Love

Author: Mwikali Words
Publisher:
ISBN: 1478782366
Release Date: 2017-03-31
Genre: Poetry

In the first moments of breathing it in there was no turning back. She could not forget the beautiful pain and the relief that came when it was easy to breathe it all in. She had never planned to breathe it in so deep. To feel the burn and find herself craving the fire. She had let her heart wrap itself around this new thing and her mind did not always have a say...often had no say at all. This is the tale of a heart's journey in the mornings and midnights of life. It is the giddy, naive proclamations and the heavy, grown whispers. It is the soaking that came from tears and touch...both. It is the wild, bare beginnings and the fruitless attempts to tame it. It is the story of the Love that was the drug that made her high and held her low and let her fall and fly...both. This is the story of how she first came to know this new danger... this delicious escape. Come....see...come see...come see what the Love had done.

Treating Alcohol Problems

Author: Frederick Rotgers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471786801
Release Date: 2006-06-05
Genre: Psychology

This handy guide provides a single source of evidence-based methods for assessing and treating alcohol problems Part of the Wiley Series on Treating Addictions, Treating Alcohol Problems offers the latest evidence-based guidance on effectively diagnosing and treating the full spectrum of problems related to drinking. Whether you are an addictions counselor, mental health professional, or physician, you can use this all-in-one guide as a stepping-stone to seek out and develop better treatment options for your clients. Bringing treatment approaches into harmony with scientific findings, Treating Alcohol Problems summarizes methods proven to be successful. Written in a clear and accessible style, the text focuses on presenting the information most directly useful for helping clients. This handy guide is ideal for training and continuing education, as a refresher for seasoned professionals, and as a useful primer for all who come into contact with individuals suffering from alcohol abuse. Coverage includes: Conceptual foundations-defining alcohol problems Identifying alcohol problems Assessment and treatment planning Treatment tools, programs, and theories When and how clients should be discharged to aftercare Increasing recovery success Culture, coaching, and change-moving beyond alcohol problems Finding and getting the best out of professional resources Supporting this expert coverage, the reader-friendly series format features quizzes, checklists, diagrams, "Research Frontier" boxes, problem-solving scenarios, "Dos and Don'ts" lists, "Test Yourself" questions, suggested resources, and more. These tools help you reinforce your understanding and integrate this knowledge into your practice. In addition, a thorough bibliography and appendix provide lists of contacts for self-help groups, residential and outpatient treatment programs, support groups, Web sites, and reading material. Treating Alcohol Problems is an essential resource for mental health professionals, as well as an indispensable study guide for students in psychology and social services courses.

Addict in the House

Author: Robin Barnett
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781626252622
Release Date: 2016-08-01
Genre: Self-Help

"This is a straightforward, rich resource for anyone who lives with, and loves, an addict." —Publishers Weekly Everyone suffers when there’s an addict in the family. Written by an expert in alcohol and drug addiction and recovery, this no-nonsense guide will help you understand the causes of addiction, end enabling behaviors, support your loved one’s recovery, and learn how to cope with relapses. If you’re the family member of an addict, you may feel confused, guilty, and scared of doing the wrong thing. And when you don’t know how to help, you may find yourself in a codependent role, trying so hard to keep your addicted loved one alive, out of jail, or emotionally appeased that you may actually prevent them from realizing they need help. Drawing on her own personal experience with her brother’s addiction, Addict in the House offers a pragmatic, step-by-step guide to dealing with a loved one’s addiction, from accepting the reality of the disease to surviving what may be repeated cycles of recovery and relapse. You’ll learn how to encourage your addicted loved one to get help without forcing it, and finally find the strength to let go of codependence. With this revealing and straightforward book, you’ll have the support you need to take an honest look at how addiction has affected the family, cope with the emotional hurdles of having an addicted family member, create and maintain firm boundaries, and make informed decisions about how to best help your loved one.

Maintaining Recovery from Eating Disorders

Author: Naomi Feigenbaum
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857002503
Release Date: 2011-09-15
Genre: Self-Help

After achieving a level of recovery from an eating disorder, it is vital to ensure the right practical and emotional supports are in place to maintain that recovery indefinitely. In this important book, Naomi Feigenbaum confronts the often neglected subject of how to take the essential steps towards a healthy and happy life after recovering from an eating disorder. This inspirational companion offers a wide range of healthy coping skills that are supported by expert advice from treatment professionals. Issues explored range from the practical aspects of recovery such as how to confront triggers and work with a treatment team, to the emotional hurdles that include accepting one’s body, coping with trauma and sustaining meaningful relationships. A number of real people in recovery are introduced, proving that every experience is unique and the key to maintaining a healthy life is finding a path that works for the individual. This guide will help to signpost that path and inspire those in recovery with the confidence to take responsibility for their choices and ultimately their lives. Written with the aim of helping those in recovery discover their own unique insights and passions and awaken a desire to enjoy life to the fullest, this positive and life-affirming book will be an invaluable aid for anyone in recovery from an eating disorder, their family, friends, and the healthcare professionals who work with them.

