By Thomas W. Hill
By Jude Hassan
In a sequence of occasions that leaves you greedy for the following web page, Jude spares no volume of element in his account of his near-decade lengthy fight with drug dependancy, and the horrors he witnessed alongside the way.
By Thomas Dormandy
Opium and its derivatives morphine and heroin have destroyed, corrupted, and killed contributors, households, groups, or even complete international locations. And but, for many of its lengthy background, opium has additionally been humanity's most desirable technique of assuaging actual and psychological ache. This awesome publication encompasses the complete heritage of the world's such a lot interesting drug, from the 1st proof of poppy cultivation through stone-age guy to the present-day opium exchange in Afghanistan. Dr. Thomas Dormandy tells the tale with verve and perception, uncovering the unusual energy of opiates to inspire significant conflicts but additionally motivate nice paintings and scientific breakthroughs, to set off the increase of worldwide felony networks but additionally revolutionize attitudes towards well-being.
Opium: Reality's darkish Dream traverses the globe and the centuries, exploring opium's position in colonialism, the chinese language Opium Wars, laudanum-inspired elegant Romantic poetry, American "Yellow Peril" fears, the increase of the Mafia and the black industry, Sixties counterculture, and extra. Dr. Dormandy additionally recounts unique or unhappy tales of person habit. in the course of the e-book the writer emphasizes opium's complicated, helpful courting with advancements in medication, future health, and illness, highlighting the difficult twin nature of the drug as either the reason and reduction of serious ache in extensively various civilizations.
By Penny Reid
By Leah Pells,Robyn Matthew
Few make it. Even fewer win a medal.
Is that the single present?
In an international the place successful and endorsement bargains
take centre degree, three-time Olympian Leah Pells reminds
readers of the ability of recreation and the Olympic dream itself.
For a few athletes, it’s easily no longer concerning the medal.
After simply lacking a bronze via a half-second
in the 1996 summer season Olympics in Atlanta,
Leah used to be extremely joyful, no longer dissatisfied.
For her, the Olympic dream symbolized greater than a ranking—
but a conquer a tumultuous upbringing in
a single-parent domestic of an alcoholic.
From Olympic highs to non-public lows,
Leah speaks bravely a couple of common affliction
while supplying a message of desire.
Turning complication into notion, she additionally exhibits readers
how to steer a lifetime of Olympic proportions
no subject what your beginnings.
She is a real champion—medal or not.
By Mark S. Woodford
In the substance abuse and dependancy therapy realm, men outnumber ladies to 1. whereas gender-issues are visible as a key component to women’s therapy, the acknowledgement that men are "gendered beings" who've lived lives jam-packed with male-specific developmental demanding situations is usually missed. this article takes a developmental lifespan method of study the neurobiological and psychosocial elements linked to substance use issues for men, in particular on the subject of emotional progress and know-how, and the way those components, in flip, have an effect on the advance of fit relationships. Theoretical suggestions from the sphere of interpersonal neurobiology, the psychology of boys and males, and the substance abuse and dependancy literature are interwoven with functional medical examples to assist elucidate how the idea of fostering emotional improvement can advance the therapy and restoration tactics with boys and males. correct case examples are incorporated that illustrate paintings with men of every age and handle quite a few components linked to tradition, ethnicity, race, faith, and sexual orientation. psychological future health practitioners will locate this a necessary consultant to realizing male improvement when it comes to substance use and abuse and supplying extra finished, gender-responsive counseling and evaluate practices.
By Carolyn Coker Ross
Some humans use meals to calm themselves after they believe beaten. Others locate it tough to determine among consuming out of starvation and consuming out of behavior. There are approximately as many the explanation why humans overeat as there are purposes to prevent. whereas overeating can frequently deliver convenience within the brief time period, it could result in emotions of guilt afterward. when you think like you are stuck in a cycle of dangerous consuming that you simply cannot cease, this workbook can assist conquer it.
In The Binge consuming and Compulsive Overeating Workbook, you will examine talents and nutrients instructions suggested by way of medical professionals and therapists for fit consuming and the way to quell the customarily overpowering urge to overeat. utilizing a number of practices drawn from complementary and substitute medication, you are going to substitute dangerous behavior with nourishing rewards and rest practices. This powerful blend of treatments might help you finish your dependence on overeating with a view to focus on disagreeable emotions and indicates you ways to enhance new options for a more fit lifestyle.
This workbook may also help you:
•Identify the set off meals and emotions that spur you to binge or overeat
•Determine how rigidity, melancholy, and anxiousness might be affecting your eating
•Calm your self in demanding occasions with nourishing self-care practices
•Learn to understand and settle for your body
By Scott Kiloby,Jeff Foster
Freedom from dependancy comes in the only position that’s the main tough for an addict to be—the current second. In Natural leisure for Addiction, non-duality instructor and dependancy professional Scott Kiloby bargains his traditional leisure software for locating restoration from substance abuse—and addictions of all kinds—through the aware perform of Resting Presence.
If you fight with alcoholism, drug dependency, or another kind of dependancy, you recognize all too good the urges and cravings that force your behavior. habit tells you that whatever is incorrect, that you just want anything outdoors of your self to make you good, whatever to fill the feel of deficiency you hold within. those emotions are frequently tied to deep emotional trauma, anxiousness, melancholy, or discomfort held within the physique that hasn't ever totally been said. yet what in the event you may learn how to sit back into understanding and settle for the tough techniques, feelings, and sensations that make you're feeling such as you have to do something—anything—to switch your experience?
This publication will consultant you, step-by-step, into the usual, open, peaceable wisdom that's to be had to you constantly. utilizing the mindfulness-based common leisure software for restoration, you’ll how you can faucet into this present-moment knowledge in the course of the day, relieving your self of concerns concerning the destiny or prior by way of permitting your suggestions and emotions to come back and pass as they're, with no greedy at or attempting to keep watch over them. You’ll additionally know about the dwelling Inquiries, a technique of self-inquiry constructed through Scott Kiloby to focus on the ideals, trauma, compulsions, and triggers that maintain you trapped within the cycle of affliction and seeking.
At the center of habit is a continuing, determined wish to modify what you’re feeling, to flee from the right here and now, to discover reduction. With Natural relaxation for Addiction, you’ll achieve a deeper knowing of the complicated matters that underlie addictive habit and the way to locate peace, freedom, and health within the current, one second at a time.
By Leslie L. Smith
Leaving the remaining explores a variety of sober studies, every one with regards to a twelve-step software and with various degrees of luck. one of the tales, a businessman is dedicated to the perform of the twelve steps, yet writes in regards to the demanding situations of dependancy and his next restoration over 20 years; a Parisian ex-pat writes approximately discovering his mystery key to the twelve-steps in Dolly Parton; a boy from New Jersey events his manner from a damaged domestic to an Ivy-League schooling after which will get sober; a member of the undergo neighborhood hyperlinks his fifteen mins of repute to his good fortune in A.A.; erotic author part discusses how his id as a leatherman is better by way of his sobriety and vice versa; a Texas farmer explores existence “outside” the rooms of A.A.—he has but to accomplish "long-term" sobriety after twenty years of trying; and novelist Scott Alexander Hess writes approximately having sober intercourse with males who're utilizing. sincere, from time to time harrowing, yet eventually inspiring those own tales supply voice to homosexual males and the ways that sexuality intersects with addition and restoration at the route to sobriety.
A Day at a Time is a necessary restoration device for compulsive gamblers, those day-by-day reflections and prayers provide us desire, help, and suggestions all year long. It additionally addresses the problems and fears frequently confronted by means of these people in recovery.