books about: alcoholism

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Beyond the Influence: Understanding and Defeating Alcoholism
Katherine Ketcham, William F. Asbury, ...

Bantam, 2000

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 ...


If You Loved Me, You'd Stop! What You Really Need to Know When Your Loved One Drinks Too Much
Lisa Frederiksen

KLJ Publishing, 2009

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 ...


I Need to Stop Drinking!: How to stop drinking and get back your self-respect.
Liz Hemingway

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

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
Veronica Valli

Ebby Publishing, 2013

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 ...


Under the Influence: A Guide to the Myths and Realities of Alcoholism
James Robert Milam, Katherine Ketcham

Bantam, 1984

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 ...


Cutting Back: A Practical Guide For People Who Want to Drink Less (but Still Want to Drink), 2014

Is your binge drinking getting out of control, causing problems in your life and making you live through too many regretful mornings? You may have heard that the only solution is sobriety because you have a 'disease' called 'alcoholism'. That's not necessarily true, and if you really don't want to quit, it's not a solution that's going to work for you, despite what Alcoholics Anonymous or others may insist. This book is an alternative solution ...


The Cure for Alcoholism: The Medically Proven Way to Eliminate Alcohol Addiction
Roy Eskapa

BenBella Books, 2012

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 ...


Seven Weeks to Sobriety: The Proven Program to Fight Alcoholism through Nutrition
Joan Mathews Larson

Ballantine Books, 1997

"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 ...


Drinking: A Love Story
Caroline Knapp

Dial Press Trade Paperback, 1997

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 Vitamin Cure for Alcoholism: How to Protect Against and Fight Alcoholism Using Nutrition and Vitamin ...
Abram Hoffer, Andrew W. Saul

Basic Health Publications, 2009

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 ...


The Glass Castle: A Memoir
Jeannette Walls

Scribner, 2006

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, ...


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, 2012

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 ...


Everything I Never Wanted to Be: A Memoir of Alcoholism and Addiction, Faith and Family, Hope and Humor
Dina Kucera

Dream of Things, 2010

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 ...


Alcohol: Cure your Alcoholism Addiction and Live Happily Box Set: Self-Help Guide to Get out of this ..., 2014

Learn how to help you to get out of the Alcohol Dependance Have you had enough of the pain? Would you like to finally stop drinking? BOX SET: YOU SAVE 33% OF THE ORIGINAL PRICE!! It's difficult to quit this bad habit. Alcoholism is characterized by an increased tolerance of and physical dependence on alcohol, affecting an individual's ability to control alcohol consumption safely. It's really tricky. Alcoholism and alcohol abuse ...


Being Sober: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting To, Getting Through, and Living in Recovery
Harry Haroutunian

Rodale Books, 2013

**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 ...


Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down: 50 Things Every Alcoholic and Addict in Early Recovery Should Know, ...
Georgia W.

Ornery Tiger Press, 2009

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 ...


Healing the Addicted Brain: The Revolutionary, Science-Based Alcoholism and Addiction Recovery Program
Harold Urschel

Sourcebooks, 2009

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 ...


The Turmoil of Someone Else's Drinking, 2011

This book is written for anyone who is suffering because of the turmoil created by someone else's drinking. Inside is a guidebook, filled with valuable information about the disease that is alcoholism, and about how to take back control of your life and learn how to be happy again. Written by Margaret Joyce, PhD, herself married to an alcoholic, The Turmoil of Someone Else's Drinking is a like a promise of a new life. Dr. Joyce gives specific ...


12 Smart Things to Do When the Booze and Drugs Are Gone: Choosing Emotional Sobriety through Self-Awareness ...
Allen Berger Ph.D.

Hazelden, 2010

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 ...


Overcoming Alcoholism: There Is Hope! - A Bible Study Aid Presented By, 2014

Alcoholism is a terrible disease that ravages the body and destroys relationships. It's also a spiritual sickness that keeps alcoholics from having a strong relationship with God and Jesus Christ. If you or someone you know is suffering with the burden of alcohol addiction, this study aid can help you begin to break free and start living an abundant, alcohol-free life. - Inside this booklet: - What does an alcoholic look like? - Are you just an ...



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