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By Thomas De Quincey, Alethea Hayter. 1971
By Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. Staff. 1985
By David Sheff. 2007
Before meth, Sheff's son, Nic, was a varsity athlete, honour student, and award-winning journalist. After meth, he was a trembling… wraith who stole money from his eight-year-old brother and lived on the streets. Sheff traces the first warning signs, the attempts at rehabilitation, and, at last, the way past addiction. He shows us that, whatever an addict's fate, the rest of the family must care for one another, too, lest they become addicted to addiction. Bestseller. 2008, c2007.
By Samantha Harrington-Lowe. 2008
True alcoholism is one of the most destructive conditions possible for a family, causing disruption, sadness, violence and even financial… ruin. With the right determination and support, there are ways to beat it. Packed with practical advice and the latest information, this book finds solutions to alcoholism, binge drinking and other forms of alcohol abuse. Its easy-to-read style takes you step by step through diagnosing the problem; understanding its physical effects; breaking behavioural patterns and getting treatment. Support for children with alcoholic parents and guidance for those living with an alcoholic is also included. 2008.
By James Frey. 2005
Memoir by a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, whose parents checked him into a Minnesota rehabilitation clinic as a last-step… measure when he was twenty-three. Discusses his experiences there, including treatment methods he accepted and rejected to regain sobriety. This recording includes the publisher's and author's notes issued in response to the controversy over the accuracy of the book. Strong language. Bestseller. 2005.
By Bonnie Buxton. 2004
Recounts the author's struggles to raise an adopted daughter whom she didn't realize was afflicted with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder… (FASD). Also offers guidance to parents who have children with FASD. Some strong language and descriptions of violence. 2004.
By Helen Knott. 2019
A nationally bestselling book on the struggle of addiction and the power of Indigenous resilience. Helen Knott, a highly accomplished… Indigenous woman, seems to have it all. But in her memoir, she offers a different perspective. In My Own Moccasins is an unflinching account of addiction, intergenerational trauma, and the wounds brought on by sexual violence. It is also the story of sisterhood, the power of ceremony, the love of family, and the possibility of redemption. With gripping moments of withdrawal, times of spiritual awareness, and historical insights going back to the signing of Treaty 8 by her great-great grandfather, Chief Bigfoot, her journey exposes the legacy of colonialism, while reclaiming her spirit. "In My Own Moccasins never flinches. The story goes dark, and then darker. We live in an era where Indigenous women routinely go missing, our youth are killed and disposed of like trash, and the road to justice doesn’t seem to run through the rez. Knott’s journey is familiar, filled with the fallout of residential school, racial injustice, alcoholism, drugs, and despair. But she skillfully draws us along and opens up her life, her family, and her communities to show us a way forward. It’s the best kind of memoir: clear-eyed, generous, and glorious….Bear witness to the emergence of one of the most powerful voices of her generation." —Eden Robinson, author of Son of a Trickster and Monkey Beach (from the foreword) “Helen Knott speaks truth to the experience of Indigenous women living through the violence of colonized spaces and she does so with grace, beauty and a ferocity that makes me feel so proud.” —Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, author of This Accident of Being Lost “Helen writes beautifully and painfully, about her own life and the lives of many of our sisters. A strong, gentle voice removing the colonial blanket and exposing truth.” —Maria Campbell, author of Halfbreed “An incredible debut that documents how trauma and addiction can be turned into healing and love. I am in awe of Helen Knott and her courage. I am a fan for life. Wow.” —Richard Van Camp, author of The Lesser Blessed “Heartfelt, heartbreaking, triumphant and raw, In My Own Moccasins is a must-read for anyone who's ever felt lost in their life… Actually, it's a must-read for anyone who appreciates stories of struggle, redemption and healing. Knott’s writing is confident, clear, powerful and inspiring.” —Jowita Bydlowska, author of Guy: A Novel and Drunk Mom “Powerful, filled with emotion.” —Carol Daniels, author of Bearskin Diary and Hiraeth "A beautiful rendering of how recovery for our peoples is inevitably about reconnecting with Indigenous identities, lands, cultural and healing practices." —Kim Anderson, author of Reconstructing Native Womenhood
By Harry Wiland. 2020
