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The Wellness-Recovery Connection

The Wellness-Recovery Connection
  • Author : John F. Newport, Ph.D
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  • Release Date :2004-12-01
  • Total pages :310
  • ISBN : 9780757302138
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Summary : A leading wellness advocate offers a step-by-step holistic plan for the 50 million people in recovery – a personalized blueprint for adding years to their life and life to their years. Includes a foreword by leading relapse prevention expert Terence T. Gorski. Based on over thirty years in the trenches as a wellness professional and counselor, John Newport, Ph.D. shares the missing dimension in recovery and the reason why the majority of people battling alcoholism and drug addiction fail to reap the full benefits of recovery and optimal health: They don’t adopt a wellness-oriented lifestyle. Newport breaks down the nebulous concept of wellness into 7 steps, and gives people in recovery – and their families – specific tools to design their own blueprint for optimal health, including: Nutrition: nutritional hazards associated with alcoholism and drug addiction, and how to lay a sound nutritional foundation for recovery. Exercise: role of exercise in preventing relapse and enjoying optimal health, with tips on how to get started. Stress Management: practical tips on stress management and meditation, specifically geared to people in recovery. Spiritual Needs: tips on how to manifest your unique sense of central purpose, and how this will help you stay clean and sober and move toward optimal health. Social Supports: how to develop a strong social support system, sexuality in recovery, and more. Conquering Substitute Addictions: including nicotine addiction, caffeine addiction and junk food binging. Health Care: why our health care system is "wired backwards", and how recovering people can effectively work with doctors and other health care resources. A must read for people in recovery, and treatment professionals.

Addiction, Attachment, Trauma and Recovery: The Power of Connection (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

Addiction, Attachment, Trauma and Recovery: The Power of Connection (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)
  • Author : Oliver J. Morgan
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  • Release Date :2019-10-01
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 0393713180
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Summary : A new model of addiction that incorporates neurobiology, social relationships, and ecological systems. Understanding addiction is no longer just about understanding neurons or genes, broken brain functioning, learning, or faulty choices. Oliver J. Morgan provides a fresh take on addiction and recovery by presenting a more inclusive framework than traditional understanding. Cutting- edge work in attachment, interpersonal neurobiology, and trauma is integrated with ecological- systems thinking to provide a consilient and comprehensive picture of addiction. Humans are born into connection and require nourishing relationships for healthy living. Adversities, however, bring fragmentation and create the conditions for ill health. They create vulnerabilities. In order to cope, individuals can turn to alternatives, “substitute relationships” that ease the pain of disconnection. These can become addictions. Addiction, Attachment, Trauma, and Recovery presents a model, a method, and a mandate. This new focus calls for change in the established ways we think and behave about addiction and recovery. It reorients understanding and clinical practice for mental health and addiction counselors, psychologists, and social workers, as well as for addicts and those who love them.

Recovery the Road Ahead

Recovery the Road Ahead
  • Author : Ph D Nate Lowe,M. S. Boone
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  • Release Date :2011-02-01
  • Total pages :196
  • ISBN : 0557571073
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Summary : Recovery The Road Ahead was written for alcoholic/addicts who struggle with addictions. It is a step-by-step guide that supports individuals in early recovery. The first year of Sobriety is the most crucial time for an individual who struggles with addictions. This guide has proven results for those who used it.

The Law of Sobriety

The Law of Sobriety
  • Author : Sherry Gaba,Beth Adelman
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  • Release Date :2010-09
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 0757315151
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Summary : Offers a new style of addiction recovery for creating and maintaining a life filled with joy and purpose, using seven action steps to make recovery about the new life to be embraced instead of about the addiction itself.

