Smashed

Growing Up A Drunk Girl

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Author: Koren Zailckas

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446490890

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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The day Koren turned fourteen she tasted alcohol for the first time. At fifteen she was piecing together forgotten fragments of drink, men and misplaced clothes. At sixteen she was being carried through hospital doors unconscious. And so it began... Brought up by loving parents in a stable middle-class home, Koren was a sweet and altogether normal child. Yet from her mid-teens until her early twenties, she thought nothing of regularly drinking herself into a state of amnesia. Alcohol became her safeguard and prop, providing her with a self-confidence she couldn't otherwise feel. And whilst drinking to excess was perfectly acceptable, even actively encouraged, amongst her friends, it quickly reached a destructive monotony that bordered on dependency. It took a number of terrifying incidents - from stumbling home alone covered in vomit to waking up naked in bed unsure of whether she had lost her virginity - before Koren could finally say to herself enough was enough and seek help for her problem. Smashed is the shocking but all-too-recognisable story of a young woman coming of age within a society that finds it easier to turn a blind eye to binge-drinking than address the problem head on. Beautifully written and brutally honest, compelling without preaching, this is a book that demands to be read.

Fury

A Memoir

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Author: Koren Zailckas

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: 9780670022304

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 319

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A blisteringly honest chronicle of the consequences of anger displaced and the balm of anger discovered by the author of "Smashed."

Porträt eines Süchtigen als junger Mann

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Author: Bill Clegg

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104016941

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Bill Clegg hatte alles: eine aufstrebende Literaturagentur - er ist der Entdecker solch renommierter Autoren wie Nicole Krauss und Andrew Sean Greer -, einen wunderbaren Lebensgefährten, Anerkennung und Erfolg. Aber alles, was er wollte, war Crack. Er war gerade dreißig, als er plötzlich nicht mehr in seinem Büro auftaucht, und niemand wusste, wo er ist. Was folgt, ist eine Zeit voller Drogen, Sex und Zerstörung, eine Zeit, in der Clegg 70.000 Dollar dafür ausgibt, sein Leben kaputtzumachen. Erschütternd brutal und literarisch tiefgründig erzählt Bill Clegg von einem Horrortrip, dem er auf fast unerklärliche Weise doch noch entkommen konnte. Cleggs große Sensibilität, Ernsthaftigkeit und Dezenz machen das Buch zu einem unvergesslichen Zeugnis einer Sucht, die sein Leben verändert hat.

How to Murder Your Life

Selbstporträt eines Hochglanzjunkies

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Author: Cat Marnell

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644401330

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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Temporeich und tragikomisch: die Geschichte von New Yorks berüchtigtstem Party Girl Mit 26 hat Cat Marnell es geschafft: Sie schreibt für Hochglanz-Fashionmagazine, kennt Anna Wintour persönlich und ist das Enfant terrible der New Yorker Partyszene. Doch Cat, die schon als Kind von ihrem Vater mit Medikamenten versorgt wurde, führt ein Doppelleben. Tagsüber umgeben von Glamour und Luxus, tanzt sie nachts high und halbnackt durch die Clubs der Stadt. Sie sucht ihr Glück in Sex und Drogen und hasst sich dafür, findet wochenlang keinen Schlaf und verliebt sich in die falschen Männer – bis ihr Leben vollends aus dem Gleichgewicht gerät. Eine schmerzhaft-schöne Tour de Force durch das chaotische Leben einer ehrgeizigen Frau, die einfach nicht nein sagen kann.

Bullshit nights

die Geschichte mit meinem Vater

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Author: Nick Flynn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783936384413

Category:

Page: 337

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Jonathan Flynn ist einer der vielen tausend äunsichtbarenä Obdachlosen der Grossstadt Boston. Doch er selbst sieht sich als Schriftsteller, will einen Gesellschaftsroman schreiben, der die Geschichte der USA verändern soll. Beginnen kann er sein Lebenswerk erst im Knast - auf Alkohol-Entzug. Sein Sohn Nick weiss davon nur aus Briefen. Er hat den Vater nicht gesehen, seit der sich in den 60ern aus dem Staub gemacht hat. Nun trifft er ihn wieder - als Gast des Obdachlosenheims, das Nick sich als Arbeitsplatz gewählt hat.