The Opioid Epidemic is the worst man-made epidemic in the history of our nation. More people die each year from… an opioid overdose than in automobile accidents. The statistics are staggering. Do No Harm spotlights experts, journalists, and public-health crusaders who are combating the special interests of Big Pharma and informing the world on how an aggressive pharmaceutical mass-marketing campaign for the new drug OxyContin misled doctors and the public into our current crisis of death and addiction. Wiland highlights the stories of those hit hardest by prescription-opioid addiction and overdose death and sheds light on how whole communities have been ravaged by the spread of addiction. Despite regional health experts, local government, law enforcement, journalists, and the DEA's efforts to combat the epidemic, people continue to die at an alarming rate from prescription-drug overdoses. The chapters of this book chronical this epidemic in all its complexity from many perspectives including the plight of the millions of Americans who suffer from opioid addiction. People, young and old, on the rocky road to recovery tell their harrowing stories, current victories, and on-going struggles with the disease
By Winnie M Li. 2019
Vivian is a cosmopolitan Taiwanese-American tourist who often escapes her busy life in London through adventure and travel. Johnny is… a fifteen-year-old Irish teenager living a neglected life on the margins of society. He has grown up in a family where crime is customary, violence is a necessity, and everything-and anyone-can be yours for the taking. As Vivian looks to find her calling professionally, she delights in exploring foreign countries, rolling hillsides, and new cultures. And as a young single woman, she has grown used to experiencing life on her own. But all of that changes when, on one bright spring afternoon in West Belfast, Vivian's path collides with Johnny and culminates in a horrifying act of violence. In the aftermath of the incident, both Johnny and Vivian are forced to confront the chain of events that led to the attack. Vivian must struggle to recapture the woman that she was and the woman she aspired to be, while dealing with a culture and judicial system that treats assault victims as less than human. Johnny, meanwhile, flees to the sanctity of his transitory Irish clan. But when he is finally brought to reckon for his crimes, Vivian learns that justice is not always as swift or as fair as she would hope
By Kerri Rawson. 2019
What is it like to learn that your ordinary, loving father is a serial killer? Kerri Rawson, the daughter of… the notorious serial killer known as BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill), tells the nightmarish story of that discovery and of her long journey of faith and healing. In 2005, Dennis Rader confessed without remorse to the murders of ten people, including two children-acts that destroyed seven families and wrecked countless lives in the process. As the town of Wichita, Kansas, celebrated the end of a thirty-one-year nightmare, another was just beginning for his daughter, Kerri Rawson. Suffering from unexplainable night terrors for much of her childhood and young adult years, Kerri was unaware of her father's crimes until the FBI knocked on her apartment door, plunging Kerri into a black hole of horror and disbelief. Her dad had been leading a double life. The same man who had been a loving father, devoted husband, church president, Boy Scout leader, and public servant had been using his family as a cover for his heinous crimes since before she was born. Telling her story with candor and courage, Kerri writes for all who carry unhealed wounds and who struggle to protect themselves and their families from the crippling effects of violence, betrayal, anger, and loss.A Serial Killer's Daughteris an intimate and honest exploration of life with one of America's most notorious serial killers. For anyone grappling with how to forgive the unforgivable, rebuild lives in the shadow of death, and hold on to sanity in the midst of madness, Kerri's story will shock, astound, and ultimately encourage.
By Jen Sookfong Lee. 2019
Personal stories of surviving after the trauma of sexual assault. In the era of #MeToo, we’ve become better at talking… about sexual assault. But sexual assault isn’t limited to a single, terrible moment of violence: it stays with survivors, following them wherever they go. Through the voices of twelve diverse writers, Whatever Gets You Through offers a powerful look at the narrative of sexual assault not covered by the headlines—the weeks, months, and years of survival and adaptation that people live through in its aftermath. With a foreword by Jessica Valenti, an extensive introduction by editors Stacey May Fowles and Jen Sookfong Lee, and contributions from acclaimed literary voices such as Alicia Elliott, Elisabeth de Mariaffi, Heather O’Neill, and Juliane Okot Bitek, the collection explores some of the many different forms that survival can take. From ice hockey to kink, boxing to tapestry-making, these striking personal essays address experiences as varied as the writers who have lived them. With candor and insight, each writer shares their own unique account of enduring: the everyday emotional pain and trauma, but also the incredible resilience and strength that can emerge in the aftermath of sexual assault. Contributors: Gwen Benaway Juliane Okot Bitek Elly Danica Amber Dawn Alicia Elliott Karyn Freedman Heather O’Neill Elisabeth de Mariaffi Lauren McKeon Soraya Palmer Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha Kai Cheng Thom
By Barbara Sheen. 2004
Examines how and why some teenagers become alcoholics, and discusses the ripple effect of teen alcoholism as well as treatment… and preventative measures. Includes an overview of alcoholism as an addiction or a disease, and looks at its physiological, psychological, and emotional dimensions. Both the individual and societal consequences of teen alcoholism are considered. Some descriptions of violence. For Senior High readers. 2004.
