books about: addiction
Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction
Straight forward and very practical
This book hits the nail on the head by dealing with the roots of sexual addiction and giving practical steps toward recovery. If you are ready to be free, then do the hard work of examining your childhood for any abuse or neglect, whether real or perceived, and you'll discover the lies you tell yourself to find comfort in impurity. This is where the real challenge is because we are so afraid of ...
THE ALCOHOLISM AND ADDICTION CURE: A Holistic Approach to Total Recovery
The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure
Dr. Prentiss gives rock solid evidence to what I have suspected for some time. That what is called alcoholism, is not the dead end that it has been called. But, a horrible symptom of problems which lie much deeper. A very worthwhile read for those involved in any way with addiction. Hope does indeed spring eternal.
Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction
Patrick J. Carnes
Out of the Shadows
This book was recommended by our marriage counselor for my husband. He refused to read it.. but I did. Unfortunately, or fortunately.. we are now divorcing. This book helped me to see a pattern of behaviors that were presented by my husband. It offered a written understanding of his past and behaviors. He wasn't ready for/or is not capable of change for his own self. However, it allowed me an ...
Addiction and Change: How Addictions Develop and Addicted People Recover (The Guilford Substance Abuse Series)
Carlo C. DiClemente Phd
The Guilford Press
How people become addicted; how they recover.
This book, based upon the Prochaska and Norcross model of "stages of change" is a vital resource for the chemical dependency/abuse counselor, or anyone else who works with this population. The authors clearly delineate how a person becomes addicted (using the stages of change model- except in reverse), then moving on to the process of recovery. Contrary to an earlier review, I did not ...
Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love
Andrea Wells Miller
An Addict all the same
Let's get serious. Love Addiction, Avoidance Addiction, Alcohol Addiction, Drug Addiction, Gambling Addiction, Food Addiction. Don't fool yourself, it's all the same. It's a painful compulsive behavior. It's a sickness and you'll need help. Pia Mellody does a great job of explaining the "disease" and laying out steps to overcome it. Take her advice. Do the work. I am a happier healthy person ...
Addiction and Grace: Love and Spirituality in the Healing of Addictions (Plus)
Gerald G. May
For everyone, and probably not entirely what you expect
Drugs, sex, and drinking come immediately to mind when we hear the word addiction, and often times properly so. While the author does a great job of shedding new light on these types of addictions he also takes the reader to a broader perspective that includes all of the addictions in our lives, whether we have ever thought of them in that light or not. Further he helps gain a better ...
7 Tools to Beat Addiction
Three Rivers Press
A great wake-up call
I've binge eaten for decades. This addiction has been an albatross around my neck all my adult life. I quit a 2-pack-a-day smoking habit 25 years ago and quitting smoking was nothing compared to trying to quit binge eating. Bingeing has kept me from living my life fully and has comprised my health. I've spent much of my life feeling like a member of the 'living dead.' I've tried every type of ...
Approval Addiction : Overcoming Your Need to Please Everyone
This book was in great shape and looked new. It is a great help in counseling.
Beat Sugar Addiction Now!: The Cutting-Edge Program That Cures Your Type of Sugar Addiction and Puts You on ...
Jacob Teitelbaum M.D.
Fair Winds Press
Changed the way I look at food
This book has changed the way I look at food, and I am pretty excited about it. I am ready to lose weight, to feel better and to have a better life. Having just finished reading it, I haven't started yet, but I have faith that I will. This is not an unrealistic plan and there are no specific weight loss goals or promises. Nowhere in this book does he say "You will lose 30 pounds in the first ...
The Addiction Treatment Planner (PracticePlanners?)
Robert R. Perkinson
Arthur E. Jongsma
When I recieved this book I was amazed at the condition because I ordered a used book but instead I recieved a book in new condition. The description stated that it was used with some wear, but it was like new. It also was a great price and I recieved this book in 4 days. I'm impressed Thanks.
