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Get Out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior
by , Philip Goldberg

Language

English

Pages

202

Publication Date

February 01, 1996

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Practical, proven self help steps show how to transform 40 common self-defeating behaviors, including procrastination, envy, obsession, anger, self-pity, compulsion, neediness, guilt, rebellion, inaction, and more.
This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happines...
by Annie Grace

Language

English

Pages

263

Publication Date

October 12, 2015

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<b><i>This Naked Mind </i>has ignited a movement across the country, helping thousands of people forever change their relationship with alcohol.</b><br />  <br /> Many people question whether drinking has become too big a part of their lives, and worry that it may even be affecting their health. But, they resist change because they fear losing the pleasure and stress-relief associated with alcohol, and assume giving it up will involve deprivation and misery.  <br />  <br /> <i>This Naked Mind</i> offers a new, positive solution. Here, Annie Grace clearly presents the psychological and neurological components of alcohol use based on the latest science, and reveals the cultural, social, and industry factors that support alcohol dependence in all of us.  Packed with surprising insight into the reasons we drink, this book will open your eyes to the startling role of alcohol in our culture, and how the stigma of alcoholism and recovery keeps people from getting the help they need. With Annie’s own extraordinary and candid personal story at its heart, this book is a must-read for anyone who drinks.<br /><br /> <i>This Naked Mind</i> will give you freedom from alcohol. It removes the psychological dependence so that<i> you will not crave alcohol</i>, allowing you to easily drink less (or stop drinking). With clarity, humor, and a unique blend of science and storytelling, <i>This Naked Mind</i> will open the door to the life you have been waiting for.<br />  <br /> “<b>You have given me my live back.” —Katy F., Albuquerque, New Mexico<br /></b><br /> <b>“This is an inspiring and groundbreaking must-read. I am forever inspired and changed.” <b>—</b>Kate S., Los Angeles, California<br /></b><br /> <b>“The most selfless and amazing book that I have ever read.” <b>—</b>Bernie M., Dublin, Ireland</b>
Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Car...
by Melody Beattie

Language

English

Pages

278

Publication Date

June 10, 2009

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The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.<BR><BR>Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent--and you may find yourself in this book--Codependent No More.The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, Codependent No More is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency--charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.Melody Beattie is the author of Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, Stop Being Mean to Yourself, The Codependent No More Workbook and Playing It by Heart.
Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic
by Sam Quinones

Language

English

Pages

383

Publication Date

April 21, 2015

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<b>Winner of the NBCC Award for General Nonfiction</b><br /><b><b><br /></b>Named on Amazon's Best Books of the Year 2015--Michael Botticelli, U.S. Drug Czar (<i>Politico</i>) Favorite Book of the Year--Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize Economics (<i>Bloomberg</i>/<i>WSJ</i>) Best Books of 2015--Matt Bevin, Governor of Kentucky (<i>WSJ</i>) Books of the Year--Slate.com's 10 Best Books of 2015--<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>'s 10 Best Books of 2015 --Buzzfeed's 19 Best Nonfiction Books of 2015--The Daily Beast's Best Big Idea Books of 2015--<i>Seattle Times</i>' Best Books of 2015--<i>Boston Globe</i>'s Best Books of 2015--<i>St. Louis Post-Dispatch</i>'s Best Books of 2015--<i>The Guardian</i>'s The Best Book We Read All Year--Audible's Best Books of 2015--<i>Texas Observer</i>'s Five Books We Loved in 2015--Chicago Public Library's Best Nonfiction Books of 2015</b><br /><br /><b>From a small town in Mexico to the boardrooms of Big Pharma to main streets nationwide, an explosive and shocking account of addiction in the heartland of America.</b><br /><br />In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America--addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story of <i>Dreamland</i>. <br /> <br />With a great reporter's narrative skill and the storytelling ability of a novelist, acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones weaves together two classic tales of capitalism run amok whose unintentional collision has been catastrophic. The unfettered prescribing of pain medications during the 1990s reached its peak in Purdue Pharma's campaign to market OxyContin, its new, expensive--extremely addictive--miracle painkiller. Meanwhile, a massive influx of black tar heroin--cheap, potent, and originating from one small county on Mexico's west coast, independent of any drug cartel--assaulted small town and mid-sized cities across the country, driven by a brilliant, almost unbeatable marketing and distribution system. Together these phenomena continue to lay waste to communities from Tennessee to Oregon, Indiana to New Mexico.<br /> <br />Introducing a memorable cast of characters--pharma pioneers, young Mexican entrepreneurs, narcotics investigators, survivors, and parents--Quinones shows how these tales fit together. <i>Dreamland</i> is a revelatory account of the corrosive threat facing America and its heartland.
Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition
by A.A. World Services Inc

