Richard a. Singer$21.95 $20.41
101 Tips for Recovering from Addictions can help transform the life of any recovering addict from bleak to bright. These practical suggestions give hope, from seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, to realizing this light holds a promising future to reclaim. Readers will learn: How to keep hope and seek help, even in the darkest of days How to deal with the major monster of denial How to plan to become consistently productive How to take care of your brain and body so that you're happier and healthier How to routinely remember to never give up How to push through and know that recovery can be realized And much, much more "101 Tips for Recovering from Addictions is a great resource, giving a simple, fun and easily digestible format to a treasure trove of accumulated wisdom from the Winners who have overcome addictions to have a happy and healthy life."
Patrick J. Carnes$18.95 $17.62
It was out of his reverence and respect for the wisdom and therapeutic value of the Twelve Steps that Carnes wrote A Gentle Path through the Twelve Steps, now a recovery classic and self-help staple for anyone looking for guidance for life's hardest challenges. Hundreds of thousands of people have found in this book a personal portal to the wisdom of the Twelve Steps. With updated and expanded concepts and a focus on the spiritual principles that lead to lifelong growth and fulfillment, Carnes's new edition invites a fresh generation of readers to the healing and rewarding experience of Twelve Step recovery.
Natasha Dow Schüll$27.95
This is an excellent book to help identify how Casinos have mastered the science of keeping players gambling - often longer than they intended. Basically creating a new "crack cocaine" of high-tech gambling. Books is well written by anthropologist Natasha Dow Schüll who through her extensive field research work in Las Vegas identifies how the mechanical rhythm of electronic gambling machines pulls players into a trancelike state they call the “machine zone,” in which daily worries, social demands, and even bodily awareness fade away.
This book is designed to engage problem gamblers in recovery from addiction to work on changing the way they think by writing out their thoughts and adding their own daily affirmations that will help prevent them from gambling again (or giving in to whatever addiction they might be struggling with). The intention of the author is to encourage and teach a thought process that resonates with the individual where they can draw on what they have written to help avoid another relapse once the urges resurface.
Arnie Wexler and Sheila Wexler$16.95 $15.76
Arnie Wexler's life as a gambler began on the streets of Brooklyn, New York, flipping cards, shooting marbles, and playing pinball machines. At age fourteen he found the racetrack, a bookie, and started playing the stock market. His obsession with gambling accelerated until a fateful day in 1968 when it all came crashing down. Wexler's gripping narrative leads us through the dungeon of a compulsive gambler's world—chasing the big win and coming up with empty pockets—and how his addiction drove him and his wife, Sheila, to the edge of life. With help, they managed to escape, and together they have devoted themselves to helping others with the problem they know so well.
A well written Self-Help book for addicts and the people who love, work and treat them.
A brilliantly written account of the author's personal experience of working the 12-step program of Gamblers Anonymous, and the lessons he's learned over the years in the school of hard knocks, The author explains where he came from in terms of his lowest point in his gambling addiction, how he got there, and how he recovered from it - so that others struggling with a gambling addiction can relate and not feel alone or lose hope. His book covers the subject of what it is that blocks gambling addicts from recovery and reaching their potential in life and fulfilling goals, having a sense of purpose, and attaining serenity and happiness. The solution includes belief in a higher power and gaining self-acceptance and self-love. Wally Schroeder wrote this book with the sole intention to reach out his hand to the gambling addict who is still suffering, and to show them the road to recovery that is awaiting their first brave step in moving forward.
The 30 Day 'Detox' for Gamblers is intended to help Gamblers who have an addiction and want to quit. It is a Work Book to help change the mind set of the person in a way to help them get through the first 30 Days.
“From the moment she uttered the brave and honest words, “I am an alcoholic,” to interviewer George Stephanopoulos, Elizabeth Vargas began writing her story, as her experiences were still raw. In Between Breaths, Vargas discusses how she developed anxiety at the age of six when her father served in Vietnam and how this anxiety impacted her over the course of her life. Alcohol offered relief from this anxiety until, of course, it didn’t. Vagas discusses her time in rehab, her first year of sobriety, and the guilt she felt as a working mother who “never found the right balance.”