No More Letting Go

No More Letting Go
  • Author : Debra Jay
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  • Release Date :2007-12-18
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 0307418251
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Summary : “Detachment” has been the standard message of most addiction literature for the last twenty years. The conventional wisdom offered to an addict’s loved ones has been to let the addict “hit bottom” before intervening. Now intervention specialist Debra Jay challenges this belief and offers a bold new approach to treating addiction that provides a practical and spiritual lifeline to families struggling with alcohol or drug abuse. In No More Letting Go, Jay argues that the traditional advice of “letting go” too often destroys both the addict and the family physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Jay contends that addiction is everybody’s business–not just the addict’s–and addiction doesn’t have the right to trump the welfare of a family. In short, highly accessible chapters written with warmth, understanding, and compassion, Jay weaves together philosophical and religious thought; new science on the brain function of an addict; the physical and psychological impact of addiction on family members; and poignant, real-life family stories. No More Letting Go is a powerful, informative guide that provides comfort, hope, and practical advice to anyone affected by a family member’s addiction. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Tucson Tragedy

The Tucson Tragedy
  • Author : John Newport
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  • Release Date :2011
  • Total pages :158
  • ISBN : 9781432776077
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Summary : This is a fast reading, riveting book that portrays the human side of the January 8, 2011 shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others and the healing that is taking place. Written by a Tucsonan living a few blocks from the site of the shooting who is an ardent fan of Gabby , The Tucson Tragedy takes readers right to the scene and into the hearts and minds of the victims and their families, the heroes, the suspected assailant and everyone else impacted by this heart-breaking tragedy.Without politicizing or sensationalizing the event and its far-reaching ramifications, this book renders a soul-searching treatment of the underlying dynamics and lessons to be learned from this ghastly event. Dr. Newport does an excellent job of portraying the creation of a community of healing out of the ashes of this tragic shooting?ǪThis is truly a book written from the heart. - From the Foreword by Rabbi Stephanie Aaron, Gabrielle Giffords' spiritual advisor.

Passages Through Recovery

Passages Through Recovery
  • Author : Terence T Gorski
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  • Release Date :2009-07-30
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 1592858058
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Summary : Passages through Recovery presents an action plan for preventing relapse, one that can help us understand how recovery works and what is needed to move from active addiction to sobriety. "Abstinence from alcohol and other drugs is only the beginning of sobriety. It's the ticket to get into the theater, not the movie we are going to see."--Passages through RecoveryOne of the most important things we learn in recovery is that there really is a way out of all the misery--if we know which way to go. But abstinence from alcohol and other drugs is just the beginning of our journey, not our destination. And, that journey can be a rough one if we don't know what lies ahead.Based on the experiences of thousands of recovering men and women, Passages through Recovery presents an action plan for preventing relapse, one that can help us understand how recovery works and what is needed to move from active addiction to sobriety. Gorski's pioneering work describes six stages of recovery from chemical dependency and offers sound advice for working through the challenges of each stage--challenges that can create frustration and lead to relapse.Passages through Recovery clearly demonstrates that sobriety is more than just healing the damage. "It's a way of thinking, acting, and relating to others," Gorski writes, "that promotes continued physical, psychological, social, and spiritual health. The skills necessary for long-term sobriety are all directed at finding meaning and purpose in life."Use this book as a compass in your recovery to help you stay on course.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Changing Old Habits for Good

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Changing Old Habits for Good
  • Author : Deborah S. Romaine,G. Alan Marlatt, Ph.D.
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  • Release Date :2008-12-02
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 1440697302
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Summary : Kick bad habits - for good! Nearly everybody has at least one self-destructive habit they can't eliminate, from spending too much time online to eating too much ice cream. Changing an old habit is no easy business and more than 90% of people relapse within a year. This one-of-a-kind guide helps readers separate good habits from bad, evaluate the risks and benefits, prepare themselves for change, and make the change - for good. ?Dr. Marlatt is a groundbreaking author at the top of the relapse prevention Field ?This book shares the latest research on kicking old habits for good

