Resolution

Author: L. Evenor
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533333551
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During a walk along a dry creek bed, L.A. Evenor's cell phone vibrated with a call that no father should receive. His 26-year-old daughter had just died of a heroin overdose. Evenor reflects on his daughter's addiction, her passing and his own recovery in essays accompanied by colorful musical illustrations. By turns raw and reasoned, Resolution is an authentic read that can help loved ones of those who struggle with this disease journey from addiction and loss to hope and recovery.

The Natural History of Alcoholism Revisited

Author: George E. VAILLANT
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674044568
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this updated version of his landmark study on alcoholism, George Vaillant returns to the same subjects, but with the perspective gained from fifteen years of further follow-up.

Stop Sex Addiction

Author: Milton S. Magness
Publisher: Central Recovery Press
ISBN: 1937612236
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Sex addiction is a growing menace that threatens all strata of our society, destroying millions of marriages, damaging reputations, contributing to suicides and in come cases prison sentences, and wasting mind-boggling amounts of money. But there is hope. Sex addiction is treatable. Through a rigorous recovery program detailed in these pages, it is possible for sex addicts to stop all of their destructive behaviors--forever. The recovery road is long and difficult, but also very rewarding. Marriages have not only been restored, but enriched. by following the Steps described in Stop Sex Addiction, addicts and their partners have found the path to freedom from sex addiction. You have taken the first step by reading this summary. The wisdom in this book will lead to real hope and true freedom.

A HANDBOOK FOR THE TREATMENT OF ALCOHOLISM ADDICTION FAMILY INVOLVEMENT AND RECOVERY

Author: Alice M. Lebron, LCSW, MSWAC, BCD Emeritus
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1480905534
Format: PDF, ePub
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Alcoholism, like other forms of addiction, is a complex disease, but treatment does not have to be complicated. The stigma/shame of the disease comes from the behaviors developed from the disease. These behaviors must be addressed and changed using a therapy program. Sobriety is more than abstinence and relapse prevention. Family members are severely emotionally and mentally injured and need as much treatment as the alcoholic/addict so they can become healthy persons. A clinical social worker, author Alice M. Lebron has dedicated her career to finding and developing information to help individuals suffering from alcoholism/addiction, as well people directly affected by the disease-their families. The author believes that “recovery enables a person to become the person they were born to become,” and through this book, she aims to guide you and your family down the path of change and healing, which she has been doing for more than forty years.

Caught in the Net

Author: Kimberly S. Young
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471191599
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Describes the symptoms of Internet addiction, explores why the network is so seductive to some users, and offers techniques for helping addicts regulate their use

