Substance Abuse
Natural Therapies for Overcoming Opioid Dependency: Control Pain and Recover from Addiction with Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Herbs, Nutritional Sup
Natural Therapies for Overcoming Opioid Dependency
Control Pain and Recover from Addiction with Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Herbs, Nutritional Sup
Paperback      ISBN: 1635861152
Nautilus Book Awards Silver Winner

With opioid dependency at epidemic levels, Catherine Browne, a doctor of acupuncture and Oriental medicine, provides an accessible and practical guide to the effective use of natural therapies in helping people wean off opioids, manage withdrawal symptoms, and address pain without opioids.

Drawing on her extensive clinical experience, Dr. Browne explains how Chinese medicine, acupuncture and acupressure, herbs, essential oils, nutritional supplements, meditation, and exercise can be used to address addiction and restore the body to optimal functioning. Individuals and families who are struggling with addiction, as well as medical practitioners and holistic healthcare professionals, will find help and encouragement in Dr. Browne's detailed protocols and advice for integrating natural therapies with traditional medical treatment.
Secret Keeping: Overcoming Hidden Habits and Addictions
Secret Keeping
Overcoming Hidden Habits and Addictions
Paperback      ISBN: 1577315340

Every day millions of people do things they hide from friends and family: gambling, shopping, adultery, eating disorders, drug use, and more. In fact, about one in fifteen people is living a secret life. That means somebody close to you may be a Secret Keeper. Or it could be you.
For three decades, author and counselor John Howard Prin lived as a Secret Keeper, and his secret addictions escalated to near catastrophe. Since breaking the habit, he has directly experienced the rewards of successful recovery -- whole-mindedness and renewed integrity. In these pages, he offers compelling true stories and practical exercises to empower anyone to break secret-keeping habits or help a loved one caught in a web of deception.
The first half of the book explores the human tendency to keep secrets, profiling a variety of Secret Keepers from all walks of life. The second half provides a clear, step-by-step approach to healing, rebuilding self-esteem, and living a healthy, secret-free life.

12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery: Avoiding Relapse Through Self-Awareness and Right Action
12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery
Avoiding Relapse Through Self-Awareness and Right Action
Paperback      ISBN: 1592854869
In addition to staying connected to our support systems and avoiding opportunities to use during the coronavirus pandemic, we can also keep confronting and conquering the self-destructive things we think and do that undercut our health and sanity.

Concise advice on hunting down the personal culprits that sabotage sobriety and personal happiness.

To grow in recovery, we must grow up emotionally. This means getting honest with ourselves and facing up to the self-defeating thoughts and actions that put our sobriety at risk. Although there are as many ways to mess up recovery as there are alcoholics and addicts, some general themes exist, which include: confusing self-concern with selfishness; not making amends; using the program to try to become perfect; not getting help for relationship troubles; and believing that life should be easy.

In simple, down-to-earth language, Allen Berger explores the twelve most commonly confronted beliefs and attitudes that can sabotage recovery. He then provides tools for working through these problems in daily life. This useful guide offers fresh perspectives on how the process of change begins with basic self-awareness and a commitment to working a daily program.
Addicted?: Recognizing Destructive Behaviors Before It's Too Late
Addicted?
Recognizing Destructive Behaviors Before It's Too Late
Paperback      ISBN: 0742560252

Despite our associating addictions with crazy, out of control behavior, most addictions go unrecognized. Those who suffer from addictions often misinterpret their symptoms as a sign of some other problem. Health care professionals who are entrusted by society to identify such problems routinely fail to do so. When addictions are recognized, they are confined to substance use, which overlooks the wide array of activities that engage people in an addictive manner. Further, when addictions are detected, they are in their most advanced and difficult to treat phases. In large part this is due to the all or none way we think about addiction; either you are addicted or not. In reality, an addiction does not emerge fully formed; what starts out as just having fun, gradually, over time, becomes a problem. To limit the devastation created by late stage addictions and reap the benefits of early detection, this book provides questionnaires that screen for a wide array of chemical and behavioral addictions at all stages of development. Much in the same way we learned the early warning signs of cancer, this book explores different ways to recognize the early and often subtle signs of addiction. Unlike cancer, where people rush to get treatment, facing an addiction is associated with guilt and ambivalence. To navigate these feelings and get help, the book provides a step-by-step guide for how to prepare the addicted person, be it oneself or someone else, to change an addiction.

Addictive Behaviors in Women
Addictive Behaviors in Women
Hardcover      ISBN: 0896032574

In Addictive Behaviors in Women, leading experts from psychiatry, psychology, sociology, and social work concisely review the addictive process and the characteristic behaviors of women who are dependent on alcohol and/or drugs. Topics include why women smoke, the role of personality in female addiction, sexuality issues in chemically dependent women, dieting and alcohol use in women, alcohol's role in sexual assault, and the impact of drug abuse on the family and pregnancy.

