I Want to Change My Life

I Want to Change My Life Author Steven M. Melemis
ISBN-10 1897572239
Year 2010
Pages 274
Language en
Publisher
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A leading expert in addiction and mood disorders shares a five-point plan for overcoming anxiety, depression, and addiction. He describes the symptoms, causes, treatment, and relapse prevention strategies, and includes numerous exercises and a one-month step-by-step program.

I Want to Change My Life

I Want to Change My Life Author Steven Michael Melemis
ISBN-10 OCLC:919222182
Year 2014
Pages 278
Language en
Publisher
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Discover a five-point plan for overcoming anxiety, depression, and addiction. Learn the symptoms, causes, treatment, and relapse prevention strategies. Learn new coping skills including a new approach to stress management and cognitive therapy and how they can help you. The book includes numerous exercises and a one-month step-by-step program to get you started. Dr. Melemis is a leading expert in addiction and mood disorders who has helped thousands of people improve their lives. For more information refer to IWantToChangeMyLife.org.

I Want to Change My Life

I Want to Change My Life Author Steven Michael Melemis
ISBN-10 OCLC:919222182
Year 2014
Pages 278
Language en
Publisher
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Discover a five-point plan for overcoming anxiety, depression, and addiction. Learn the symptoms, causes, treatment, and relapse prevention strategies. Learn new coping skills including a new approach to stress management and cognitive therapy and how they can help you. The book includes numerous exercises and a one-month step-by-step program to get you started. Dr. Melemis is a leading expert in addiction and mood disorders who has helped thousands of people improve their lives. For more information refer to IWantToChangeMyLife.org.

Rewired

Rewired Author Erica Spiegelman
ISBN-10 9781578265664
Year 2015-04-28
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Hatherleigh Press
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A REVOLUTIONARY NEW APPROACH TO ADDICTION RECOVERY FROM AN ADDICTION EXPERT Rewired is a new, breakthrough approach to fighting addiction and self-damaging behavior by acknowledging our personal power to bring ourselves back from the brink. Centered on the concept of self-actualization, Rewired will guide you towards not only physical sobriety, but a mental, emotional, and spiritual sobriety by learning to identify key principles within yourself, including authenticity, honesty, gratitude, and understanding a need for solitude. Rewired addresses the whole self; just as addiction affects every part of one’s life, so too must its treatment. By helping us to build a healthy space to support our own recovery, we can rewrite the negative behaviors that result in addiction. Usable in conjunction with or in place of 12-step programs, Rewired allows for a more holistic approach, helping to create a personalized treatment plan that is right for you. Each section in Rewired includes: - Personal anecdotes from the author’s own struggles with alcoholism and addiction - Inspiring true success stories of patients overcoming their addictions - Questions to engage you into finding what is missing from your recovery - Positive affirmations and intentions to guide and motivate With all the variables, both physical and emotional, that play into overcoming addiction, Rewired enables us to stay strong and positive as we progress on the path to recovery. Rewired teaches patience and compassion, the two cornerstones of a new, humanist approach to curing addiction. Remember, addicts are not broken people that need to be fixed—they just have a few crossed wires.

The Secret Addiction

The Secret Addiction Author Tony DeRamus
ISBN-10 0615483194
Year 2011-08-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Sma International
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After almost a decade of living a life behind a veil of smoke and many failed attempts at quitting, Tony DeRamus began his journey of discovering the answers to abstaining from what most people consider to be a harmless drug, a non-addictive drug. For many of those who are trapped in this cloud of smoke, know this is far from the truth. Sadly, many of those individuals simply do not know how to find their way out. Although The Secret Addiction began as a personal quest, Dr. DeRamus quickly realized that there was very limited information specifically for marijuana addicts. Yes, the topic of addiction is extremely popular, but marijuana addicts consider themselves different and many times can't relate to a program focused mainly on alcohol or cocaine. The Secret Addiction will help guide those who are looking for the answers to escaping their dependency on marijuana whether it has been two years or twenty years. Compiled with the latest research, questionnaires, motivational and behavioral strategies, The Secret Addiction has been written exclusively for the marijuana user.

