Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy by Cynthia Kuhn Ph.D.
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Provides current, factual information about many of the most commonly used and abused drugs, looking at how they affect the brain, their short and long term effects, the highs they produce, and the dangers associated with them.
The Addiction Recovery Workbook: Powerful Skills for Preventing Relapse Every Day by Paula A. Freedman Psy.D.
Publisher: Althea Press
Prevent relapse with practical coping skills for everyday life from The Addiction Recovery Workbook. Preventing relapse in daily life is where the work of a successful recovery starts. The Addiction Recovery Workbook equips you with actionable strategies and coping skills to prevent relapse and succeed in recovery when faced with day-to-day challenges, stressors, and triggers. From navigating intimate relationships to handling high-risk situations and environments, this addiction workbook offers practical tools and hands-on exercises that you can use in your home, work, and personal life. Once equipped with these skills, you'll establish new routines and rituals that do not involve substance abuse, and redefine your personal identity by connecting to what matters most to you. Designed for you to use on your own, or alongside a 12-step program, The Addiction Recovery Workbook gives you the skills you need for successful recovery with: An essential introduction that helps you understand your addiction and outlines the path to recovery. Coping skills to handle thoughts, emotions, relationships, and high-risk situations and environments. Prevention tactics that help you succeed in lifelong recovery by setting new, addiction-free lifestyle habits and routines. On your recovery journey ahead, there may be obstacles. Armed with the skills and strategies in The Addiction Recovery Workbook, you will overcome every single one you face.
Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol by Holly Whitaker
Publisher: The Dial Press
"For years, Holly Whitaker wore her workaholic-party-girl persona as a badge of honor, while privately feeling increasingly miserable. She believed that if she could just eat cleaner, save more money, and be more perfect, her life would finally snap into place. Yet all of her attempts to fix herself just added up to more chaos and the chaos added up to more pain and so she added more wine. When she finally had enough and started looking around for help, she was shocked to find that the only systems in place to support her quitting drinking were archaic, patriarchal, and ineffective for the unique needs of women. The Alcoholics Anonymous model focused on strict anonymity, making the ego the enemy, and surrendering power, voice, and agency to a male concept of God. But Holly instinctively knew that what she needed was a deeper understanding of her own identity, the courage to take control of her own life, and to be embraced by a supportive and vocal community. What's more, she could not ignore the ways that alcohol companies were targeting women, just as the tobacco industry had successfully done generations before. Holly became resolute--not only did she have to find her way out of her own addiction, she felt a calling to create something bigger, so that women anywhere on the drinking continuum might find their way as well. The result is her company, Tempest, which provides the education to address the root cause of addiction, the tools to break the cycle of addiction, and the community necessary to build a life free from alcohol. Written in a unique voice that is relatable, honest, and witty, Quit Like a Woman is a groundbreaking look at the insidious role alcohol plays in our lives. Holly offers up a clear-eyed recovery model that banishes the punitive approach to quitting espoused by male-centric programs like AA and provides a positive alternative to living our best lives without the crutch of intoxication. Holly details what makes us sick, keeps us out of our power, and what is possible when we remove alcohol and destroy our belief system around it"--
Finding Freedom: A Drug Addict's Story from Death to Life by Rachel Dick
Publisher: Rachel Dick
Have you ever wondered why you continue to stay stuck in the same destructive cycles? Or wondered why you keep making the same mistakes over and over? Or why you continue to allow people to run all over you? I did too...until I found freedom. Finding Freedom is about my ten-year journey through drug addiction, mental health issues, and abuse. Each chapter gives insight on what was going on during those times, how I handled the situations, and how I came out of the chaos. Not only is this book about a drug addict's story, but it also gives practical application for the reader. Each chapter gives steps on how to get free from all types of bondages. This book will bring healing and restoration to your family and to your soul, help you to understand what your loved one who is stuck in addiction is going through, and help you to receive healing for yourself from life-controlling issues.
A NIGHT IN JAIL: A story about drugs and mental illness, inspired by true events by H.A. Swan
Busted for smoking pot, suburbanite college-bound Danny is incredulous when forced to spend the night in jail. He's repulsed by his cellmate, a homeless and mentally ill drug addict who keeps him awake all night with his delusional rants. By morning Danny's world is completely upended. "A Night in Jail" is a grim page-turner with a steggering ending.
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