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Rewired: A Bold New Approach To Addiction and Recovery
Rewired: A Bold New Approach To Addiction and Recovery
Erica Spiegelman. 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...

Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions
Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions
Russell Brand. A guide to all kinds of addiction from a star who has struggled with heroin, alcohol, sex, fame, food and eBay, that will help addicts and their loved ones make the first steps into recovery“This manual for self-realization comes not from a mountain but from the mud...

Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction
Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction
Maia Szalavitz. A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERMore 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...

Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change
Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change
Jeffrey Foote. The groundbreaking method that upends current treatment models and “offers collective hope to families of substance abusers” (Kirkus Reviews), helping loved ones conquer addiction and compulsion problems through positive reinforcement and kindness—from the leaders in progressive addiction treatment...

The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction Is Not a Disease
The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction Is Not a Disease
Marc Lewis. Through the vivid, true stories of five people who journeyed into and out of addiction, a renowned neuroscientist explains why the "disease model" of addiction is wrong and illuminates the path to recovery...

The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction: A Guide to Coping with the Grief, Stress and Anger that Trigger Addictive Behaviors (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)
The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction: A Guide to Coping with the Grief, Stress and Anger that Trigger Addictive Behaviors (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)
Rebecca E. Williams. 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...

Addiction and Grace: Love and Spirituality in the Healing of Addictions
Addiction and Grace: Love and Spirituality in the Healing of Addictions
Gerald G. May. Addiction and Grace offers an inspiring and hope–filled vision for those who desire to explore the mystery of who and what they really are. May examines the "processes of attachment" that lead to addiction and describes the relationship between addiction and spiritual awareness...

Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
David Sheff. What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family?What did I do wrong? Those are the wrenching questions that haunted every moment of David Sheff ’s journey through his son Nic’s addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery...

Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption
Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption
William Cope Moyers. Candid, shocking, and unforgettable, Broken is a haunting and clear-eyed tale that offers hope for all those wrestling with addiction - Unlike some popular memoirs that have fictionalized and romanticized the degradations of drug addiction, Broken is a true-life tale of recovery that stuns and inspires...

Healing the Addicted Brain: The Revolutionary, Science-Based Alcoholism and Addiction Recovery Program
Healing the Addicted Brain: The Revolutionary, Science-Based Alcoholism and Addiction Recovery Program
Harold Urschel. New York Times Bestseller! "New, scientifically-based approaches that recognize the biological basis of addiction have brought major advances in the treatment of addiction. Dr. Urschel is at the forefront of this treatment paradigm...

Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love
Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love
Pia Mellody. In this revised and updated version of Facing Love Addiction, bestselling author of Facing Codependence and internationally recognized dependence and addiction authority Pia Mellody unravels the intricate dynamics of unhealthy love relationships and shows us how to let go of toxic love...

Rewire: Change Your Brain to Break Bad Habits, Overcome Addictions, Conquer Self-Destruc tive Behavior
Rewire: Change Your Brain to Break Bad Habits, Overcome Addictions, Conquer Self-Destruc tive Behavior
Richard O'Connor. The bestselling author of Undoing Depression offers a brain-based guide to permanently ending bad habits - Richard O’Connor’s bestselling book Undoing Depression has become a touchstone in the field, helping thousands of therapists and patients overcome depressive patterns...

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction
Gabor Mate. Based on Gabor Maté’s two decades of experience as a medical doctor and his groundbreaking work with the severely addicted on Vancouver’s skid row, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts radically reenvisions this much misunderstood field by taking a holistic approach...

Opiate Addiction - The Painkiller Addiction Epidemic, Heroin Addiction and the Way Out
Opiate Addiction - The Painkiller Addiction Epidemic, Heroin Addiction and the Way Out
Taite Adams. Opiate Addiction - The Painkiller Addiction Epidemic, Heroin Addiction and the Way Out Now in its 5th Edition (2017) - Get this Best Selling book that has helped thousands. Opiate addiction has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, and the problem shows no signs of slowing...

The Addiction Recovery Skills Workbook: Changing Addictive Behaviors Using CBT, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing Techniques (New Harbinger Self-help Workbooks)
The Addiction Recovery Skills Workbook: Changing Addictive Behaviors Using CBT, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing Techniques (New Harbinger Self-help Workbooks)
Suzette Glasner-Edwards PhD. Is your addiction taking control of your life? This book provides an integrative, seven-step program to help you finally overcome drug and alcohol addiction, once and for all. Winner of the 4Th International Beverly Hills Book Awards in the category of Addiction & Recovery! If you struggle with addiction,...

