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High Achiever: The Incredible True Story of One Addict's Double L...
by Tiffany Jenkins

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English

Pages

371

Publication Date

June 18, 2019

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<b>NATIONAL BESTSELLER • An up-close portrait of the mind of an addict and a life unraveled by narcotics—a memoir of captivating urgency and surprising humor that puts a human face on the opioid crisis.</b><br /><b> <br /><b>“Raw, brutal, and shocking. Move over, <i>Orange Is the New Black.</i>”—Amy Dresner, author of <i>My Fair Junkie</i></b><br /></b><br />When word got out<b> </b>that Tiffany Jenkins was withdrawing from opiates on the floor of a jail cell, people in her town were shocked. Not because of the twenty felonies she’d committed, or the nature of her crimes, or even that she’d been captain of the high school cheerleading squad just a few years earlier, but because her boyfriend was a Deputy Sherriff, and his friends—their friends—were the ones who’d arrested her.<br /> <br />A raw and twisty page-turning memoir that reads like fiction, <i>High Achiever </i>spans Tiffany’s life as an active opioid addict, her 120 days in a Florida jail where every officer despised what she’d done to their brother in blue, and her eventual recovery. With heart-racing urgency and unflinching honesty, Jenkins takes you inside the grips of addiction and the desperate decisions it breeds. She is a born storyteller who lived an incredible story, from blackmail by an ex-boyfriend to a soul-shattering deal with a drug dealer, and her telling brims with suspense and unexpected wit. But the true surprise is her path to recovery. Tiffany breaks through the stigma and silence to offer hope and inspiration to anyone battling the disease—whether it’s a loved one or themselves.
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

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English

Pages

278

Publication Date

June 10, 2009

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<b>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.</b><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--<i>Codependent No More</i>. 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 />With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, <i>Codependent No More</i> 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.<br /> <br />Melody Beattie is the author of <i>Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, Stop Being Mean to Yourself, The Codependent No More Workbook</i> and <i>Playing It by Heart</i>.
Long Way Home
by Cameron Douglas

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English

Pages

381

Publication Date

October 22, 2019

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<b>From the scion of Hollywood royalty--son of Michael Douglas, grandson of Kirk Douglas--a moving, often shocking, ultimately inspiring memoir detailing his struggle to regain his dignity, humanity, and place in society after many years of drug abuse and almost eight years in prison.</b><br /><br />Cameron Douglas is born into wealth, privilege, and comfort. His parents are glamorous jet-setters, his father a superstar, his mother a beautiful socialite, his grandfather a legend. On the surface, his life seems golden. But by the age of thirty, he has taken a hellish dive: he's become a drug addict, a thief, and--after a DEA drug bust--a convicted drug dealer sentenced to five years in prison, with another five years added to his sentence while incarcerated. Eventually he will spend two years in solitary, where he manages, nonetheless, to hold fast to the brutal ethos of prison survival . . . until: he begins to reverse his savage transformation, to understand the psychological turmoil that has tormented him for years, and to prepare for what will be a profoundly challenging, but eventually deeply satisfying and successful, reentry into society at large.<br /><br />Sparing no one in his sphere--least of all himself--Cameron Douglas gives us a raw and unstintingly honest recounting of his harrowing, remarkable, and, in the end, inspiring life story.
Addicted to the Monkey Mind: Change the Programming That Sabotage...
by J.F. Benoist

