Addiction and Recovery
The Spiritual Self
Reflections on Recovery and God
Paperback ISBN: 1568383649
Much is made of spirituality these days-in recovery and in the culture at large-but what, exactly, does spirituality mean? Is it something different to different people? How is it discovered, nurtured, expressed? And, perhaps most important, why does it matter? To the thicket of questions surrounding the subject, this book brings a clear vision and a thoughtful approach that will help us find our way to the very heart of spirituality. Writing simply and directly, Abraham Twerski shows how spirituality-independent of religion-is central to emotional and mental health, and is a key to being truly and profoundly human. Founder and medical director of the Gateway Rehabilitation Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Abraham J. Twerski is a rabbi, psychiatrist, chemical dependency counselor, and the author of many books, including Addictive Thinking: Understanding Self-Deception.
Each Day a New Beginning
Daily Meditations for Women
Paperback ISBN: 0894861611
Find inspiration and guidance for dealing with the challenges and new experiences of recovery in the writings from a woman who cares about others. This beloved author writes about self-esteem, friendships with other women, hope, attitudes about life and relationships, and more. Her words help bridge the gap between self and Higher Power, between loneliness and sharing the emotions of recovery. Almost three million recovering women turn to these meditations each day.
Creating the Capacity for Attachment
Treating Addictions and the Alienated Self
Hardcover ISBN: 1568215096
Detached, alienated people, many of them functioning with a pathologically developed false self, barely navigate life's challenges. Our cultural emphasis on autonomy and separateness has led to a retreat from valuing interpersonal, communal dependence and has greatly contributed to a rise in the number of people whose suffering is often expressed in addictions and personality disorders. Using actual patient material, including diaries and letters, Karen Walant's Creating the Capacity for Attachment shows how "immersive moments" in therapy - moments of complete understanding between patient and therapist - are powerful enough to dislodge the alienated, detached self from its hiding place and enable the individual to begin incorporating the inner core into the external, social self.
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.
Story of a Drunken Girlhood
Paperback ISBN: 0143036475
A twenty-four-year-old survivor of alcoholism recounts her journey from teen experimentation to binge drinking, a process during which she endured depression, rage, sexual exploitation, and troubled relationships before making the decision to heal, in a personal memoir that also offers insight into youth alcohol abuse. Reprint.
The Alcoholism And Addiction Cure
A Holistic Approach To Total Recovery
Paperback ISBN: 0943015448
Contains the three-step holistic program to total recovery that is the basis of the successful Passages approach. You will learn: the three steps to permanent sobriety; how to create a personalized, holistic treatment program to completely cure your dependency; the four causes of dependency; how your thoughts, emotions, and beliefs are key factors in your recovery; and how to stimulate your body's self-healing potential to be forever free of dependency.--From publisher description.
Sober for Good
New Solutions for Drinking Problems-Advice from Those Who Have Succeeded
Paperback ISBN: 0618219072
Combining the success stories of people who have taken control of their drinking and the latest scientific research on alcoholism, a look at combatting alcohol addiction without conventional Alcoholics Anonymous ranges from quitting on one's own to entering a formal treatment facility. Reprint.