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
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.
James Luther Adams,Wilson Yates,Robert Penn Warren
Author: James Luther Adams,Wilson Yates,Robert Penn Warren
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
While there has been a growing interest in the use of grotesque imagery in art and literature, very little attention has been given to the religious and theological significance of such imagery. This fascinating book redresses that neglect by exploring the religious meaning of the grotesque and its importance as a subject for theological inquiry.
Author: Mitali Pati Wong,Syed Khwaja Moinul Hassan
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
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 Answers You Need When Your Partner Is Recovering from Addiction
Author: Beverly Berg
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Recovering addicts are faced with many challenges, and these challenges can often extend to their romantic partners. During the recovery period, couples often struggle with overcoming feelings of betrayal and frustration, and may have a hard time rebuilding trust and closeness. While there are many resources available to recovering addicts, there are limited resources for the people who love them. In Loving Someone in Recovery, therapist Beverly Berg offers powerful tools for the partners of recovering addicts. Based in mindfulness, attachment theory, and neurobiology, this book will help readers sustain emotional stability in their relationships, increase effective communication, establish boundaries, and take real steps toward reigniting intimacy. The material in this book is drawn from the author’s successful Conscious Couples Recovery Workshop. With more than 25 years in the field, she has developed a unique set of exercises that address the issues faced by couples in recovery. This book addresses the roles that both partners play in recovery, and aims to help readers develop a new appreciation for one another and improve self-confidence and acceptance. The road to recovery is never an easy one, but by building a strong support system, the chances of success are exponentially greater. For more information on Berg’s work, visit consciouscouplesrecovery.com
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."
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
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.
This book is a collection of short stories, poems, and experiences from the life of a child of an alcoholic - writings from childhood through adulthood. And it is a journal for anyone who wants to change. It will make you laugh, cry, reflect, and connect.
überraschende Antworten auf alltägliche Lebensfragen ; [warum wohnen Drogenhändler bei ihren Müttern? Führt mehr Polizei zu weniger Kriminalität? Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Macht gute Erziehung glücklich?]
Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Warum betrügen Lehrer? Der preisgekrönte Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Steven D. Levitt kombiniert Statistiken, deren Zusammenführung und Gegenüberstellung auf den ersten Blick absurd erscheint, durch seine Analysetechnik aber zu zahlreichen Aha-Effekten führt. Ein äußerst unterhaltsamer Streifzug durch die Mysterien des Alltags, der uns schmunzeln lässt und stets über eindimensionales Denken hinausführt.
Many books address how to live with the death of a loved one. Why Whisper, faces the more arduous task of living with yourself. Suicide seizes more than one life. It takes some life from everyone around it. When Joanne Mazzottas 32 year old son Danny took his own life, part of her died with him. In this gripping account of one mothers journey alongside grief, Joanne bares her soul and her skeletons to bring us an honest and insightful look at addiction, loss, hope, suicide, and the enduring power of love.
Embarking on a brand new adventure, I moved with my sixteen year old daughter from Kentucky to California at age 54, with the dog in the back seat. I was swept into a new exciting life, totally different from anything I had known before. After a fun relationship with a young man who turned out to be gay, I found my soul mate and was ready to ride off into the sunset with him. We decided to marry on Valentines Day of the next year. However I discovered he was alcoholic and that in fact, I had been dating and marrying alcoholics most of my life. Tragically, his drinking got so intense that I put a stop to the wedding and convinced him to go into recovery. With my heart breaking, I drove him to that recovery center on the very day we were to be wed, February 14th. Instead of pledging my eternal love to him, there I was dropping him off to sober up. After his stay there, we started our new adventure, but he vacillated between sobriety and drinking again. Through our mutual progress, we learned to come together and live life in a different way. We each had a separate path but retained the connection we originally found. We both found serenity and peace and a wonderful life together.