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English

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Publication Date

September 27, 2018

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THE MONKEY MIND CHATTERS ALL DAY…<br /> <br />“I look terrible in these pants—why can’t I lose some weight?”<br />“I’m stuck in traffic again. Why didn’t I leave earlier?”<br />“If I wasn’t working all the time, I could have saved my marriage.”<br /> <br />…resulting in stress, shame, and ultimately, “Bartender, can I get a drink?”<br /><br />In his book, J.F. Benoist—a visionary thought leader in the fields of addiction treatment and personal development—uses the journeys of two relatable characters to teach you how to develop a powerful new mindset and finally break the pattern of negative self-talk.<br /><br />Addicted to the Monkey Mind offers a toolbox of practical skills to shift self-sabotaging, programmed ways of thinking and learn actionable steps to:<br /> <br />· Overcome addiction & debilitating habits<br />· Resolve relationship issues<br />· Replace burnout with passion<br />· Sustain an abiding joy<br /><br />This book is designed as a step-by-step guide for creating lasting change. You’ll learn why our thoughts are so erratic; why our emotions sometimes spiral out of control; why some days we feel great, but other days we’re so anxious that we drink, use drugs, snap at our partners, sabotage our career, or feel so depressed that we can’t get out of bed.<br /><br />Most of us are caught in these endless, self-sabotaging cycles because we’ve been taught that external factors determine our experience. How many times a day do we blame others and outside circumstances for how we’re feeling? The hairstylist who butchered our haircut, the spouse who isn’t pulling their share, the job that consumes all our time, the alcohol that made us act like a fool last night — the list is endless.<br /> <br />When we think this way, we’re viewing the world through our Monkey Minds, whose constant chattering continues our cycles of self-destructive behavior.<br /> <br />Luckily, Addicted to the Monkey Mind offers another way to view the world. The Observing Mind. <br /><br />By applying the skills of the Observing Mind, you will finally actualize the things you’ve been deeply longing for in your life: a substance-free lifestyle, healthy relationships, a thriving career, and a healthy body and mind. <br /><br />“‘Addicted to the Monkey Mind’ is one of the most concrete, practical self-help books I have ever read. As I read these compelling real-life stories, I could feel my inner landscape shifting. J.F. Benoist offers a profound approach to overcoming our self-sabotaging conditioning. A must-read!” <br />— Jennifer Read Hawthorne, coauthor, #1 New York Times best sellers “Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul” and “Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul”<br /><br />“J.F. Benoist has given us a book of insight and clarity. Both psychotherapists and their clients will greatly benefit. The author’s use of vignettes and suggested exercises is informative, instructive and holds the reader’s interest. I highly recommend this book.” <br />— Teni Garrett-Johnson, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist <br /><br />“J.F. goes straight to the core of human dysfunction in a most unique way. <br />From page one to the very end, as we follow people on their healing journeys, we feel what they feel, and can then explore our own inner process. I hold this book as a potent, personal therapeutic tool. Excellent!”<br />— Bill Kauth, co-founder of The ManKind Project, author of “A Circle of Men”, and coauthor of “We Need Each Other: Building Gift Community” with Zoe Alowan
The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober: Discovering a happy, healthy, ...
by Catherine Gray

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English

Pages

274

Publication Date

December 28, 2017

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<p></p><h3> <b><i>THE SUNDAY TIMES</i> BESTSELLER </b></h3><p></p><p> </p><h3> 'Not remotely preachy' -<b><i> The Times</i> </b></h3><p></p><p> </p><h3> 'Jaunty, shrewd and convincing' -<b><i> Sunday Telegraph</i> </b></h3><p></p><p> </p><h3> 'Admirably honest, light, bubbly and remarkably rarely annoying.' - <b>Alice O'Keeffe, <i>Guardian</i> </b></h3><p></p><p> </p><h3> 'Truthful, modern and real' - <b><i>Stylist</i> </b></h3><p></p><p> </p><h3> 'Brave, witty and brilliantly written' - <b><i>Marie Claire</i> </b></h3><p></p><p> <b>Ever sworn off alcohol for a month and found yourself drinking by the 7th? Think there's 'no point' in just one drink? Welcome! There are millions of us. 64% of Brits want to drink less.</b><br /><b> </b><br /><b> Catherine Gray </b>was stuck in a hellish whirligig of Drink, Make horrible decisions, Hangover, Repeat. She had her fair share of 'drunk tank' jail cells and topless-in-a-hot-tub misadventures.</p><p> But this book goes beyond the binges and blackouts to deep-dive into uncharted territory: What happens after you quit drinking? This <b>gripping, heart-breaking and witty</b> book takes us down the rabbit-hole of an alternative reality. <b>A life with zero hangovers, through sober weddings, sex, Christmases and breakups. </b><br /><b> </b><br /><b> </b>In <i>The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober</i>, Catherine Gray shines a light on society's drink-pushing and talks to top neuroscientists and psychologists about why we drink, delving into the science behind what it does to our brains and bodies.</p><p> Much more than a tale from the netherworld of addicted drinking, this book is about the escape, and why a sober life can be more intoxicating than you ever imagined. Whether you're a hopelessly devoted drinker, merely sober-curious, or you've already ditched the drink, <b>you will love this book</b>.</p><p> 'Haunting, admirable and enlightening' -<b><i> The Pool</i> </b></p><p> 'A riveting, raw, yet humorous memoir with actionable advice.' <b>-</b> <b>Annie Grace, author of <i>This Naked Mind </i></b></p><p> 'Like listening to your best friend teach you to be sober. Lighthearted but serious, it's packed with ideas, tools, tips and, most importantly, reasons for living a sober life.'<b>- Eric Zimmer, host of podcast <i>The One You Feed</i> </b></p><p> 'Gray's fizzy writing succeeds in making this potentially boring-as-hell subject both engaging and highly seductive' - <b><i>The Bookseller</i></b></p><p> 'Her exquisitely crafted thoughts on the joys of being sober are not only deeply honest and pragmatic, but she manages to infuse tons of humor. This is a delightful, informative, and compelling read for all those who are sober or seeking sobriety.' - <b>Sasha Tozzi, <i>Huffington Post</i></b></p>
Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition
by A.A. World Services Inc

