Beyond Rock Bottom

Beyond Rock Bottom Author Patty Smith
ISBN-10 1542712610
Release 2017-04-08
Pages 112
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A real life struggle of addiction and codependency. While a son battles substance use, a mother desperately learns to let go. You will be shocked and entertained as you read of their separate journeys to freedom.



Cyber Junkie

Cyber Junkie Author Kevin Roberts
ISBN-10 9781592859948
Release 2010-08-24
Pages 204
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Recovering video game addict Kevin Roberts offers a step-by-step guide to recovery for those struggling with compulsive video gaming and Internet surfing. Recovering video game addict Kevin Roberts offers a step-by-step guide to recovery for those struggling with compulsive video gaming and internet surfing. Video gaming and Internet surfing are the top sources of entertainment for tens of millions of North Americans today. As these technologies continue to grow and flourish, so does the number of people becoming obsessively absorbed in the imagination and fantasy that they present. More and more people are isolating themselves, turning their backs on reality, ignoring family and friends, and losing their sleep and even their jobs due to excessive use of video games and the Internet--and they continue to do so despite harmful consequences to their mental, physical, and spiritual health, a telltale sign of addiction.In this groundbreaking book, recovering video game addict Kevin Roberts uses extensive scientific and social research, complemented by his and others' personal stories, to give compulsive gamers and surfers--and their family and friends--a step-by-step guide for recovery. He outlines the ways that "cyber junkies" exhibit the classic signs of addiction and reveals how they can successfully recover by following a program similar to those used for other addictions. Readers learn to identify whether they have an addiction, find the right resources to get individualized help, and regain a rewarding life away from the screen by learning new thoughts and behaviors that free them from the cravings that rule their lives. Included is a guide for parents for working with their addicted children.



The Big Fix

The Big Fix Author Tracey Helton Mitchell
ISBN-10 9781580056045
Release 2016-03-01
Pages 244
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After surviving nearly a decade of heroin abuse and hard living on the streets of San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, Tracey Helton Mitchell decided to get clean for good. With raw honesty and a poignant perspective on life that only comes from starting at rock bottom, The Big Fix tells her story of transformation from homeless heroin addict to stable mother of three—and the hard work and hard lessons that got her there. Rather than dwelling on the pain of addiction, Tracey focuses on her journey of recovery and rebuilding her life, while exposing the failings of the American rehab system and laying out a path for change. Starting with the first step in her recovery, Tracey re-learns how to interact with men, build new friendships, handle money, and rekindle her relationship with her mother, all while staying sober, sharp, and dedicated to her future. A decidedly female story of addiction, The Big Fix describes the unique challenges faced by women caught in the grip of substance abuse, such as the toxic connection between drug addition and prostitution. Tracey’s story of hope, hard work, and rehabilitation will inspire anyone who has been affected by substance abuse while offering hope for a better future.



Ablutions

Ablutions Author Patrick deWitt
ISBN-10 9781783198719
Release 2015-02-24
Pages 64
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Picture yourself as a bartender, sipping top-shelf whisky and watching your customers descend into nightly oblivion. Your heart is broken by the world around you and, leaving the whisky aside, you hatch a devious, unthinkable plan of escape... Award-winning FellSwoop Theatre present Ablutions: a dark, modern drama, adapted from the novel by Man Booker shortlisted author, Patrick deWitt. A grimly funny tale from the sodden depths of the Los Angeles underworld, Ablutions blends a live soundtrack and deWitt’s heart-wrenching humour. WINNER: Ignite Theatre Festival’s Critics’ Choice Award



Never Give in to Fear

Never Give in to Fear Author Marti Macgibbon
ISBN-10 098600670X
Release 2012
Pages 369
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Never Give in to Fear: Laughing all the way up from Rock Bottom, the enhanced edition of this darkly funny, dramatic memoir, describes an emerging stand-up comic's drug-fueled descent into the underworld, escape from human traffickers, homelessness, and ultimate redemption. With brutal honesty, humor, and clarity, the author vividly describes her experiences as she rides her downward spiral: a near-miss with a notorious serial killer, a series of tragically hilarious misadventures in the California drug world, and a terrifying account of imprisonment at the hands of Japanese organized crime. In an energetic, upbeat, and insightful style, Marti brings to life a host of quirky characters, anti-heroes, and bungling criminals. This revised and re-edited version contains three additional chapters that introduce readers to enthralling adventures, insights into stand-up comedy, resilience and recovery, and elivery an inspiring message about healing, hope, and courage to change -- Publisher's description.