Sternhagelverliebt

Roman

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Author: Catherine McKenzie

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426412233

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Mit Riesenkater und Restalkohol zum Bewerbungsgespräch? Keine gute Idee. Um trotzdem ihren Traumjob zu bekommen, checkt die Journalistin Katie in eine Promi-Entziehungsklinik ein und berichtet über ein dort »einsitzendes« Starlet – dumm nur, dass sie sich mit der Zielperson anfreundet und dann noch ihren Traumtyp kennenlernt ...

Borderline-Mütter und ihre Kinder

Wege zur Bewältigung einer schwierigen Beziehung

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Author: Christine Ann Lawson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783898062565

Category:

Page: 274

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Menschen mit einer Borderline-Störung sind unbeständig und sprunghaft, impulsiv und selbstzerstörerisch und sie haben Angst vor dem Verlassen werden. Die Kinder von Borderline-Müttern wachsen in einer verwirrenden emotionalen Welt auf. Die Bindung zur emotional unstabilen Mutter ist unsicher. Das Buch handelt von Borderline-Müttern und vor allem von deren Kindern, welche unter den Stimmungsschwankungen und psychotischen Anfällen der Mütter leiden und verzweifelt nach Strategien der Bewältigung dieser Erlebnisse suchen. Die Autorin untersucht vier Typen von Borderline-Persönlichkeiten, wie sie von den Kindern wahrgenommen werden: die verwahrloste Mutter, die Einsiedlerin, die Königin und die Hexe. Die Autorin zeigt, wie man sich um die Verwahrloste kümmern kann, ohne sie retten zu müssen, wie die Einsiedlerin geliebt werden kann, ohne ihrer Angst Nahrung zu geben, wie man die Königin liebt, ohne ihr Untertan zu werden und wie man mit der Hexe lebt, ohne ihr Opfer zu werden.

College Drinking

Reframing a Social Problem / Changing the Culture

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Author: George W. Dowdall

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579228151

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Drinking is recognized as one of the most important problems confronting students on campus today, with major impacts on health and safety. This book answers crucial questions about why students drink, examines its complex links to campus crime and sexual assault, and offers new insights on how to address the issue. It differs from other studies of college drinking by dispelling the myth that the problem is universal. Dowdall’s research reveals that the incidence of alcohol abuse varies enormously between colleges, and in doing so identifies interventions and policies that have been effective, and those that have failed. His study is also unique in looking “upstream” at the broader cultural, organizational and social forces that shape this behavior, where most studies focus only on “downstream” behaviors, well after students have selected their college and have started drinking. Students and parents can take action to lower the risk of binge drinking by following the book’s recommendations, and consulting the data it provides about alcohol violations and crime at thousands of colleges. For administrators and student affairs personnel, it both defines and illuminates the issue, and outlines effective interventions.

Addicted?

Recognizing Destructive Behaviors Before It's Too Late

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Author: Marilyn Freimuth

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742569373

Category: Self-Help

Page: 296

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Addicted? presents different ways to recognize the early and often subtle signs of addiction—much in the same way we learn to detect the early signs of cancer. But, unlike cancer, where people rush to get treatment as soon as they recognize the signs, an addiction typically is faced with great guilt and ambivalence. Addicted? provides questionnaires that screen for a wide array of chemical and behavioral addictions at all stages of development, and ends with a step-by-step guide for how to prepare oneself or someone else to overcome addiction.

