Young Sober and Free

Author: Shelly Marshall
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1592859283
Format: PDF, ePub
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Offering strategies for getting and staying sober, first-hand stories, and other resources for teens, parents, and professionals, Young, Sober, and Free helps young addicts and alcoholics through recovery. Real teens tell the real story about getting sober and staying sober in this edgy, winning interpretation of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Shelly Marshall lets her teen contributors speak for themselves (and their words are not sugarcoated), while expertly augmenting the personal stories with discussions about time-honored Twelve Step recovery principles. Young, Sober, and Free, first published in 1978, aided the recovery of countless young addicts and alcoholics. This second edition of Young, Sober, and Free, featuring four new stories from teens, is sure to inspire many more. Key features and benefitsfeatures first-person stories of overcoming addiction by teenspresents strategies for getting sober and staying soberexcellent resource for teens, parents, and professionalsAbout the author- Shelly Marshall has dedicated 33 years to working with young addicts. An acclaimed trainer, author, and researcher, she is recognized internationally as an expert in adolescent recovery and her research has been published in four international journals. She lives in Ruthville, Virginia.

Valium and Other Antianxiety Drugs

Author: Cathleen Small
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1502605562
Format: PDF, ePub
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These drugs are often prescribed for the treatment of anxiety and seizures. However, they have been used for other purposes, leading to abuse. Teens can learn the benefits, side effects, drawbacks, and costs of these dangerous substances. There are also sidebars on the part these drugs played in the death of model Anna Nicole Smith, on the difficulties of withdrawal, and on the symptoms someone exhibits if they are using these drugs.

Coping with Opioid Abuse

Author: Joe Greek
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 150817394X
Format: PDF, Docs
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The use and abuse of opioids—from illegal ones such as heroin to legal prescription painkillers—is a problem that has grown in scale nationwide and caused great concern among educators, families, law enforcement, government officials, and the public at large. This book offers a jumping-off point for youth dealing with opioid abuse in their lives, whether it is their own addiction or coping with opioid abuse among family members or friends. It empowers readers to identify the problem and seek assistance and therapy to cope with and overcome this intensely personal challenge.

The 12 Steps Unplugged

Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1616491612
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this straightforward and funny guide, John R. interprets the philosophies and stories of the Big Book for young people. Like many alcoholics and addicts, when John R. began his recovery at age seventeen, he was given a Big Book. At first he was reluctant to wade through the old-fashioned language and the stories about people he didn't think he could relate to. But, over time, he realized that the best way to get sober--and to stay sober--is to learn from those who have gone before us. And so he read Alcoholics Anonymous and took the first step toward changing his life. Today, with more than twenty years of sobriety, John is an adolescent chemical dependency counselor, showing addicts how the core messages of AA are as powerful and relevant to them as they have been to the millions of others who have gotten help for addiction over the years. With The 12 Steps Unplugged, he makes the Twelve Steps accessible to all of us.In this simple and often funny guide, he interprets the philosophies and stories of the Big Book in straightforward language that speaks to regular people. John will help you connect with the basic messages of getting honest with yourself, accepting the help of others, and finding a relevant spiritual support.Through The 12 Steps Unplugged, you'll discover just how universal the AA program really is.

Clean

Author: Chris Beckman
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
ISBN: 9781592851829
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Clean

Steroids and Other Performance Enhancing Drugs

Author: David Aretha
Publisher: Myreportlinks.Com
ISBN: 9780766052772
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Discusses the history of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs, their physiological and societal effects, and the difficulty of fighting steroid abuse, both on an individual and a national basis.

Teen Addiction

Author: Marti Heuer
Publisher:
ISBN:
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A guide to helping a teenager with a drug or alcohol addiction tells parents how to identify the signs of dependency, assist the process of recovery, and encourage a positive attitude

Don t Give Up Before the Miracle

Author: Jon Nebel Rhodes
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595295126
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Don't Give Up Before the Miracle is the true story of Joni Nebel Rhodes' painful life of alcoholism and undiagnosed manic depression. It is a story filled with tragedy and adventure, romance and despair, but it leads to hope and fulfillment.As a young flight attendant living in Manhattan's madcap world of sex and alcohol, Joni joined the perpetual party. Alcohol relieved her insecurities-the memories of her alcoholic parents and the chaos of her childhood. A life of travel was glamorous and it was the perfect environment for her developing alcoholism. Its hectic pace masked the roller coaster of her mood swings, which only intensified when her mother committed suicide. During her adventures traveling the world, Joni stumbled from one disaster to another, indulging in a string of marriages and affairs, thinking they would solve her emotional turmoil. She was in and out of hospitals, both medical and psychiatric, as she fought her twin demons-alcohol and mental illness. Doctors failed to diagnose her bipolar illness until she was in her mid thirties. Despite a life that sometimes seemed hopeless, Joni finally managed to pull her life together in her forties. Her message to readers is that others can also accomplish that miracle; help is available in many ways, and an addict can beat the odds and live a better life. A survivor of bipolar illness and alcoholism, Joni is in recovery. She is presently living with her husband and her three cats in the serenity of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.