Language

English

Pages

332

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.
Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic
by Sam Quinones

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English

Pages

383

Publication Date

April 21, 2015

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<b>Winner of the NBCC Award for General Nonfiction</b><b><b><br /><br /></b>Named on Slate's 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Past 25 Years, 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.
A Million Little Pieces
by James Frey

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English

Pages

448

Publication Date

May 11, 2004

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<p>A story of drug and alcohol abuse and rehabilitation as it has never been told before. Recounted in visceral, kinetic prose, and crafted with a forthrightness that rejects piety, cynicism, and self-pity, it brings us face-to-face with a provocative new understanding of the nature of addiction and the meaning of recovery.<br /><br />By the time he entered a drug and alcohol treatment facility, James Frey had taken his addictions to near-deadly extremes. He had so thoroughly ravaged his body that the facilityís doctors were shocked he was still alive. The ensuing torments of detoxification and withdrawal, and the never-ending urge to use chemicals, are captured with a vitality and directness that recalls the seminal eye-opening power of William Burroughsís Junky.<br /><br />But<i> A Million Little Pieces</i> refuses to fit any mold of drug literature. Inside the clinic, James is surrounded by patients as troubled as he is -- including a judge, a mobster, a one-time world-champion boxer, and a fragile former prostitute to whom he is not allowed to speak ó but their friendship and advice strikes James as stronger and truer than the clinicís droning dogma of How to Recover. James refuses to consider himself a victim of anything but his own bad decisions, and insists on accepting sole accountability for the person he has been and the person he may become--which runs directly counter to his counselors' recipes for recovery.<br /><br />James has to fight to find his own way to confront the consequences of the life he has lived so far, and to determine what future, if any, he holds. It is this fight, told with the charismatic energy and power of<i> One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nes</i>t, that is at the heart of<i> A Million Little Pieces:</i> the fight between one young manís will and the ever-tempting chemical trip to oblivion, the fight to survive on his own terms, for reasons close to his own heart. <br /><br /><i>A Million Little Pieces </i>is an uncommonly genuine account of a life destroyed and a life reconstructed. It is also the introduction of a bold and talented literary voice.<br /><br /><br /></p>
Allen Carr's Quit Drinking Without Willpower: Be a happy nondrink...
by Allen Carr

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

July 31, 2018

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<p><b>READ THIS BOOK NOW AND BECOME A HAPPY NONDRINKER FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.</b><br /><br />Allen Carr's Easyway is the most successful stop-smoking method of all time. It has helped millions of smokers from all over the world to quit. In <i>Quit Drinking Without Willpower</i>, Allen Carr's Easyway method has been applied to problem drinking. By explaining why you feel the need to drink and with simple step-by-step instructions to set you free, he shows you how to escape from the alcohol trap.<br /><br />• A unique method that does not require willpower<br />• Removes the desire to drink alcohol<br />• Stop easily, immediately, and painlessly<br />• Regain control of your life<br /><br /><b>What people say about Allen Carr's Easyway method:<br /></b><br /><i>"I read the book in one day and I never drank again."</i><b> <br />Nikki Glaser<br /></b> <br /><i>"The Allen Carr program was nothing short of a miracle."</i><br /><b>Anjelica Huston</b><br /><br /><i>"His skill is in removing the psychological dependence."</i><br /><b>The Sunday Times</b><br /><br /><i>"I know so many people who turned their lives around after reading Allen Carr's books."</i><br /><b>Sir Richard Branson</b></p>

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