Believable Hope

Believable Hope Author Michael Cartwright
ISBN-10 9780757317316
Year 2012-09-04
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Health Communications, Inc.
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Millions of people appear to be living normal lives yet they are secretly numbing their emotional pain with alcohol, drugs, food, and many other lifestyle addictions. The good news is that there is hope, and author Michael Cartwright knows this firsthand, both personally and professionally. Hooked on drugs and alcohol as a teenager, Cartwright landed in a psychiatric hospital in a catatonic state in his early twenties. Despite completing the typical recovery programs and mandatory counseling, he continued in a downward spiral until he had an epiphany that would ultimately set him free. Once he was able to visualize what his life could be, he created an inward believable hope that his life could change for the better. By adjusting his mind-set and confronting not only his addictions, but his core emotional issues, he overcame his compulsions and became emotionally healthy and financially wealthy. He went on to establish multiple nationwide treatment centers that have helped thousands of people break the cycle of addiction. In Believable Hope, he shares his personal struggles, his recovery process, and the 5-pronged approach that has caused dramatic transformation with clientele ranging from those living on the street to celebrities and everyone in-between. Believable Hope is a lifeline for people battling addiction, providing a fresh sense of hope for those who love them.

No Need for Weed

No Need for Weed Author James Langton
ISBN-10 9780955762604
Year 2008-01
Pages 234
Language en
Publisher No Need For Weed
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This resource offers a real understanding of how cannabis interacts with all areas of life and provides a step-by-step guide to letting go of cannabis dependency.

Unbroken Brain

Unbroken Brain Author Maia Szalavitz
ISBN-10 9781466859562
Year 2016-04-05
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Press
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER More people than ever before see themselves as addicted to, or recovering from, addiction, whether it be alcohol or drugs, prescription meds, sex, gambling, porn, or the internet. But despite the unprecedented attention, our understanding of addiction is trapped in unfounded 20th century ideas, addiction as a crime or as brain disease, and in equally outdated treatment. Challenging both the idea of the addict's "broken brain" and the notion of a simple "addictive personality," The New York Times Bestseller, Unbroken Brain, offers a radical and groundbreaking new perspective, arguing that addictions are learning disorders and shows how seeing the condition this way can untangle our current debates over treatment, prevention and policy. Like autistic traits, addictive behaviors fall on a spectrum -- and they can be a normal response to an extreme situation. By illustrating what addiction is, and is not, the book illustrates how timing, history, family, peers, culture and chemicals come together to create both illness and recovery- and why there is no "addictive personality" or single treatment that works for all. Combining Maia Szalavitz's personal story with a distillation of more than 25 years of science and research,Unbroken Brain provides a paradigm-shifting approach to thinking about addiction. Her writings on radical addiction therapies have been featured in The Washington Post, Vice Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, in addition to multiple other publications. She has been interviewed about her book on many radio shows including Fresh Air with Terry Gross and The Brian Lehrer show.

Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine Addiction Author Arnold M. Washton
ISBN-10 0393307158
Year 1991-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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Describes how cocaine is used, discusses its physiological and psychological effects, and examines a model rehab program

The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction

The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction Author Rebecca E. Williams
ISBN-10 9781608823420
Year 2012-08-01
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher New Harbinger Publications
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Most addictive behavior is rooted in some type of loss, be it the death of a loved one, coming to terms with limitations set by chronic health problems, or the end of a relationship. By turning to drugs and alcohol, people who have suffered a loss can numb their grief. In the process, they postpone their healing and can drive themselves further into addiction. The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction offers readers an effective program for working through their addiction and grief with cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Created by a psychologist who works for the Department of Veterans Affairs and a marriage and family therapist who works for Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, this mindfulness training workbook is effective for treating the emotion dysregulation, stress, depression, and grief that lie at the heart of addiction. No matter the loss, the mindfulness skills in this workbook help readers process their grief, determine the function their addiction is serving, and replace the addiction with healthy coping behaviors.