Sarah Hepola$17.98 $16.72
A memoir of unblinking honesty and poignant, laugh-out-loud humor, Blackout is the story of a woman stumbling into a new kind of adventure -- the sober life she never wanted. For Sarah Hepola, alcohol was "the gasoline of all adventure." She spent her evenings at cocktail parties and dark bars where she proudly stayed till last call. Drinking felt like freedom, part of her birthright as a strong, enlightened twenty-first-century woman. But there was a price. She often blacked out, waking up with a blank space where four hours should be. Mornings became detective work on her own life. What did I say last night? How did I meet that guy? She apologized for things she couldn't remember doing, as though she were cleaning up after an evil twin. Publicly, she covered her shame with self-deprecating jokes, and her career flourished, but as the blackouts accumulated, she could no longer avoid a sinking truth. The fuel she thought she needed was draining her spirit instead. A memoir of unblinking honesty and poignant, laugh-out-loud humor, Blackout is the story of a woman stumbling into a new kind of adventure -- the sober life she never wanted. Shining a light into her blackouts, she discovers the person she buried, as well as the confidence, intimacy, and creativity she once believed came only from a bottle. Her tale will resonate with anyone who has been forced to reinvent or struggled in the face of necessary change. It's about giving up the thing you cherish most -- but getting yourself back in return.
Chained to the Desk: A Guidebook for Workaholics, Their Partners and Children, and the Clinicians Who Treat Them
Bryan E. Robinson$25.30
Americans love a hard worker. The worker who toils eighteen-hour days and eats meals on the run between appointments is usually viewed with a combination of respect and awe. But for many, this lifestyle leads to family problems, a decline in work productivity, and ultimately to physical and mental collapse. Intended for anyone touched by what Robinson calls 'the best-dressed problem of the twenty-first century' Chained to the Desk provides an inside look at workaholism's impact on those who live and work with work addicts partners, spouses, children, and colleagues as well as the appropriate techniques for clinicians who treat them. Originally published in 1998, this groundbreaking book from best-selling author and widely respected family therapist Bryan E. Robinson was the first comprehensive portrait of the workaholic. In this new and fully updated third edition, Robinson draws on hundreds of case reports from his own original research and years of clinical practice. The agonies of workaholism have grown all the more challenging in a world where the computer, cell phone, and iPhone allow twenty-four-hour access to the office, even on weekends and from vacation spots. Adult children of workaholics describe their childhood pain and the lifelong legacies they still carry, and the spouses or partners of workaholics reveal the isolation and loneliness of their vacant relationships. Employers and business colleagues discuss the cost to the company when workaholism dominates the workplace. Chained to the Desk both counsels and consoles. It provides a step-by-step guide to help readers spot workaholism, understand it, and recover.
Where do you turn to for comfort? Most of us have our familiar go-to stress relievers: a pint of ice cream, a trip to the mall, exercise, television, a glass of wine--or three. While outlets such as these provide temporary relief, none of them offers the lasting satisfaction we yearn for. And before we know it, we can find ourselves enslaved by addictive and harmful behaviors. But there is a way out. With grace and transparency, author Robia Scott gently guides you step-by-step through the process of transformation. Through sharing her journey of overcoming her own counterfeits--such as smoking, excessive spending, and obsession with food and body image--she imparts the practical, biblical tools you need in order to break free from the destructive mindsets and counterfeit comforts in your life.
Louie Giglio$22.99 $21.38
Discover how to break free from the chains of negative thinking and experience true freedom from unhealthy thoughts and emotions. The Enemy is constantly seeking to fill your mind with destructive and harmful thoughts—whether of fear, worry, insecurity, anxiety, temptation, envy. . . . It’s all too easy for Satan to manipulate his way into a seat at the table intended for only you and Jesus, and to try making himself at home in your mind. It’s an ongoing battle, but one you can win! In Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table, bestselling author and pastor Louie Giglio shares practical ways to overcome the Enemy’s lies and instead find peace and security in any challenging circumstance or situation. By drawing from Psalm 23 as a framework, he offers biblical insight on how to . . . Cancel the lies that will wreck your life. Take empowering steps to live fully alive in Christ. Stop the spiral of shame, temptation, and insecurity. Restore peace and rest in your life. Embrace the true purpose behind your journey through challenging circumstances. Break free from the endless cycle of destructive thinking. You can find freedom from the war inside your mind—if you allow Jesus, the Good Shepherd, to lead the battle. Learn how to find encouragement, hope, and strength no matter what valleys you face. It’s time to reject the lies and listen to the truth.
Emotional Eating: Crack the Code of Food Addiction Recovery. Find the Solution to Binge Eating Disorder and Overeating. Practical Guide
This book will allow you to have lasting results because you will know how to go within and see what you are looking for if you ever need to later in your life. Inside Emotional Eating, you will discover: If you suffer from emotional eating by learning what makes an emotional eater The difference between actual hunger and emotional hunger What makes you crave those unhealthy snack foods and how it affects your brain to improve your mood temporarily Struggling with what snacks are healthy when you need a quick bite? Includes options for substituting your favorite snack foods with healthier options A workbook for you to figure out exactly what type of eater you are and what is causing it, as well as to journal your thoughts and feelings about it all A meal plan with healthy and tasty options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner A guide to how exercise will help you to change and sample exercises to start with
Mari A Lee, Anthony D Rodriguez, et al.$29.95 $27.85
When you discover that the person you loved and trusted most in the world is hiding a secret life as a sex addict, the result can be devastating. Facing that heartbreak is what this book is all about. The healing process will take time regardless of whether you decide to stay in the relationship or leave. Facing Heartbreak weaves real life stories with practical therapeutic advice and specific tasks that gently educate, empower, and guide the partner of the sex addict through a process of recovery. Using Dr. Patrick Carnes' thirty-task sex recovery model, readers will learn to heal from the heartbreak and betrayal as they discover hope and healing.