Mountain Air Relapsing and Finding The Way Back One Breath at a Time

Author: Holli Kenley
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
ISBN: 9781615991907
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Psychology

Deep down inside, each of us knows what our truths are. It is forgivable to lose them... it is unforgivable not to reclaim them... "Mountain Air: Relapsing And Finding The Way Back One Breath At A Time" is a brutally honest personal narrative detailing a painful decent into relapse and a powerful journey back to recovering. Without condemnation but with passion and purpose, Mountain Air ... Embraces individuals who have abandoned their authentic ways of being for a life of personal neglect, indulgence, or self-destruction. Speaks to individuals who have betrayed their healing tenets - the addict who has lost his sobriety, the abused who has returned to her abuser, or the codependent who continues to rescue the uncontrollable. Reaches out to individuals who have maintained a life of stability and wellness, but who are eroding over time - and losing their sense of self and of spirit. Mountain Air is for any individual who has experienced relapse and who is fighting to find his way back... By inviting readers to take a journey with the author as she shares time-tested lessons in the recovering process. By providing thoughtful and accountable exercises with each chapter that guide the reader in the reclaiming and sustaining of their truths. Praise for Kenley's "Mountain Air" ..".a personal memoir out of which she extracts principles that can be generalized to all who are in recovery, inspiring them to take courage. This poetic and nature-infused account should become a standard for all therapists and all in the process of recovery." --David Van Nuys, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Host of Shrink Rap Radio "With Holli's inspiring personal journey from relapse to recovery and her challenging questions in each chapter, the reader can examine self-defeating behaviors and beliefs that block the natural ability to walk through change, pain, and difficult times." --Melissa Yarbray, M.A., Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor Learn more at www.HolliKenley.com From Loving Healing Press www.LHPress.com

Passages Through Recovery

Author: Terence T Gorski
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781592858057
Release Date: 2009-07-30
Genre: Self-Help

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.

Mountain Air Relapsing and Finding The Way Back One Breath at a Time

Author: Holli Kenley
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
ISBN: 9781615991907
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Psychology

Deep down inside, each of us knows what our truths are. It is forgivable to lose them... it is unforgivable not to reclaim them... "Mountain Air: Relapsing And Finding The Way Back One Breath At A Time" is a brutally honest personal narrative detailing a painful decent into relapse and a powerful journey back to recovering. Without condemnation but with passion and purpose, Mountain Air ... Embraces individuals who have abandoned their authentic ways of being for a life of personal neglect, indulgence, or self-destruction. Speaks to individuals who have betrayed their healing tenets - the addict who has lost his sobriety, the abused who has returned to her abuser, or the codependent who continues to rescue the uncontrollable. Reaches out to individuals who have maintained a life of stability and wellness, but who are eroding over time - and losing their sense of self and of spirit. Mountain Air is for any individual who has experienced relapse and who is fighting to find his way back... By inviting readers to take a journey with the author as she shares time-tested lessons in the recovering process. By providing thoughtful and accountable exercises with each chapter that guide the reader in the reclaiming and sustaining of their truths. Praise for Kenley's "Mountain Air" ..".a personal memoir out of which she extracts principles that can be generalized to all who are in recovery, inspiring them to take courage. This poetic and nature-infused account should become a standard for all therapists and all in the process of recovery." --David Van Nuys, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Host of Shrink Rap Radio "With Holli's inspiring personal journey from relapse to recovery and her challenging questions in each chapter, the reader can examine self-defeating behaviors and beliefs that block the natural ability to walk through change, pain, and difficult times." --Melissa Yarbray, M.A., Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor Learn more at www.HolliKenley.com From Loving Healing Press www.LHPress.com

Therapist s Guide to Evidence Based Relapse Prevention

Author: Katie A. Witkiewitz
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080471048
Release Date: 2011-04-28
Genre: Psychology

