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Escape from Intimacy: Untangling the ``Love'' Addictions: Sex, Romance, Relationships
Escape from Intimacy: Untangling the ``Love'' Addictions
Sex, Romance, Relationships
Paperback      ISBN: 0062548735

Schaef applies the addictions of sex, love, romance, and relationships to her broader addiction theory and clearly defines and contrasts the relationship addictions.

Twelve Steps for Overeaters: An Interpretation of the Twelve Steps of Overeaters Anonymous
Twelve Steps for Overeaters
An Interpretation of the Twelve Steps of Overeaters Anonymous
Paperback      ISBN: 0894869051
The author of the popular Food for Thought daily meditation book takes a fresh, in-depth look at the Twelve Steps of Overeaters Anonymous.

Each chapter carefully examines and interprets each of the individual Steps.
The Craving Brain: A Bold New Approach to Breaking Free from *Drug Addiction *Overeating *Alcoholism *Gambling
The Craving Brain
A Bold New Approach to Breaking Free from *Drug Addiction *Overeating *Alcoholism *Gambling
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0060928999

Where do the roots of addictive behavior lie -- in our genes or in our environment, in our chemistry or in our character? In the Craving Brain, Dr. Ronald Ruden asserts that the roots of addiction most defintetly do not lie in our character. Rather, they lie in a complex chain reaction that originates in an ancient survival mechanism in the brain. When this system is inappropriately activated, it drives the body to crave, sometimes with addictive behavior as the end result. In clear, straightforward language, Dr. Ruden outlines his remarkable successful treatment program which he believes can cure this problem.

The Craving Brain offers crucial insights into the world of addiction. This revolutionary book will bring hope to millions of people who suffer from a wide range of addictions, from gambling and alcohol to drugs and food.

When Food Is Love: Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy
When Food Is Love
Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy
Paperback      ISBN: 0452268184
#1 New York Times bestselling author of Women Food and God

"A life-changing book."--Oprah

In this moving and intimate book, Geneen Roth, bestselling author of Feeding the Hungry Heart and Breaking Free from Compulsive Eating, shows how dieting and emotional eating often become a substitute for intimacy. Drawing on her own painful personal experiences, as well as the candid stories of those she has helped in her seminars, Roth examines the crucial issues that surround emotional eating: need for control, dependency on melodrama, desire for what is forbidden, and the belief that one wrong move can mean catastrophe. She shows why many people overeat in an attempt to satisfy their emotional hunger, and why weight loss frequently just uncovers a new set of problems. But her welcome message is that change is possible. This book will help readers break destructive, self-perpetuating patterns and learn to satisfy all the hungers--physical and emotional--that make us human.

The New Codependency: Help and Guidance for Today's Generation
The New Codependency
Help and Guidance for Today's Generation
Paperback      ISBN: 1439102147
The New Codependency is an owner's manual to learning to be who you are and gives you the tools necessary to reclaim your life by renouncing unhealthy practices.

In Codependent No More, Melody Beattie introduced the world to the term codependency. Now a modern classic, this book established Beattie as a pioneer in self-help literature and endeared her to millions of readers who longed for healthier relationships. Twenty-five years later concepts such as self-care and setting boundaries have become entrenched in mainstream culture. Now Beattie has written a followup volume, The New Codependency, which clears up misconceptions about codependency, identifies how codependent behavior has changed, and provides a new generation with a road map to wellness.

The question remains: What is and what is not codependency? Beattie here reminds us that much of codependency is normal behavior. It's about crossing lines. There are times we do too much, care too much, feel too little, or overly engage. Feeling resentment after giving is not the same as heartfelt generosity. Narcissism and self-love, enabling and nurturing, and controlling and setting boundaries are not interchangeable terms. In The New Codependency, Beattie explores these differences, effectively invoking her own inspiring story and those of others, to empower us to step out of the victim role forever. Codependency, she shows, is not an illness but rather a series of behaviors that once broken down and analyzed can be successfully combated.

Each section offers an overview of and a series of activities pertaining to a particular behavior--caretaking, controlling, manipulation, denial, repression, etc.--enabling us to personalize our own step-by-step guide to wellness. These sections, in conjunction with a series of tests allowing us to assess the level of our codependent behavior, demonstrate that while it may not seem possible now, we have the power to take care of ourselves, no matter what we are experiencing.
Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow: 12 Simple Principles
Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow
12 Simple Principles
Hardcover      ISBN: 1573242136

Thirty years ago best-selling author Karen Casey (Each Day a New Beginning) wandered into a support group and learned there was only one thing she could change--herself She found a group of people who had adopted this concept--and she joined them. The result? Change so profound Casey has dedicated much of her life to teaching others about it. Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow offers a dozen simple principles to live by. Each principle makes up a chapter. Each chapter includes meditation-style essays to help readers access peaceful, life-changing responses to just about any situation. It really is as simple as changing our minds. This little book will show you how.

Addiction-Free Naturally: Liberating Yourself from Sugar, Caffeine, Food Addictions, Tobacco, Alcohol, and Prescription Drugs
Addiction-Free Naturally
Liberating Yourself from Sugar, Caffeine, Food Addictions, Tobacco, Alcohol, and Prescription Drugs
Paperback      ISBN: 0892818921

The first comprehensive guide to overcoming addictions by using natural remedies that rebuild health for both body and mind from the inside out.

- Covers a full range of natural remedies, including herbs, homeopathy, aromatherapy, flower essence remedies, color therapy, acupressure, and more.

