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  • The Zen of Recoveryby Mel Ash

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 4.99

    In this compelling blend of East and West, which has sold fifty-three thousand copies, Mel Ash shows how Zen mind and practice connect to the heart of recovery. Courageously drawing from his lifetime of experience as an abused child, alcoholic, Zen student, and dharma teacher, Ash presents a practical synthesis of Alcoholics Anonymous?s Twelve Steps... more...

  • Substance Abuse Treatmentby Sylvia Mignon

    Springer Publishing Company 2014; US$ 65.00

    The first compendium of all substance abuse treatment options with a focus on best practices. This is the first compendium of the entire range of options available for treating substance abuse, with a focus on effectiveness. The book synthesizes treatment approaches from medicine, psychology, sociology, and social work, and investigates regimens that... more...

  • A Man's Way through Relationshipsby Dan Griffin

    Central Recovery Press, LLC 2014;

    The first trauma-informed book focused solely on helping men in addiction recovery create and sustain healthy relationships. more...

  • Snapshot Americanaby Jeff Musillo

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 4.99

    Is it possible to look in all directions? more...

  • The Assault on Social Policyby William Roth; Susan Peters

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    A number of groups have intensified their attack on social policy over the past ten years, and this revised textbook reflects these developments, along with new research on the hotly contested policy areas of poverty, welfare, disability, social security, and health care. This edition also considers the recent, ongoing effects of globalization and... more...

  • Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societiesby Doris Buss; Joanne Lebert; Blair Rutherford; Donna Sharkey; Obijiofor Aginam

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book brings together a unique blend of researchers, civil society and community activists all working on different aspects of conflict sexual violence on the African continent. The contributions included here offer a detailed reading of the social and political climate within which some patterns of sexual violence unfold, and the increased policy... more...

  • Unforgottenby Bianca Brijnath

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    As life expectancy increases in India, the number of people living with dementia will also rise. Yet little is known about how people in India cope with dementia, how relationships and identities change through illness and loss. In addressing this question, this book offers a rich ethnographic account of how middle-class families in urban India... more...

  • Landscapes of Despairby Michael J. Dear; Jennifer R. Wolch

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.50

    Michael Dear and Jennifer Wolch examine the emergence of urban ghettos of the socially dependent--an unforeseen "solution" to the problem of developing community-based care for a variety of service-dependent groups, including the mentally and physically disabled, ex-offenders, and addicts. Based on detailed case studies drawn from several cities in... more...

  • Dark Wine Watersby Frances Simone

    Central Recovery Press, LLC 2014; US$ 15.95

    One woman?s struggle with her husband?s addiction and her path of recovery as a result of the tragic outcome. more...

  • Securing the Right to Employmentby Philip Harvey

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Basing his proposal on plans developed by New Deal social welfare administrators, Harvey analyzes the feasibility and desirability of using public sector job creation to secure a right to employment. He shows that such a policy would provide more effective relief from the problems of poverty and unemployment than do existing arrangements while permitting... more...