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10 books about drug addiction recovery
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Addicted to the Monkey Mind: Change the Programming That Sabotages Your Life by J.F. Benoist
Category: Personal Transformation
This book was published 3 years ago by Pakalana Publishing and takes approximately 12.3 hours to read.
Addicted to the Monkey Mind offers a toolbox of practical skills to shift self-sabotaging, programmed ways of thinking. J.F. Benoist, a visionary thought leader in the fields of addiction treatment and personal development, uses the journeys of two relatable characters to teach you how to develop a powerful new mindset and finally break the cycle of debilitating habits.
When Food Is Your Drug: A Food Addict's Guide to Managing Emotional Eating by Kristin Jones
Category: Communication & Social Skills
This book was published 2 years ago by Independently published and takes approximately 4.8 hours to read.
Have you ever found yourself covered in cookie crumbs with an empty container next to you after an argument with your spouse, but you have no recollection of eating an entire box of Thin Mints? Do you struggle to stay committed to a diet meal plan because you just are constantly hungry?Does food provide you comfort in your loneliest moments?In this thought-provoking and practical book, When Food Is Your Drug will help you determine the extent of your emotional eating issue and how to go about addressing it. Emotional eaters know they have a relationship with food that is not "normal" but pinpointing the exact problem and then knowing what to do about it has remained a mystery for many until now. Through a no-nonsense process, you will be able to identify your specific triggers that set off your desire to emotionally eat, learn where they originated from in your past, and then take the necessary steps to accept, forgive, and rewrite your relationship with food so it serves you positively moving forward. In When Food Is Your Drug, you will learn strategies to:-Differentiate between emotional hunger and physical hunger-Be present in your body when eating so you recognize feelings of satisfaction-Use food appropriately and not let it be an escape or distraction from difficult or uncomfortable feelings-Distinguish what you are truly hungry for and have self-care activities ready and waiting when they are needed-Rewrite your relationship with food so it serves you in a positive way and allows you to move past events that have influenced your food issues. When Food Is Your Drug empowers readers to take control of not only their relationship with food, but more importantly, their relationship with themselves. When that relationship is in a good place, all other relationships flourish and thrive. Now is the time to get all of your relationships healthy and When Food Is Your Drug takes you step by step through how to do that. Follow the advice in this book and be free from obsessing about food, calories, and your weight.
Rewired: A Bold New Approach To Addiction and Recovery by Erica Spiegelman
This book was published 6 years ago by Hatherleigh Press and takes approximately 4.8 hours to read.
A counsellor at one of the most innovative and renowned drug and alcohol treatment centres in the world, Erica Spiegelman brings a level of understanding and sensitivity in Rewired to the struggle against addiction gained through years of experience. Rewired is a revolutionary new approach to addiction recovery from an innovative expert who understands just how deeply addiction can run. Centred around the concept of self-actualisation, Spiegelman guides readers towards not only physical sobriety, but a mental, emotional and spiritual sobriety.
Patchwork Junkie: A True Story About Drugs, Prison & Surviving Redemption by Kyle Dean Houston
This book was published last year by Kyle Houston and takes approximately 11.7 hours to read.
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The Addiction Recovery Workbook: Powerful Skills for Preventing Relapse Every Day by Paula A. Freedman Psy.D.
This book was published 3 years ago by Althea Press and takes approximately 6.3 hours to read.
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.
Chronic Junkie: A Story of Addiction, Despair, Unconditional Love, Hope, and Triumph by Timothy J. Ryan
This book was published last year by Booklocker.com, Inc. and takes approximately 4.3 hours to read.
What many considered to be typical teenage experimentation, such as smoking pot and drinking alcohol, quickly led down a dark path that cost Timothy everything. He went from having the world at his feet to homeless, living on the streets, and addicted to heroin, ultimately coming out the other side to provide hope for those still struggling.
Chasing A Flawed Sun by Daniel McGhee
This book was published 2 years ago by Bowker and takes approximately 15.3 hours to read.
The phrase "Heroin saved my life" could be considered both controversial and even offensive to some. However in "Chasing a flawed sun" the author shows us how after breaking him down and almost taking his life several times, the battle with the drug did just that. This is a true story. A transparent story of the life of a young man in America, who, like many of our lost youth, found his way into the drug culture. This story is an autopsy into the mind, heart and soul of an addict. It begins at childhood and takes us through the thoughts, turmoil and inner conflicts of a person lost in the undercurrent of addiction, and ends in a climax of self discovery, and realization. It is a gripping tale of a suburban youth and his journey through the streets of Baltimore, institutions, prisons, addiction, and worst of all, his own mind. What makes it so unique is the vulnerability and transparency with which it is told. It is the goal of this story to not only to tell a vivid tale but to also share hope and experience with those who are actively struggling with their own demons, and to shed some light to those who have lost or are currently dealing with a loved one who is struggling with addiction, alcoholism and/or a lost sense of "self". Daniel McGhee lives and owns several businesses just outside of Baltimore, Md. He also owns a non-profit and works with addicts, children and homeless in his area. In his eighteen years in recovery he's learned to enjoy writing, fitness, and traveling the world. He enjoys going to other countries either for relief work, exploration or just chasing the sun that never ceases.
Mastering the Addicted Brain: Building a Sane and Meaningful Life to Stay Clean by Walter Ling MD
This book was published 4 years ago by New World Library and takes approximately 5.3 hours to read.
For anyone trying to overcome an addiction, living with someone with an addiction, or helping someone with an addiction As most drug and alcohol addicts eventually realize, good intentions alone aren’t enough to break destructive habits. However, addiction can be managed once its true nature is understood. This simple yet profound guidebook takes you step-by-step through the process of building a life after addiction by adopting new behaviors that create lasting change. An internationally renowned psychiatrist, neurologist, and addiction specialist, Dr. Walter Ling has worked with thousands of addicts, their loved ones, and fellow clinicians. His no-nonsense, no-judgment approach, which he calls the “neuroscience of common sense,” advocates holistic methods to prevent relapse and establish new patterns to create a sustainable, meaningful life.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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