The Wellness Community Guide to Fighting for Recovery from Cancer

The Wellness Community Guide to Fighting for Recovery from Cancer
  • Author : Harold H. Benjamin
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  • Release Date :1995
  • Total pages :270
  • ISBN :
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Summary : Outlines methods cancer patients can use to maximize the power of the mind to strengthen the immune system and hasten recovery, including visualization, exercise, nutrition, and enhanced personal relationships

Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery
  • Author : Noah Levine
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  • Release Date :2014-06-10
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 0062123092
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Summary : Bestselling author and renowned Buddhist teacher Noah Levine adapts the Buddha's Four Noble Truths and Eight Fold Path into a proven and systematic approach to recovery from alcohol and drug addiction—an indispensable alternative to the 12-step program. While many desperately need the help of the 12-step recovery program, the traditional AA model's focus on an external higher power can alienate people who don't connect with its religious tenets. Refuge Recovery is a systematic method based on Buddhist principles, which integrates scientific, non-theistic, and psychological insight. Viewing addiction as cravings in the mind and body, Levine shows how a path of meditative awareness can alleviate those desires and ease suffering. Refuge Recovery includes daily meditation practices, written investigations that explore the causes and conditions of our addictions, and advice and inspiration for finding or creating a community to help you heal and awaken. Practical yet compassionate, Levine's successful Refuge Recovery system is designed for anyone interested in a non-theistic approach to recovery and requires no previous experience or knowledge of Buddhism or meditation.

Total Recovery

Total Recovery
  • Author : Gary Kaplan
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  • Release Date :2014-05-06
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 162336275X
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Summary : About 100 million Americans live with some form of chronic pain—more than the combined number who suffer from diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. But chronic pain has always been a mystery. It often returns at the slightest provocation, even when doctors can't find anything wrong. Oddly enough, whether the pain is physical or emotional, traumatic or slight, our brains register all pain as the same thing, and these signals can keep firing in the nervous system for months, even years. In Total Recovery, Dr. Gary Kaplan argues that we've been thinking about disease all wrong. Drawing on dramatic patient stories and cutting-edge research, the book reveals that chronic physical and emotional pain are two sides of the same coin. New discoveries show that disease is not the result of a single event but an accumulation of traumas. Every injury, every infection, every toxin, and every emotional blow generates the same reaction: inflammation, activated by tiny cells in the brain, called microglia. Turned on too often from too many assaults, it can have a devastating cumulative effect. Conventional treatment for these conditions is focused on symptoms, not causes, and can leave patients locked into a lifetime of pain and suffering. Dr. Kaplan's unified theory of chronic pain and depression helps us understand not only the cause of these conditions but also the issues we must address to create a pathway to healing. With this revolutionary new framework in place, we have been given the keys to recover.

The Wellness Seed

The Wellness Seed
  • Author : Hillary Polednik
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  • Release Date :
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 1794898875
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Recovery of People with Mental Illness: Philosophical and Related Perspectives

Recovery of People with Mental Illness: Philosophical and Related Perspectives
  • Author : Abraham Rudnick
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  • Release Date :2012-08-30
  • Total pages :344
  • ISBN : 0191655007
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Summary : It is only in the past 20 years that the concept of 'recovery' from mental health has been more widely considered and researched. Before then, it was generally considered that 'stability' was the best that anyone suffering from a mental disorder could hope for. But now it is recognised that, throughout their mental illness, many patients develop new beliefs, feelings, values, attitudes, and ways of dealing with their disorder. The notion of recovery from mental illness is thus rapidly being accepted and is inserting more hope into mainstream psychiatry and other parts of the mental health care system around the world. Yet, in spite of conceptual and other challenges that this notion raises, including a variety of interpretations, there is scarcely any systematic philosophical discussion of it. This book is unique in addressing philosophical issues - including conceptual challenges and opportunities - raised by the notion of recovery of people with mental illness. Such recovery - particularly in relation to serious mental illness such as schizophrenia - is often not about cure and can mean different things to different people. For example, it can mean symptom alleviation, ability to work, or the striving toward mental well-being (with or without symptoms). The book addresses these different meanings and their philosophical grounds, bringing to the fore perspectives of people with mental illness and their families as well as perspectives of philosophers, mental health care providers and researchers, among others. The important new work will contribute to further research, reflective practice and policy making in relation to the recovery of people with mental illness.It is essential reading for philosophers of health, psychiatrists, and other mental care providers, as well as policy makers.

