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By Bruce Carruth. 1984
Experts provide specific methodologies for clinicians working with recovering alcoholics and their families. This landmark study of sexual issues in…alcoholism treatment addresses impotence in male alcoholics, the sexual dynamics of the client-counselor relationship, homosexual alcoholics, and many other important issues.
Learn about the latest federally supported research on ethnicity and drug use The National Institute on Drug Abuse has supported…professional research into variation among ethnic groups&’ use, abuse, and recovery from alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, as well as research into perceptions of and readiness for treatment. 21st Century Research on Drugs and Ethnicity: Studies Supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse takes a detailed look at the research performed in the last three years to help provide evidence-based and culturally competent counseling and treatment for individuals suffering from substance abuse/addiction syndromes. Top researchers discuss crucial unique issues in ethnic group use of psychoactive substances. This valuable resource explores the studies to better enable treatment, counseling, and prevention personnel who work in treatment programs, community groups, and schools to provide effective evidence-based practices tailored to the population they serve. 21st Century Research on Drugs and Ethnicity: Studies Supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse presents prominent researchers such as J. Scott Tonigan, William Miller, and Mario de la Rosa who reveal and discuss the latest important data. This volume can be used by practitioners to increase the rates of individuals making healthy choices, or recovering from and sustaining recovery from abuse syndromes. The book also includes an introduction by Lula Beatty, PhD, Chief of the Special Populations Office at the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Topics discussed in 21st Century Research on Drugs and Ethnicity: Studies Supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse include: a comparison of professional models of treatment readiness analysis of how client culture matches treatment culture Native American client response to modern treatment modalities research on current rates of drug use among racial/ethnic groups at colleges study into injecting drug use behaviors problems of treatment underutilization by Latinos/Latinas and much more! 21st Century Research on Drugs and Ethnicity: Studies Supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse is a valuable resource for human service workers, psychologists, social workers, addictions researchers, educators, trainers, treatment personnel, and graduate students in counseling, social work, health, and addictions.
By Alexander Kriss. 2020
Are videogames bad for us? It’s the question on everyone’s mind, given teenagers’ captive attention to videogames and the media’s…tendency to scapegoat them. It’s also—if you ask clinical psychologist Alexander Kriss—the wrong question. In his therapy office, Kriss looks at videogames as a window into the mind. Is his patient Liz really “addicted” to Candy Crush—or is she evading a deeper problem? Why would aspiring model Patricia craft a hideous avatar named “Pat”? And when Jack immerses himself in Mass Effect, is he eroding his social skills—or honing them via relationship-building gameplay? Weaving together Kriss’s personal history, patients’ experiences, and professional insight—and without shying away from complex subjects, such as online harassment—The Gaming Mind disrupts our assumptions about “gamers” and explores how gaming can be good for us. It offers guidance for parents, clinicians, and the rest of us to better understand the gaming mind. Like any mode of play, at their best, videogames reveal who we are—and what we want from our lives.
By Olga Alejandre. 2023
La dietista especializada en TCA Olga Alejandre comparte su emocionante testimonio y las claves para sanar la relación con la…comida «Este libro es todo lo que me gustaría que me hubieran dicho a mí en mis momentos más oscuros». La belleza de ser tú es el testimonio de una lucha única, pero a la vez compartida por muchas personas, que te hará replantearte tu relación con la comida y con tu cuerpo y entender qué hay detrás de las enfermedades mentales.Olga Alejandre —dietista especializada en trastornos de la conducta alimentaria— nos ofrece el conmovedor relato de su propia experiencia con los TCA que sufrió, sus consecuencias y cómo logró recuperarse y enamorarse por fin de cada parte de sí misma. Esta es una historia muy real de tocar fondo y renacer; una lección de superación y de cómo el dolor a veces abre caminos inimaginables y se convierte en una oportunidad de crecer e inspirar a otros.
By Tawny Lara. 2023
A lighthearted, cheeky, and judgment-free handbook from sober sexpert Tawny Lara on how to have better sex, better dates, and…better partnerships—without relying on alcohol!When you&’re intimidated or overwhelmed, it&’s easy to turn to alcohol to feel more relaxed and outgoing. But what if you want to cut back or cut out alcohol from your life? What do you do on dates? How do you soothe worries and hang-ups? And how the heck do you get up the nerve to be naked with someone new?In Dry Humping, you will learn how to have better dates, sex, and partnerships with tools like: Booze-free date ideasScripts for awkward conversationsInterviews with experts Thought-provoking promptsPerspectives from a diverse range of regular peopleAnd more!You don&’t need alcohol to have a fun, carefree, fulfilling dating life. Dry Humping offers you the tools to step away from alcohol, for however long you want to, while also having more fun in and out of the bedroom.