Addictive Behaviors in Women illuminates the causes and effects of the many lifestyle decisions women make that lead to addiction to drugs, work, sex, gambling, or to any of the many other elective aspects of our lives. It shows how addictive decisions can be avoided and/or treated, thereby making women's lives safer, more productive, and healthier.
Addictive Behaviour: Molecules to Mankind: Perspectives on the Nature of Addiction
Addictive Behaviour: Molecules to Mankind
Perspectives on the Nature of Addiction
Hardcover      ISBN: 0333645553

In this health-conscious age there is increasing concern about tobacco smoking and inappropriate consumption levels of alcohol. Alcoholism poses an important occupational health problem which can affect an individual's personal welfare and limit his or her efficiency at work. There is concern about the increasing availability of drugs in society, the link between drug-taking and the spread of HIV in society, and the ways in which substance misuse generates more violence within society. Both excessive alcohol consumption and drug-taking may dispose an individual to antisocial actions and lead to criminal activities. By examining the underlying biological and psychological nature of these behaviours the book is intended to inform its readers of current advances in a number of relevant disciplines and to demonstrate some of the problems in collecting and interpreting information from particular groups. 2

Addictive Behaviour: Molecules to Mankind: Perspectives on the Nature of Addiction
Addictive Behaviour: Molecules to Mankind
Perspectives on the Nature of Addiction
Paperback      ISBN: 0333645561

In this health-conscious age there is increasing concern about tobacco smoking and inappropriate consumption levels of alcohol. Alcoholism poses an important occupational health problem which can affect an individual's personal welfare and limit his or her efficiency at work. There is concern about the increasing availability of drugs in society, the link between drug-taking and the spread of HIV in society, and the ways in which substance misuse generates more violence within society. Both excessive alcohol consumption and drug-taking may dispose an individual to antisocial actions and lead to criminal activities. By examining the underlying biological and psychological nature of these behaviours the book is intended to inform its readers of current advances in a number of relevant disciplines and to demonstrate some of the problems in collecting and interpreting information from particular groups. 2

Adolescent Worlds: Drug Use and Athletic Activity
Adolescent Worlds
Drug Use and Athletic Activity
Hardcover      ISBN: 0275936473

In an important new contribution to the sociological literature, M.F. Stuck explores both the place of sport in adolescent society and, more specifically, the ways that drug use or non-use fits into the lives of and is talked about by youths who participate in sports and those who do not. The study breaks new ground both in its subject matter and in its methodology--virtually no studies exist which deal with the question of drug usage among adolescent athletes and most previous studies of adolescent drug use rely on survey data rather than on the adolescents' own descriptions of their drug use or non-use. In addition to examining specific questions related to adolescent drug use and sports, the author utilizes several theoretical perspectives drawn from sociology to illuminate the study findings: Sutherland's theory of differential association; Cohen's notion of the concept of subcultures; and the social control theories of Hirschi and Sykes and Matza. Throughout, Stuck focuses particularly upon how the actors--the adolescents themselves--explain drug use or non-use and involvement or non-involvement in sports.

The study begins by introducing appropriate literature in sociology and the sociology of sport and goes on to describe the research methodology. The bulk of the volume is devoted to an extended analysis of the findings. Among the specific questions examined are: What is the meaning of sport in the lives of the adolescents in the study? Is the popular conception that sports and clean living go hand in hand upheld? What are the explanations offered by adolescents regarding their drug use? Is sport a form of individually chosen social control? What part does the peer group play in an adolescent's social world? Is involvement in sport a mechanism for the prevention or limitation of drug use among adolescents? Stuck concludes by offering broad policy recommendations based on the study's findings. Students and professionals in the fields of sociology-sport, deviance, qualitative methodology-adolescent psychology, and education will find this volume enlightening reading.

Alcohol, Cocaine, and Accidents
Alcohol, Cocaine, and Accidents
Hardcover      ISBN: 0896032949

In Alcohol, Cocaine, and Accidents leading experts provide concise yet focused scientific reviews of the role of alcohol and cocaine in automotive, aviation, and aquatic accidents. The authoritative contributors present both applied research and epidemiological studies, with emphasis on the prevention of injuries through an increased use of appropriate educational labels, law enforcement, and personal and community-based prevention programs. In addition to detailed topical coverage, the articles suggest prevention strategies and provide supporting data for the role of treatment in reducing accidents.

Alcohol, Cocaine, and Accidents will be of interest to substance abuse researchers, law enforcement officials, treatment providers, policy makers, and legislators responsible for regulating alcohol and drug use, as well as safety issues in all areas of transportation.
Assessment of Substance Abuse
Assessment of Substance Abuse
Paperback      ISBN: 0910674426

The Buros Desk Reference series contains reviews of test instruments commonly used in particular areas.

Assessment of Substance Abuse is an indispensable resource for counselors, psychologists, researchers, and others who work with substance abuse issues. Reviews and descriptive information are provided for almost seventy commercially available instruments used in the identification and treatment of substance abuse and related problems. These reviews are taken from the ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth editions of the Mental Measurements Yearbook and represent virtually all commercially available tests in this area.

This volume includes titles, acronym, and score indexes and a publishers directory. The convenient size and easy-to-locate information in this book make it an ideal desktop companion.