a specific bad habit we'd like to break. Odds are, you've tried in the past and maybe you were successful for a few days. Then something unexpected came up ...
Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption
William Cope Moyers
Unlike some popular memoirs that have fictionalized and romanticized the degradations of drug addiction, Broken is a true-life tale of recovery that stuns and inspires with virtually every page. The eldest son of journalist Bill Moyers, William Cope Moyers relates with unforgettable clarity the story of how a young man with every advantage found himself spiraling into a love affair with crack cocaine that led him to the brink of death-and how ...
The Mindful Path to Addiction Recovery: A Practical Guide to Regaining Control over Your Life
Mindfulness, the quality of attention that combines full awareness with acceptance of each moment, just as it is, is gaining broad acceptance among mental health professionals as an adjunct to treatment. Because at the heart of addiction is the fear of painful emotional states, addicts compulsively seek drugs and alcohol to avoid or escape emotional pain. Mindfulness, on the other hand, helps us develop greater acceptance and ease with life’s ...
In My Skin: A Memoir of Addiction
This is the frank, harrowing, and true story of one young woman’s descent into addiction and prostitution, and the long arduous struggle to reclaim her life. A shy, bookish college graduate, a nice girl from a solid middle-class home but uncertain of her way in life, Kate Holden tried her first hit of heroin as a one-time experiment—an adventure with friends—but the drug took over. Hooked, she lost her job and her apartment, and she stole ...
12 Steps of AA - Step 1 - Understand and Complete One Step At A Time in Recovery with Alcoholics Anonymous
This book is dedicated to Step One in the Twelve Steps of Recovery in Alcoholics Anonymous. In Step 1 you will discover what to watch out for and what can help you. If will power is possible or not. If being "hungry, angry, lonely, or tired" is a signpost of drinking. The 12 Steps of Recovery in Alcoholics Anonymous are responsible for the restoration of families, jobs, homes and relationships. Not to mention the ability for a person with ...
Addiction: Understanding Addictions
Choice PH, 2013
The word "Addiction" implies that an addict does not have any measure of control over his or her behavior. Can their behavior be modified through therapy, medication, and will-power? We will explore this question and more in this eBook. This book covers the topic of addiction in a conversation between a Psychology student and a recovering alcoholic as they attend a conference on OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorders), Impulse Control Disorder, ...
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