By Susan Brownmiller. 1975
Susan Brownmiller&’s groundbreaking bestseller uncovers the culture of violence against women with a devastating exploration of the history of rape—now…with a new preface by the author exposing the undercurrents of rape still present todayRape, as author Susan Brownmiller proves in her startling and important book, is not about sex but about power, fear, and subjugation. For thousands of years, it has been viewed as an acceptable &“spoil of war,&” used as a weapon by invading armies to crush the will of the conquered. The act of rape against women has long been cloaked in lies and false justifications.It is ignored, tolerated, even encouraged by governments and military leaders, misunderstood by police and security organizations, freely employed by domineering husbands and lovers, downplayed by medical and legal professionals more inclined to &“blame the victim,&” and, perhaps most shockingly, accepted in supposedly civilized societies worldwide, including the United States.Against Our Will is a classic work that has been widely credited with changing prevailing attitudes about violence against women by awakening the public to the true and continuing tragedy of rape around the globe and throughout the ages.Selected by the New York Times Book Review as an Outstanding Book of the Year and included among the New York Public Library&’s Books of the Century, Against Our Will remains an essential work of sociological and historical importance.
By Christine E. Murray. 2021
Find strength, hope, and healing using proven strategies for recovering from verbal abuse Experiencing emotional abuse is traumatizing and can…leave you feeling lost and alone, but it's possible to heal and rebuild your self-esteem. Whether used on its own or with The Verbal Abuse Recovery Journal, The Verbal Abuse Recovery Workbook will provide you with supportive exercises, expert advice, and affirmations that will help you reclaim your power and move forward with confidence and hope for the future. The Verbal Abuse Recovery Workbook features: Expert knowledge and proven methods—Author Christine Murry is a licensed mental health counselor and professor. Her exercises and techniques are rooted in positive psychology and scientifically proven therapeutic approaches that will enable you to make lasting changes. Empowering healing practices—Work through your trauma, nurture self-compassion, and discover your personal strengths using meditation, writing exercises, insightful advice, affirmations, and more. Real stories of real recovery—Gain courage and inspiration by reading true stories of men and women who've survived and overcome verbal abuse. Begin your healing journey and discover just how strong and resilient you are with help from The Verbal Abuse Recovery Workbook.
Mindfulness Skills Workbook for Addiction: Practical Meditations and Exercises to Change Addictive Behaviors
By Morgan Fitzgerald. 2020
Develop the skills to cope with addiction with this simple guide to cultivating resilience through mindfulness Managing addiction requires learning…to live every day in the moment, one minute at a time. This mindfulness workbook gives you the tools you need in order to ground yourself in the present and create a healthier mindset, so you're less likely to fall back into addictive behaviors. Providing a holistic overview, this compassionate mindfulness workbook helps you adjust your response to life's challenges with simple meditations and exercises that teach you how to live in the present. You'll find ways to increase your self-awareness and better understand your triggers as you learn skills that help you foster honesty and compassion toward yourself. No matter what kind of dependency you're facing, equip yourself for the challenges ahead. This mindfulness workbook includes: Master mindfulness—Learn the basics with the seven pillars of mindfulness: the beginner's mind, non-judgment, acceptance, patience, trust, non-striving, and letting go. Open to all—Discover ways you can use mindfulness to successfully manage addictive behaviors, whether you are new to it or have practiced extensively. Supportive advice—This mindfulness workbook provides warm and encouraging guidance, with an understanding for what you are going through, to help you through trying times. Create a toolbox for handling addictive behaviors with this mindfulness workbook.
By Cara Harbstreet. 2019
Practical strategies for healthy eating habits and joyful wellbeing. Good health is about finding what works for you—rather than forcing…yourself to follow the latest fad diet. The Healthy Eating for Life intuitive eating workbook shows how to improve your relationship with food by listening to your body's cues instead of stressing over calorie counting and meal plans. You'll enjoy mealtime again with the help of written exercises that offer a thoughtful and compassionate approach to forming healthy habits for life. So stop worrying about rules and restrictions, and start discovering the joy and ease of intuitive eating. This intuitive eating workbook includes: Say no to diet culture—Explore how restrictive diets can negatively impact your life, and why intuitive eating is a better option for your health and mental well-being. Reflect and tune in—Simple and repeatable intuitive eating exercises teach positive habits—like listening to your body, getting comfortable with your feelings, and more. Master intuitive eating—Discover a natural approach to healthy eating that focuses on food as self-care—then find ways to reintroduce nutritional considerations without falling into diet traps. Change the way you think about food and embrace the benefits of intuitive eating with Healthy Eating for Life.
