books about: addiction
Weapon Press, 2011
Free Comic! Is there hope for you if you keep doing the wrong thing over and over again? What if it seems you can't stop your wrongs. Does it control you? Jesus is our hope and he will help you to overcome! Read this free tale from the upcoming spiritual ingenious graphic novel Allegories of the Way Volume 2! Action packed tales with emotional and spiritual intensity!
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 ...
An Internet porn obsession drives a common family man into divorce, the horrors of incest, and a life he had not planned for. Exiled from his former world he escapes into oblivion until years later the daughter he had abused tracks him down. The young woman has her own addictions and troubles. Father, daughter and a revolver meet and destinies change.
Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change
The most innovative leaders in progressive addiction treatment in the US offer a groundbreaking, science-based guide to helping loved ones overcome addiction problems and compulsive behaviors. Beyond Addiction eschews the theatrics of interventions and tough love to show family and friends how they can use kindness, positive reinforcement, and motivational and behavioral strategies to help their loved ones change. Drawing on forty collective ...
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 ...
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 and Grace: Love and Spirituality in the Healing of Addictions (Plus)
Gerald G. May
Addiction and Grace offers an inspiring and hope–filled vision for those who desire to explore the mystery of who and what they really are. May examines the "processes of attachment" that lead to addiction and describes the relationship between addiction and spiritual awareness. He also details the various addictions from which we can suffer, not only to substances like alcohol and drugs, but to work, sex, performance, responsibility, and ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Addiction and Recovery For Dummies
Brian F. Shaw PhD
Paul Ritvo PhD
Evaluate medications and treatment programs Break free from addictive substances or behaviors and get a fresh start Think you have an addiction? This compassionate guide helps you identify the problem and work towards a healthy, realistic approach to recovery, explaining the latest clinical and self-help treatments for both adults and teens. This book also offers tips on reducing cravings, handling your relationships, and staying well for the ...
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 ...
Opiate Addiction - The Painkiller Addiction Epidemic, Heroin Addiction and the Way Out
Rapid Response Press
Opiate addiction has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and the problem shows no signs of slowing. Overdose deaths from prescription painkillers have more than tripled over the last decade and this is just a fraction of the problem. In fact, with prescription opiate addiction now shown to be a gateway drug to heroin, the issue is only getting worse. In 2011 alone, nearly 200,000 people in this country tried heroin for the first ...
Healing the Addicted Brain: The Revolutionary, Science-Based Alcoholism and Addiction Recovery Program
New York Times Bestseller! "New, scientifically-based approaches that recognize the biological basis of addiction have brought major advances in the treatment of addiction. Dr. Urschel is at the forefront of this treatment paradigm." Dr. Larry Hanselka, Psychologist The Proven Scientific Approach to Conquering Addiction and Defeating the Disease Healing the Addicted Brain is a breakthrough work that focuses on treating drug and ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Self Help: Breaking Free from Pain Pill & Opiate Addiction (Drug Use & Recovery) Inspirational Personal ...
Rehabilitation/Rehab of Addiction, 2014
An amazon #1 bestseller in Experimental Psychology and Prescription Medication Are you struggling with chemical dependency but aren't in a position to go to a rehab? Are you looking for ways to ease your pain during withdrawals? Author Amanda Jenkins has been there and she wants to let you know that you are not alone. She wants to share with you how you can ease your pain of opiate withdrawal ...
Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave: Finding Hope in the Power of the Gospel (Resources for Changing Lives)
Edward T. Welch
P & R Publishing
A worship disorder: this is how Edward T. Welch views addictions. "Will we worship our own desires or will we worship the true God?" With this lens the author discovers far more in Scripture on addictions than passages on drunkenness. There we learn the addict's true condition: like guests at a banquet thrown by "the woman Folly," he is already in the grave (Proverbs 9:13-18). Can we not escape our addictions? If we're willing to follow Jesus, ...
The Heart of Addiction: A New Approach to Understanding and Managing Alcoholism and Other Addictive Behaviors
Lance M., M.D. Dodes
William Morrow Paperbacks
Nobody has had an answer for why people with addictions continue to repeat them -- until now. For more than twenty years, distinguished psychiatrist Dr. Lance Dodes has been successfully helping people master their addictions -- alcoholism, compulsive gambling, smoking, sexual addiction, and more with a radical approach. Dr. Dodes describes how all addictions have, at their heart, unrecognized emotional factors that explain: Why we feel the ...
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