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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.
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><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.
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><h3> <b><i>THE SUNDAY TIMES</i> BESTSELLER </b></h3></p><p> <h3> 'Not remotely preachy' -<b><i> The Times</i> </b></h3></p><p> <h3> 'Jaunty, shrewd and convincing' -<b><i> Sunday Telegraph</i> </b></h3></p><p> <h3> 'Admirably honest, light, bubbly and remarkably rarely annoying.' - <b>Alice O'Keeffe, <i>Guardian</i> </b></h3></p><p> <h3> 'Truthful, modern and real' - <b><i>Stylist</i> </b></h3></p><p> <h3> 'Brave, witty and brilliantly written' - <b><i>Marie Claire</i> </b></h3></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

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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.
Allen Carr's Easy Way To Stop Smoking
by Allen Carr

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English

Pages

275

Publication Date

November 17, 2011

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<p>Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking is a self-help classic, with over 20m copies sold worldwide. It has been a #1 bestseller in nine European countries. It outsells all other quit smoking titles combined. This edition has been developed specifically for smokers in the US.</p><br /><p>This seminal book has enabled millions of smokers to quit easily and enjoyably using Carr's simple, drug-free approach.</p>
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
by Alcoholics Anonymous Worl...

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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.
Courage to Change-One Day at a Time in Al‑Anon II
by Al-Anon Family Groups

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English

Pages

376

Publication Date

December 02, 2015

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More daily inspiration from a fresh, diverse perspective. Insightful reflections reveal surprisingly simple things that can transform lives.
Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts: A CBT-Based Guide to Gett...
by , Martin N. Seif

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English

Pages

187

Publication Date

March 01, 2017

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<DIV><P><B>You are not your thoughts! In this powerful book, two anxiety experts offer proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) skills to help you get unstuck from disturbing thoughts, overcome the shame these thoughts can bring, and reduce your anxiety.</B></P><P>If you suffer from unwanted, intrusive, frightening, or even disturbing thoughts, you might worry about what these thoughts mean about you. Thoughts can seem like messages—<I>are they trying to tell you something?</I> But the truth is that they are <I>just thoughts</I>, and don’t necessarily mean anything. Sane and good people have them. If you are someone who is plagued by thoughts you don’t want—thoughts that scare you, or thoughts you can’t tell anyone about—this book may change your life.</P><P>In this compassionate guide, you’ll discover the different kinds of disturbing thoughts, myths that surround your thoughts, and how your brain has a tendency to get “stuck” in a cycle of unwanted rumination. You’ll also learn why common techniques to get rid of these thoughts can backfire. And finally, you’ll learn powerful cognitive behavioral skills to help you cope with and move beyond your thoughts, so you can focus on living the life you want. Your thoughts will still occur, but you will be better able to cope with them—without dread, guilt, or shame.</P><P>If you have unwanted thoughts, you should remember that you aren’t alone. In fact, there are millions of people just like you—good people who have awful thoughts, gentle people with violent thoughts, and sane people with “crazy” thoughts. This book will show you how to move past your thoughts so you can reclaim your life!<BR /><BR /><I>This book has been selected as an </I><B>Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Book Recommendation</B><I>—an honor bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.</I></P></DIV>
Richie: A Father, His Son, and the Ultimate American Tragedy
by Thomas Thompson

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English

Pages

203

Publication Date

December 13, 2016

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<DIV><B>The “powerful and moving” true story of a Long Island family torn apart by drugs, violence, and the unbridgeable divide between generations (<I>Kirkus Reviews</I>).</B><BR /><BR /> George Diener, World War II veteran and traveling salesman, and his wife, Carol, had old-fashioned values and ordinary aspirations: a home, a family, the pleasure of watching their two sons grow up. But in February 1972, an unthinkable tragedy occurred in the basement of their Nassau County residence, shattering their hopes and dreams forever.<BR />  <BR /> George and Carol doted on their shy eldest son, Richie. But at fifteen, the boy fell into a devastating downward spiral. He started smoking marijuana, shoplifting, and hanging out with drug dealers, and was soon arrested for assault and expelled from school. By the time his parents sought psychiatric counseling for their son, Richie was addicted to barbiturates and given to violent outbursts and threats. The boy George and Carol knew was long gone. Then, one winter evening, Richie came at his father with a steak knife and a suicidal cry of “Shoot!”<BR />  <BR /> Edgar Award–winning author Thomas Thompson delivers a “scary, harrowing” account of a turbulent era in American history when the gulf between young and old, bohemian and conservative, felt wider and more dangerous than ever before (<I>The New York Times Book Review</I>). A tragedy of Shakespearean proportions, the devastating account of George and Carol Diener’s nightmare was adapted into <I>The Death of Richie</I>, a television movie starring Ben Gazzara, Eileen Brennan, and Robby Benson as Richie.<BR />  </DIV>
How Al-Anon Works
by Al-Anon Family Groups

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English

Pages

392

Publication Date

June 30, 2014

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Al-Anon's basic book discusses our mutual-help program of recovery, including personal stories. A beginning approach to the Twelve Concepts of Service is included.

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