By Garland Coulson. 2019
Beat procrastination in 5-weeks. It's hard to break the procrastination cycle unless you know why you do it and what…steps you need to take to solve the problem. STOP WASTING TIME shows you the way. It's your complete, action-focused, procrastination-ending guide. Up-to-the-minute research helps you understand the causes of procrastination and identify your personal procrastination style. Structured and results-oriented steps take you on your journey to increased motivation and productivity. STOP WASTING TIME can help you start living procrastination free. STOP WASTING TIME includes: 5-week program—you take the time necessary to tap into your motivations, meet ambition goals and learn productive habits. Action-focused—hands-on activities and proven techniques get you real results. Instructive and supportive—the wealth of activities and exercises are accompanied by a healthy dose of cheerleading. You can do this! Going to the gym. Making that phone call. Pursuing your dreams. Whatever you want to do, start today.
By Stacie Freudenberg. 2020
Your healing is in your hands with this survivor's recovery workbook It's time to turn the page and start the…next chapter of your life's journey. The Recover and Rebuild Domestic Violence Workbook is an easy-to-use workbook full of healing exercises and journaling prompts to empower survivors of abusive relationships. The self-guided approach offers critical thinking, coping skills, and other proven tools to help you strengthen and rebuild from domestic violence—and move forward into a new stage of life. Find answers about domestic violence and explore the types of trauma you may be dealing with in the wake of an abusive relationship. Work through simple exercises and thoughtful writing prompts designed to help you process your feelings—and let go of the ones that don't serve you. Discover advice for building healthy communication skills and navigating future relationships. Your story is just beginning! The Recover and Rebuild Domestic Violence Workbook includes: Inclusive support—This workbook is geared toward survivors of any kind of domestic violence or abuse, with guidance you can use no matter your gender or relationship type. Proven techniques—Rebuild using effective therapeutic methods, from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness practice, assertiveness training, and other empirically supported tools. All facets of healing—Find the helping hand you need to recover from domestic violence with exercises on combating negative self-talk, working through guilt or shame, releasing anxiety and anger, and more. You are resilient—take steps toward healing with the Recover and Rebuild Domestic Violence Workbook.
By Kawal Deep Kour. 2020
This volume unearths the emerging pattern of consumption of opium in colonial Assam and the creation of drug-dependency in a…social context. It analyses the competing forces of the empire which played a key role in the production and distribution of opium; national politics alongside international drug diplomacy and how these together shaped the discourse of opium in Assam; the wider implications of opium production and consumption in the agrarian economy and the narrative of the nationalist critique of intoxication. Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
By Paul R. Stasiewicz, Clara M. Bradizza, Kim S. Slosman. 2018
Managing Negative Emotions Without Drinking is the ideal companion to Emotion Regulation Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders. Each of the…12 individual weekly treatment sessions presents scientifically tested strategies for managing emotions without alcohol, including mindfulness practices, direct experiencing of emotion, and cognitive and behavioral skills to manage high-risk drinking situations and prevent relapse to alcohol use. The step-by-step exercises, user-friendly worksheets, and in-session and between-session skill practice help clients gain a basic understanding of the role that emotions play in harmful alcohol use and assist them in developing the skills needed to manage these emotions and cravings without alcohol.
By Jenny Svanberg. 2018
When does a harmless habit become an addition? Why do only some of us get addicted? What can make recovery…possible? The Psychology of Addiction is a fascinating introduction to the psychological issues surrounding addiction and the impact they have on social policy, recovery and an addict’s everyday life. The book focuses on drug and alcohol addiction and tackles topics such as whether drug use always leads to addiction and the importance of social networks to recovery. It also looks at how people can become addicted to activities like gambling, gaming and sex. In a society that still stigmatises addiction The Psychology of Addiction emphasises the importance of compassion, and provides a sensitive insight to anyone with experience of addiction.
Emotion Regulation Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders: Helping Clients Manage Negative Thoughts and Feelings
By Paul R. Stasiewicz, Clara M. Bradizza, Kim S. Slosman. 2018
Emotion Regulation Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders provides step-by-step, detailed procedures for assessing and treating emotion regulation difficulties in individuals…diagnosed with an alcohol use disorder (AUD). The Emotion Regulation Treatment (ERT) program, consisting of 12 weekly sessions, combines an empirically supported cognitive-behavioral treatment with emotion regulation strategies to help clients manage negative emotions and cravings for alcohol. This therapist guide contains all the materials needed for the clinician to implement the program, including session outlines, detailed session content with suggestions for therapist dialogue, and client assignment for between-session skill practice. It is also designed to be used with the accompanying client workbook Managing Negative Emotions Without Drinking, which includes educational materials, handouts, worksheets, and between-session skill practice.