Describes the evidence-based approaches to preventing relapse of major mental and substance-related disorders. Therapist's Guide to Evidence-based Relapse Prevention combines the theoretical rationale, empirical data, and the practical "how-to" for intervention programs. The first section will serve to describe the cognitive-behavioral model of relapse and provide a general introduction to relapse prevention techniques. While Section II will focus on specific problem areas, Section III will focus on diverse populations and treatment settings. Incorporates theoretical and empirical support Provides step-by-step strategies for implementing relapse prevention techniques Includes case studies that describe application of relapse prevention techniques

Now That You re Sober

Author: Earnie Larsen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781592859849
Release Date: 2010-05-26
Genre: Self-Help

In this portable recovery aftercare program, Earnie Larsen coaches readers through one full year of sobriety with personal, practical, actionable steps to help them refocus on the core concepts that are essential to sober living. Make no mistake about the intention of the guidance offered in this book. This is not just another "nice recovery book"--one that you read and then put aside, hopefully taking away a few good thoughts. My intention is that the material offered here should be chewed, pulled apart, scrutinized, and internalized. This book is designed to be worked. It is intended to provide support, insights, and exercises that will do something about the high relapse rate of people starting recovery.>-Earnie Larsen, From the introduction In this invaluable guide, renowned author and lecturer Earnie Larsen brings you a portable recovery aftercare program that you can easily integrate into your personal life ?and take with you anywhere you go.Now That You're Sober is an all-purpose, year-long compendium of recovery wisdom and inspiration to help those who are newly sober focus on practical applications of Twelve Step principles. Like a traditional aftercare program, it is designed to keep the basics of recovery front and center in your consciousness, as it is the loss of this awareness that causes relapse. In his characteristic down-to-earth, tell-it-like-it-is style, Larsen serves as your recovery coach, providing guidance and inspiration when you feel vulnerable in your sobriety, and helping you to move past common stumbling blocks and flourish in your daily life. Each of his fifty-two entries includes a motivational essay, or pep talk, centered on a key element of recovery, followed by personal, practical, actionable steps to help you refocus on the concepts and behaviors that are essential in a recovering person's life.Earnie Larsen is a nationally known pioneer in the field of recovery from addictive and unwanted behaviors. He has authored and produced more than fifty-five motivational self-help books and resources on a variety of topics ranging from managing interpersonal relationships to spirituality.

Full Recovery

Author: Brian McAlister
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 9780982394830
Release Date: 2015-08-25
Genre: Self-Help

It’s no wonder Full Recovery has become the go-to resource for those in recovery and treatment professionals alike. Brian McAlister’s personal journey from nomadic drug-addicted biker to successful entrepreneur and businessman is beyond inspirational. More than simply serving as a renowned guide for navigating the road to recovery, McAlister takes readers on a spiritual journey of empowerment and self-discovery. By way of his own personal challenges, Brian discovered the secret that turns addiction and limitation into inspiration. He then created this revolutionary program to help others turn their own defeat into personal success. Overcoming addictive behavior is really just the beginning of recovery. Full Recovery provides practical instruction on harnessing the intense single-minded focus so common in addictive personalities, and redirecting that power of focus to improve interpersonal relationships, achieve financial abundance, and increase career satisfaction. No matter where you are on the road to recovery, this program will help you unlock your creativity, design a personal action plan for your life, create momentum, and achieve measurable results.

The Wisdom to Know the Difference

Author: Troy DuFrene
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781572249295
Release Date: 2012-02-02
Genre: Self-Help

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I can’t change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference. Maybe you’ve just started on the road to recovering from addiction. Or you’ve tried to stop abusing alcohol or drugs before, but haven’t been successful. Perhaps you’re making progress in a support group or 12-step program, but want to add an approach grounded in science. No matter how far you’ve come, how far you still have left to go, or which path you’ve chosen, this book can help you end your struggle with addiction. The Wisdom to Know the Difference is an addiction recovery workbook based in acceptance and commitment therapy, or ACT. Research shows that ACT is a powerful treatment for alcoholism, drug addiction, depression, and other issues, and it can be used alone or in combination with any 12-step program. On this particular path, you’ll learn to accept what you can’t change about yourself and your past and commit to changing the things you can. You’ll overcome your addiction by focusing on what you value most, like your talents, friends, career, relationships, and family. There’s no need to wait any longer. This book will help you find the serenity, courage, and wisdom it takes to leave substance abuse behind for good.

Self discovery in Recovery

Author: Abraham J. Twerski
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN: 0062554913
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Medical

Offers insight into the emotions and behavioral experiences of addicts and looks at the recovery process as an opportunity for social, psychological, and spiritual growth