Trouble Is a Gift A Story of Addiction Recovery and Hope

Author: James S. Cusack
Publisher: S and J Publishing
ISBN: 9781936940493
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About the Book Trouble Is a Gift is the story of a recovered alcoholic who humbly asked for help in finding a purpose and meaning in his life, whose prayer was answered, and who then turned his dream into a reality devoted to the care and treatment of millions of sick and suffering addicts and alcoholics. James S. Cusack, alcoholic, caregiver, and astute businessman, recounts his inner struggles and self-doubt, the stages of his recovery from alcohol addiction, and the moment of clarity when his mission came to light and he saw how, with the help of God and a Twelve-Step program, he could fulfill his purpose. Cusack writes with candor and sincerity of his early upbringing in Manhattan, his family s move to Queens, and his boyhood as a tough street kid; then takes us through his difficult times in the U.S. Air Force, where he discovered the therapeutic value of discipline; and through the hard-drinking years that followed his Honorable Discharge and led to his sobriety. In the early years of his recovery, Jim focused mainly on getting sober, working and enjoying success in the trucking business and insurance sales. In time, he began helping others to sober up, meeting with them in the back room of a candy store in Astoria, Queens, and touching their lives with the love, warmth, and honesty that had been given to him. Feeling an ever-greater need to find his mission in life, in 1965, Jim brought his prayer for direction to the Shrine of North American Martyrs, in Auriesville, New York. Shortly thereafter, his prayer was answered when he was hired to manage Glen Acre Lodge in Glen Spey, NY, one of the very earliest retreat centers for alcoholics. As the success of his work gained attention, Jim became part-owner of the Lodge and landed his first big account with the New York City Police Department with the help of Msgr. Joseph Dunn, who developed the Department s Employee Assistance Program. In time, fireman, sanitation workers, and other city employees suffering from alcoholism were also sent to Jim for help getting sober. Jim s story continues through numerous twists, turns, and fateful encounters, including his first meeting with Sue, now his wife and partner in his life work, and several changes of location before coming upon the resort in the Catskills that is now known as Villa Veritas. About the Author A pioneer in the field of chemical dependency treatment, James S. Cusack, CASAC, NCAC II, NCRS, offers his story as an example to all those brave individuals determined to overcome obstacles and turn liabilities into assets. Himself a recovered alcoholic of 60 years, Jim learned through helping other alcoholics find their way to sobriety that the gift is in the giving, and made his service his career. In his 50 years working with those suffering from chemical dependency, Jim has received countless honors acknowledging his groundbreaking accomplishments. In 1981, he and his wife Sue closed on the purchase of a Catskill resort which, through their dedicated efforts, has become Villa Veritas. In 2011, Jim and Sue established the Villa Veritas Foundation, Inc., to safeguard their mission and carry on a 40-year legacy of helping and caring for the chemically dependent. Jim serves as chairman of the board of Villa Veritas Foundation, Inc., and Sue, as Foundation president. They are committed to maintaining their hands-on, individualized approach to ensure that each of the thousands of alcoholics and addicts who pass through the Villa every year receives the love, care, and opportunity to find a new life in recovery he or she deserves. Jim, at age 83, continues to do what every recovered alcoholic with a mission should be doing: He s living one day at a time, and planning his next endeavor.

Addiction

Author: John Hoffman
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1594867151
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One question that anyone who has witnessed addiction up close inevitably asks is, "Why can't they just stop?" For decades the question has confounded addicts, their families, and the doctors and specialists trying to help them. Now it can finally be answered. Thanks to major leaps in the scientific understanding of addiction, an entirely new portrait of this frightening disease has come into focus. The new science tells us that addicts, in part, are unable to quit using drugs or alcohol because chemical changes in their brains prevent them from doing so. In this penetrating look at how addiction works, editors John Hoffman and Susan Froemke (producers of the HBO documentary series ADDICTION) have turned more than two years of research and reporting into a vitally important guide for any family faced with the disease. New imaging technology has enabled scientists to peer inside the addicted brain and observe in real time what craving for drugs and alcohol looks like chemically. It is now possible to literally see the ways that substances like cocaine, heroin, and alcohol alter the brain's "Stop!" and "Go!" decision-making processes. Better scientific understanding has yielded innovations in behavioral therapies, while new medications that can be prescribed by family doctors have been clinically proven to reduce craving in alcoholics and opiate addicts. The result? As Addiction: Why Can't They Just Stop? reports in riveting detail, there is new hope for anyone struggling with addiction. The stories about scientists, doctors, researchers, and families that face addiction gathered in this book testify to the fact that the tide has turned. Yes, recovery remains an imperfect process. It must be tailored to the needs of the individual; it may take years to achieve remission. But, armed with the new science-based understanding of the disease, experts have created treatments that are ever more precise and effective—making recovery a realistic goal for all addicts. The evidence is in. The battle against the addiction epidemic can—and should—be won.

It s Not About You Except When It Is

Author: Barbara Victoria
Publisher: Central Recovery Press, LLC
ISBN: 1937612023
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Straight-talking self-preservation tools and techniques for parents of addicts in or out of recovery.

Mending a Shattered Heart

Author: Stefanie Carnes
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780982650592
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Practical advice on how to deal with the trauma of discovering that one's spouse or partner is a sex addict.