In My Skin: A Memoir of Addiction Kate Holden. This is the frank, harrowing, and true story of one young woman’s descent into addiction and prostitution, and the long arduous struggle to reclaim her life. A shy, bookish college graduate, a nice girl from a solid middle-class home but uncertain of her way in life, Kate Holden tried her first hit...

Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave: Finding Hope in the Power of the Gospel (Resources for Changing Lives) Edward T. Welch. A worship disorder: this is how Edward T. Welch views addictions. "Will we worship our own desires or will we worship the true God?" With this lens the author discovers far more in Scripture on addictions than passages on drunkenness...

Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction Noah Levine. Bestselling author and renowned Buddhist teacher Noah Levine adapts the Buddha's Four Noble Truths and Eight Fold Path into a proven and systematic approach to recovery from alcohol and drug addiction—an indispensable alternative to the 12-step program...

Addiction: A Disorder of Choice Gene M. Heyman. In a book sure to inspire controversy, Gene Heyman argues that conventional wisdom about addiction―that it is a disease, a compulsion beyond conscious control―is wrong. Drawing on psychiatric epidemiology, addicts’ autobiographies, treatment studies, and advances in behavioral economics, Heyman...

Addict in the House: A No-Nonsense Family Guide Through Addiction and Recovery Robin Barnett EdD LCSW. "This is a straightforward, rich resource for anyone who lives with, and loves, an addict. " —Publishers Weekly - Everyone suffers when there’s an addict in the family. Written by an expert in alcohol and drug addiction and recovery, this no-nonsense guide will help you understand the causes of...

Saving Jake: When Addiction Hits Home D'Anne Burwell. D'Anne Burwell's smart, athletic son--raised in a loving and prosperous home--begins abusing OxyContin as a teenager, and within a year drops out of college, walks out of rehab, and lands homeless on the streets of Boulder...

Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy David Sheff.

Breaking Addiction: A 7-Step Handbook for Ending Any Addiction Lance M., M.D. Dodes. “Dr. Dodes’s approach runs directly counter to the paralyzing, but standard, message of ‘powerlessness’—a mes­sage that reinforces the sense of helplessness that is at the root of addicts’ life predicaments! Many psychiatrists recognize that this is where we must head, but Dr...

The Addiction Treatment Planner: Includes DSM-5 Updates Robert R. Perkinson. The bestselling treatment planning system for mental health professionals The Addiction Treatment Planner, Fifth Edition provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state and...

12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery: Avoiding Relapse through Self-Awareness and Right Action Allen Berger Ph. D.. Concise advice on hunting down the personal culprits that sabotage sobriety and personal happiness. - To grow in recovery, we must grow up emotionally. This means getting honest with ourselves and facing up to the self-defeating thoughts and actions that put our sobriety at risk...

The Heart of Addiction: A Biblical Perspective Mark E Shaw. This book makes the distinction between what the world terms a "disease" and what the Bible demonstrates is a life-dominating sin nature problem. You will find biblical tools to help examine your heart's motives at the root of the addiction...

Sex Addiction 101: A Basic Guide to Healing from Sex, Porn, and Love Addiction Robert Weiss.

The Last Addiction: Own Your Desire, Live Beyond Recovery, Find Lasting Freedom Sharon Hersh. In an age of tell-all addiction memoirs and reality television programs, we gulp down the stories of others in the hope that we, too, can be overcomers–even as we continue to love a person, substance, activity, or ideology too much...

Natural Rest for Addiction: A Radical Approach to Recovery Through Mindfulness and Awareness Scott Kiloby. Freedom from addiction is available in the one place that’s the most difficult for an addict to be—the present moment. In Natural Rest for Addiction, non-duality teacher and addiction specialist Scott Kiloby offers his Natural Rest program for finding recovery from substance abuse—and addictions...

Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas Natasha Dow Schüll. Recent decades have seen a dramatic shift away from social forms of gambling played around roulette wheels and card tables to solitary gambling at electronic terminals. Slot machines, revamped by ever more compelling digital and video technology, have unseated traditional casino games as the gambling...

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