Leaving Dirty Jersey

A Crystal Meth Memoir

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Author: James Salant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416955119

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 342

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Traces the author's descent from a life of wealth and privilege into crystal meth addiction and petty crime throughout the course of a year, a period during which he came to an understanding of the side effects of crystal meth use and suffered a near-psychotic event that prompted his decision to get clean. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Substance Abuse Treatment

Options, Challenges, and Effectiveness

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Author: Sylvia I. Mignon,Sylvia Mignon, MSW, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826195784

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Hijacked Brains

The Experience and Science of Chronic Addiction

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Author: Henrietta Robin Barnes, MD

Publisher: Dartmouth College Press

ISBN: 161168675X

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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This book, written from the perspective of a practicing primary care physician, interweaves patientsÕ stories with fascinating new brain research to show how addictive drugs overtake basic brain functions and transform them to create a chronic illness that is very difficult to treat. The idea that drug and alcohol addiction are chronic illnesses and not character flaws is not newsÑthis notion has been around for many years. What Hijacked Brains offers is context and personal stories that demonstrate this point in a very accessible package. Dr. Barnes explores how the healthy brain works, how addictive drugs flood basic reward pathways, and what it feels like to grapple with addiction. She discusses how, for individuals, the combination of genetic and environmental factors determines both vulnerability for addiction and the resilience necessary for recovery. Finally, she shows how American culture, with its emphasis on freewill and individualism, tends to blame the addict for bad choices and personal weakness, thereby impeding political and/or health-related efforts to get the addict what she needs to recover.

Eating, Drinking, Overthinking

The Toxic Triangle of Food, Alcohol, and Depression--and How Women Can Break Free

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Author: Susan Nolen-Hoeksema

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1466851287

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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From the author of Women Who Think Too Much, a groundbreaking book that uncovers a hidden source of depression in women today Depression is a common and debilitating problem among women, though it rarely occurs in a vaccum. As Susan Nolen-Hoeksema's original research shows, overthinking—a tendency to ruminate on problems rather than to seek solutions—often co-exists with unhealthy eating habits and/or heavy drinking. In fact, 80 percent of women who report suffering from one of those also suffer from another. This groundbreaking book, written in a vivid narrative style that captures the complexities of women's lives today, explains how the three core problems of the Toxic Triangle reinforce one another, wreaking havoc on women's emotional well-being, physical health, relationships, and careers. Escape is possible, Nolen-Hoeksema assures us, for those who are already aware that they suffer from a serious problem as well as for the hundreds of thousands of others who have not yet examined the role that bingeing and purging—on negative thoughts, food, or alcohol—plays in their lives. Nolen-Hoeksema shows women how to harness their emotional and interpersonal strengths to overcome the stress caused by a destructive relationship with food, alcohol, and overthinking so that they can fashion effective, healthier strategies for living the life they deserve.

Alcohol

Science, Policy and Public Health

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Author: Peter Boyle,Paolo Boffetta,Albert B. Lowenfels,Harry Burns,Otis Brawley,Witold Zatonski,Jürgen Rehm

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191665355

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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Alcohol has always been an issue in public health but it is currently assuming increasing importance as a cause of disease and premature death worldwide. Alcohol: Science, Policy, and Public Health provides an interdisciplinary source of information that links together, the usually separate fields of, science, policy, and public health. This comprehensive volume highlights the importance of bringing scientific knowledge to bear in order to strengthen and develop alcohol public policy. The book looks at the historical evolution of alcohol consumption in society, key early studies of alcohol and disease, and the cultural and social aspects of alcohol consumption. It then goes on to cover the chemistry and biology of alcohol, patterns of consumption, gender and age-related issues, alcohol and injury, alcohol and cancer and non-malignant disease, and various current therapeutic aspects. The book concludes with a section on alcohol policy, looking at issues of poverty, the availability of alcohol and alcohol control measures. This major reference, written by international leaders in the fields of alcoholism and alcohol policy, provides a comprehensive study of one of the foremost health problems in the world, and represents the highest standards of research within the field. It will be valuable to physicians and health professionals involved with patients with alcohol-related problems, scientists, public health specialists, health policy specialists, researchers and legislators as well as students of public health.

Onkel Tom`s Hütte

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Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736833466

Category: Drama

Page: 195

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Dieses Buch ist eine flammende Anklage gegen den Rassismus, wo immer er einem begegnet. Die Autorin schreibt dieses Plädoyer für ein freies Amerika im Jahre 1852. Die Sklaverei ist im Süden der USA integraler Bestandteil des Wirtschaftswesens. Die Schrift war wichtige Unterstützung für die Verfechter einer von Sklaverei befreiten Welt im Sezessionskrieg, der letztendlich zur Abschaffung der Sklaverei führte.