- Addresses many different substances, such as caffeine and chocolate, and discusses how the body deals with withdrawal, detoxification, and repatterning.

- The natural remedies included in this book can be used in conjunction with conventional therapies.

- By well-known author Brigitte Mars, who has 30 years of experience with natural therapies and is the formulator for UniTea Herbs.

Addiction is one of the most serious health issues facing our twenty-first century culture. Modern lifestyles encourage us to consume excessive amounts of caffeine and sugar and to unwind from our stressful lives with tobacco or alcohol. Left untreated, some addictions can cause metabolic damage, leading to heart disease, high blood pressure, and immune disorders--as well as causing nutritional deficiencies, fatigue, and depression.

Addiction-Free--Naturally offers gentle but effective ways to ease cravings and nourish the body, as well as information on cleansing the body of accumulated toxins and using natural remedies for stress relief. The remedies can be used in conjunction with conventional therapies, such as psychotherapy or Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. The author also offers advice on designing a personal program to break addiction and finding a health care professional or program to offer expert guidance as you walk the road to recovery.
Exercise and Eating Disorders: An Ethical and Legal Analysis
Exercise and Eating Disorders
An Ethical and Legal Analysis
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0415476062

Eating disorders (EDs) have become a social epidemic in the developed world. This book addresses the close links between EDs and exercise, helping us to understand why people with EDs often exercise to excessive and potentially harmful levels. This is also the first book to examine this issue from an ethical and legal perspective, identifying the rights and responsibilities of people with EDs, their families and the fitness professionals and clinicians that work with them.

The book offers an accessible account of EDs and closely examines the concept of addiction. Drawing on a wide range of medical, psychological, physiological, sociological and philosophical sources, the book examines the benefits and risks of exercise for the ED population, explores the links between EDs and other abuses of the body in the sports environment and addresses the issue of athletes with disordered eating behaviour. Importantly, the book also surveys current legislation and professional codes of conduct that guide the work of fitness professionals and clinicians in this area and presents a clear and thorough set of case histories and action points to help professionals better understand, and care for, their clients with EDs.

Exercise and Eating Disorders is important reading for students of applied ethics, medical ethics and the ethics of sport, as well as for fitness professionals, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, sports coaches and sport and exercise scientists looking to improve their understanding of this important issue.

Women, Food, and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything
Women, Food, and God
An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything
Hardcover      ISBN: 1416543074

Geneen Roth's 1991 bestseller, When Food Is Love, spoke to a wide audience--including Oprah Winfrey, who embraced Roth's empowering message. Since then, Roth has taken the sum total of her experience and combined it with spirituality, psychology, and self-awareness to explain women's true hunger in Women, Food, and God . .

Roth's approach to eating is the same as any addiction--it is an activity to avoid feeling emotions. From the first page, readers will be struck by Roth's intelligence, humor, and sensitivity, as she traces the path of overeating from its subtle beginning through its logical end. Whether the drug is booze or brownies, the problem is the same: opting out of life. Roth's premier advice is eat anything you want . She powerfully argues for personal investigation and urges readers to pay attention to what they truly need--and it usually cannot be found in a supermarket. She provides seven basic guidelines for eating (the most important is to never diet) and shares reassuring, practical advice that has over the years helped thousands of women who have attended her highly successful seminars and workshops..

Truly a thinking woman's guide to eating--and an anti-diet book-- women everywhere will find insights and revelations on every page. .

The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure: A Holistic Approach to Total Recovery
The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure
A Holistic Approach to Total Recovery
Paperback      ISBN: 0943015448
The breakthrough three-step program that heals the underlying causes of dependency and ends relapse for alcoholics, addicts, and those with addictive behaviors. The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure contains the three-step holistic program to total recovery that is the basis of the miraculous success of Passages Malibu Addiction Cure Center in California, one of the world's most successful addiction treatment centers. In this revolutionary book, you will learn: * The three steps to permanent sobriety * The four causes of dependency * How to create a personalized, holistic treatment program to completely cure your dependency * How your thoughts, emotions, and beliefs are key factors in your recovery * How to stimulate your body's self-healing potential to be forever free of dependency "Freedom from dependency starts with understanding that alcohol, drugs, and addictive behaviors are not the real problems," say Chris and Pax Prentiss, cofounders of Passages Malibu. "Alcohol, street drugs, nicotine, prescription medications, food bingeing, gambling, and the like are merely the substances or behaviors you or your loved ones are using to cope with the real problems--anything from deep emotional pain, ill health, or depression to hypoglycemia, a sluggish thyroid, or brain-wave pattern imbalances. Once the underlying problems are discovered and cured, the need for drugs, alcohol, or addictive behavior will disappear--along with the craving." Chris Prentiss should know. His son Pax was addicted to heroin, cocaine, and alcohol for ten years. They sought help everywhere, but Pax relapsed again and again. In desperation, they finally created their own holistic, hand-tailored program that was a complete break from all other programs and that combined several effective therapies. It saved Pax's life. Together, father and son founded Passages Malibu to help others find their own freedom. For decades, we've been hearing that alcoholism and addiction are incurable diseases, but The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure proves that this is a dangerous myth and that the label of "alcoholic" or "addict" destroys the promise of full recovery. Today, thousands are being freed from the old, limiting paradigms by using the groundbreaking approach spelled out in this book. As visionaries and innovators, Pax and Chris Prentiss bring new hope to people everywhere who are dependent on drugs, alcohol, or addictive behaviors.