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 Recovery Book

The Recovery Book Author Al J. Mooney
ISBN-10 9780761183150
Year 2014-09-09
Pages 624
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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Announcing a completely revised and updated second edition of The Recovery Book, the bible of addiction recovery. Written for the 23 million Americans struggling with alcohol and drugs, it is “a clear, accurate, and comprehensive resource—for patients, their families, and helping professionals” (Anthony B. Radcliffe, M.D., former president, American Society of Addiction Medicine). Dr. Al Mooney, who lectures internationally on recovery, writing with medical and health journalists Howard Eisenberg and Catherine Dold, covers all the latest in addiction science and recovery techniques. Extensive research in neuroplasticity, for example, sheds new light on how alcohol and drugs actually alter pathways in the brain—but also how this same process, when trained in recovery, can remold the brain, making sobriety a routine way of life. A new understanding of gender and addiction leads to revised insights, techniques, and new hope for treating women in recovery. The book also covers the latest problems and treatments for prescription drugs (now more pernicious than illegal drugs); up-to-date models for intervention; and more. But what really sets the book apart is its question-and-answer format—“My wife wants me to go to AA, and I think that’s ridiculous. How can I settle this argument?” “I take a few oxycodone pills each week. They’re prescription, so they must be safe, right?” “I’ve been in this treatment center for nearly a week. I feel great. I’m cured. Why can’t I leave now?” That simple, direct approach makes the daunting journey to sobriety doable.

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.

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 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.

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.

Addiction Unplugged How to Be Free

Addiction Unplugged  How to Be Free Author John Flaherty
ISBN-10 9781452589381
Year 2014-02
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Balboa Press
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Offers guidance on not only recovering from addictions, but transcending them, including how to avoid victim mentality, how to make full use of your personal power, and more.

The Life Recovery Bible NLT

The Life Recovery Bible NLT Author Stephen Arterburn
ISBN-10 9781496425782
Year 2017-09-05
Pages 1792
Language en
Publisher NavPress
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The Life Recovery Bible 25th Anniversary Edition points to God himself as the primary source of recovery. Millions of people have been helped by this Bible. New articles provide a fresh perspective on recovery. Help for leaders is provided in a general facilitator’s guide and a step-by-step meeting guide. These offer help to anyone starting or running recovery groups at church or in the community. Features:New inspirational PrefaceArticle: A Word about AddictionsArticle: An Early History of Life RecoveryArticle: Thriving in a Secular Recovery GroupArticle: Life-Giving Recovery Groups in the ChurchLife Recovery Facilitator’s GuideStep-by-Step Life Recovery Meeting GuideThe 12 Christian Foundations of Life RecoveryThe 12 Self-Evident Truths of Life RecoveryResources page, directing readers to helpful books and online resources

Being Sober

Being Sober Author Harry Haroutunian
ISBN-10 9781623360054
Year 2013-08-27
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Rodale
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The disease of addiction affects 1 out of 10 people in the United States, and is a devastating—often, fatal—illness. Now, from the physician director of the renowned Betty Ford Center, comes a step-by-step plan with a realistic “one-day-at-a-time” approach to a disease that so often seems insurmountable. With a focus on reclaiming the power that comes from a life free of dependency, Being Sober walks readers through the many phases of addiction and recovery without judgment or the overly "cultish" language of traditional 12-step plans. It also addresses the latest face of this disease: the "highly functioning" addict, or someone who is still able to achieve personal and professional success even as they battle a drug or alcohol problem. Dr. Haroutunian tackles this provocative issue head-on, offering new insight into why you don’t have to “bottom out” to get help. Dr. Haroutunian is himself a recovering alcoholic and knows firsthand the challenges of sobriety. His background and expertise in the field of alcohol and drug treatment give him a powerful edge and perspective that is unparalleled in his field. Using clear, straightforward language, Being Sober offers a proven path toward an emotional sobriety and a rewarding new life based on gratitude, dignity, and self-respect. Including a Foreword written by Steven Tyler.

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.

12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery

12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery Author Allen Berger
ISBN-10 1592857884
Year 2009-06-03
Pages 136
Language en
Publisher Hazelden Publishing
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With 12 Stupid Things that Mess Up Recovery, Dr. Allen Berger provides the means for targeting behaviors and attitudes that sabotage sobriety. It sounds so simple: Just stop drinking (or drugging, or binging, or gambling), and everything will be fine. The truth is, getting in touch with the destructive beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that sabotage recovery requires focus and willingness. In 12 Stupid Things that Mess Up Recovery, Dr. Berger will help you examine four culprits that underlie relapse: the nature of addiction, ignorance about one's vulnerabilities, unreasonable expectations, and self-hate. Any or all of these factors can sabotage recovery, but through basic self-awareness you can move forward in building a life of contentment and fulfillment.

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.