Emotional Black Holes

Emotional Black Holes Author Grant J. Hallstrom
ISBN-10 098215030X
Release 2009-04-01
Pages 179
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"Emotional Black Holes" tells of the author's very personal experience of leaving behind emotional blackness of deep and painful holes that snuff out life and moving towards the light and a life of fulfillment, love, and joy.



The Outrun A Memoir

The Outrun  A Memoir Author Amy Liptrot
ISBN-10 9780393609004
Release 2017-04-25
Pages 304
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“The Outrun will no doubt sit alongside . . . Helen Macdonald’s H Is for Hawk—the sheer sensuality of Liptrot’s prose and her steely resolve immediately put her right up there with the best of the best.”—New Statesman When Amy Liptrot returns to Orkney after more than a decade away, she is drawn back to the Outrun on the sheep farm where she grew up. Approaching the land that was once home, memories of her childhood merge with the recent events that have set her on this journey. Amy was shaped by the cycle of the seasons, birth and death on the farm, and her father’s mental illness, which were as much a part of her childhood as the wild, carefree existence on Orkney. But as she grew up, she longed to leave this remote life. She moved to London and found herself in a hedonistic cycle. Unable to control her drinking, alcohol gradually took over. Now thirty, she finds herself washed up back home on Orkney, standing unstable at the cliff edge, trying to come to terms with what happened to her in London. Spending early mornings swimming in the bracingly cold sea, the days tracking Orkney’s wildlife—puffins nesting on sea stacks, arctic terns swooping close enough to feel their wings—and nights searching the sky for the Merry Dancers, Amy slowly makes the journey toward recovery from addiction. The Outrun is a beautiful, inspiring book about living on the edge, about the pull between island and city, and about the ability of the sea, the land, the wind, and the moon to restore life and renew hope. A Guardian Best Nonfiction Book of 2016 Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller New Statesman Book of the Year



Taking the Mask Off

Taking the Mask Off Author Irwin Ozborne
ISBN-10 9781504366625
Release 2016-09-28
Pages 558
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Cortland Pfeffer spent years as a patient in psychiatric hospitals, treatment centers, and jails before becoming a registered nurse and working in the same facilities. This is a story about recovery that goes inside the mental health and addiction field, revealing the problems and providing a spiritual solution.



Clean

Clean Author Amy Reed
ISBN-10 9781442413450
Release 2012-05-08
Pages 272
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A group of teens in a Seattle-area rehabilitation center form an unlikely friendship as they begin to focus less on their own problems with drugs and alcohol by reaching out to help a new member, who seems to have even deeper issues to resolve.



Lips Unsealed

Lips Unsealed Author Belinda Carlisle
ISBN-10 9780307463500
Release 2011-04
Pages 280
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The former lead singer of the Go-Go's and Nutrisystem spokesperson recounts her career both as a woman band member and solo artist, describing her struggles with sobriety, self-esteem, and spirituality.



Glow Kids

Glow Kids Author Nicholas Kardaras
ISBN-10 9781250097996
Release 2016-08-09
Pages 288
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We’ve all seen them: kids hypnotically staring at glowing screens in restaurants, in playgrounds and in friends' houses—and the numbers are growing. Like a virtual scourge, the illuminated glowing faces—the Glow Kids—are multiplying. But at what cost? Is this just a harmless indulgence or fad like some sort of digital hula-hoop? Some say that glowing screens might even be good for kids—a form of interactive educational tool. Don’t believe it. In Glow Kids, Dr. Nicholas Kardaras will examine how technology—more specifically, age-inappropriate screen tech, with all of its glowing ubiquity—has profoundly affected the brains of an entire generation. Brain imaging research is showing that stimulating glowing screens are as dopaminergic (dopamine activating) to the brain’s pleasure center as sex. And a growing mountain of clinical research correlates screen tech with disorders like ADHD, addiction, anxiety, depression, increased aggression, and even psychosis. Most shocking of all, recent brain imaging studies conclusively show that excessive screen exposure can neurologically damage a young person’s developing brain in the same way that cocaine addiction can. Kardaras will dive into the sociological, psychological, cultural, and economic factors involved in the global tech epidemic with one major goal: to explore the effect all of our wonderful shiny new technology is having on kids. Glow Kids also includes an opt-out letter and a "quiz" for parents in the back of the book.



