Addiction and Recovery
The Angry Heart
Overcoming Borderline and Addictive Disorders : An Interactive Self-Help Guide
Paperback ISBN: 1572240806
For the millions of adults who suffer from borderline personality disorder, life is a self-destructive cycle of impulsive, often addictive behavior that keeps them trapped in a zone of mental agony. This unique self-help guide combines professional expertise with the words and experiences of Samuel, a young man who is struggling to stay on the path of his own healing journey. Offering poignant and often painful insights into how borderline and addictive behaviors come about, each chapter includes challenging recovery exercises designed to provide the skills and emotional support needed to change.
The Gifts of Sobriety
When the Promises of Recovery Come True
Paperback ISBN: 1568383541
Why try? we sometimes ask ourselves when faced with the uncertainties and hard work of recovery. But the answers are all around us, in the rich and spirited lives of those who have made the journey before us, each one a member of the joyful possibilities that await. These possibilities come alive in Gifts of Sobriety, a book that gives immediate meaning to the Big Book's promise: "We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness." In this book, those who have freed themselves of alcohol or drug addiction share the gifts that sobriety has given them. Their stories are, in turn, a gift-for those who have made the journey and for those who, just embarking, seek gladdening news of the good life to come. Barbara S. Cole, for many years a drug and alcohol professional with the Betty Ford Center, now works as a psychotherapist in private practice. She lives in Studio City, California.
Art Therapies and Clients With Eating Disorders
Paperback ISBN: 185302256x
Eating disorders are of increasing concern in the medical and psychiatric professions. Growing awareness that the arts therapies have something unique and positive to offer led to the publication of this book by experts in all areas of the arts therapies. The symptoms and aetiology ascribed to such disorders and the treatment methods prescribed to clients are discussed, and the chapters go on to focus on the use of specific arts therapies within this area, including discussions of the theoretical models they are based on, the methodologies used and the as yet small amount of research that has been completed.
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Hardcover ISBN: 0894860127
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 of the Sanskrit proverb quoted at the beginning of the book which has become one of the basic building blocks for a life of sobriety. In addition to a thought, meditation and prayer for each day of the year, this handy, pocket-sized volume also contains the Serenity Prayer and the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. It is a simple, yet effective way to help us relate the Twelve Steps to everyday life and helps us find the power not to take that first drink each day.
Get Your Loved One Sober
Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening
Paperback ISBN: 1592850812
Historically there have been few options available for individuals seeking help for treatment-resistant loved ones suffering from substance abuse. Coauthor Dr. Robert Meyers spent ten years developing a treatment program that helps Concerned Significant Others (CSOs) both improve the quality of their lives and to learn how to make treatment an attractive option for their partners who are substance abusers. Get Your Loved One Sober describes this multi-faceted program that uses supportive, non-confrontational methods to engage substance abusers into treatment. Called Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), the program uses scientifically validated behavioral principles to reduce the loved one's substance use and to encourage him or her to seek treatment. Equally important, CRAFT also helps loved ones reduce personal stress and introduce meaningful, new sources of satisfaction into their life. Key Features - CRAFT is more effective than other types of interventions. - This breakthrough new system is sweeping the recovery field. This is its first introduction to the general public. - Contains simple exercises readers can practice at their own pace, with no costly or heart-breaking interventions. - Proven successful for numerous addictions, not just alcoholism. Author Highlights Robert J. Meyers, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of New Mexico. He is also the Associate Director of the Clinical Research Branch of the Center on Alcoholism Substance Abuse and Addictions (CASAA). CASAA is internationally known for its excellence in substance abuse research and treatment development. Dr. Meyers has worked in the substance abuse field for over 27 years and has published several books and dozens of articles. Brenda L. Wolfe, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in the treatment of Eating Disorders, Substance Abuse, and Post-Traumatic Stress. In addition to her busy private practice, Dr. Wolfe is involved in research collaborations at the University of New Mexico, serves as a corporate consultant for the development of psychologically based services, and is active in various professional organizations. Her books and articles have appeared in both the popular and professional press.
Liberating Yourself from Sugar, Caffeine, Food Addictions, Tobacco, Alcohol, and Prescription Drugs
Paperback ISBN: 0892818921
Addiction-Free--Naturally offers information on gentle but effective ways to ease cravings and nourish the body, as well as on cleansing the body of accumulated toxins and using natural remedies for stress relief.
The Recovery Book
Paperback ISBN: 1563050846
Attempts to explain exactly what a recovering addict and his or her family will face during every stage of living clean and sober, with information on support groups, family relationships, temptations, and hundreds of questions and answers. Original.