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High Sobriety

Author : Jill Stark
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‘I’m the binge-drinking health reporter. During the week, I write about Australia’s booze-soaked culture. At the weekends, I write myself off.’ Booze had dominated Jill Stark’s social life ever since she had her first sip of beer, at 13. She thought nothing could curb her love of big nights. And then came the hangover that changed everything. In the shadow of her 35th year, Jill made a decision: she would give up alcohol. But what would it mean to stop drinking in a world awash with booze? This lively memoir charts Jill’s tumultuous year on the wagon, as she copes with the stress of the newsroom sober, tackles the dating scene on soda water, learns to watch the footy minus beer, and deals with censure from friends and colleagues, who tell her that a year without booze is ‘a year with no mates’. In re-examining her habits, Jill also explores Australia’s love affair with alcohol, meeting alcopop-swigging teens who drink to fit in, beer-swilling blokes in a sporting culture backed by booze, and marketing bigwigs blamed for turning binge drinking into a way of life. And she tracks the history of this national obsession: from the idea that Australia’s new colonies were drowning in drink to the Anzac ethos that a beer builds mateship, and from the six o’clock swill that encouraged bingeing to the tangled weave of advertising, social pressure, and tradition that confronts drinkers today. Will Jill make it through the year without booze? And if she does, will she go back to her old habits, or has she called last drinks? This is a funny, moving, and insightful exploration of why we drink, how we got here, and what happens when we turn off the tap.

High Sobriety

Author : Alice King
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This memoir tells the story of one person's descent into alcoholism. It illustrates the insidious appeal of drinking, and shows how social high spirits or 'doing the job' can lead to serious trouble. Most importantly it shows how alcoholism can happen to anyone, whatever age, sex or class, and how it can be beaten.

Basic Sobriety Shambhala Buddhism and the Twelve Steps

Author : Eric Rainbeau
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Can the Shambhala Buddhist Path of the Four Dignities be a tool for recovery? Can the tools and teachings of Shambhala work with the Twelve Step recovery principles to overcome that seeming hopeless state of mind and body?. Understanding our own basic goodness, we can face the world free from addiction without doubt or fear to engage the world helping others break the cocoons of addiction.

From Binge to Blackout

Author : Chris Volkmann
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Throughout his college years, Toren Volkmann partied like there was no tomorrow, having what was supposed to be the time of his life. Like so many parents, his mother, Chris, overlooked Toren’s growing alcohol problem. But when he graduated, Toren realized he’d become a full-blown alcoholic. And he was not alone. Considered a rite of passage, teenage drinking has skyrocketed to epidemic proportions, fostering a generation of young adults whose lives are already beginning to come apart under the strain. This book, written from the viewpoints of both mother and son, is a riveting, enlightening, and heartbreakingly true story of a family that was able to confront the fear, pain, and denial that threatened to destroy them—and survive the epidemic of teenage drinking that’s putting America’s future at risk.

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

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Tiara of Thorns

Author : Marie Blair
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Jean Larkin takes off from college to visit her unknown past at an obscure, bequeathed mansion. Against the wishes of family and friends, her innocent sojourn becomes a desperate search for truth and survival amid lies, deceit and murder.


Author : Janelle Gray
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Janelle was eleven years old when she wrote her first poem as part of a sixth-grade writing assignment. Many were moved by her heartfelt poem about the loss of her brother, and their praise inspired her to continue writing. Journal entries and short stories followed. Many of these appear in Mosaic. Through poems that she describes as candid conversations, Mosaic will show her growth as a person and as a writer from ages eleven to twenty-seven. The book matures as I mature, she says.

