books about: alcoholism
Everything I Never Wanted to Be: A Memoir of Alcoholism and Addiction, Faith and Family, Hope and Humor
Dream of Things
Imagine a "Leave it to Beaver" in which June works as a grocery store clerk by day, a stand-up comic at night, and struggles to stay sober all the time. In addition, Ward likes to get high, Wally is gay, and Beaver is a heroin addict. That's Dina Kucera's life. "Raw and funny." -- Joel Stein, Time Magazine columnist "Like a maelstrom." -- Gary Klinga, ForeWord Review Called "the funniest book ever about addiction," Everything I Never ...
I Need to Stop Drinking!: How to stop drinking and get back your self-respect.
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Are you sick to death of what drinking is doing to you? Would you like to stop drinking? Are you fed up of the horrible hangovers and that sickening feeling when you remember what you did the night before? Have you tried to quit drinking but never managed? Have you had enough of the pain? Bestselling author, Liz Hemingway writes from the heart and with brutal honesty. She has experienced first-hand the devastation that alcohol can have on ...
Why You Drink and How to Stop: A Journey to Freedom
At last, a book that reveals why alcoholics think, feel and behave the way they do. This book looks into the heart and mind of the alcoholic; it explains their thought processes, how they feel and why they behave so self-destructively. Written by an addictions therapist and recovered alcoholic, it answers the question that every alcoholic and their loved ones have always asked, 'Why do I/they drink this way?'. It then goes on to offer ...
Drinking: A Love Story
Dial Press Trade Paperback
Fifteen million Americans a year are plagued with alcoholism. Five million of them are women. Many of them, like Caroline Knapp, started in their early teens and began to use alcohol as "liquid armor," a way to protect themselves against the difficult realities of life. In this extraordinarily candid and revealing memoir, Knapp offers important insights not only about alcoholism, but about life itself and how we learn to cope with it.
The Cure for Alcoholism: The Medically Proven Way to Eliminate Alcohol Addiction
Finally, there is a cure for alcoholism. This is the first step. Featuring new and updated information and studies, including an introduction by actress Claudia Christian, the second edition of The Cure for Alcoholism delivers exactly what millions of alcoholics and families of alcoholics have been hoping for: a painless, dignified, and medically proven cure for their addiction. Backed by 82 clinical trials and research that extends back to ...
Beyond the Influence: Understanding and Defeating Alcoholism
William F. Asbury
This invaluable work will contribute much to the battle against our number one disease." --from the Foreword by George McGovern, former senator and author of Terry: My Daughter's Life-and-Death Struggle with Alcoholism Alcoholism is a disease. It's time we started treating it like one. Science has offered undisputed proof that alcoholism is a disease rather than a weakness of character, yet millions of alcoholics continue to suffer due to ...
Seven Weeks to Sobriety: The Proven Program to Fight Alcoholism through Nutrition
Joan Mathews Larson
"Comprehensive, rational and personal. It suppplies much of what is missing in traditional approaches to alcoholic rehabilitation. I believe that this book can save lives." Leo Galland, M.D. Open this book and you will embark on a groundbreaking seven-week journey that will change your life. You will learn how to break your addiction to alcohol and end your cravings--and do it under your own power. Here, step-by-step, is a proven, seven-week ...
If You Loved Me, You'd Stop! What You Really Need to Know When Your Loved One Drinks Too Much
If You Loved Me, You’d Stop! What You Really Need To Know When Your Loved One Drinks Too Much combines the most current brain research on alcoholism and alcohol abuse with Lisa Frederiksen’s 40 years experience in dealing with these family problems. By explaining this research from the perspective of someone who has personally survived the ravages of a loved one’s drinking, Ms. Frederiksen offers fresh hope for the more than 50 percent of ...
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 ...
Under the Influence: A Guide to the Myths and Realities of Alcoholism
James Robert Milam
Ten of millions Americans suffer from alcoholism, yet most people still wrongly believe that alcoholism is a psychological or moral problem, and that it can be cured by psychotherapy or sheer will power. Based on groundbreaking scientific research, Under The Influence examine the physical factors that set alcoholics and non-alcoholics apart, and suggests a bold, stigma-free way of understanding and treating the alcoholic. How to tell if ...
