Courage to Change

Courage to Change
One Day at a Time in Al-Anon II.

by Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc

  • Publisher : Al Anon Family Group Headquarters
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The daily meditations, reminders, and prayers from Courage to Change help families encourage their recovering alcoholic loved ones and point to Al-Anon's impact as a vital part of recovery.

Courage to Change—One Day at a Time in Al‑Anon II

Courage to Change—One Day at a Time in Al‑Anon II
A Book

by Al-Anon Family Groups

  • Publisher : Al-Anon Family Groups Inc.
  • Release : 2018-08-01
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0996306412
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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More daily inspiration from a fresh, diverse perspective. Insightful reflections reveal surprisingly simple things that can transform lives.

Courage to Change

Courage to Change
One Day at a Time in Al-Anon II.

by Al-Anon Family Groups (Australia). Australian General Office

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Courage to Change

The Courage to Change
Personal Conversations about Alcoholism

by Dennis Wholey

  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release : 1984-11-28
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 054752403X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The classic New York Times bestseller: Real-life stories from prominent people talking about their experiences as alcoholics. As an alcoholic himself, PBS host Dennis Wholey set out to collect the powerful stories of well-known people who have struggled with this disease. Included in this volume are personal accounts by Jason Robards, Grace Slick, Sid Caesar, Pete Townshend, Don Newcombe, Bob Welch, Graham Chapman, Elmore Leonard, and many more. Whether they come from the worlds of entertainment, as actors, authors, comedians, or musicians, from politics or sports or other public lives, they share the private nightmare of drinking and the hard work of recovery. The Courage to Change also explores how alcoholism is truly a family disease. Rod Steiger talks about his alcoholic mother; the Reverend Jerry Falwell tells about growing up with an alcoholic father; Lois Robards, Sybil Carter, and Florence Caesar relate their own stories as wives of alcoholics. How do you know if you are an alcoholic? What are the symptoms? What should you do if someone in your family is an alcoholic? Where is the help? Is there hope? With inspiration and practical advice from members of Alcoholics Anonymous, this is a book that can save lives. “A brave and powerful work for anyone who cares about people, who desires to be more knowledgeable about human behavior.” —Leo Buscaglia, author of Living, Loving, and Learning “Should be required reading in every school system in America . . . If there’s an alcoholic in your life, one of the best investments you can make is this book.” —Detroit Free Press

Hope for Today

Hope for Today
A Book

by Al-Anon Family Groups

  • Publisher : Al-Anon Family Groups Inc.
  • Release : 2020-02-28
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0999503545
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Daily sharings from Al‑Anon’s adult children members are for anyone who wants to grow in acceptance, compassion, and understanding. Indexed.

What If I'm Right?

What If I'm Right?
A book that celebrates spiritual intuition

by Carla Wilson, MSW

  • Publisher : Author House
  • Release : 2011-03-23
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9781456718039
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What If I'm Right? provides a refreshing, long-needed inside look at the importance of seeing the best in others. The "others" that the author uncovers are the incarcerated, those forgotten by the outside world. The author takes the readers on a journey that begins with a journey of her own experiences as a professional working in the correctional system and ends with the most salient and life-changing points learned from her experience. This book is a must-read for everyone wondering what has happened to humanity in these troubling times. Dr. Beverly Browning, author of Grant Writing for Dummies

A Communion of Friendship

A Communion of Friendship
Literacy, Spiritual Practice, and Women in Recovery

by Beth Daniell

  • Publisher : SIU Press
  • Release : 2003-04-03
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 080938888X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Drawing on interviews and an array of scholarly work, Beth Daniell maps out the relations of literacy and spirituality in A Communion of Friendship: Literacy, Spiritual Practice, and Women in Recovery. Daniell tells the story of a group of women in “Mountain City” who use reading and writing in their search for spiritual growth. Diverse in socioeconomic status, the Mountain City women are, or have been, married to alcoholics. In Al-Anon, they use literacy to practice the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous in order to find spiritual solutions to their problems. In addition, Daniell demonstrates that in the lives of these women, reading, writing, and speaking are intertwined, embedded in one another in rich and complex ways. For the women, private literate practice is of the utmost importance because it aids the development and empowerment of the self. These women engage in literate practices in order to grow spiritually and emotionally, to live more self-aware lives, to attain personal power, to find or make meaning for themselves, and to create community. By looking at the changes in the women’s reading, Daniell shows that Al-Anon doctrine, particularly its oral instruction, serves as an interpretive tool. This discussion points out the subtle but profound transformations in these women’s lives in order to call for an inclusive notion of politics. Foregrounding the women’s voices, A Communion of Friendship addresses a number of issues important in composition studies and reading instruction. This study examines the meaning of literacy within one specific community, with implications both for pedagogy and for empirical research in composition inside and outside the academy.