Starve the Vulture

Author : Jason Carney
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A “compelling” memoir of self-destruction, recovery, and redemption from a four-time National Poetry Slam finalist (Booklist). This mesmerizing memoir recounts Jason Carney’s twisting journey as he overcomes his own racism, homophobia, drug addiction, and harrowing brushes with death to find redemption and unlikely fame on the national performance poetry circuit. Woven into Carney's path to recovery is a powerful family story, depicting the roots of prejudice and dysfunction through several generations. “Before he was a sex-addict-crackhead-boozer-porn-salesman sliding downward in the Dallas demimonde, Jason Carney was a poet, a lowlife who prized his thesaurus as much as his speed pipe...He made it out, and Starve the Vulture tells how he did it, how poetic ecstasy trumped sordid pleasure. Brisk, electric, and moving, his story recalls both Baudelaire's Intimate Journals and Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.”—J. Michael Lennon, author of Norman Mailer: A Double Life “It seems impossible to me that a reader could fail to be gripped by Carney's straightforward, vulnerable voice, which is able to imbue the harrowing events of his life with beauty, humor, and deep meaning.”—Hippocampus Magazine “Carney will easily win sympathy for his life, in which he has persevered to show others the hard work of his salvation.”—Kirkus Reviews

A Prisoner s Argument

Author : Ricky Ricardo
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Convicted of real estate theft in 2005, Ricky was remanded to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division to serve a 20 year sentence. Immediately, he was shocked at the sour living standards and decided to write this journal noting his experiences and the non existent efforts to rehabilitate offenders.

The Musical World

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Mindfulness Based Sobriety

Author : Nick Turner
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Too often, clients with substance abuse and addiction problems achieve sobriety only to relapse shortly after. As a clinician in the addiction treatment field, you are undoubtedly familiar with this common scenario, and it can be a source of extreme frustration. To make matters worse, clients may see their relapse as evidence of personal failure and inadequacy, and as a result, they may resist more treatment. What if you could break this cycle and help clients maintain their progress? Mindfulness-Based Sobriety presents a breakthrough, integrative approach to addiction recovery to help you treat clients recovering from substance abuse and addiction using mindfulness-based therapy, motivational interviewing, and relapse prevention therapy. Research has indicated that mindfulness-based therapy is highly effective in treating emotion dysregulation, stress, depression, and grief—all emotions that lie at the root of addiction. Motivational interviewing is helpful in treating addiction because it helps clients learn to change the behaviors that cause addiction. And finally, relapse prevention therapy teaches individuals with addiction to anticipate and cope with potential relapse. This book combines all three of these highly effective treatments. This powerful manual was developed by Gateway Foundation clinicians in order to better fulfill the mission of reducing substance abuse and co-occurring mental health problems. The book provides two curricula: an outpatient treatment curriculum and a residential treatment curriculum. Both are user-friendly and can be implemented in an open group format, which means that you can say goodbye to the days of tailoring one-on-one treatment to fit a group setting. The integrative approach outlined in this book will help your clients conquer substance abuse by identifying their own values, strengthening their motivation, and tackling other mental health problems that may lie at the root of their addiction. Furthermore, the book’s strong emphasis on relapse prevention means that you can help clients stay on the path to sobriety.

Emotional Sobriety

Author : Tian Dayton
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Picking up right at the point where Janet Woititz’s 1990 hit book Adult Children of Alcoholics left off, clinical psychologist Tian Dayton’s latest contribution contains fresh perspectives and new analysis on how to gain back emotional stability after growing up with the trauma of addiction, abuse, and dysfunction. Dr. Dayton accomplishes this by presenting and explaining the latest research in neuropsychology and the role trauma plays on chemically altering the brain. With compassion and clear explanations and her own personal journey, Dayton teaches readers how to undo the neuropsychological damage of trauma to rewire the brain and reverse the negative effects trauma has on our future relationships and behaviors to gain emotional sobriety. In Emotional Sobriety, Dr. Dayton teaches readers: How to understand the mind/body relationship of addiction and relationship trauma How to rewire your brain to undo the negative effects trauma has on personal, career, and romantic relationships How changing the way one lives and perceives adult relationships can change the way one thinks and feels and vice versa

Journey to Sobriety

Author : Thomas Morgan
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I drank in places where I fit in. I was a hustler, a full blown alcoholic, and an occasional brawler; I didnʼt stand out because we all were pretty much the same in the joints I chose. I was pretty sure I would not live long, as I was always walking on the edge. I thought I was destined for either prison or early death. I met guys from the twelve-step program while in the county jail. They came in to do meetings. They talked to me once in a while, but I was not interested. I always felt a kinship with these guys, but I wasnʼt ready.

