Courage to Change—One Day at a Time in Al‑Anon II


Author: Al-Anon Family Groups
Publisher: Al-Anon Family Groups Inc.
ISBN: 0996306412
Category: Self-Help
Page: 384
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More daily inspiration from a fresh, diverse perspective. Insightful reflections reveal surprisingly simple things that can transform lives.

Drugs in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law [3 volumes]


Author: Nancy E. Marion,Willard M. Oliver
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610695968
Category: Political Science
Page: 1163
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Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades

Codependence and the Power of Detachment

How to Set Boundaries and Make Your Life Your Own
Author: Karen Casey
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 9781609250102
Category: Self-Help
Page: 176
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Codependency--living as if what others think matters more than what we think, and trying to please or change others--is an insidious and pervasive addiction. And there is a simple way out of it: detachment. In Codependence and the Power of Detachment, bestselling author Karen Casey shares her story and the story of others who have suffered from codependency. Based on the insights and tools she’s discovered during her many years of sobriety to address codependency, Casey takes readers through the steps of detaching from a bad situation: admitting the attachment, surrendering the outcome, forgiving, and focusing attention on what works. She describes how to pay attention, be aware, and take care of ourselves, and let others--husbands, family, and coworkers--become accountable for themselves. Codependence and the Power of Detachment shows that detachment is a power anyone can claim. It is the power of sanity, of peace, of finding one's own inner strength.

The Grotesque in Art and Literature

Theological Reflections
Author: James Luther Adams,Wilson Yates,Robert Penn Warren
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802842671
Category: Art
Page: 279
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While there has been a growing interest in the use of grotesque imagery in art and literature, very little attention has been given to the religious and theological significance of such imagery. This fascinating book redresses that neglect by exploring the religious meaning of the grotesque and its importance as a subject for theological inquiry.

Using Books in Clinical Social Work Practice

A Guide to Bibliotherapy
Author: Jean A Pardeck
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317826698
Category: Social Science
Page: 172
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Using Books in Clinical Social Work Practice: A Guide to Bibliotherapy introduces clinical social workers and other helping professionals to bibliotherapy, an innovative approach to helping individuals deal with psychological, social, and developmental problems. Literally meaning “treatment through books,” bibliotherapy actively involves the client in the therapeutic process through the reading of carefully selected and evaluated books. With this guide, the therapy you give will provide information and insight, stimulate discussion, communicate new values and attitudes, create awareness that others have similar problems, and provide solutions to problems. Using Books in Clinical Social Work Practice offers a detailed approach for helping clinicians use bibliotherapy in practice. You’ll discover which types of problems best respond to bibliotherapy and you’ll learn how to select the most effective books to treat those problems. You’ll even find the structure of the book helpful, as it: introduces you to the basics of bibliotherapy provides a detailed examination of the techniques for using books in treatment reviews and analyzes the extensive research that has been conducted on bibliotherapy focuses on the problems most effectively treated with bibliotherapy--divorce and remarriage, dysfunctional families, parenting, adoption and foster care, self-development, serious illness, substance abuse offers an authoritative guide to over 300 books found to work most effectively--including summaries and levels of interest presents conclusions and a summary for the use of books in treatment Although bibliotherapy is a well-established practice technique in other professions, including psychiatry and psychology, social work practitioners have not traditionally used bibliotherapy as part of their practice. Using Books in Clinical Social Work Practice gives today’s helping professional an approach to problem solving that you and your clients will find refreshing and effective.

The English Language Poetry of South Asians

A Critical Study
Author: Mitali Pati Wong,Syed Khwaja Moinul Hassan
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786436220
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 208
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In this study, ten independent critical essays and a closing piece have been arranged as chapters to explore the English-language poetry of South Asians in terms of time, place, themes, and poetic methodologies. The transnational perspective taken establishes connections between colonial and postcolonial South Asian poetry in English as well the poetry of the old and new diaspora and the Subcontinent. Transnational poetics are studied by grouping poets flexibly according to regions, time periods, literary movements, and poetic methodology. The poetry analysis covers the relevance of historical allusions as well as underlying concerns of gender, ethnicity, and class. Comparisons are offered between poets of different places and time periods, yielding numerous sociopolitical paradigms that surface in the poetry.

The Task Planner

An Intervention Resource for Human Service Professionals
Author: William J. Reid
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231506198
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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A comprehensive, A-to-Z set of task planners for more than one hundred psychosocial problems from alcoholism and anxiety to domestic violence and sexual abuse. Each entry includes a menu of actions the client can undertake to affect resolution, a guide to the practitioner's role in facilitating these actions, and a reference list. An accompanying disk allows social workers to update the task planners they are working with and enables keyword searches for specific topics.

Stepping up to the Plate: a Family Affected by Alcoholism & Kept in the Game by Faith


Author: Cindy Ruth Stuve
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1468540599
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 116
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Do you have trouble understanding alcoholism? Have you or your family and friends been challenged by it? Read the journey of one family deeply affected by generations of alcoholism in their lives. Learn how living in reality and also by faith can be the key to stepping up to the plate in your circumstances. Find ways to accept what you can and cannot change to move forward with your own life. Consider ways to use faith to help cope with the destruction alcoholism can cause, including the challenges of divorce. Learn that in the game of life, God can be your most valuable player.