Carol Juergensen Sheets and Allan J. Katz$37.94
Carol Juergenen Sheets and Allan J. Katz have created a workbook/roadmap for rebuilding relationships damaged by sexual addiction and other forms of infidelity. With a focus on empathy – understanding what the betrayed partner is feeling; the exercises in this guidebook will help sex addicts rebuild lost trust and intimacy. This is a recipe for healing a broken relationship.
High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know about Drugs and Society
In this provocative and eye-opening memoir, Dr. Carl Hart recalls his journey of self-discovery, how he escaped a life of crime and drugs and avoided becoming one of the crack addicts he now studies. Interweaving past and present, Hart goes beyond the hype as he examines the relationship between drugs and pleasure, choice, and motivation, both in the brain and in society. His findings shed new light on common ideas about race, poverty, and drugs, and explain why current policies are failing. As a young boy - he didn't see the value of school, studying just enough to keep him on the basketball team. Today, he is a cutting-edge neuroscientist—Columbia University’s first tenured African American professor in the sciences—whose landmark, controversial research is redefining our understanding of addiction.
Cat Marnell$18.99 $17.66
From the New York Times bestselling author and former beauty editor Cat Marnell, a “vivid, maddening, heartbreaking, very funny, chaotic” (The New York Times) memoir of prescription drug addiction and self-sabotage, set in the glamorous world of fashion magazines and downtown nightclubs. At twenty-six, Cat Marnell was an associate beauty editor at Lucky, one of the top fashion magazines in America—and that’s all most people knew about her. But she hid a secret life. She was a prescription drug addict. She was also a “doctor shopper” who manipulated Upper East Side psychiatrists for pills, pills, and more pills; a lonely bulimic who spent hundreds of dollars a week on binge foods; a promiscuous party girl who danced barefoot on banquets; a weepy and hallucination-prone insomniac who would take anything—anything—to sleep. This is a tale of self-loathing, self-sabotage, and yes, self-tanner. It begins at a posh New England prep school—and with a prescription for the Attention Deficit Disorder medication Ritalin. It continues to New York, where we follow Marnell’s amphetamine-fueled rise from intern to editor through the beauty departments of NYLON, Teen Vogue, Glamour, and Lucky. We see her fight between ambition and addiction and how, inevitably, her disease threatens everything she worked so hard to achieve. From the Condé Nast building to seedy nightclubs, from doctors’ offices and mental hospitals, Marnell “treads a knife edge between glamorizing her own despair and rendering it with savage honesty.…with the skill of a pulp novelist” (The New York Times Book Review) what it is like to live in the wild, chaotic, often sinister world of a young female addict who can’t say no. Combining “all the intoxicating intrigue of a thriller and yet all the sobering pathos of a gifted writer’s true-life journey to recover her former health, happiness, ambitions, and identity” (Harper’s Bazaar), How to Murder Your Life is mesmerizing, revelatory, and necessary.
In this book the author's asks the reader to explore their dreams and to ask themselves what they would do differently if their dream really came true? Would that be enough to get one to stop gambling? Not according to the author who as a Problem Gambler in recovery (for over a decade clean) knows too well how the line between a dream and fantasy gets easily blurred when one is not pursuing their dream rather is in pursuit to feeding their (gambling) addiction. The author's goal in writing this book goes beyond the story to the fantasy and how it looks over time, both in recovery and as the addict goes down the proverbial rabbit hole.
This Book is a study of the book of James in the Bible. The author takes the approach of writing his own letter to fellow believers using James as his guide. He suggests the reader do the same as a way to Bring the Bible alive in the reader's life.
Gabor Maté$19.95 $18.55
Based on Gabor Maté’s two decades of experience as a medical doctor and his groundbreaking work with the severely addicted on Vancouver’s skid row, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts radically reenvisions this much misunderstood field by taking a holistic approach. Dr. Maté presents addiction not as a discrete phenomenon confined to an unfortunate or weak-willed few, but as a continuum that runs throughout (and perhaps underpins) our society; not a medical "condition" distinct from the lives it affects, rather the result of a complex interplay among personal history, emotional, and neurological development, brain chemistry, and the drugs (and behaviors) of addiction. Simplifying a wide array of brain and addiction research findings from around the globe, the book avoids glib self-help remedies, instead promoting a thorough and compassionate self-understanding as the first key to healing and wellness.