By Eve Stwertka, Albert Stwertka. 1986
Discusses the cultivation, history, chemistry and popular culture of the drug. Also gives various viewpoints about health effects and looks… at the debate over the drug's decriminalization. For junior and senior high and older readers. 1986.
Examines the history, dangers, and increasing appeal of cocaine in America. The author describes in great detail the drug's effects… on the body, especially with regard to the brain. Junior and Senior High.1986.
By Emma Haughton. 1997
By Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey. 2019
From the Pulitzer-prize winning reporters who broke the news of Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and abuse for the New York… Times, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the thrilling untold story of their investigation and its consequences for the #MeToo movement On October 5, 2017, the New York Times published an article by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey-and then the world changed. For months Kantor and Twohey had been having confidential discussions with top actresses, former Weinstein employees and other sources, learning of disturbing long-buried allegations, some of which had been covered up by onerous legal settlements. The journalists meticulously picked their way through a web of decades-old secret payouts and nondisclosure agreements, pressed some of the most famous women in the world-and some unknown ones-to risk going on the record, and faced down Weinstein, his team of high-priced defenders, and even his private investigators. But nothing could have prepared them for what followed the publication of their Weinstein story. Within days, a veritable Pandora's Box of sexual harassment and abuse was opened, and women who had suffered in silence for generations began coming forward, trusting that the world would understand their stories. Over the next twelve months, hundreds of men from every walk of life and industry would be outed for mistreating their colleagues. But did too much change-or not enough? Those questions plunged the two journalists into a new phase of reporting and some of their most startling findings yet. With superlative detail, insight, and journalistic expertise, Kantor and Twohey take us for the first time into the very heart of this social shift, reliving in real-time what it took to get the story and giving an up-close portrait of the forces that hindered and spurred change. They describe the surprising journeys of those who spoke up-for the sake of other women, for future generations, and for themselves-and so changed us all.
By Tiffany Jenkins. 2019
Beloved for her complete authenticity, raw honesty, and lovable humor, Tiffany Jenkins is the human voice of the opioid epidemic.… This is her gripping true story, from her life as an addict, 20 felony charges, and six months in a Florida prison to her eventual sobriety and new life as a mom, wife, and inspiration to millions. A few years ago, Tiffany Jenkins was detoxing behind bars at a Florida prison, incarcerated on 20 felony charges. Now, she's clean and sober, a married mother of three. As she found her way in her new life, she started sharing on social media as an outlet for her depression and anxiety. She struck a chord, several of her videos went viral (one with 46million views), and in the past year her following exploded from a few hundred thousand to more than 3 million. Raw and juicy, compulsively readable and ultimately inspirational, the memoir opens in the Florida women's prison where Tiffany was incarcerated for 180 days. The memoir flashes back in time to the events that led to Tiffany's imprisonment (during the time of her active addiction, Tiffany was dating and living with a cop), and moves forward to her eventual sobriety.
" Au-delà du plaisir, du goût et de la convivialité qui font manifestement partie de ce qui se joue autour… d'un verre, quels effets l'alcool a-t-il sur l'organisme ? Quels risques spécifiques représente-t-il pour les femmes enceintes, les enfants, les adolescents, les femmes, les hommes, les personnes âgées ? Pourquoi l'alcool rend-il ivre ? En quoi une consommation en apparence contrôlée peut-elle se révéler plus nocive qu'elle n'y paraît? Les 100 questions sur l'alcool et l'alcoolisme présentées dans cet ouvrage passent en revue aussi bien des thèmes d'ordre général que des situations cliniques particulières, grâce à l'étude et à la synthèse de données statistiques, physiologiques, psychologiques et sociologiques issues d'organismes de santé, d'instituts nationaux et internationaux, de banques de données statistiques, d'enquêtes sociales, de recherches cliniques et de la littérature spécialisée. " -- 4e de couv.
Fourth edition of the basic text for Alcoholics Anonymous, commonly known as "The Big Book." Describes the recovery program and… includes a doctor's testimony and the histories of recovered alcoholics. This edition features 24 new personal stories of recovery. 2001, c1939.
By Alcoholics Anonymous. 1963
À travers des témoignages bouleversants, ce livre nous met en contact avec des gens aux prises avec le problème de… l'alcool. Expliquant le pourquoi du mouvement des A.A., il montre la voie de la sérénité et de la foi en dieu. 1963.