The Cure for Alcoholism

The Medically Proven Way to Eliminate Alcohol Addiction

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Author: Roy Eskapa

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 1937856135

Category: Self-Help

Page: 337

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Finally, there is a cure for alcoholism. This is the first step. Featuring new and updated information and studies, including an introduction by actress Claudia Christian, the second edition ofThe Cure for Alcoholism delivers exactly what millions of alcoholics and families of alcoholics have been hoping for: a painless, dignified, and medically proven cure for their addiction. Backed by 82 clinical trials and research that extends back to 1964, The Sinclair Method deploys an opiate-blocking medication in a very specific way--in combination with ongoing drinking--to extinguish the addictive "software” in the brain. The de-addiction process rolls back the addictive mechanism in the brain to its original pre-addicted state--before the first drink was consumed, making this program an actual cure for alcoholism. Drs. Roy Eskapa and David Sinclair of The Sinclair Method have put together a sound scientific book that proves that with this particular method, alcoholism can be cured in more than 78 percent of patients. What’s more, the treatment avoids the dangerous withdrawal symptoms, allowing patients to detox gradually and safely while they are still drinking. This removes the need for expensive and unpleasant inpatient rehabilitation programs. Actual drinking levels and cravings automaticallydecrease until control over alcohol is restored. The bottom line is that patients can control their drinking or stop altogether with the simple yet powerful process outlined inThe Cure for Alcoholism. Including a new introduction by actress Claudia Christian about The Sinclair Method’s impact on her life, updated trial information, and a letter explaining the treatment that can be given to doctors by patients,The Cure for Alcoholism is a revolutionary book for anyone who wants to gain control over drinking.

Reaching Teens in Their Natural Habitat

A Field Guide for Savvy Parents

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Author: Danny Holland

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 0307499715

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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Crucial Insider Knowledge for Connecting and Communicating with Teens With their incomprehensible lingo, often-bizarre fashion fixations, technological plug-ins, and ever-changing moods, teenagers can seem like an entirely different species. Connecting with them on meaningful levels–let alone actually influencing them–seems beyond the realm of possibility. What do advertisers and entertainers who grab the attention of teenagers know that you don’t? And how can you counteract their influence in your child’s life? Danny Holland, an expert on youth culture, peers into the world of America’s kids–and offers proven advice on how parents can adopt the tools of the experts. You’ll discover… ·how today’s teenagers think, including their values, priorities, and primary influences ·the communication pattern that speaks most persuasively to teens ·the most effective way to improve your relationship with your teen ·how to determine which battles absolutely must be won ·and many other eye-opening insights With “insider knowledge,” you’ll be equipped and empowered with real-world techniques to successfully connect and communicate with your teenager, bridging the gap to build a relationship of lasting influence. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Das Mädchen mit den grünen Augen

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Author: Edna O'Brien

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455004806

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Mit ihrer Liebe zum arrivierten Drehbuchautor Eugene stellt Kate sich den repressiven Konventionen ihres katholischen Umfelds entgegen. Die Diskrepanz zwischen Kates unbefangener Stimme und der harten Realität, die sie umgibt, macht deutlich, mit welch tiefer Empathie O’Brien erzählt; zugleich entsteht gerade aus diesem Kontrast der satirische Biss des Romans. „Das Mädchen mit den grünen Augen“, der zweite Teil der Country-Girls-Trilogie, ist eine zielsichere Kritik an der irischen Gesellschaft der fünfziger Jahre und ein Klassiker der Coming-of-age-Literatur. „Edna O’Brien ist subversiv im besten Sinne: Sie nimmt die Realität und erschafft aus ihr Gerechtigkeit.“ (Colum McCann)

Trocken!

Roman

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Author: Augusten Burroughs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499235061

Category:

Page: 382

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