The Recovering

Author: Leslie Jamison
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 1783781548
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Addiction is seemingly inexplicable. From the outside, it can look like wilful, arrogant self-destruction; from the inside, it can feel as inevitable and insistent as a heartbeat. It is possible to describe, but hard to explore. Yet in The Recovering, Leslie Jamison draws on her own life and the lives of addicts of extraordinary talent - John Cheever, John Berryman, Jean Rhys and Amy Winehouse among them - to take us inside the experience of addiction, exposing the contours, edges and wholes of an intoxicated life. Part memoir, part group biography, part literary history and part definitive analysis of cultural and social considerations of addiction, The Recovering is a significant moment in the history of post-war narrative non-fiction.

Das verlorene Wochenende

Author: Charles Jackson
Publisher: Dörlemann eBook
ISBN: 3908778441
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Manhattan 1936, East Side. Don Birnam trinkt. Und der Schriftsteller hat längst jenen Punkt erreicht, an dem »ein Drink zu viel ist und hundert nicht genügen«. Seit dem letzten Absturz kaum wieder auf den Beinen, widersetzt er sich erfolgreich allen Versuchen seines Bruders Wick, ihn zu einem langen Wochenende auf dem Land zu überreden, und bleibt fünf Tage in der gemeinsamen Wohnung allein. Dort nimmt das Schicksal seinen Lauf: Don trinkt, beschafft sich Geld, verliert es, besorgt sich neues, landet auf der Alkoholstation, trinkt weiter. Schwankend zwischen Euphorie und Verzweiflung, Selbsterkenntnis und Selbsttäuschung, Inspiration und Panik, glasklarem Denken und tiefer Umnachtung, fällt Don zunehmend ins Delirium.

Die Klarheit Alkohol Rausch und die Geschichten der Genesung

Author: Leslie Jamison
Publisher: Hanser Berlin
ISBN: 3446261559
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Alle Geschichten von Sucht gleichen einander, doch jeder Süchtige glaubt, auf ganz eigene Weise unglücklich zu sein. Das begriff Leslie Jamison, als sie begann, Treffen der Anonymen Alkoholiker zu besuchen: Sie trank, weil sie ihre Mängel verbergen und um jeden Preis besonders sein wollte. Sie würde erst genesen, wenn sie nicht mehr auf ihrer Originalität beharrte. Mitreißend erzählt sie von ihrer Abhängigkeit und hält sie gegen die populären Mythen trunkener Genialität – über Raymond Carver, Billie Holiday, David Foster Wallace und viele andere. „Die Klarheit“ ist eine persönliche und kollektive Geschichte des Trinkens und des nüchternen Lebens – klug, bewegend aufrichtig und von unverhoffter Schönheit.

The recovering alcoholic

Author: Norman K. Denzin
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN:
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This volume - a probing ethnographic study of the process of recovery from alcoholism - is the first sustained, in-depth analysis of the lived experiences of the recovering alcoholic. Drawing on many case studies and extensive personal experience, Denzin investigates and analyzes the phenomenology of drinking and alcoholism. He considers: the factors which make alcoholics seek treatment; the social stigmas which face the recovering alcoholic; and other difficulties which hinder the recovery process. He also outlines the ways in which groups like Alcoholics Anonymous are effective.

The Recovering Heart

Author: Beverly Conyers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1616494972
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Beverly Conyers, a prominent voice in recovery, uses personal stories and informed insight to guide you in achieving emotional sobriety by addressing behaviors and feelings unique to the female recovery experience. Your old, destructive lifestyle is fading into the past and now you are a woman in recovery. What an amazing gift you've given yourself. So why aren't you happier? As sobriety takes hold and your head starts to clear, a wide range of emotions can begin to emerge--feelings that until now you've "medicated" with chemicals. Yet to stay sober, and to grow and flourish as a person, you must engage in healing and take responsibility for these long-neglected emotions.Beverly Conyers, a prominent voice in recovery, uses personal stories and informed insight to guide you in achieving emotional sobriety by addressing behaviors and feelings unique to the female experience. Learn how to develop the inner resiliency to face and process difficult, buried emotions--such as shame, grief, fear, and anger--while freeing the positive feelings of self-worth, independence, and integrity. Discover how to heal your "damaged self" by improving your communication skills, expanding your capacity for intimacy and trust, and reawakening a spiritual life. As you heal your wounded heart, you can free yourself to a life of self-acceptance and lay the foundation for a rewarding and relapse-free second stage of recovery.

The Recovering Spender

Author: Lauren Greutman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1455595799
Format: PDF, ePub
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After learning how to curb her spending habits, Lauren Greutman shares her hard-earned knowledge on how to get out of debt and live without the financial pressures that many people face today. Millions of Americans today are near financial disaster-spending more money than they are bringing in, and losing control of their money. Lauren Greutman knows how that feels. For years, she struggled with too many bills to pay and not enough money to pay them. When Lauren found herself drowning in debt, she finally faced her extreme spending habits and took action. In THE RECOVERING SPENDER, Lauren shares her story and offers advice that is based on the many strategies she developed to change her own life and bring her family budget back to black. Lauren shows her readers, step-by-step, how to get rid of bad money habits, pay down debt, and stay within a budget. Some of the action chapters in the book are: Take an Inventory of Your Spending Declutter Your Finances Do an Expense Audit Curb Your Spending and Define Your Values Lauren exchanged the overrated, stressed-out American dream for a new one-a happier life filled with family, friends, and financial freedom-and now you can do the same!

