Smashed

Author: Koren Zailckas
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143036470
Format: PDF, ePub
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A twenty-four-year-old survivor of alcoholism recounts her journey from teen experimentation to binge drinking, a process during which she endured depression, rage, sexual exploitation, and troubled relationships before making the decision to heal, in a personal memoir that also offers insight into youth alcohol abuse. Reprint.

Fury

Author: Koren Zailckas
Publisher: Viking Adult
ISBN: 9780670022304
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A blisteringly honest chronicle of the consequences of anger displaced and the balm of anger discovered by the author of "Smashed."

Blackout Girl

Author: Jennifer Storm
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1592858171
Format: PDF, Docs
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A riveting memoir of what happens to a teenage girl whose life is awash in alcohol, drugs, and the trauma of rape. Jennifer Storm's Blackout Girl is a can't-tear-yourself-away look at teenage addiction and redemption. At age six, Jennifer Storm was stealing sips of her mother's cocktails. By age 13, she was binge drinking and well on her way to regular cocaine and LSD use. Her young life was awash in alcohol, drugs, and the trauma of rape. She anesthetized herself to many of the harsh realities of her young life--including her own misunderstandings about her sexual orientation--, which made her even more vulnerable to victimization. Blackout Girl is Storm's tender and gritty memoir, revealing the depths of her addiction and her eventual path to a life of accomplishment and joy.

Under the Influence

Author: Rebecca Shannonhouse
Publisher: Modern Library (Paperback)
ISBN: 0375757163
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An anthology of literary and historical writings on the subject of addiction includes a variety of fictional excerpts, memoirs, and essays by past and present authors such as Aldous Huxley, Edgar Allan Poe, and Leo Tolstoy.

Mother Mother

Author: Koren Zailckas
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0385347243
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From Koren Zailckas, author of the iconic memoir SMASHED: an electrifying debut novel about a family being torn apart by the woman who claims to love them most Josephine Hurst has her family under control. With two beautiful daughters, a brilliantly intelligent son, a tech-guru of a husband, and a historical landmark home, her life is picture perfect. But living in this matriarch’s determinedly cheerful, yet subtly controlling domain hasn’t been easy for her family, and when her oldest daughter, Rose, runs off with a mysterious boyfriend, Josephine tightens her grip, gradually turning her flawless home into a darker sort of prison. Resentful of her sister’s newfound freedom, Violet turns to eastern philosophy, hallucinogenic drugs, and extreme fasting, eventually landing herself in a psych ward. Meanwhile, her brother, Will, recently diagnosed with Asperger's, shrinks further into a world of self-doubt. Their father, Douglas, finds resolve in the bottom of a bottle—an addict craving his own chance to escape. Josephine struggles to maintain the family’s impeccable façade, but when a violent incident leads to a visit from child protective services, the truth about the Hursts might finally be revealed. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content

Swallow the Ocean

Author: Laura M. Flynn
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 1582434611
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Traces the author's coming of age under the shadow of her mother's paranoid schizophrenia, a disorder that ended her parents' marriage and caused the author to be raised in accordance with her mother's distorted perceptions of the world.

The Guitarist s Guide to Set Up Maintenance

Author: Charlie Chandler
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1476860009
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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(Guitar Educational). This ultimate guide to caring for your guitar includes: how to strip down and clean your instrument * how to set the action * how regular maintenance can improve your guitar and your playing. Top repairman Charlie Chandler will show you how to carry out basic maintenance and repairs, all of which can be done yourself, without the need for professional assistance. The book is lavishly illustrated throughout with over a hundred diagrams and photographs. Includes special troubleshooting tips to help you solve common problems like fret buzz, chips and cracks in paintwork, electrical problems, intonation, and more. Whether you're a beginner struggling with a new set of strings or a pro looking to hone your set-up, this book will help you to get more out of your guitar.

Becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist

Author: Eugene Mead
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118323408
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist is a practical "how to" guide designed to help trainee therapists successfully bridge the gap between classroom and consulting room. Readers will learn how to apply empirically-based methods to the core tasks of therapy in order to improve competency, establish effective supervision, and deliver successful client outcomes. A practical guide to improving competency across the core tasks of therapy, based on over 40 years of observation and teaching by an internationally acclaimed author Presents treatment protocols that show how to apply therapy task guidelines to a range of empirically-supported marriage and family treatments Provides extended coverage on assessing and beginning treatment with crisis areas such as suicidal ideation, and family violence with children, elders, and spouses Suggests how supervisors can support trainees in dealing with crisis and other challenging areas, to build competence and successful delivery