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts
  • Author : Gabor Mate, M.D.
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  • Release Date :2009-04-03
  • Total pages :480
  • ISBN : 9780307371737
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Summary : In this timely and profoundly original new book, bestselling writer and physician Gabor Maté looks at the epidemic of addictions in our society, tells us why we are so prone to them and what is needed to liberate ourselves from their hold on our emotions and behaviours. For over seven years Gabor Maté has been the staff physician at the Portland Hotel, a residence and harm reduction facility in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. His patients are challenged by life-threatening drug addictions, mental illness, Hepatitis C or HIV and, in many cases, all four. But if Dr. Maté’s patients are at the far end of the spectrum, there are many others among us who are also struggling with addictions. Drugs, alcohol, tobacco, work, food, sex, gambling and excessive inappropriate spending: what is amiss with our lives that we seek such self-destructive ways to comfort ourselves? And why is it so difficult to stop these habits, even as they threaten our health, jeopardize our relationships and corrode our lives? Beginning with a dramatically close view of his drug addicted patients, Dr. Maté looks at his own history of compulsive behaviour. He weaves the stories of real people who have struggled with addiction with the latest research on addiction and the brain. Providing a bold synthesis of clinical experience, insight and cutting edge scientific findings, Dr. Maté sheds light on this most puzzling of human frailties. He proposes a compassionate approach to helping drug addicts and, for the many behaviour addicts among us, to addressing the void addiction is meant to fill. I believe there is one addiction process, whether it manifests in the lethal substance dependencies of my Downtown Eastside patients, the frantic self-soothing of overeaters or shopaholics, the obsessions of gamblers, sexaholics and compulsive internet users, or in the socially acceptable and even admired behaviours of the workaholic. Drug addicts are often dismissed and discounted as unworthy of empathy and respect. In telling their stories my intent is to help their voices to be heard and to shed light on the origins and nature of their ill-fated struggle to overcome suffering through substance use. Both in their flaws and their virtues they share much in common with the society that ostracizes them. If they have chosen a path to nowhere, they still have much to teach the rest of us. In the dark mirror of their lives we can trace outlines of our own. —from In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

The Addiction Recovery Skills Workbook

The Addiction Recovery Skills Workbook
  • Author : Suzette Glasner-Edwards
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  • Release Date :2015-12-01
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 1626252807
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Summary : An Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book Recommendation. Winner of the 4Th International Beverly Hills Book Awards in the category of Addiction & Recovery! Is your addiction taking control of your life? This book provides an integrative, seven-step program to help you finally overcome drug and alcohol addiction, once and for all. If you struggle with addiction, seeking treatment is a powerful, positive first step toward eventual recovery. But gaining an understanding of the causes of addiction—such as feelings of helplessness or loss of control—is also crucial for recovery. In this book, addiction expert Suzette Glasner-Edwards offers evidence-based techniques fusing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based relapse prevention to help you move past your addictive behaviors. On the long road to addiction recovery, you need as many tools as possible to help you stay sober and reach your destination. That’s why this is the first book to combine research-proven motivational techniques, CBT, and mindfulness-based strategies to help you create your own unique recovery plan. The book can be used on its own or as an adjunct to rehab or therapy. It also makes a wonderful resource for loved ones and professionals treating addiction. If you're ready to take that important first step toward recovery, this book can help you beat your addiction and get back to living a full, meaningful life.