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ADD/ADHD Drug Free: Natural Alternatives and Practical Exercises to Help Your Child Focus
ADD/ADHD Drug Free
Natural Alternatives and Practical Exercises to Help Your Child Focus
Paperback      ISBN: 0814400949

Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) are among the most misunderstood problems facing young children today. Drugs like Ritalin and Cylert are traditionally prescribed to treat these disorders, but their use is controversial. While many children have been helped by these medications, at best, pills only temporarily improve symptoms. Sometimes they don't work at all, and they can come with disturbing side effects such as weight loss, insomnia, and may even slow growth in younger children. ADD/ADHD Drug Free gives frustrated parents a long-awaited natural alternative. The first book to feature enjoyable, practical activities for children that will help them cope with their disorder by strengthening brain functioning, this life-changing guide shows parents, teachers, and counselors how they can improve learning and behavior effectively and without medication. Timely and thoroughly researched, this guide will help thousands of children become more focused and more successful in school and in life, without jeopardizing their health.

Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age: A Brief History of A. A.
Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age
A Brief History of A. A.
Hardcover      ISBN: 091685602x
A Woman's Spirit: More Meditations for Women
A Woman's Spirit
More Meditations for Women
Paperback      ISBN: 0894868691
Following in the tradition of her recovery classic, Each Day a New Beginning, author Karen Casey presents another year full of inspiring meditations that speak to the challenges faced by recovering women.

All women are unique--we all face different joys and struggles. Yet, all women in recovery from addiction to alcohol or other drugs share many common experiences. We also share the purpose of seeking a new, healthier way of life.

The daily meditations in A Woman's Spirit cover vital topics at the heart of any woman's recovery journey, such as taking responsibility, managing expectations, dealing with change, and finding purpose. Spending a few moments each day with Karen Casey's wisdom is sure to bring a sense of peace and belonging to recovering women everywhere.
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.

A Psychonaut's Guide to the Invisible Landscape: The Topography of the Psychedelic Experience
A Psychonaut's Guide to the Invisible Landscape
The Topography of the Psychedelic Experience
Paperback      ISBN: 1594770905

A bold cartography of the inner landscape visible only to those experiencing altered states

- Presents the psychedelic experience as an objective landscape that embodies the Other, rather than a subjective state of mind

- Provides corroboration of phenomena encountered by those who venture into this domain

Journeying into the invisible world revealed by his use of the dissociative psychedelic DXM (dextromethorphan), Dan Carpenter found that what he experienced was not simply subjective sensations and psychological states but an objective world of familiar, if inordinately odd, landmarks and characters. The running diary he kept of these voyages recounts impressions of a landscape charted by other travelers into this Inner Space and includes descriptions of many of the same phenomena recorded by such mind travelers as Terence and Dennis McKenna, Alexander and Ann Shulgin, and others who have experienced the hive mind--the pool of all consciousness. Into this territory where expression is like chaos theory, where oddly symmetrical order manifests out of the seemingly anarchic swirl of images and events, the author ventures with the mind-set of a naturalist, accepting whatever might be rather than what he hopes he might find. What emerges is not a location crafted by subjective experience, but a landscape that embodies the Other and that represents a conscious state in which the barriers between the self and the not-self dissolve.
I'll Quit Tomorrow
I'll Quit Tomorrow
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062504304

This bestselling recovery classic has helped untold thousands of alcoholics onto the road to recovery. Written by the founder of the Johnson Institute in Minneapolis, one of the country's most successful training programs for treatment providers, I'll Quit Tomorrow present the concepts and methods that have brought new hope to alcoholics and their families, friends, and employers. Abstinence is not the only objective of Johnson's breakthrough methods -- his therapy aims at restoring the ego strength of the victim to assure permanent recovery. Johnson outlines a dynamic plan of intervention and treatment that will block the progress of alcoholism and lead to a richer, more productive life.

From Binge to Blackout: A Mother and Son Struggle with Teen Drinking
From Binge to Blackout
A Mother and Son Struggle with Teen Drinking
Paperback      ISBN: 0451219090

Throughout his college years, Toren Volkmann partied like there was no tomorrow, having what was supposed to be the time of his life. Like so many parents, his mother, Chris, overlooked Toren's growing alcohol problem. But when he graduated, Toren realized he'd become a full-blown alcoholic. And he was not alone.

Considered a rite of passage, teenage drinking has skyrocketed to epidemic proportions, fostering a generation of young adults whose lives are already beginning to come apart under the strain. This book, written from the viewpoints of both mother and son, is a riveting, enlightening, and heartbreakingly true story of a family that was able to confront the fear, pain, and denial that threatened to destroy them--and survive the epidemic of teenage drinking that's putting America's future at risk.

Secret Keeping: Overcoming Hidden Habits and Addictions
Secret Keeping
Overcoming Hidden Habits and Addictions
Paperback      ISBN: 1577315340

Every day millions of people do things they hide from friends and family: gambling, shopping, adultery, eating disorders, drug use, and more. In fact, about one in fifteen people is living a secret life. That means somebody close to you may be a Secret Keeper. Or it could be you.
For three decades, author and counselor John Howard Prin lived as a Secret Keeper, and his secret addictions escalated to near catastrophe. Since breaking the habit, he has directly experienced the rewards of successful recovery -- whole-mindedness and renewed integrity. In these pages, he offers compelling true stories and practical exercises to empower anyone to break secret-keeping habits or help a loved one caught in a web of deception.
The first half of the book explores the human tendency to keep secrets, profiling a variety of Secret Keepers from all walks of life. The second half provides a clear, step-by-step approach to healing, rebuilding self-esteem, and living a healthy, secret-free life.

Adult Children Secrets of Dysfunctional Families: The Secrets of Dysfunctional Families
Adult Children Secrets of Dysfunctional Families
The Secrets of Dysfunctional Families
Paperback      ISBN: 0932194532

It is estimated that as many as 34 million people grew up in alcoholic homes. But what about the rest of us? What about families that had no alcoholism, but did have perfectionism, workaholism, compulsive overeating, intimacy problems, depression, problems in expressing feelings, plus all the other personality traits that can produce a family system much like an alcoholic one?

Countless millions of us struggle with these kinds of dysfunctions every day, and until very recently we struggled alone. Pulling together both theory and clinical practice, John and Linda Friel provide a readable explanation of what happened to us and how we can rectify it.