Living with Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

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Author: Nicholas Lessa,Sara Dulaney Gilbert

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816073260

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 159

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Explores the factors that lead to addiction, how to recognize it, and how to treat it an cope with its aftermath.

Combating Addiction Through Recovery Education

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Author: Stephen Lloyd

Publisher: We Publish Books

ISBN: 1929841086

Category: Self-Help

Page: 156

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In this invaluable resource to break free from the bonds of addiction, the author draws upon his own experience as a recovered alcoholic and addict and his training as a certified substance abuse counselor to devise a recovery plan. The C.A.R.E. Program. This book includes Substance Abuse Awareness and Relapse Prevention

What's Wrong with Addiction?

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Author: Helen Keane

Publisher: Melbourne University Publish

ISBN: 9780522849912

Category: Psychology

Page: 228

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This is an impressive work: carefully structured, researched and written . . . a refreshingly lucid account that is both intellectually stimulating and professionally helpful.-Janet McCalman Addicts are generally regarded with either pity or grave disapproval. But is being addicted to something necessarily bad? These attitudes are explicit both in contemporary medical literature and in popular, self-help texts. We categorise addiction as unnatural, diseased and self-destructive. We demonise pleasure and desire, and view the addict as physically and morally damaged. Helen Keane's thought-provoking text examines these assumptions in a new light. In asserting that the 'wrongness' of addiction is not fixed or indeed obvious, she presents a refreshing challenge to more conventional accounts of addiction. She also investigates the notion that people can be addicted to eating, love and sex, just as they are to drugs and alcohol. What's Wrong with Addiction? shows that most of our ideas about addiction take certain ideals of health and normality for granted. It exposes strains in our society's oppositions between health and disease, between the natural and the artificial, between order and disorder, and between self and other.

A Chance to Win

Boyhood, Baseball, and the Struggle for Redemption in the Inner City

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Author: Jonathan Schuppe

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1429974435

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist follows an embattled Little League team in inner-city Newark, New Jersey, revealing the complex realities of urban life in one of America's most dangerous cities When Rodney Mason, an ex-con drug dealer from Newark's rough South Ward, was shot and paralyzed, he vowed to turn his life around. A former high-school pitching ace with a 93 mph fastball, Mason decided to form a Little League team to help boys avoid the street life that had claimed his youth and mobility. Predictably, the players struggle—they endure poverty, unstable family lives with few positive male role models, failing schools, and dangerous neighborhoods—but through the fists and tears, lopsided losses and rare victories, this bunch of misfits becomes a team, and in doing so gives the community something to root for. With in-depth reporting, fascinating characters, and vivid prose, Jonathan Schuppe's A Chance to Win is both a penetrating, true-to-life portrait of what's at stake for kids growing up poor in America's inner cities and a portrait of Newark itself, a struggling city that has recently known great hope as well as failure.

How to Live with Parents and Teachers

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Author: Eric W. Johnson

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664221843

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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From adolescence and alcohol to yelling, your room, and you yourself, How to Live with Parents and Teachers offers help to teenagers when they need it. Eric Johnson provides answers in plain language to the everyday problems that all young people experience.

Drugs And Alcohol In The 21St Century

Theory, Behavior, And Policy

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Author: Vick

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 076377488X

Category: Law

Page: 400

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"Drugs & Alcohol in the 21st Century: Theory, Behavior, & Policy" examines the collective response to addictive behaviors in America, and its influence on the creation and implementation of national policy in the 20th and 21st century. A close look is given to America’s response to five drugs with ambiguous political histories – alcohol, cocaine, hallucinogens, marijuana, and opiates. The physical and psychological conditions that contribute to addictive behaviors are explored, as well as how those condition impact individuals, families and communities. Responses from politicians, the alcohol and drug industry, citizens groups, and bureaucracies including law enforcement, public health, schools and colleges are discussed.

The Freedom Model for Addictions

Escape the Treatment and Recovery Trap

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Author: Steven Slate ,Mark W. Scheeren,Michelle L. Dunbar

Publisher: BRI Publishing

ISBN: 0983471355

Category: Self-Help

Page: 479

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Principles of Addiction Medicine

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Author: Richard K. Ries,Shannon C. Miller,David A. Fiellin

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781774772

Category: Psychology

Page: 1570

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This respected text from the American Society of Addiction Medicine is valuable for all physicians and mental-health personnel who specialize in addiction medicine and who treat patients with addiction disorders. The chapters blend scientific principles underlying addiction with the practical essentials of clinical addiction medicine. Many of the contributors are affiliated with leading government agencies that study addiction and its science, such as the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The book will appeal to a wide and interdisciplinary range of professionals, especially those with interest or duties relating to addiction-related disorders, and in particular physicians seeking certification status via either the American Board of Addiction Medicine or the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text.