Rational Recovery

Rational Recovery Author Jack Trimpey
ISBN-10 9780671528584
Year 1996-11-01
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Offers a self-recovery program for substance abuse based on the Addictive Voice Recognition Technique

The Heart of Addiction

The Heart of Addiction Author Lance M. Dodes, M.D.
ISBN-10 9780062026330
Year 2010-09-14
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Nobody has had an answer for why people with addictions continue to repeat them -- until now. For more than twenty years, distinguished psychiatrist Dr. Lance Dodes has been successfully helping people master their addictions -- alcoholism, compulsive gambling, smoking, sexual addiction, and more with a radical approach. Dr. Dodes describes how all addictions have, at their heart, unrecognized emotional factors that explain: Why we feel the impulse Why we feel it when we do What alternatives (really) work in that critical moment In this refreshing book filled with compelling case studies, Dr. Dodes debunks several such widely accepted myths as: Addictions are fundamentally a physical problem. People with addictions are different from other people. You have to hit bottom before you can get well. You are wasting your time if you ask "why" you have an addiction.

How to Quit Drugs for Good

How to Quit Drugs for Good Author Jerry Dorsman
ISBN-10 9780761515173
Year 1998
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Three Rivers Press
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Provides self-discovery exercises, worksheets, and checklists to help readers determine if they have a drug problem, decide how to quit using drugs, and develop a treatment plan

The Happy Addict

The Happy Addict Author Beth Burgess
ISBN-10 0957321716
Year 2013-06
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher
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"If you are an addict who has got clean and sober, and you are now looking to take the next steps to improve your life, this book is for you. Many people put down the drink or drugs, but are still struggling to be happy and healthy. The Happy Addict teaches you how to overcome the hurdles that often face us in recovery, and how to use your experience of addiction for good. This book will show you different ways of thinking and being, so you can have positivity and peace of mind, along with your sobriety. This is an essential book for anyone who feels their recovery could always be improved."--pg. 3

Rewire

Rewire Author Richard O'Connor
ISBN-10 9780698156968
Year 2014-07-31
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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We humans tend to get in our own way time and time again—whether it comes to not speaking up for ourselves, going back to bad romantic partners, dieting for the umpteenth try, or acting on any of a range of bad habits we just can’t seem to shake. In Rewire, renowned psychotherapist Richard O’Connor, PhD, reveals exactly why our bad habits die so hard. We have two brains—one a thoughtful, conscious, deliberative self, and the other an automatic self that makes most of our decisions without our attention. Using new research and knowledge about how the brain works, the book clears a path to lasting, effective change for behaviors that include: Procrastination Overeating Chronic disorganization Staying in bad situations Excessive worrying Risk taking Passive aggression Self-medication Bringing together many different fields in psychology and brain science, Dr. O’Connor gives you a road map to overcoming whatever self-destructive habits are plaguing you, with exercises throughout the book. We can rewire our brains to develop healthier circuitry, training the automatic self to make wiser decisions without having to think about it; ignore distractions; withstand temptations; see ourselves and the world more clearly; and interrupt our reflexive responses before they get us in trouble. Meanwhile, our conscious minds will be freed to view ourselves with compassion at the same time as we practice self-discipline. By learning valuable skills and habits—including mindfulness, self-control, confronting fear, and freeing yourself from mindless guilt—we can open ourselves to vastly more successful, productive, and happy lives. The book even demystifies how to overcome what Dr. O’Connor calls the “undertow” (the mysterious force that sabotages our best efforts when we’re just on the edge of victory) for long-lasting change. Offering a valuable science-based new paradigm for rewiring our brains, Rewire is a refreshing guide to becoming a healthier, happier self.