The Tommyknockers

The Tommyknockers Author Stephen King
ISBN-10 9781501144288
Release 2016-02-16
Pages 992
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Everything is familiar. But everything has changed. Coming back to the little community is like walking into a nightmare for Jim Gardener, poet, drunk, potential suicide. It all looks the same, the house, the furniture, Jim's friend Bobbi, her beagle (though ageing), even the woods out at the back. But it was in the woods that Bobbi stumbled over the odd, part-buried object and felt a peculiar tingle as she brushed the soft earth away. Everything is familiar. But everything is about to change.



Enrique s Journey

Enrique s Journey Author Sonia Nazario
ISBN-10 9780385743280
Release 2014-08-05
Pages 273
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Documents the journey of a Honduran teen who braved hardship and peril to reunite with his mother after she was forced to leave him behind and seek migratory work in the United States.



Beyond Belief Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life

Beyond Belief  Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life Author Joe C.
ISBN-10 9780988115712
Release 2013-01-21
Pages 420
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A 21st century look at addiction and recovery, Beyond Belief is the first daily reflection written for everyone, regardless of ones worldview. Over 500,000 daily reflection books are bought every year. There are specialty books for women, men, youth, newcomers, people who love addicts/alcoholics and substance or process specific addictions. Beyond Belief is the first in the genre that includes humanists, agnostics and atheist into the Twelve Step/Twelve Tradition dialogue. Drawing on philosophy, psychology, art, science, the wisdom of the rooms and existing Twelve Step and recovery literature ,Beyond Belief offers 365 one day musings with a 21st century slant at life in recovery. An index of over one hundred subjects, end notes and a bibliography offer readers extensive resources if they have a more in-depth appetite for a certain subject than offered by a one-page thought for the day. John McAndrew, MDiv of Sensible Spirituality Associates, Palm Springs CA says, "Thank you Joe for this wonderful place to start each day. No arguments about God, no belief systems to defend or attack--just a wealth of rich, thoughtful reflections." Ernest Kurtz, author of Experiencing Spirituality and Not God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous, says, "The book is aimed at a general 12-Step readership, but it is mindful that there heretofore exists no such aids for unbelievers, freethinkers, and the unconventionally spiritual. Given that the latest Pew survey found that twenty percent of American people list their religion as 'None,' it is certainly time that the Recovery world took into consideration this population's needs. Beyond Belief addressees that need in a confident, non-aggressive way. I doubt that any believer will find anything objectionable in its pages. This believer, for one, finds much that is spiritually helpful.".



Understanding and Counseling Persons with Alcohol Drug and Behavioral Addictions

Understanding and Counseling Persons with Alcohol  Drug  and Behavioral Addictions Author Howard John Clinebell
ISBN-10 UOM:39015046891977
Release 1998
Pages 506
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This book contains information on how to understand a person with alcohol, drug and Behavioral additions and how to counsel a person with these additions.



A Black Hole Is Not a Hole

A Black Hole Is Not a Hole Author Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano
ISBN-10 9781607340737
Release 2012-02-01
Pages 80
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Introduces black holes, describing their physical features, how they were discovered, what causes them, and where they exist in space.



Slide

Slide Author Tina Gephart
ISBN-10 0992518873
Release 2015-11-10
Pages 344
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Touring as an opening act for a huge rock band and landing a record contract means you've hit the big time, right? Sadly, neither of those things gave Rusty Crawford, lead guitarist of the band Black Addiction, worldwide fame and fortune. Which was a shame because he had the lifestyle down to a fine art-without the cliched stint in rehab. Even being back in the Bronx, paying his dues didn't rattle the charismatic axe man, ladies loved him and men wanted to be him. Fate would just have to catch up. Seemed like fate had more than just a platinum album planned for his future. Alison Williams had the perfect life. Or at least she did until her world came crashing down around her, in the most epic way. With her future no longer a certainty she finds herself out of her comfort zone and into unchartered territory-a place where Rusty Crawford likes to spend most of his time. Will the charming and ridiculously hot rock god help her find her feet, or send her further down the rabbit hole? One thing was for sure; both of them were in for the ride of their lives."