Navigating Academia: A Guide for Women and Minority STEM Faculty

Navigating Academia: A Guide for Women and Minority STEM Faculty
A Book

by Pauline Mosley,S. Keith Hargrove

  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 2014-12-08
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 0128019956
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Navigating Academia: A Guide for Women and Minority STEM Faculty explores the infrastructure of the academy and provides a systematic account of where and why women and minorities fall behind men in the preparation for and development of their academic careers. This book offers useful strategies for recruiting, retaining, and advancing women and minorities. Chapters include testimonials from faculty and administrators about how they made their ascent within the academy. Navigating Academia: A Guide for Women and Minority STEM Faculty also discusses how to modify and expand faculty recruiting programs, how to diversify search committees, how to encourage intervention by deans, and how to assess past hiring efforts. This guide is an important resource for women and minorities seeking success in the academy as well as for administrators focused on faculty and professional development. Outlines barriers and challenges that this population is confronted with and provides several solutions and approaches for combating these issues. Includes insightful testimonials from contributors at various stages in their academic careers. Identifies critical success paths of a Professional Support Network (PSN) and pinpoints what components of the PSN are needed and how to acquire them.

On the Other Side of Chaos

On the Other Side of Chaos
Understanding the Addiction of a Loved One

by Ellen Van Vechten

  • Publisher : Central Recovery Press
  • Release : 2018-12-04
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1942094809
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Based in part on her own family's journey, Ellen Van Vechten explains the science of addiction, the theory of treatment, and the twelve-step model of recovery, providing sensible information and tips for reasoned action in support of a loved one while fostering personal growth and recovery. Powerlessness over another's addiction has a caustic effect on the family. Too often parents and partners equate "letting go" with "giving up." While acceptance of a lack of control is essential to coping with the disease within the family system, there is nothing passive about supporting a partner or child in their journey to recovery. This concept is the foundation of Van Vechten's original approach to empower individuals with knowledge, which when coupled with acceptance allows any family dealing with active addiction to make thoughtful and reasoned decisions to facilitate the recovery of both their loved ones and themselves.

Love And Accept Yourself Now

Love And Accept Yourself Now
A Memoir

by Crissa Constantine

  • Publisher : Book Venture Publishing LLC
  • Release : 2018-03-30
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1641665254
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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I was diagnosed with invasive ovarian cancer in July 2005, and had two major operations, three rounds of chemo, and six weeks of radiation. The counseling I received during my chemo treatments helped me to shed all my negative, self- critical thoughts and paved the way toward total self-love and self- acceptance. The last 12 years have been the happiest in my entire life, and I sincerely want to help everyone reach that same level of happiness. After reading about my cancer journey, I am sure that many people will be able to stand in front of a mirror and say, “ I love you” for the first time.

Good Girl's Guide to County Jail for the Bad Girl in Us All

Good Girl's Guide to County Jail for the Bad Girl in Us All
Your Guide to the Incarcer Nation

by Ellen Marie Francisco

  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Release : 2017-10-02
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN : 1460284798
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This good girl did everything right for years. So why has everything gone so wrong for this self-made business woman, Realtor, and mother of two? On a hot day in August she’s arrested for car-jacking, assault with a deadly weapon, and robbery. She’s just landed in the Incarcer Nation without a passport. Like the millions of women who came before her, she wants to leave the land of chain link, and barbed wire behind her. Fifty-nine days later this good girl gone bad walks out a free woman-or so she thinks. This Good Girl gone BAD wants to help you: ● stay out of jail ● know how to use your rights ● understand the court process ● plea down your charges to minimize the risk of re-arrest ● understand how a conviction affects your future beyond bars Filled with good advice from BAD GIRLS on the inside, and criminal law attorneys who tell it like it is. Cover your assets with these legal forms (and others you didn’t know you needed). They’re easy to fill-in, and are ready for the Notary Public ● Power of Attorney ● Caregiver’s Authorization Affidavit ● Temporary Custody Order ● Letter to CPS Social Worker ● Consent for International Travel

Beautiful Boy

Beautiful Boy
A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction

by David Sheff

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2018-01-11
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1471173968
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE NUMBER ONE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NOW A MAJOR FILM, STARRING STEVE CARELL AND BAFTA AND GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATED TIMOTHEE CHALAMET ‘What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong?’ Those are the wrenching questions that haunted every moment of David Sheff’s journey through his son Nic’s addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery. Before Nic Sheff became addicted to crystal meth, he was a charming boy, joyous and funny, a varsity athlete and honor student adored by his two younger siblings. After meth, he was a trembling wraith who lied, stole, and lived on the streets. With haunting candour, David Sheff traces the first subtle warning signs: the denial, the 3am phone calls (is it Nic? the police? the hospital?), the attempts at rehab. His preoccupation with Nic became an addiction in itself, and the obsessive worry and stress took a tremendous toll. But as a journalist, he instinctively researched every avenue of treatment that might save his son and refused to give up on Nic. This story is a first: a teenager's addiction from the parent's point of view – a real-time chronicle of the shocking descent into substance abuse and the gradual emergence into hope. Beautiful Boy is a fiercely candid memoir that brings immediacy to the emotional rollercoaster of loving a child who seems beyond help. Read the other side of Nic Sheff's bestselling memoir, Tweak. Praise for Beautiful Boy:- 'A brilliant, harrowing, heartbreaking, fascinating story, full of beautiful moments and hard-won wisdom. This book will save a lot of lives and heal a lot of hearts'. Anne Lamott 'An important book... moving, timely and startlingly beautiful.' Richard Branson

