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  • Diagnosing and Treating Codependence
    A guide for professionals who work with Chemical dependents, their spouses and children
  • Step Zero:  Getting to Recovery
    Acknowledgment of and receptivity to the fact of addiction is the true beginning of recovery.  This beginning is Step Zero, when we drop our defenses, face ourselves, and begin to assess our behavior and the reasons for it.  The authors deal directly with the problems of early recovery and address the questions of the not-yet-converted.

  • Talking About Alcohol and Drugs:  A Risk Reduction Program
    The primary goal of the program is to reduce the risk that participants will ever experience any alcohol or drug related problem at any time in life.  A second goal of the program is to assist self-assessment to interrupt progression into addiction.

  • A Newcomer to Al-Anon:  A Wife's Perspective
    Welcome to Al-Anon. If you faithfully and frequently attend the meetings, you will have to opportunity for a valuable experience in personal growth.  Al-Anon is an organization open to everyone who lives with or comes into close contact with an alcoholic (referred to often in this writing as a "problem drinker").

  • Al-Anon's Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions
    The Steps and Traditions of Al-Anon have helped restore hundreds of thousands of people to joyful living.  Many members of Al-Anon tell in this major new book how they have applied these basic principles to their lives.  Al-Anon’s twelve steps and Twelve Traditions deals with each in a multi-dimensional way.

  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
    Alcoholics, as well as being victims themselves, have an adverse impact on those with whom they associate.  This book discusses what happened to you as a child, what is happening to you now, how to break the cycle, and guidelines for breaking the cycle in the next generation.

  • Guide to Recovery:  A Book for Adult Children of Alcoholics
    This book will answer the questions:  What is an adult child of an alcoholic?  What is an alcoholic, What is an alcoholic?  Why is alcoholism called a family disease?  Why are adult children of alcoholics called “survivors"?  What happens to children of alcoholics as they grow up?  What are the stages of recovery?  And much more.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous:  The Big Book
    We of Alcoholics Anonymous, want to show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered. This  is the main purpose of this book. For them, we hope these pages will prove so convincing that no further authentication will be necessary.  We think this account of our experiences will help everyone to better understand the alcoholic. 

  • Dual Disorders:  Counseling Clients With Chemical Dependency and Mental Illness
    Do Psychiatric problems in alcoholics result from alcoholism?  Or, can alcoholism arise from psychiatric disorders?  How do you, as a mental health or chemical dependency counselor, determine whether a dual disorder exists in a client?  And, once a dual disorder is diagnosed in a client, which problem should be treated first?

  • Getting Better:  Inside Alcoholics Anonymous
    Alcoholics Anonymous, mankind’s best weapon against the scourge of alcoholism, is the most successful self-help movement in history.  Yet it is also perhaps the most misunderstood.  Meet the members, hear their voices, learn how A.A. actually works and why it succeeds. 

  • Getting Them Sober Volume 2:  A Guide for Those Who Live With An Alcoholic
    More Help for Families of Alcoholics!

  • Helping Your Alcoholic Before He or She Hits Bottom:  A tested technique for leading alcoholics into treatment
    A revolutionary method for actually getting a troubled loved one away from the bottle and into a rehabilitation center.  Called “guided intervention,"  this lifesaving technique places the initial responsibility for getting treatment on the nonalcoholic spouse (or parent, child, or employers) rather than on the alcoholic himself. 

  • How to Control Your Drinking:  A practical guide to responsible drinking
    Problem drinkers need more than advice to cut down;  they need a plan for dealing with this attractive and highly available drug.  This book provides that plan...It carries them, step by step, through a program that careful research shows to be effective...

  • A Million Little Pieces
    James Frey woke up on a plane to find himself badly injured.  He had no idea where the plane was headed nor any recollection of the past two weeks.  An alcoholic & crack addict, he checked into a treatment facility shortly after landing.  He was told he could either stop using or die before he reached 24. This is his acclaimed account of his six weeks in rehab.

  • Shame:  Understanding and Coping
    Recovery from active alcoholism is simple.  You just don’t drink--that is, you stay away from the first drink, one day at a time.  Living as a sober alcoholic, not only maintaining sobriety but progressing in recovery, can prove a bit more complex. The hope is that this book will help you in your sobriety.

  • The Tip of the Iceberg:  Slogans and Sayings About Alcoholism, Drug Abuse, and Recovery
    A collection of slogans and sayings which one hears in A. A. arranged in conceptual categories and including some commentary by the author.

  • The Twelve Steps:  A Healing Journey
    This is a book about transformation, change, finding direction in surrendering, freedom in commitment, & joy in a new way of living. It is about the personal experience of spirituality. Serenity. Freedom. Joy. Fulfillment. Health. These words are used to describe the transformations brought about through the power of the Twelve Steps of A. A. Anonymous.

  • Things My Sponsors Taught Me
    Provides the specifics, based upon the general guidelines in Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book), of how one man, his sponsor, and the A.A. fellowship work together for recovery.  Sponsors and sponsees alike will benefit from this encyclopedic handbook on recovery that  has a message for anyone who follows the A.A. way of life.

  • Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
    A co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous tells how members recover and how the society functions.   This book deals with the “Twelve Steps"  and the “Twelve Traditions" of Alcoholics Anonymous.  It presents an explicit view of the principles by which A.A. members recover and by which their Society functions. 

  • Under the Influence:  A Guide to the Myths and Realities of Alcoholism
    Based on groundbreaking scientific research, Under the Influence examines the physical factors that alcoholics and non-alcoholics apart, and suggests a bold stigma-free way of understanding and treating the alcoholic.

  • 800-COCAINE:  And the Crack Epidemic
    A straightforward, informative and prescriptive manual for anyone who needs to know about cocaine abuse.  Its methods have already helped hundreds of thousands understand the problems created by cocaine and crack use.

  • Cocaine:  A Drug and Its Social Evolution
    This book is designed to be comprehensible to those without extensive specialize training. In the case of cocaine, recent reports in clinical or experimental language are scarce, so it is especially important to take note of the perceptions of the drug users themselves as expressed in their own words.

  • Coming Off Tranquilizers:  A Withdrawal Plan That Really Works
    It is a frightening discovery for many people that the problems they experience when they stop taking tranquilizers may be as traumatic as those which prompted their prescription in the first place.  Here at last is a step-by-step guide to a gradual withdrawal from tranquilizers, which is designed to help minimize the problems.

  • Overcoming Addictions
    A growing dependency on mood-altering substances, food, alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, and drugs, continues to be one of our society's most alarming ills.  Deepak Chopra, M.D., addresses this vitally important topic & guides the reader to replace addictive behavior with enduring sources of joy & spiritual fulfillment.

  • The Facts About Drugs and Alcohol
    Here is information about Cocaine, Crack, Marijuana, Heroin, Alcohol, LSD, Ecstasy, Prescription Drugs, Methadone, PCP, “Designer Drugs" and other commonly abused substances.  Includes a special section on adolescent drug & alcohol abuse, how to recognize an overdose & what to do, & how to find the right treatment program.

  • The New Drugs:  Look-Alikes Drugs of Deception and Designer Drugs
    The New Drugs:  Look-Alikes, Drugs of Deception, and Designer Drugs opens the door to the burgeoning, often illicit drug shelf in America.  Chemical dependency and medical professionals will find this comprehensive book a valuable guide to understanding new drugs and their effects. 

Last Updated: 2/6/14