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Substance Abuse & Addictions

  • The Ice Ageby Luke Williams

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2016; US$ 20.99

    A topical, insightful investigation into a drug that has taken a ferocious grip on societies around the world ? told by a man intimately acquainted with it. Luke Williams was a freelance journalist and former drug addict researching addiction to crystallised methamphetamine (commonly known as crystal meth or ice) when the worst possible thing... more...

  • Not As Prescribedby Harry Haroutunian

    Hazelden Publishing 2016; US$ 15.99

    The older adult population is growing by leaps and bounds. Dramatic lifestyle changes, along with growing health problems, have led many to turn to alcohol, prescription painkillers and marijuana to medicate their physical and psychic pain. You may think, Dad is just enjoying cocktails and retirement? or Mom still has pain and needs her pills.? Maybe... more...

  • Unbroken Brainby Maia Szalavitz

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 28.99

    More people than ever before see themselves as addicted to, or recovering from, addiction, whether it be alcohol or drugs, prescription meds, sex, gambling, porn, or the internet. But despite the unprecedented attention, our understanding of addiction is trapped in unfounded 20th century ideas, addiction as a crime or as brain disease, and in equally... more...

  • Addictedby Lorna Crozier; Patrick Lane; Susan Cheever; Tom Bissell; Molly Jong-Fast

    Greystone Books 2016; US$ 18.99

    Is addiction a disease, a sin, a sign of hypersensitivity, a personal failing, or a unique resource for the creative mind? However it is defined, addiction can have devastating consequences, often shattering lives, sundering families, causing impoverishment, and even triggering suicide. Yet it can also be a source of inspiration. In these frank essays,... more...

  • The Here-and-Now Habitby Hugh G. Byrne; Tara Brach

    New Harbinger Publications 2016; US$ 13.95

    Almost everyone has a bad habit?or two, or three. But some bad habits, such as habitual drinking, emotional overeating, self-criticism, chronic worrying, or even spending too much time in front of the TV can take a toll on our health and happiness. The Here-and-Now Habit provides powerful practices based in mindfulness and neuroscience to help... more...

  • Mind-Body Workbook for Addictionby Stanley H. Block; Carolyn Bryant Block; Guy du Plessis; Robert Weathers

    New Harbinger Publications 2016; US$ 21.95

    Seeking treatment for substance abuse or addiction is half the battle? staying sober is the other. In this important book, physician Stanley Block and addiction specialist Guy du Plessis present a powerful program for overcoming addiction utilizing the mind-body bridging modality.Proven effective in both clinical and research settings, these easy-to-use... more...

  • Quit Smokingby Cheryl Rezek

    SPCK 2016; US$ 11.65

    This book explains how mindfulness can help you to kick the smoking habit and control your thoughts and emotions in a more balanced, accepting way. It presents a short history of mindfulness, and includes specific research on how mindfulness can aid people who smoke. Includes step by step exercises and practices. Topics include: Why do I smoke? The... more...

  • Confessions of an English Opium-Eaterby Thomas De Quincey

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 0.99

    A timeless memoir of drug addiction from one of the leading intellectuals of the Victorian age At first, Thomas De Quincey found opium to be a harmless pleasure. A twenty-year-old intellectual living in nineteenth-century London, De Quincey took laudanum sparingly, spacing out his doses so their effect would not be dulled. But after years of... more...

  • Childhood, Family, Alcoholby Dr Mark Jayne; Dr Myles Gould; Professor Gill Valentine

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 59.95

    Drawing together international research from the fields of geography, alcohol studies, sociology, psychology and childhood studies, Jayne and Valentine explore children?s understandings and experiences of alcohol consumption and the role of alcohol in family life. Chapters address both extra-familial ?norms? about parenting and drinking cultures which... more...

  • The 30-Day Sobriety Solutionby Jack Canfield; Dave Andrews

    Atria Books 2016; US$ 28.00

    Jack Canfield, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul franchise and coauthor of The Success Principles , and Dave Andrews, a recovery expert, join forces to present a revolutionary program to help you cut back or quit drinking entirely?in the privacy of your own home. Alcohol kills one person every ten seconds... more...