12 Smart Things to Do When the Booze and Drugs Are Gone: Choosing Emotional Sobriety through Self-Awareness ...
Allen Berger Ph.D.
The author of the recovery mainstay 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery offers a fresh list of "smart" things to do to attain and sustain emotional sobriety. Whether it's called "dry drunk" or "white knuckle sobriety," it's that stage in recovery when we realize that "putting the plug in the jug" isn't enough. The next step is taking responsibility for the emotional immaturity that fuels our addictive personality and has a tremendous impact ...
Her Best-Kept Secret: Why Women Drink-And How They Can Regain Control
Simon & Schuster
“Glaser has written an engaging account of women and drink, citing fascinating studies about modern stressors…and evidence that some problem drinkers can learn moderation….Bound to stir controversy” ( People ) . In Her Best-Kept Secret , journalist Gabrielle Glaser uncovers a hidden-in-plain-sight drinking epidemic. Using “investigative rigor and thoughtful analysis” ( The Boston Globe ), Glaser is the first to document that ...
Being Sober: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting To, Getting Through, and Living in Recovery
**As Featured on The Dr. Oz Show in Special Addiction Episode with Steven Tyler** The disease of addiction affects 1 out of 10 people in the United States, and is a devastating—often, fatal—illness. Now, from the physician director of the renowned Betty Ford Center, comes a step-by-step plan with a realistic “one-day-at-a-time” approach to a disease that so often seems insurmountable. With a focus on reclaiming the power that comes from ...
Alcoholics Anonymous: The Big Book, 4th Edition
Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., 2002
The fourth edition includes twenty-four new stories that provide contemporary sharing for newcomers seeking recovery from alcoholism in A.A. during the early years of the 21st century. Sixteen stories are retained from the third edition, including the "Pioneers of A.A." section, which helps the reader remain linked to A.A.'s historic roots, and shows how early members applied this simple but profound program that helps alcoholics get sober ...
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, ...
Unwasted: My Lush Sobriety
Sacha Z. Scoblic
The single glass of wine with dinner...the cold beer on a hot dayâ¦the champagne flute raised in a toastâ¦ what I'd drink if Hunter S. Thompson wanted to get wasted with meâ¦these are my fantasies lately. Too bad I've gone sober. When Sacha Z. Scoblic was drinking, she was a rock star; the days were rough and the nights filled with laughter and blackouts. Then she gave it up. She had to. Here are her adventures in an utterly and ...
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
AA World Services
Originally published in 1952, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions is the classic book used by AA members and groups around the world. It lays out the principles by which AA members recover and by which the fellowship functions. The basic text clarifies the Steps which constitute the AA way of life and the Traditions, by which AA maintains its unity.
Lose the Booze: the no-meetings guide to clearing up your drinking problem, for good
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
So….you think maybe you’re drinking too much. Been there. And I've got great news: You are not powerless over alcohol. You don’t need to go to meetings in church basements or hang out with people who tell you you’re powerless and are a victim. The tips and tricks in this book work for people who want to change their drinking patterns, know they are powerful and smart, and are willing to follow a plan--free of religion, hanging out with ...
The Vitamin Cure for Alcoholism: How to Protect Against and Fight Alcoholism Using Nutrition and Vitamin ...
Andrew W. Saul
Basic Health Publications
The Vitamin Cure for Alcoholism can help those who suffer from alcohol addiction, their friends and loved ones, and those in the relevant helping professions. Its central message: optimally-nourished individuals do not get addicted. Alcoholism is primarily a metabolic disease that should be treated nutritionally first. The person called an "alcoholic" typically suffers from nutrient deficiency, especially vitamins B1 and B3, and seeks ...
Twenty Four Hours a Day
Since 1954, Twenty-Four Hours a Day has become a stable force in the recovery of many alcoholics throughout the world. With over nine million copies in print (the original text has been revised), this "little black book" offers daily thoughts, meditations, and prayers for living a clean and sober life. A spiritual resource with practical applications to fit our daily lives. "For yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision" is part ...
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