Is It Love or Is It Addiction?
A Powerful Book for Change!!!
As I've been going through the process of my separation and divorce, I recently read the book Is It Love or Is It Addiction?, by Dr. Brenda Schaeffer, as a means of learning from my failed relationship. I figure we can always learn things about ourselves from our relationships, especially the failed ones. The 3rd Edition of the book presents new information about Addictive Love by making ...
Food Addiction: The Body Knows: Revised & Expanded Edition
Confirms What My Body Has Said for Past 20 Years
I have repeatedly lost weight by cutting out processed foods - especially sweets. Each time I was losing weight by this method I had no cravings. Each time I 'fell off the wagon' by having JUST ONE dessert. For a short time I would 'control' my dessert intake - having one dessert a week - then gradually lose more and more 'control', eat more and more sweets, and regain my weight. Each time I ...
Addict In The Family: Stories of Loss, Hope, and Recovery.
I thought this was excellent. I have recommended it to several people. This book will stay on my shelf. If you are trying to understand the craziness an addict can create in the family and how addiction affects so many people in the addicts circle of family and friends, this is a great book.
How to Break Your Addiction to a Person
Only Read This Book If You Seriously Want Out Of An Addictive Relationship
"Just because I hurt so much doesn't mean I love him. It means I'm an addict in withdrawal." ~ pg. 190 The goal of "How to Break Your Addiction to a Person" is to get you out of an addictive relationship. This book is filled with revealing diary entries and stories of unhealthy relationships. While many of the examples explore the joy, love and ecstasy in staying with the person you "love," ...
Overcoming Prescription Drug Addiction: A Guide to Coping and Understanding (Addicus Nonfiction Books)
This book is one of the few to discuss all the treatment options to prescription drug addiction. It is brief, illustrated by case examples, and is very readable even for those with limited skills. It does not address any of the more controversial aspects of prescription drug addiction, which limits in its scope.
Freedom from Addiction: Breaking the Bondage of Addiction and Finding Freedom in Christ
Neil T. Anderson
Gospel Light Publications
The Title says it ALL ! Hallelujah!
I am free from addiction! This book explains in great detail how the POWER alluded to in the 12 steps ONLY comes from Jesus , and once you accept His most graceful redemption, there is NO need to call yourself addicted anymore! Please get out of the SIN (sitting in negativity) and rejoice in His holy name. I've studied and read, '2 Tracks One Goal', Dick B 'Akron Genesis of AA'., 'The Good ...
Stay Close: A Mother's Story of Her Son's Addiction
St. Martin's Griffin
Wonderful, well written book
This was a beautifully well written story that will touch your heart. There is no manual for dealing with addiction. The book let's you know that addiciton puts an entire family through a roller coaster of emotions. The book comforts you to know that you are not alone when it comes to dealing with a loved one who suffers from drug addtiction. **Another book I recommend is "The Day I Told My ...
Hope After Betrayal: Healing When Sexual Addiction Invades Your Marriage
Hard truths, but points toware Truth nonetheless
Excellent resource. I appreciated the last chapter, which was written by Meg's husband. Solid advice and points to the ultimate Healer of all these sorts of situations. I wholeheartedly wish I'd never had to read it, but I'd definitely recommend it to other women who find themselves in this situation.
End Your Addiction Now: A Proven Nutritional Supplement Program That Can Set You Free
Square One Publishers
As an addictions counselor, I highly recommend this book. The approach is something most doctors overlook...our nutrition and how it affects our feelings, neurotransmitters and over all health.
Treating Pornography Addiction: The Essential Tools for Recovery
Ph.D. Kevin B. Skinner
Excellent starting place
This is one of the best books on the subject and what criticism there is of it is the reuslt of viewing one book as all conclusive. This gets right to the heart of the problem in clearly written prose. It is practical, which many others filled with theory and history of the problem are not. The exercises will help your understand the problem from your own life experience and can give you the ...
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