Language

English

Pages

612

Publication Date

December 02, 2013

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Originally published in 1939, when A.A. membership numbered about one hundred, Alcoholics Anonymous has steadily grown in readership. By the time the second edition appeared in 1955, membership had reached over 150,000, and the Big Book, A.A. members’ fond title for their basic text, had reached a distribution of more than 300,000. At the time of the third edition, in March 1976, the worldwide membership of A.A. was estimated at 1 million or more. The basic text, pages 1-164, which had been the foundation of recovery for so many alcoholics remained, and still remains, unchanged. The General Service Conference-approved fourth edition of Alcoholics Anonymous was first printed in October 2001 and has been reprinted 30 times since then. This edition includes 24 new stories that provide contemporary sharing for newcomers seeking recovery from alcoholism in A.A. during the early decades of the 21st century. Sixteen stories are retained from the third edition, including the “Pioneers of A.A.” section, which helps the reader remain linked to A.A.’s historic roots and shows how alcoholics get sober today. More than 30 million copies of the first four editions of the Big Book have been distributed. This is the only A.A.W.S.-authorized e-book version of Alcoholics Anonymous.
I'm Just Happy to Be Here: A Memoir of Renegade Mothering
by Janelle Hanchett

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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<b>From the creator of the blog "Renegade Mothering," Janelle Hanchett's forthright, wickedly funny, and ultimately empowering memoir chronicling her tumultuous journey from young motherhood to abysmal addiction and a recovery she never imagined possible.</b><br /><br /> At 21, Janelle Hanchett embraced motherhood with the reckless self-confidence of those who have no idea what they're getting into. Having known her child's father for only three months, she found herself rather suddenly getting to know a newborn, husband, and wholly transformed identity. She was in love, but she was bored, directionless, and seeking too much relief in too much wine.<br /><br /> Over time, as she searched for home in suburbia and settled life, a precarious drinking habit turned into treacherous dependence, until life became car seats and splitting hangovers, cubicles and multi-day drug binges--and finally, an inconceivable separation from her children. For ten years, Hanchett grappled with the relentless progression of addiction, bouncing from rehabs to therapists to the occasional hippie cleansing ritual on her quest for sobriety, before finding it in a way she never expected. <br /><br /> This is a story we rarely hear--of the addict mother not redeemed by her children; who longs for normalcy but cannot maintain it; and who, having traveled to the bottom of addiction, all the way to "society's hated mother," makes it back, only to discover she will always remain an outsider.<br /><br /> Like her irreverent, hilarious, and unflinchingly honest blog, "Renegade Mothering," Hanchett's memoir speaks with warmth and wit to those who feel like outsiders in parenthood and life--calling out the rhetoric surrounding "the sanctity of motherhood" as tired and empty, boldly recounting instead how one grows to accept an imperfect self within an imperfect life--thinking, with great and final relief, "Well, I'll be damned, I'm just happy to be here."
A Happier Hour
by Rebecca Weller

Language

English

Pages

210

Publication Date

August 01, 2016

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When Rebecca Weller’s pounding, dehydrated head woke her at 3am, yet again, she stared at the ceiling, wondering why the hell she kept doing this to herself. At 39 years of age - and a Health Coach, no less - she knew better than to down several bottles of wine per week. Her increasingly dysfunctional relationship with alcohol had to stop, but after decades of social drinking, she was terrified of what that might mean.  <br /><br />How could she live a joyful existence, without alcohol? How would she relax, socialise, or celebrate - without wine?<br /><br />In sheer frustration, on a morning filled with regret and tears, she embarks on a 3-month sobriety experiment that becomes a quest for self-discovery, and ultimately, transforms her entire world.  <br /><br />A heartfelt, moving, and inspiring story for anyone who has ever had to give up something they loved in order to get what they truly wanted.<br /><br />A Happier Hour is a memoir that moves beyond addiction, giving a behind-the-scenes look into what it takes to get (and stay) sober in a culture that celebrates alcohol.
Freedom over Anxiety: 4 Simple Steps To Crush Your Fears And Love...
by Christopher Moss