David W. Patterson$14.99
Live One Life is an eye-opening and heart-touching book. Anyone struggling with traumas or addictions can benefit from the honesty, humility, and hope given in this inspiring read. Dr. David Patterson deals with drug and alcohol addiction, depression, suicide, and dyslexia. A true life coach can only bring to the table the things he has learned on his own life’s quest. Having dealt with this pain, he shares personal experiences on his successful path to recovery.Change is an inside job and you must start with yourself because, “If nothing changes… nothing changes.” Through proven solutions, David empowers you to overcome your challenges.In this book, he teaches you to be honest and accountable for your actions and to stop rationalizing and justifying your destructive thoughts and behaviors. David has a rare gift of reaching the hearts of people and relieving human suffering. He helps transform lives. His techniques work and bring an overwhelming sense of peace and love by freeing you from your past.Dr. Patterson’s Compass Model is a masterpiece that roadmaps life's journey. It uses a variety of tools and insights to help you overcome the traumas, dramas, and addictive behaviors of life. It guides you on your path to victory so that you can Live One Life! You can win the battle. You are not alone.
Mindful Eating: An Essential Guide to Eating Based on Mindfulness and Ending Overeating, Binge Eating, Food Addiction and Emotional Ea
Two manuscripts in one book: Mindful Eating: What Zen Masters Can Teach You About Eating and Mindfulness, Including Tips on Intuitive Eating, and Ending Overeating, Binge Eating, Food Addiction, and Emotional Eating Binge Eating: The Ultimate Guide to Finally Ending Emotional Eating, Bingeing, Overeating, and Food Addiction, Including Tips on Eating Disorder Recovery, and an Introduction to Mindful Eating In part 1, you will learn: What mindful eating is, how it works, and its history The benefits of this technique and what it promises How mindful eating plays a role in the treatment of eating disorders, including binge eating and overeating What the Zen Masters have to teach up about overeating, binge eating and emotional eating Various tips, tricks, and suggestions to begin the wonderful journey of mindful eating A step by step approach to help you build mindful eating habits 17 inspiring celebrity success stories In addition, Harvard Health endorses a style of eating as one of the effective methods to curb overeating and other unhealthy eating habits. So, with this part 2 of this book, you can finally regain control of your life and your self-confidence without attempting one short-lived diet after the other as you are probably used to. Here's just a tiny fraction of what you'll discover in part 2: The full story about binge eating disorder. The ridiculous lies about binge eating that makes you feel worse about yourself. The precise science behind each binge session. Sneaky little things that make you binge and how to get rid of them. 9 myths about binge eating. Super simple steps to stop binge eating for good. 10 inspiring stories of celebrities who fought binge eating disorder. Powerful mindfulness techniques to help you overcome binge eating. An Easy-To-Follow meal plan to kick your urge to binge to the curb
Patrick J. Carnes$16.95 $15.76
We recommend Partrick Carne's Out of the Shadows.. to every sex addict and codependent we treat.. This (book provides) a tremendously powerful experience, helping both sex addicts and codependents realize that they are not alone and not destined to eternally be at the mercy of the disease. Dr. Ralph Earle and Dr. Gregory Crow, Lonely All the Time "Out of the Shadows has become a guidebook for sufferers and counselors alike." Roda Salter, Keene Sentinel Sex is at the core of our identities. And when it becomes a compulsion, it can unravel our lives. Out of the Shadows is the premier work on this disorder, written by a pioneer in its treatment. Revised and updated to include the latest research--and to address the exploding phenomenon of cybersex addiction--this third edition identifies the danger signs, explains the dynamics, and describes the consequences of sexual addiction and dependency. With practical wisdom and spiritual clarity, it points the way out of the shadows of sexual compulsion and back into the light and fullness of life.
Recovery Zone, Volume One picks up where Facing the Shadow leaves off, guiding readers to begin working tasks eight through thirteen of Dr. Patrick Carnes' innovative thirty-task model. This book helps readers understand that true recovery is achieved by learning to cope with difficult situations and emotions. Stopping addictive behavior is the only way to start recovery. However, stopping the behavior is not enough to stay in recovery. True recovery is achieved by learning to cope with difficult situations and emotions. Dr. Patrick Carnes helps readers know how to deal with difficult affective states and guides them to a place of resilience so they can decide what is important in their lives. Readers will learn how to live optimally in their Recovery Zone. The work sets the stage for recovery tasks 8-13, providing readers with a practical approach to recognize the underlying emotional causes that perpetuate the addiction cycle.