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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.

Marriage on the Rocks: Learning to Live with Yourself and an Alcoholic
Marriage on the Rocks
Learning to Live with Yourself and an Alcoholic
Paperback      ISBN: 0932194176

How do you live with an alcoholic? Dr. Woititz in her first, break through book addresses the spouses of alcoholics who feel overwhelmed and desperate in their marriages. Her focus is to show that the boundaries of isolationism and depression that living with an alcoholic brings does not necessarily mean one cannot eventually find piece of mind. Whether or not the alcoholic continues drinking. Marriage on the Rocks can show you the coping skills you deserve to have when Alcoholism impacts your life.

Spiritual Awakenings: Journeys of the Spirit
Spiritual Awakenings
Journeys of the Spirit
Trade Paperback      ISBN: 0933685459

From Grapevine, the international journal of Alcoholics Anonymous, personal and heartfelt stories from AA members

"The greatest gift that can come to anybody is a spiritual awakening." --Bill W., co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous

In this collection of more than 80 stirring letters, essays and stories, discover the unique journeys of the spirit that AAs have taken on their paths from alcoholism to recovery-- and the practical ways they put their spiritual values into operation in their everyday lives while maintaining or attaining sobriety.

Spiritual Awakenings includes stories from the pages of Grapevine magazine contributed by AA members who've found comfort and strength in so many ways: by returning to the abandoned faith of their youth, discovering an entirely new Higher Power, integrating personal philosophies with the principles of the Steps and Traditions or simply by listening and observing the world around them.

Starting with the voices of Bill W. and Dr. Bob, co-founders of AA, and including stories from newcomers and old-timers, the eager and the cautious, Spiritual Awakening: Journeys of the Spirit highlights the many different aspects of getting in touch with your own version of faith.

Spiritual presence, transformation, anonymity, humility, simplicity, sacrifice--what better foundation upon which to build a new life?

How Al-Anon Works for Families & Friends of Alcoholics
How Al-Anon Works for Families & Friends of Alcoholics
Hardcover      ISBN: 0910034265
Drop the Rock: Removing Character Defects, Steps Six and Seven
Drop the Rock
Removing Character Defects, Steps Six and Seven
by P, Bill
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1592851614

A crisis like the coronavirus pandemic can threaten our recovery; it's unexpected, unfair, and not our fault. We can't control the virus, or other people's behavior, but we get to decide what to carry on our journey, and what to drop.

A practical guide to letting go of the character defects that get in the way of true and joyful recovery.

Resentment. Fear. Self-Pity. Intolerance. Anger. As Bill P. explains, these are the "rocks" that can sink recovery--or at the least, block further progress. Based on the principles behind Steps Six and Seven, Drop the Rock combines personal stories, practical advice, and powerful insights to help readers move forward in recovery. The second edition features additional stories and a reference section.
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.
One Day at a Time in Al-Anon
One Day at a Time in Al-Anon
by Al-Anon
Hardcover      ISBN: 0910034214

Provides daily meditations and readings to help families of alcoholics find strength and hope.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous
4th Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1893007170

Alcoholics Anonymous (also known as the Big Book in recovery circles) sets forth cornerstone concepts of recovery from alcoholism and tells the stories of men and women who have overcome the disease.

The fourth edition includes twenty-four new stories that provide contemporary sharing for newcomers seeking recovery from alcoholism in A.A. during the early years of the 21st century. Sixteen stories are retained from the third edition, including the Pioneers of A.A. section, which helps the reader remain linked to A.A.'s historic roots, and shows how early members applied this simple but profound program that helps alcoholics get sober today. Approximately 21 million copies of the first three editions of Alcoholics Anonymous have been distributed. It is expected that the new fourth edition will play its part in passing on A.A.'s basic message of recovery. This fourth edition has been approved by the General Service Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous, in the hope that many more may be led toward recovery by reading its explanation of the A.A. program and its varied examples of personal experiences which demonstrate that the A.A. program works.
Sober for Good: New Solutions for Drinking Problems--Advice from Those Who Have Succeeded
Sober for Good
New Solutions for Drinking Problems--Advice from Those Who Have Succeeded
Paperback      ISBN: 0618219072

Finally someone has gone straight to the real experts: hundreds of men and women who have resolved a drinking problem. The best-selling author Anne M. Fletcher asked them a simple question: how did you do it? The result is the first completely unbiased guide for problem drinkers, one that shatters long-held assumptions about alcohol recovery.

Myth: AA is the only way to get sober.
Reality: More than half the people Fletcher surveyed recovered without AA.

Myth: You can't get sober on your own.
Reality: Many people got sober by themselves.

Myth: One drink inevitably leads right back to the bottle.
Reality: A small number of people find they can have an occasional drink.

Myth: There's nothing you can do for someone with a drinking problem until he or she is ready.
Reality: Family and friends can make a big difference if they know how to help.

Weaving together the success stories of ordinary people and the latest scientific research on the subject, Fletcher uncovers a vital truth: no single path to sobriety is right for every individual. There are many ways to get sober - and stay sober. SOBER FOR GOOD is for anyone who has ever struggled not to drink, coped with someone who has a drinking problem, or secretly wondered, Do I drink too much?
Food for Thought, 1: Daily Meditations for Overeaters
Food for Thought, 1
Daily Meditations for Overeaters
Paperback      ISBN: 0894860909
Daily readings for compulsive overeaters who seek to understand the role of food in their lives, supporting a life of physical, emotional, and spiritual balance.

Food for Thought offers wise and comforting words for compulsive overeaters who seek to understand the role of food in their lives. Each day's reading in this best-selling classic supports a life of physical, emotional, and spiritual balance.

Read daily by millions, Hazelden meditation books have set the standard for quality and popularity. Like all the Hazelden meditation favorites, Food for Thought provides enduring wisdom, reassurance, and strength.