books about: alcoholism
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, ...
The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous
The CORE key text of Alcoholics Anonymous, which remains unchanged since it was first published in 1939. This is the original text with the addition of personal testimonial stories from both the 1st and 2nd editions. This edition features a working, linked Table of Contents, and full joystick/NCX navigation. In addition to the standard eBook format, this edition contains a separate and special "read-along" version with virtual page-markers ...
Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint
Now a New York Times bestseller, Nadia Bolz-Weber takes no prisoners as she reclaims the term "pastrix"(pronounced "pas-triks," a term used by some Christians who refuse to recognize female pastors) in her messy, beautiful, prayer-and-profanity laden narrative about an unconventional life of faith. Heavily tattooed and loud-mouthed, Nadia, a former stand-up comic, sure as hell didn't consider herself to be religious leader material-until the ...
Not One Of Them: A Story of Adoption, Alcoholism and Abuse
Page Turner Press, 2013
"I despise you Judith Ann, I curse the day we adopted you and your brother! We owe you nothing because you are nothing," said Mother as saliva pooled at the corners of her mouth. She began to viciously punch her daughter about the face and head, that unprovoked outburst, resulted from nothing other than seeing her young 7 year old daughter in 'her' home. Exasperated as Mother was almost every single day. "Go ahead say it Judith ...
Is Codependency Affecting Your Life? Why Is It So Toxic?
Codependency is a big problem in today's world. Whether in a marriage relationship, in a family relationship or even just in a friendship, codependency can wreck lives. Many people have no idea that they are codependent. They think they are independent or even the martyr of the relationship when in reality they are codependent. Some people are even addicted to drama in a relationship. Health educator and RN, Beverleigh H. Piepers, takes you on a ...
Nocturnes (Hard Rock Harlots)
Howling Mad Press LLC, 2013
Book 3 in the Hard Rock Harlots series NOCTURNES contains 511 F-bombs, 81 well-endowed male chickens, 65 girl kitties, 58 Richard the Lessers, 10 C-U-Next-Tuesdays, and a plethora of other colorful words and phrases that would deafen your virginal mother's ears and make her bust out her "Shame on you!" finger. If you've been tuned in since the beginning of the Hard Rock Harlots series, you know the drill. The sex is extreme, the language ...
Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent--and you may find yourself in this book. The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life. With instructive life ...
It's All In Your Head (Kindle Single)
In 2008, after recovering from a few years of hard drinking and harder drug use, after building back up a life as a successful and happy New York writer, Eva Hagberg woke up dizzy. She spent the next five years searching for a diagnosis, a treatment, and most of all an answer. It was a journey that took her from a career as a New York City architecture critic to a bicycle-riding year in Portland, Oregon to graduate school in Berkeley, ...
These Foolish Things
Meet Elizabeth Gardner. She’s given up on being anything but a single woman who plays a supporting role in the lives of those around her. Fate, however, has a different plan for her. During a softball game, handsome, successful Tyrone Hadley literally runs into her and a stealthy kiss opens a world of new possibilities to her. What might have been “happily ever after” in most stories is just the beginning. Is love strong enough to survive?
South of Bixby Bridge
Birch Paper Press, 2011
From New York Times Bestselling Author Ryan Winfield, a sexy and shocking literary debut. What would you do if you weren't afraid? That's the question facing young Trevor Roberts as he's being discharged from drug rehab, sure that he's hit rock bottom with nowhere to go but up. With more twists than California's Highway 1, the intimate narrative follows a young man on a wild month-long ride to the dizzying, drunken heights of Napa ...
The Long Run (Kindle Single)
After nearly twenty years of chasing oblivion, a fight in a bar reveals to a newly sober Mishka Shubaly that he is able to run long distances. Despite his best attempts to dodge enlightenment and personal growth, the irreverent young drunk and drug abuser learns to tame his self-destructive tendencies through ultrarunning. His outrageous sense of humor, however, rages unabated.
Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol
In Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol , award-winning journalist Anne Dowsett Johnston combines in-depth research with her own personal story of recovery, and delivers a groundbreaking examination of a shocking yet little recognized epidemic threatening society today: the precipitous rise in risky drinking among women and girls. With the feminist revolution, women have closed the gender gap in their professional and ...
Bastard Husband: A Love Story
Aging Nymphs Media, 2009
Bastard Husband: A Love Story is a humorous account of the author's first year alone in Las Vegas after a midlife divorce from someone who was the perfect soulmate--until that one drink too many. The book is threaded with reflections of the relationship and shows how she transitioned from anger and sadness to doing stand-up comedy for the first time at age 46. Funny and sad, demented and poignant... all at the same time.
Drop the Rock: Removing Character Defects - Steps Six and Seven
Resentment. Fear. Self-Pity. Intolerance. Anger. This cast of character defects will undermine the best-laid plans for recovery from addiction. It's not uncommon for individuals in recovery to hang on to negative, self-defeating behaviors after they've given up their addiction. These are the "rocks" that can sink recovery - or, at the least, block further progress. With more than 100,000 copies sold, Drop the Rock is the definitive guide to ...
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 Big Book and A Study Guide of the 12 Steps
Anonymous Publishing, 2013
UPDATED: The key text of Alcoholics Anonymous, which to this very day has not changed since it was first published in 1939. This is the original text with the addition of personal stories from both the 1st and 2nd editions. NEW LINKED TABLE OF CONTENTS ADDED FOR GROUP MEETING USE. Also included: A current study guide from the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous & A 12 Step Sponsorship Example.
All In My Head
Desperation. Loneliness. Hunger. 23-year-old drug addict Josh is getting ready to hit bottom. A slave to drugs, he has nothing left to lose and searches for meaning in the worst days of his life. The desperation of his addiction has continued to progress to the point where he makes the decision to take his own life with an overdose of morphine. Barely surviving his attempt at suicide, he is sent to a drug treatment center where he meets a ...
Cry Me a River PG-13 Edition
AMAZON Bestselling Author CRY ME A RIVER PG-13 IS A STAND ALONE BOOK The PG-13 Special Edition Emerald Isle, North Carolina, home to Foodie Network chef Caide Palmer. He has it all…a house by the beach, a TV show, a beautiful daughter and people who adore him. Life was near perfect, until Heather, the mother of his daughter dies of an accidental drug overdose. River Murphy, a stunning twenty-two year old business owner who ...
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
AA World Services
Originally published in 1952, is used by A.A. members and groups around the world. It lays out the principles by which A.A. members recover and by which the fellowship functions. The basic text clarifies the Steps which constitute the A.A. way of life and the Traditions, by which A.A. maintains its unity.
Go Ask Alice
January 24th After you've had it, there isn't even life without drugs.... It started when she was served a soft drink laced with LSD in a dangerous party game. Within months, she was hooked, trapped in a downward spiral that took her from her comfortable home and loving family to the mean streets of an unforgiving city. It was a journey that would rob her of her innocence, her youth -- and ultimately her life. Read her diary. ...
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