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 edi... read more
Ten years ago, Janet Woititz broke new ground in the understanding of the Adult Child of an alcoholic by listing the characteristics that ACoAs share. Here, in a new and expanded edition, the mother of the ACoA movement provides wisdom and information for all Adult Children of dysfunctional families. The long-awaited u... read more
|Author:||Tracey J. Jarvis|
The first edition of this book was based upon the recommendations of the Quality Assurance in the Treatment of Drug Dependence Project, and provided a step--by--step--guide for therapists working with clients with alcohol or other drug dependency or misuse. Since publication in 1995 it has become well known for its easy--to--... read more
|Author:||Robert L. DuPont|
This accessible book on drug addiction and recovery can help people confront addiction in their own lives and in their families.
DuPont explores the biological roots of addiction and the way addicts are allowed to deny their addiction by compassionate, well-meaning people. He advocates tough-love measures to strip away ... read more
Of those who quit alcohol or drugs, most do so on their own. Fanning and O’Neill’s life-changing handbook helps addicts understand their addiction and the negative effect it has on their lives. Using questionnaires and other tools to guide self-discovery, “The Addiction Workbook” outlines steps towards recovery.
|Author:||Edited by Frank Tims, Carl G. Leukefeld and Jerome Joseph Platt|
In this book leading experts in the field of addictions report on key aspects of addictive disorders. They focus particularly on relapse, the long-term course of addiction to drugs or alcohol, and interventions to prevent relapse and promote recovery. A critical and highly complex public health problem, addiction is seen toda... read more
In this extraordinarily candid and revealing memoir of her twenty years as a functioning alcoholic, Caroline Knapp offers important insights not only about alcoholism, but about life itself and how we learn to cope with it. "Presents just enough science and provides a wrenching inner look at what this disease and the reco... read more
This book is a basic overview of current evidence-based practices for treating co-occurring disorders and is designed to provide clinicians with the basic knowledge and skills required to effectively assess and treat co-occurring disorders.
|Author:||Craig Nakkan (Rutgers School of Alcohol Studies, Florida, USA)|
For nearly a decade, The Addictive Personality has helped people understand the process of addiction. Now, through this second edition, author Craig Nakken brings new depth and dimension to our understanding of how an individual becomes an addict. Going beyond the definition that limits dependency to the realm of alcohol ... read more
Gambling has recently become a major mainstream leisure activity. For most people it is an enjoyable, exciting entertainment, but for a minority it becomes a destructive dependency. This practical book is designed for those involved with a problem gambler, such as clients, partners or family members. The author explores some ... read more
Co-existing mental health and drug and alcohol problems occur frequently in primary care and clinical settings. Despite this, health professionals rarely receive training in how to detect, assess and formulate interventions for co-existing problems and few clinical guidelines exist. This handbook provides an exciting and high... read more
This classic title has helped thousands of Australians. Now revised and updated for the new millennium, it will reach thousands more - and save lives. Psychologist Jim Maclaine, one of Australia's most experienced and respected drug/alcohol counsellors, provides invaluable advice and proven strategies.
|Series:||Guilford Family Therapy|
Working with clients who abuse drugs or alcohol poses formidable challenges to the clinician. Addicted persons are often confronting multiple, complex problems, from the denial of the addiction itself, to legacies of early trauma or abuse, to histories of broken relationships with parents, spouses, and children. Making matter... read more
"Motivational Dialogue" explores the application of motivational interviewing in various contexts, with a view to enhancing understanding and improving practice. The book describes the research and practice of motivational interviewing as a stand alone intervention, as an adjunct to further treatment, and as a style of delive... read more
|Author:||Professor James Jennings|
The classic daily meditation book which has sustained millions of recovering people for four decades. Twenty-Four Hours a Day has become a stable force in the recovery of many alcoholics throughout the world. With over six and a half million copies in print (the original text has been revised), this "little black book" off... read more
|Author:||Gerald G May|
In this inspiring book, Gerald May describes the processes of attachment that lead to addiction and examines the relationship between addiction and spiritual awareness. May details the various addictions from which we suffer? not only to alcohol and drugs, but also to work, sex, performance, responsibility, and intimacy. Draw... read more
This is a story about madness. It all starts when journalist Jon Ronson is contacted by a leading neurologist. She and several colleagues have recently received a cryptically puzzling book in the mail, and Jon is challenged to solve the mystery behind it. As he searches for the answer, Jon soon finds himself, unexpectedly, on... read more
A gripping, triumphant memoir about the power of addiction and its effect on the brain Marc Lewis knows addiction: that desperate ambition to get high accompanied him around the world for many years.; In the 1960s, Lewis was a teenager in boarding school, experimenting with cough syrup and alcohol to assuage his depression.; ... read more
|Author:||Stephanie S. Covington|
This illuminating view of how women understand and process the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous explores such essential topics as spirituality, powerlessness, and the emergence of a woman's sense of feminine soul. A Woman's Way Through the Twelve Steps remains true to the underlying spiritual truths of the Twelve Step ... read more