The Recovering Body

Author: Jennifer Matesa
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
ISBN: 1616495375
Format: PDF, ePub
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"The Recovering Body offers simple, effective ways for addicts to heal the damage caused by substance abuse. Jennifer Matesa focuses on five areas of healing: through exercise and activity, sleep and rest, nutrition and fuel, sexuality and pleasure, and meditation and awareness"--

Chicken Soup for the Recovering Soul

Author: Jack Canfield
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1453276637
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Find inspiration for change and personal growth in each story as people in this dynamic community share their experiences of transformation, of lives reclaimed, of relationships renewed and futures full of promise.

Racism Politics and the Recovering Addict

Author: Cb Blake
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462860370
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A STORY about the life of a BLACK BOY growing up on the SOUTH SIDE of CHGO. The streets werent so mean then, YOU HAD A LIFE WORTH LIVING. You could have an adventure and LIVE to tell about it. Adventures like, Flying a kite, playing baseball, making bows & arrows, stealing bikes and lunches from white rich people, walking the walls at the Museum of Science and Industry and going to the 59th street beach. This saga, tells what it was like to move into the Robert Taylor Housing Project and see a better life for yourself and your buddies. It tells of Dreams of going to the PROs and / or COLLEGE, to live in a CONCRETE COMMUNITY where you could come outside play with your buddies and dont end up DEAD. You went to SEGREGATED HBHSs (HISTORICALLY BLACK HIGH SCHOOLS), DuSable, Phillips, Marshall, or Crane and play sports in HOPES that one day you could come back as a PRO. Some of us made it, like, KEVIN PORTER, MAURICE CHEEKS, and KIRBY PUCKETT, most of us did not. This HOPE, this DREAM became a LIFE SHATTERED and one day a return to; RACISM, POLITICS and RECOVERING ADDICTS. The book tells of a story, where a BLACK MAN returns to CHGO to face the RACISM of a SEGREGATED PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM where WHITES are in control of BLACK COMMUNITIES that are legal, and BLACKS are in control of BLACK COMMUNITIES that are illegal. This is where an EDUCATED BLACK MAN FROM CHGO DOESNT STAND A CHANCE of making it in either world. The next 20 years of his life is spent in & out of both worlds, not accepted by either. Not living legal because RACISM is so PREVALENT in CHGO WHERE BLACK MEN are given these TEMP JOBS and the possibility of success is impeded by that always present GLASS CEILING, YOU CAN LOOK UP but DONT GO UP. This is the story of a BLACK MAN, TRUE TO THE GAME, but the GAME AINT TRUE TO HIM. He exceeds in SELLING DRUGS, but the, OLD GAME IS DEAD and he gets STUCK UP and this TRAUMATIC EVENT opens the door to ADDICTION. Frustrated with the protection afforded to him by his RACE, this Educated College Man gets caught up in the GRIP, a point of HOMELESSNESS, JOBLESSNESS, and PENNIELESSNESS. The saga tells of what an Addicted Black Man experiences from Pacific Gardens to Hobo Road. It tells of the experience that Addiction brings JAILS, INSTITUTIONS & DEATH. JAILS, where he meets the Devil Himself, and by the GRACE of GOD, escapes the deadly clutches. INSTITUTIONS, where, if not careful, a BLACK MAN can get lost forever and get so far gone that HE IS LOST FOREVER, GONE BEYOND RECALL. DEATH THE NIGHT of the LIVING DEAD, wandering the CITY virtually NIGHT & DAY looking for JUST ONE MORE. One more hit, One more fix, One more drink, One more pill, Anything to fill that empty spot, that vacuum. A life where ONE IS TOO MANY and A THOUSAND IS NEVER ENOUGH. CHASING THE GHOST, CHASING JASON, CHASING A LIFE MEANT FOR BLACK BOYS GROWING UP ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF CHGO. A LIFE MEANT TO CHEW YOU UP AND SPIT YOU OUT, UNTIL YOU WITHER AND DIE. SO OUT OF THIS LIVING, OUT OF THIS DYING, OUT OF THIS EXISTENCE, COMES THE NEXT 20 YEARS TO HAVE A GOD WHO CHOOSES TO PICK HIM UP AND OUT OF THE MUCK AND THE MIRE, AFTER THOSE AROUND HIM HAVE COUNTED HIM OUT. AFTER BEING THE LOWEST SCUM ON EARTH, THIS HP, THIS HIGHER POWER, DECIDES. The HP DECIDES that HE IS ONE OF THE CHOSEN FEW, who will CARRY THE MESSAGE to others, all over this country. To carry the message that, ANY ADDICT CAN CHANGE HIS LIFE, LOSE THE DESIRE TO USE AND FIND A NEW WAY TO LIVE. THAT THERE IS A LIFE STYLE THAT EXISTS FOR ALL OF US, A PROVEN WAY OF LIFE, THROUGH THE 12 STEPS. YES, EVEN A CHUMP, RAISED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF CHGO, CAN BECOME A PRODUCTIVE MEMBER OF SOCIETY DESPITE THE RACISM, DESPITE THE POLITICS, DESPITE THE ADDICTION, CAN RECOVER FROM A HORRIBLE EXISTENCE THAT IS MEANT TO END LIFE, HERE ON EARTH.

12 Steps for the Recovering Pharisee like me

Author: John Fischer
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1585588342
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Who Are We to Judge? We have met the Pharisees, and they are...us. That's because we are all slaves to self-righteousness and judgmentalism. It's built into human nature. We set "the standard"--the list of do's and don'ts--to which others must adhere. Then we associate this predetermined behavior with righteousness and declare, "A 'Christian' wouldn't do that." In this book, John Fischer points out that Jesus defined the truth in such a way as to leave no one righteous--not one. We cannot be made right before God by being "better" than anyone else. Instead, by recognizing and laying aside the Pharisee in all of us, we can embrace the grace, gratitude, and joy of the spirit-filled life.