The Impact of Alcoholism

The Impact of Alcoholism
Hearings Before the Special Subcommittee on Alcoholism and Narcotics...91-1, July 23-25, 1969

by United States. Congress. Senate. Labor and Public Welfare

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1969
  • Pages : 427
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Impact of Alcoholism

The Impact of Alcoholism
Hearings, Ninety-first Congress, First Session ... July 23, 24 and 25, 1969

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Alcoholism and Narcotics

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1969
  • Pages : 427
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hearings, Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare

Hearings, Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare
A Book

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1971
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Living the Serenity Prayer

Living the Serenity Prayer
True Stories of Acceptance, Courage, and Wisdom

by Jeanett Gardner Littleton,Bell, James Stuart

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2007-11-01
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1440516340
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Spiritual Sobriety

Spiritual Sobriety
Stumbling Back to Faith When Good Religion Goes Bad

by Elizabeth Esther

  • Publisher : Convergent Books
  • Release : 2016-04-19
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0307731901
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It’s easy to get high on God in America. But is this good religion? In a compelling follow-up to her memoir, Girl at the End of the World, Elizabeth Esther explores how religious fervor can become religious addiction. The evidence is everywhere. In families who inexplicably choose to harm their children in order to abide by cultic church doctrine. But in ordinary believers too who use God the same way addicts use drugs or alcohol—to numb pain, alter their mood, or simply to escape the realities of this messy, unpredictable thing called life. If you’ve ever wondered how a religion that preaches freedom and love can produce judgmental and unkind followers; if you’ve ever felt captive to the demanding God of your own childhood; if you’ve struggled to find contentment without needing another emotional hit from a “life-changing” conference or “mountain-top” experience, then Spiritual Sobriety is for you. The author, who grew up in a hyper-controlling church cult, will help you find hope and rebirth in the ruins of disillusioned faith. Filled with stories and warm, practical advice, Spiritual Sobriety offers a gentle path out of the desperate cycles of craving-euphoria-hangover and into a freer, clean-and-sober faith practice.

Make It Better

Make It Better
The Editor (x2)

by Dr. Michael J. Bernard DDS, MS

  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Release : 2021-08-11
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1637640978
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Make It Better: The Editor (x2) By: Dr. Michael J. Bernard DDS, MS This book is comprised of fifty-five short informational and motivational editorials Dr. Bernard wrote over nine years as the editor of a local dental magazine. In Make It Better, Dr. Bernard reinvigorates his original articles by commenting on them in the year 2020, bringing his current life-skill knowledge and new information to bear on past insights. With humor and self-awareness, Dr. Bernard shares some of the principles that have helped him make his own life better and more spiritual. What he learned in a lifetime, the reader can learn through this collection of short, engaging articles. Whether you read it straight through or pick and choose the articles that will help you most, Make It Better can help you do just that: make your life better.

It Takes a Family

It Takes a Family
Creating Lasting Sobriety, Togetherness, and Happiness

by Debra Jay

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2021-05-04
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : 1616499133
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This second edition of the groundbreaking book by acclaimed interventionist and educator Debra Jay celebrates the unique and powerful role families play in successful long-term recovery from addiction. Readers receive tips, tools, and a framework for pursuing the proven path of Structured Family Recovery. As a companion to Love First, the classic guide to family intervention, It Takes a Family delivers a proven method for families and friends to step beyond the initial intervention and reinvent their relationships as part of a family recovery team. In straightforward, compassionate language, Debra Jay offers readers a structured model that shows family members and friends how they can work together to overcome the obstacles many people with addiction face in their initial recovery. Through easy-to-follow strategies and exercises, family members learn about and address the challenges of enabling, denial, and pain while developing their communication skills and embracing the joy that comes from healthier and happier relationships.

Mending a Shattered Heart

Mending a Shattered Heart
A Book

by Stefanie Carnes,Christopher Gallegos

  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Release : 2012-07-10
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0983271356
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When your partner betrays, what are the first steps to picking up the pieces of your shattered heart? Many unsuspecting people wake up every day to discover their loved one, the one person whom they are supposed to trust completely, has been living a life of lies and deceit because they suffer from a disease-sex addiction. This is a disease shrouded in secrecy and shame. This is your go-to-guide for what to do when you discover your partner is a sex addict. Each chapter is based on frequently asked questions by partners such as: Should I Stay or Should I Go? Is This Going to Get Better? How Do I Set Boundaries and Keep Myself Safe? and What Should I Tell the Kids?