The Golden Window of Silence

A Way to Become Fully Human
Author: Christopher Bear Beam
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1453518371
Category: Religion
Page: 97
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The Golden Window of Silence integrates the use of silence as spiritual discipline and its abusive use by systemic structures. Silence may be used as a lifegiving practice or in a destructive way at all levels of societal systems. One of the contentions of The Golden Window of Silence is that when one uses silence to listen to all levels, one may find the source of all non-violent communication. It is by this means that silence becomes one of the most powerful means of social justice. "Proceeds from book sales go to Sunbear Community Alliance, a Texas Non-Profit Corporation."

Love over Lust

How Love Overcame the Power of Sexual Addiction
Author: Karen Valiant
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462098258
Category: Psychology
Page: 168
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We all fall in love. We make a lifetime commitment. We work through lifes ups and downs. But how do we cope with the discovery that our mate has lost his/her soul to the consuming power of multiple addictions? How do we survive the ultimate pain that accompanies sexual addiction? Love Over Lust is a true story. The stage is set as Mike decides to re-involve himself with his addictive chemical of choice: alcohol. Mike and Karen are going through a stressful period in their lives. Mike's addictive personality is activated as he progresses from social drinking to daily drinking to drunkenness. What began as an innocent curiosity with pornography quickly escalated into a costly relationship with a nude dancer. The seductive nature of sexual lust nearly destroyed their 14-year marriage. As Mike's secrets are uncovered, Love Over Lust tells the story of Karen Valiant's mission to understand and overcome the chaotic events in their lives. She shares her shattered spirit with you and her prescription for healing: ...Healing begins with a recovery commitment of the couple. ...Time is the great healer. ...Love is the miracle.

With My Face to the Wind

Ptsd, Faith, and Lessons in Healing
Author: Linda Anne King
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781462068760
Category: Self-Help
Page: 206
View: 1922

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Like cancer untreated, PTSD can killif not the body the mind and soul. Linda King has portrayed, in real-time, what it is like to live with full-blown Post-traumatic stress disorder. She hopes to help to those who have carried the burdens of PTSD for years, and give the younger reader hope that will erase guilt and shame. A self-help book is, ideally, just that. Lindas book is full of gems. Self-taught, she has gained the insight and wisdom not only to heal herself but others as well. She describes her long journey from barely surviving to thriving. Traumatic childhood events can shatter us in countless ways. Posttraumatic stress disorder impacts all aspects of the developing persona. For those who suffer PTSD, this book offers many ahas toward wholeness and self-recovery: emotional, physical and, miraculously, spiritual. I believe you will find comfort here that helps you make the journey. Terry Lynne Dushan, LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) Linda King has creatively fused psychology, spirituality and humor as she takes us on her healing journey in With My Face to the Wind. While sharing some of her personal tragedies, she weaves in just enough verifiable psychological content (without causing brain freeze) to know that shes done her homework. Her wit and humor shine through just in the nick of time Rhonda B. Holmes, Author, The WORD Diet

The ShoeBox Diary


Author: Donnelly
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1496953452
Category: Fiction
Page: 42
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This book is a collection of short stories, poems, and experiences from the life of a child of an alcoholic - writings from childhood through adulthood. And it is a journal for anyone who wants to change. It will make you laugh, cry, reflect, and connect.

Endlich ohne Alkohol!

Der einfache Weg mit Allen Carrs Erfolgsmethode
Author: Allen Carr
Publisher: Mosaik Verlag
ISBN: 3641114268
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 304
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Einfach und endgültig zu einem genussvollen Leben ohne Alkohol. Hier ein Gläschen im Büro, da ein Gläschen auf der Party – die Grenze zwischen geselligem Genuss und zerstörerischer Abhängigkeit ist fließend. Allen Carr, der mit seiner sensationellen Methode schon Millionen Menschen geholfen hat, schafft hier Abhilfe. Schritt für Schritt weist er einen einfachen Weg, sich nicht vom Alkohol verführen zu lassen: Sofort, dauerhaft und ohne Entzugserscheinungen oder übermenschliche Willensanstrengung.

Love in a Bottle

Who Knew?
Author: Marge Pickering
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469173182
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 132
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Embarking on a brand new adventure, I moved with my sixteen year old daughter from Kentucky to California at age 54, with the dog in the back seat. I was swept into a new exciting life, totally different from anything I had known before. After a fun relationship with a young man who turned out to be gay, I found my soul mate and was ready to ride off into the sunset with him. We decided to marry on Valentines Day of the next year. However I discovered he was alcoholic and that in fact, I had been dating and marrying alcoholics most of my life. Tragically, his drinking got so intense that I put a stop to the wedding and convinced him to go into recovery. With my heart breaking, I drove him to that recovery center on the very day we were to be wed, February 14th. Instead of pledging my eternal love to him, there I was dropping him off to sober up. After his stay there, we started our new adventure, but he vacillated between sobriety and drinking again. Through our mutual progress, we learned to come together and live life in a different way. We each had a separate path but retained the connection we originally found. We both found serenity and peace and a wonderful life together.

Why Whisper?

A Memoir
Author: Joanne Mazzotta
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465378391
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 211
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Many books address how to live with the death of a loved one. Why Whisper, faces the more arduous task of living with yourself. Suicide seizes more than one life. It takes some life from everyone around it. When Joanne Mazzottas 32 year old son Danny took his own life, part of her died with him. In this gripping account of one mothers journey alongside grief, Joanne bares her soul and her skeletons to bring us an honest and insightful look at addiction, loss, hope, suicide, and the enduring power of love.