Codependency--living as if what others think matters more than what we think, and trying to please or change others--is an insidious and pervasive addiction. And there is a simple way out of it: detachment. In Codependence and the Power of Detachment, bestselling author Karen Casey shares her story and the story of others who have suffered from codependency. Based on the insights and tools she’s discovered during her many years of sobriety to address codependency, Casey takes readers through the steps of detaching from a bad situation: admitting the attachment, surrendering the outcome, forgiving, and focusing attention on what works. She describes how to pay attention, be aware, and take care of ourselves, and let others--husbands, family, and coworkers--become accountable for themselves. Codependence and the Power of Detachment shows that detachment is a power anyone can claim. It is the power of sanity, of peace, of finding one's own inner strength.
Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades
In this study, ten independent critical essays and a closing piece have been arranged as chapters to explore the English-language poetry of South Asians in terms of time, place, themes, and poetic methodologies. The transnational perspective taken establishes connections between colonial and postcolonial South Asian poetry in English as well the poetry of the old and new diaspora and the Subcontinent. Transnational poetics are studied by grouping poets flexibly according to regions, time periods, literary movements, and poetic methodology. The poetry analysis covers the relevance of historical allusions as well as underlying concerns of gender, ethnicity, and class. Comparisons are offered between poets of different places and time periods, yielding numerous sociopolitical paradigms that surface in the poetry.
Do you have trouble understanding alcoholism? Have you or your family and friends been challenged by it? Read the journey of one family deeply affected by generations of alcoholism in their lives. Learn how living in reality and also by faith can be the key to stepping up to the plate in your circumstances. Find ways to accept what you can and cannot change to move forward with your own life. Consider ways to use faith to help cope with the destruction alcoholism can cause, including the challenges of divorce. Learn that in the game of life, God can be your most valuable player.
We all fall in love. We make a lifetime commitment. We work through lifes ups and downs. But how do we cope with the discovery that our mate has lost his/her soul to the consuming power of multiple addictions? How do we survive the ultimate pain that accompanies sexual addiction? Love Over Lust is a true story. The stage is set as Mike decides to re-involve himself with his addictive chemical of choice: alcohol. Mike and Karen are going through a stressful period in their lives. Mike's addictive personality is activated as he progresses from social drinking to daily drinking to drunkenness. What began as an innocent curiosity with pornography quickly escalated into a costly relationship with a nude dancer. The seductive nature of sexual lust nearly destroyed their 14-year marriage. As Mike's secrets are uncovered, Love Over Lust tells the story of Karen Valiant's mission to understand and overcome the chaotic events in their lives. She shares her shattered spirit with you and her prescription for healing: ...Healing begins with a recovery commitment of the couple. ...Time is the great healer. ...Love is the miracle.
Like cancer untreated, PTSD can killif not the body the mind and soul. Linda King has portrayed, in real-time, what it is like to live with full-blown Post-traumatic stress disorder. She hopes to help to those who have carried the burdens of PTSD for years, and give the younger reader hope that will erase guilt and shame. A self-help book is, ideally, just that. Lindas book is full of gems. Self-taught, she has gained the insight and wisdom not only to heal herself but others as well. She describes her long journey from barely surviving to thriving. Traumatic childhood events can shatter us in countless ways. Posttraumatic stress disorder impacts all aspects of the developing persona. For those who suffer PTSD, this book offers many ahas toward wholeness and self-recovery: emotional, physical and, miraculously, spiritual. I believe you will find comfort here that helps you make the journey. Terry Lynne Dushan, LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) Linda King has creatively fused psychology, spirituality and humor as she takes us on her healing journey in With My Face to the Wind. While sharing some of her personal tragedies, she weaves in just enough verifiable psychological content (without causing brain freeze) to know that shes done her homework. Her wit and humor shine through just in the nick of time Rhonda B. Holmes, Author, The WORD Diet
An Intervention Resource for Human Service Professionals
Author: William J. Reid
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Social Science
A comprehensive, A-to-Z set of task planners for more than one hundred psychosocial problems from alcoholism and anxiety to domestic violence and sexual abuse. Each entry includes a menu of actions the client can undertake to affect resolution, a guide to the practitioner's role in facilitating these actions, and a reference list. An accompanying disk allows social workers to update the task planners they are working with and enables keyword searches for specific topics.
The Golden Window of Silence integrates the use of silence as spiritual discipline and its abusive use by systemic structures. Silence may be used as a lifegiving practice or in a destructive way at all levels of societal systems. One of the contentions of The Golden Window of Silence is that when one uses silence to listen to all levels, one may find the source of all non-violent communication. It is by this means that silence becomes one of the most powerful means of social justice. "Proceeds from book sales go to Sunbear Community Alliance, a Texas Non-Profit Corporation."