A Path to Sobriety the Inside Passage

Author : Dennis L. Siluk
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This is a sensitive book, rich in understanding and common sense. It will put the reader in touch with what it is like to be an addictive person, and what must be done to bring the person back from being an outcast. As the author explains in a respectful way, how the afflicted feels, he includes, biological, psychosocial, and family damage caused by the chemicals being used. His effect is to created ways to deal with addiction, along with new possibilities. This book can be helpful to all who are involved in the world of addiction; it is straight forward. "This book is an ultimate guide to substance abuse and addiction; a powerhouse for preventing relapse and curing the disease you have in alcoholism or drugs. It shows you a path to reality." Dalila Feba Tapia Author/Translator Lima, Peru

Cobbett s Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period 1163 to the Present Time 1820

Author : Thomas Bayly Howell
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The Novels and Tales of Henry James

Author : Henry James
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High Frequency Food

Author : Lee Bracker
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High On Arrival

Author : Mackenzie Phillips
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Not long before her fiftieth birthday,Mackenzie Phillips walked into Los Angeles International Airport. She was on her way to a reunion for One Day at a Time, the hugely popular 70s sitcom on which she once starred as the lovable rebel Julie Cooper. Within minutes of entering the security checkpoint, Mackenzie was in handcuffs, arrested for possession of cocaine and heroin. Born into rock and roll royalty, flying in Learjets to the Virgin Islands at five, making pot brownies with her father's friends at eleven, Mackenzie grew up in an all-access kingdom of hippie freedom and heroin cool. It was a kingdom over which her father, the legendary John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas, presided, often in absentia, as a spellbinding, visionary phantom. When Mackenzie was a teenager, Hollywood and the world took notice of the charming, talented, precocious child actor after her star-making turn in American Graffiti. As a young woman she joinedthe nonstop party in the hedonistic pleasure dome her father created for himself and his fellow revelers, and a rapt TV audience watched as Julie Cooper wasted away before their eyes. By the time Mackenzie discovered how deep and dark her father's trip was going, it was too late. And as an adult, she has paid dearly for a lifetime of excess, working tirelessly to reconcile a wonderful, terrible past in which she succumbed to the power of addiction and the pull of her magnetic father. As her astounding, outrageous, and often tender life story unfolds, the actor-musician-mother shares her lifelong battle with personal demons and near-fatal addictions. She overcomes seemingly impossible obstacles again and again and journeys toward redemption and peace. By exposing the shadows and secrets of the past to the light of day, the star who turned up High on Arrival has finally come back down to earth -- to stay.

Getting Beyond Sobriety

Author : Michael C. Clemmens
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In this ground-breaking book, Michael Clemmens offers a new model of treatment for long-term recovery which goes beyond the traditional "disease" paradigm. Working from the belief that a fuller life for the recovering addict is grounded on a foundation of abstinence, the author explores a "self-modulation" approach which leads to a change in the behavior from within the individual while developing and expanding connection with others.

Seven Weeks to Sobriety

Author : Joan Mathews Larsen
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"Comprehensive, rational and personal. It suppplies much of what is missing in traditional approaches to alcoholic rehabilitation. I believe that this book can save lives." Leo Galland, M.D. Open this book and you will embark on a groundbreaking seven-week journey that will change your life. You will learn how to break your addiction to alcohol and end your cravings--and do it under your own power. Here, step-by-step, is a proven, seven-week program developed by Dr. Joan Matthews Larson at the innovative Health Recovery Center in Minneapolis, that subdues your body's addictive chemistry and puts you on the path to full recovery. From the Trade Paperback edition.