Paths to Recovery

Al-Anon's Steps, Traditions, and Concepts

Author: Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc,Al-Anon Family Group

Publisher: Al Anon Family Group Headquarters

ISBN: 9780910034319

Category: Self-Help

Page: 354

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Al-Anon's steps, traditions and concepts.
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Addiction

A Reference Encyclopedia

Author: Howard Padwa,Jacob Cunningham

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598842293

Category: Psychology

Page: 398

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Presents alphabetically-arranged entries covering major figures, organizations, events, and United States government policies covering a variety of addictive substances and addictive behaviors.
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Dig Deep in One Place

A Couple's Journey to a Spiritual Life

Author: Bill Fifield; Sandy Fifield

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452538846

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 188

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“Dig Deep in One Place: A Couple's Journey to a Spiritual Life” explains the actual recipe that the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are and how they can assist anyone in the transformation of their lives. The title of our book explains how we have lived our lives together moving through our relationship, marriage, codependency, addiction, and health issues to happy, joyous freedom. The Steps are way to rise above fear and live a happy and peaceful life. We have no desire to tell anyone how to do the Twelve Steps but to begin to scrape away the mystery surrounding them using our own practical experience to show how unbelievably simple it is to change from negativity to freedom. “Dig Deep” tells the simultaneous stories of this couple's pilgrimage using two views of the same events. The book tells of the depths of depression, addiction, codependency, fear and the miracle of recovery. It is filled with tears and laughter. The truth is The Twelve steps are not self-help--but helpfulness to others. The mere reading of this book will fill everyone with hope! Hope is not the promise of a good outcome; it is the realization that somebody truly understands and there is a way out of any difficulty you may have. Doing the Twelve Steps will stop you from forging the chains that bind you. Free at last!
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Clinical Work with Substance-Abusing Clients, Third Edition

Author: Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462512690

Category: Psychology

Page: 562

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A leading professional resource and course text, this book provides practical guidance for treating clients with substance use disorders in a variety of contexts. Expert contributors present major assessment and treatment approaches together with detailed recommendations for intervening with particular substances. Clinical techniques are clearly explained and illustrated with helpful case examples. Important topics include harm reduction; strategies for working with family members; and ways to meet the needs of specific populations, including women, adolescents, older adults, LGBT clients, and those with frequently encountered co-occurring problems. New to This Edition *Revised to reflect current research and clinical advances; updated for DSM-5. *Chapters on trauma-informed care, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and complementary/alternative approaches. *Chapters on neurobiology and behavioral addictions. *Significantly revised chapters on family treatment and dual disorders.
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Beautiful Boy

A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction

Author: David Sheff

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547347928

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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#1 New York Times bestseller With a new afterword Now a Major Motion Picture Starring Steve Carell * Timothée Chalamet * Maura Tierney * and Amy Ryan “A brilliant, harrowing, heartbreaking, fascinating story, full of beautiful moments and hard-won wisdom. This book will save a lot of lives and heal a lot of hearts.” — Anne Lamott “‘When one of us tells the truth, he makes it easier for all of us to open our hearts to our own pain and that of others.’ That’s ultimately what Beautiful Boy is about: truth and healing.” — Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong? Those are the wrenching questions that haunted David Sheff’s journey through his son Nic’s addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery. Before Nic became addicted to crystal meth, he was a charming boy, joyous and funny, a varsity athlete and honor student adored by his two younger siblings. After meth, he was a trembling wraith who lied, stole, and lived on the streets. David Sheff traces the first warning signs: the denial, the three a.m. phone calls—is it Nic? the police? the hospital? His preoccupation with Nic became an addiction in itself. But as a journalist, he instinctively researched every treatment that might save his son. And he refused to give up on Nic. “Filled with compelling anecdotes and important insights . . . An eye-opening memoir.” — Washington Post
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Intimate Spirituality

The Catholic Way of Love and Sex

Author: Gordon J. Hilsman

Publisher: Sheed & Ward

ISBN: 1461635535

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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In Intimate Spirituality: The Catholic Way of Love and Sex, Gordon J. Hilsman presents sexual loving as integral to rather than separate from most people’s spiritual lives. His coalescing of intimate love with traditional Catholic concepts—virtues, capital sins, fruits of the Spirit, sacraments—augments the pervasively moral view of sex with a spiritual perspective that highlights its beauty and power to shape the virtue of peoples lives. Seeing sexual attraction as built into humanity by the Creator to feed and challenge virtually all persons worldwide, he illustrates how intimate loving is actually a neglected aspect of Christian spirituality that has never been developed as fully as the individual and the communal. Hilsman calls upon theologians and spiritual leaders to further develop the understanding of intimate loving as a genuinely beautiful spiritual aspect of life. Many Christians (Catholics and Protestants alike) who take both their love lives and their Christian faith seriously, will find the positive, healthy view of sexuality presented in this book illuminating and helpful. So will those who counsel them.
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Al-Anon Narratives

Women, Self-stories, and Mutual Aid

Author: Grazyna Zajdow

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Self-Help

Page: 195

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Details and analyzes the ways in which women in Al-Anon deal with the problem drinking of their spouses.
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The 12-Step Buddhist 10th Anniversary Edition

Author: Darren Littlejohn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982115726

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

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Rediscover the classic guide for recovery with this tenth anniversary edition “that transcends genres by seamlessly integrating the 12-Step approach, Buddhist principles, and a compelling personal struggle with addiction and a quest for spiritual awakening” (Donald Altman, author of Living Kindness). The face of addiction and alcoholism is recognizable to many—it may be a celebrity, a colleague, or even a loved one. And though the 12-step program by itself can often bring initial success, many addicts find themselves relapsing back into old ways and old patterns, or replacing one addiction with another. Working with the traditional 12-step philosophy, Darren Littlejohn first shares his own journey, and how he came to find the spiritual solace that has greatly enhanced his life in recovery. Then, he details out how his work integrating Buddhism into the traditional 12-step programs validates both aspects of the recovery process. With accessible prose and in-depth research, he illustrates how each step—such as admitting there is a problem, seeking help, engaging in a thorough self-examination, making amends for harm done, and helping other addicts who want to recover—fits into the Bodhisattva path. This integration makes Buddhism accessible for addicts, and the 12 steps understandable for Buddhists who may otherwise be at a loss to help those in need. The 12-Step Buddhist is designed to be a complimentary practice to the traditional 12-step journey, not a replacement. While traditional programs help addicts become sober by removing the drug of choice and providing a spiritual path, they rarely delve deep into what causes people to suffer in the first place. In this “unique synthesis of the traditional 12-Step model and the liberating wisdom of Dharma” (Mandala Magazine), addicts can truly find a deep, spiritual liberation from all causes and conditions of suffering—for good.
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Twelve Jewish Steps to Recovery

A Personal Guide to Turning from Alcoholism and Other Addictions - Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex

Author: Kerry M. Olitzky,Stuart Copans,Abraham J. Twerski,Maty Grunberg,Sheldon Zimmerman

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 1580234097

Category: Religion

Page: 113

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It's for all people who would gain insight-and strength to heal-from Jewish tradition.
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