Addiction and Recovery
My Friend Leonard
Paperback ISBN: 1594481954
A personal account about the author's relationship with Leonard, the father figure from A Million Little Pieces, recounts how Leonard helped him recover from drug and alcohol addictions and then encouraged him to pursue a writing career before mysteriously disappearing. Reprint. 1,000,000 first printing.
Facing Love Addiction
Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love --The Love Connection to Codependence
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0062506048
Describes the dynamics of a coaddicted relationship, the symptoms of each partner, and the stages of addiction and provides a practical recovery process for love addicts
Understanding the Alcoholic's Mind
The Nature of Craving and How to Control It
Paperback ISBN: 0195059182
Despite the immense obstacles they face, many alcoholics do manage to recover. In this groundbreaking book, Arnold M. Ludwig--a doctor with over twenty-five years of experience working with alcoholics--goes inside the minds of alcoholics in order to explain the behaviors and thought processes they use to get and stay sober. Whether alcoholics achieve recovery through Alcoholics Anonymous, a church, counseling, hospitalization, or entirely of their own initiative, the basic methods remain essentially the same. This book offers the first detailed examination of these successful methods. Ludwig has discovered that in most cases a lasting recovery can only begin after certain crucial attitude changes occur. Regardless of the motivation of alcoholics, powerful forces lure them back to drink. To remain sober, alcoholics not only must recognize these forces and the dangerous frame of mind that fuels them, but also must use a variety of techniques for resisting temptation. Recovery involves far more than simply not drinking; it means a sober life style. Over the years, Ludwig has worked with over one thousand alcoholics from all walks of life and within many different settings, including hospital clinics, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, detoxification centers, and private homes. Using clinical vignettes, research findings, and personal anecdotes, he documents the basic principles necessary for conquering craving and achieving recovery. Ludwig offers an optimistic message: no matter how bad things get, there is always hope. This book will provide insights not only for recovering alcoholics, but also for their families, counselors, and doctors.
What It Is, Where It Comes From, How It Sabotages Our Lives
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0062505890
Discusses the symptoms of codependence, explains how child abuse and dysfunctional family life can cause the condition, and suggests a path toward recovery
Believing in Myself
Daily Meditations for Healing and Building Self-Esteem
Paperback ISBN: 0671766163
A solid sense of self-worth is the single most important factor in determining our happiness in life and our success in work and relationships. With it, virtually all things are possible. Without it, even victories can feel like defeats. That's why raising low self-esteem is an essential part of the healing process for those who are recovering from addictions and dependencies -- and for anyone who still feels the pain of childhood wounds or other hurts. This enlightening book presents a meditation for every day of the year, complete with an inspirational quote and a thought-for-the-day. It addresses such subjects as: Why self-esteem seems so fragile; how to define ourselves in terms of our own standards and values; why attitude is so important when we make mistakes; the difference between conceit and self-approval; how self-doubt triggers unattractive behaviors; and how self-esteem blooms when we have a sense of purpose in life.
Paperback ISBN: 0747566143
Over the last 30 years, millions of people have come in contact with cannabis, but there is surprisingly little information available that examines the drug as a whole—its medicinal properties, its function as a commodity traded on a global scale, its role in religion, the many ways it can be cultivated, and its effect on body and mind. In Cannabis Culture, journalist Patrick Matthews finds that researchers have unraveled the complexities of the plant, uncovering in the process much of the chemistry of our minds and emotions. In addition to scientists, Matthews meets a colorful mix of characters—connoisseurs, criminals, and cultivators—who together make up the new cannabis culture.