Language

English

Pages

100

Publication Date

November 17, 2018

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<p><strong>What would your life be like if you had Freedom from your Anxiety?</strong></p><p><strong>Imagine a life where you could have control over it. No longer having panic attacks. Feeling calm, in control and happy. Loving the person you are!</strong></p><p><br /></p><p>What would you be able to do if you could do things without anxiety controlling your every thought and choice?</p><p>How would you feel if you no longer fought just to survive?</p><p>What if you could achieve this in four simple steps?</p><p>What would that be worth to you?</p><p><br /></p><p>Freedom over Anxiety is a simple, easy-to-read book, with no jargon. You will find all the skills and tools you will need to break free of your anxiety and have control over it. No longer will you feel overwhelmed or battered by your anxiety.</p><p><br /></p><p>Change requires massive action. Freedom over Anxiety is simple and concise. Meant to give you a clear path to your bliss. All in four steps!</p><p><br /></p><p><strong>I have suffered for over thirty years.  I got to the point, after being the victim of an armed robbery four years ago, of wanting to end my life. I climbed back finger nail by finger nail. I know what it is like and I want to guide you on how to break free of anxiety, like I have.</strong></p><p><br /></p><p>By the end of the book you will feel the best you have ever felt, armed with tools and skills that enable you to have Freedom over YOUR Anxiety.</p><p><br /></p><p>This life-changing book; Freedom over Anxiety will teach you:</p><p><br /></p><ul><li>How to become calm.</li><li>Find what makes you feel happy.</li><li>Learn what your triggers are.</li><li>Be kind and compassionate to yourself.</li><li>Use your anxiety against itself.</li><li>Understand yourself.</li><li>Learn what superpowers you get from anxiety and how to use them.</li><li>How to enjoy life.</li><li>Become the person you always wanted to be.</li></ul><p><br /></p><p>Let me teach you the skills that will inspire you to do well and the power to have Freedom you have never felt.</p><p><br /></p><p><strong>About the author</strong></p><p><br /></p><p>My name is Christopher Moss, and I have suffered from anxiety for over 30 years. Beginning when I lost my brother to cancer when he was just twenty months old. Coming to a head when I was a victim of an armed robbery almost four years ago. I want to coach others to smash anxiety. To believe there is life after pain. I want to help you transform your life with the tools in this book. To believe<strong> YOU</strong> can be anxiety free.</p><p><br /></p><p>Act over your life NOW.</p><p><br /></p><p>Stop Anxiety having control over you.</p><p><br /></p><p>Choose <strong>FREEDOM!</strong></p><br /><br />
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
by Alcoholics Anonymous Worl...

Language

English

Pages

196

Publication Date

December 18, 2013

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Bill W., the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, first penned these essays on A.A.’s Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions for publication in the Grapevine, the Fellowship’s monthly magazine. The Twelve Steps focus on the program of recovery from alcoholism, and the Twelve Traditions deal with issues that affect the unity of the A.A. group and the worldwide Fellowship as a whole. This book clarifies each of the suggested Twelve Steps that constitute the A.A. way of life and each of the Traditions that deal with how groups function to carry the message of recovery of alcoholism to the still-suffering alcoholic. Originally published in 1952, this classic book is used by A.A. members and groups around the world. This is the only A.A.W.S.-authorized e-book version of Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.
Let It Go: Downsizing Your Way to a Richer, Happier Life
by Peter Walsh

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

February 14, 2017

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<b>Say goodbye to clutter, reduce stress, and live simply with this easy-to-use guide to downsizing!</b><br /><br />Whether you are selling your family home, blending households into a new home, or cleaning out your aging parents’ home, sorting through a lifetime’s worth of accumulated possessions can be a daunting and stressful experience. Decluttering guru Peter Walsh recently went through the process of downsizing his childhood home and dividing his late parents’ possessions among his family. He realized that making these decisions about mementos and heirlooms creates strong emotions and can be an overwhelming chore. <br /><br />In <i>Let It Go,</i> Peter will help you turn downsizing into a rejuvenating life change with his useful tips and practical takeaways, including how to:<br /><br />• Understand the emotional challenges that accompany downsizing<br />• Establish a hierarchy of mementos and collectibles<br />• Calculate the amount of stuff you can bring into your new life<br />• Create strategies for dividing heirlooms among family members <i>without</i> drama<br /><br />This new phase brings unexpected freedoms and opportunities, and Peter walks you through every step of the process. You’ll feel freer and happier than you ever thought possible once you Let It Go.

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