Families Bereaved by Alcohol or Drugs: Research on Experiences, Coping and Support (Explorations in Mental Health)
By Christine Valentine. 2018
Individuals bereaved by the drug- or alcohol-related death of a family member represent a sizeable group worldwide. Families Bereaved by…Alcohol or Drugs is the long-awaited result of an important and ambitious research project into the experiences commonly encountered by members of this stigmatized and vulnerable group. Based on focus groups with the practitioners and service personnel who support grieving relatives following the loss of a loved one to alcohol or drugs, as well as interviews with the largest qualitative sample of adults bereaved by substance use that has been reported to date, this much-needed contribution to research on addiction and bereavement identifies four major reasons why grief following this tragic kind of death is particularly difficult. By examining the experiences of a wide range of stakeholders, including practitioners and policymakers in health, social care and the criminal justice system, the research contained within this book underscores the large number of organizations that play a role in the implementation of official procedure following a drug- or alcohol-related death and identifies significant gaps in the system that bereaved individuals must negotiate. Grounded in extensive and rigorous academic research, Families Bereaved by Alcohol or Drugs is essential reading for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of mental health and addiction, social work and social studies, psychology, family studies and bereavement. The book should also be of interest to anyone with a professional interest in bereavement or substance use.
Double Jeopardy: Chronic Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders (Routledge Library Editions: Addictions #2)
By Anthony F. Lehman and Lisa B. Dixon. 1995
Originally published in 1995, this title provides a practical examination of the problems of substance abuse and abuse among persons…with chronic mental disorders. Epidemiologic, diagnostic, and treatment issues are examined, as well as the problems of special populations and systems issues. This book will be of interest to practising clinicians in both the mental health and substance abuse treatment sectors.
By Karen Kingsbury. 2012
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Baxter Family novels shares a short, inspiring story about her family…and the importance of faith.I Can Only Imagine is the first e-short in Karen Kingsbury's The Rest of the Story series. In it, Karen shares personal anecdotes about herself and her family, highlighted by her relationship with her late brother Dave. With heartfelt grace, she describes Dave&’s struggles with addiction and his troubled journey toward redemption. It&’s a touching and intimate reminder that God is close to the brokenhearted, and that He calls each of us to love well, laugh often, and find true life in Jesus Christ.
By Steven B. Duke, Albert C. Gross. 2014
America's war on drugs. It makes headlines, tops political agendas and provokes powerful emotions. But is it really worth it?…That&’s the question posed by Steven Duke and Albert Gross in this groundbreaking book. They argue that America&’s biggest victories in the war on drugs are the erosion of our constitutional rights, the waste of billions of dollars and an overwhelmed court system. After careful research and thought, they make a strong case for the legalization of drugs. It&’s a radical idea, but has its time come?
Isn’t it unethical to pay people to do what they should be doing anyway?Won’t patients just sell the reinforcers and…buy drugs?Others didn’t get prizes for not using. Why should they?The concerns surrounding Contingency Management (CM) are many and reflect how poorly understood and rarely utilized this evidence-based treatment model is in practice settings. Despite being identified as the most efficacious intervention for substance use disorders, a significant gap persists between research and practice, at the client’s expense. Nancy Petry, an experienced researcher and consultant for organizations such as the National Institute of Health, has begun to fill this gap by authoring the first clinician-oriented text that focuses on CM protocol development and implementation. In this well-organized and clear book she provides a foundation for understanding CM and details how to design and implement a program that can work for any clinician, whether he or she works for a well-funded program or not. She also addresses realistic concerns such as:How to describe CM to eligible and ineligible patientsHow to calculate the costs of CM interventionsHow to solicit donations and raise funds to support CM interventionsHow to stock a prize cabinet and keep track of prizesOver 50 charts, worksheets, and tables are provided to help the clinician pinpoint exactly which behaviors to target, brainstorm how to reinforce change, and develop a treatment plan that incorporates cost, length of treatment, and method for determining patient compliance. Included with the book are downloadable resources of editable logs, forms, tables, and worksheets for personal use. More than just filling a void, Dr. Petry provides all of the tools clinicians require to successfully apply a novel treatment in practice.