3 edition of Understanding drug addiction and alcoholism found in the catalog.
Understanding drug addiction and alcoholism
Includes bibliographical references (p. 119-124) and index.
|LC Classifications||RC564.67.N6 O34 1994|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||x, 132 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||132|
|LC Control Number||95177980|
The story follows Carr’s unbelievable arc through addiction, recovery, cancer, and life as a single parent to come to an understanding of what those dark years meant. Order a copy here. . Addiction is a chronic disorder with biological, psychological, social and environmental factors influencing its development and maintenance. About half the risk for addiction is genetic. Genes affect the degree of reward that individuals experience when initially using a substance (e.g., drugs) or engaging in certain behaviors (e.g., gambling), as well as the way the body processes alcohol or.
In many ways, addiction can be explained as a neuroplastic event. The brain gets trained to do a particular behavior—use drugs or alcohol or gambling—eventually to the exclusion of all else. This compassionate and helpful book educates both the mind and heart in the power of addiction and the way to help others find healing. When a family member or friend is addicted to drugs or alcohol the situation can feel hopeless and confusing/5(1).
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For more than a decade, Howard Clinebell's Understanding and Counseling the Alcoholic has been considered the standard work in the field. This updated edition of Clinebell's earlier book expands his work on counseling to encompass the care of persons with drug addiction, behavioral addictions, multiple addictions, and co-dependency.5/5(7).
Literary quotations lighten the science as the book conveys the expansion of knowledge about how alcohol affects body and mind that the new understanding of the brain and nervous system has spurred. Armed with such understanding, the book points out, for example, why the term drinking and driving is more accurate than drunk driving: a driver doesn't have to be drunk to more Cited by: 9.
The book presents healthy recovery as the result of living in accordance to twelve time-honored powerful principles, including honesty, evolution, solitude, love, compassion and hope.
Erica Spiegelman is a well-respected addiction counselor, author and speaker who has had her own struggles with alcoholism and addiction.
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Alcohol heightens the effects of any drugs and also lowers inhibitions so you will WANT to try illicit drugs. Over a very short time I spiraled into an addiction to "more".
Couple this with a staggering fear of reality coming from a sheltered home where I was focused on my academics and athletic programs you have yourself a true addict.
has received great letters and feedback from people who have read my books, but also as someone who personally had an addiction problem for 18 years with a number of things including alcohol and drugs.
I attempted many solu-tions, programs, classes and counseling to alleviate my problems before I found the solutions I present in this program. In this book, Evelyn Lelite and Pamela Espeland explain drug and alcohol addiction and what happens to people who become addicted.
It includes advice for children of alcohol or drug dependent parents regarding how to handle certain situations when they arise. The book also clears up misconceptions about drugs and drug use. BOOK RIOT | Book Recommendations and Reviews.
Understanding Alcohol Addiction. If that's too much for your pocketbook, you might want to take a look at my book, Get Sober Stay Sober: The Truth About Alcoholism. The longer you engage in alcohol addiction or your drug of choice, the more damage you do to the neurotransmitters.
A list of 18 books for you to read in recovery. Whether someone you love or yourself are a recovering addict, we have outlined suggestions about self-help literature and books to help you with alcoholism, drugs, behavioral addiction, or co-occurring disorders recovery.
Section 1 Understanding the addiction cycle. Chapter 1 Getting ready for change Chapter 2 My top 5 reasons for change Chapter 3 The effects of drugs and alcohol Chapter 4 The ABCs of substance use Chapter 5 Thoughts, feelings and substance use Chapter 6 First things first.
Ideas to get started Chapter 7 Saying no to alcohol and drugs. disorder to use this e-book. It can help you even if you’ve never experienced symptoms of addiction or problems related to alcohol or drug abuse.
Although this e-book was written for individuals in recovery from addiction or dependence, the information, worksheets and questionnaires can beneﬁt anyone striving to live a life of sobriety. An addiction to alcohol is described in many different terms. Alcohol Abuse is the practice of binging or drinking too much, but doesn’t mean an addiction.
Nowadays the clinical term is an ‘Alcohol Use Disorder.’Alcoholism is used to describe a situation where an individual has become physically and psychologically dependent to drinking.
It is also called Alcohol Dependency, dependence. Addiction to drugs and alcohol affects millions of people nationwide. Learn about how addiction develops, the warning signs, and what you can do to help.
This compassionate and helpful book educates both the mind and heart in the power of addiction and the way to help others find healing. When a family member or friend is addicted to drugs or alcohol the situation can feel hopeless and confusing.
In this book, David Stoop and Stephen Arterburn help readers develop a plan of action by offering:5/5(1). I downloaded your book Addiction Uncovered – and to my mind it is an excellent book because it not only helps you truly understand Alcoholism and Drug Addiction – but more critically TELLS you exactly what you need to do to overcome/recover from them successfully.
It gives you all the tools – you just have to use them. Reading about characters who are dealing with loved ones' abuse of alcohol, opioids, or other substances -- or about teens who are struggling with addiction -- can help kids deal with complex family dynamics and keep hope alive.
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In addition, this book includes extensive recommendations for further reading and informational web sites. The stories in Understanding Alcohol and Drug Addiction give you insight, compassion, and hope about one of our most daunting challenges to our well-being.
Published: July Pages:. Substance use and abuse has long been a concern for the nation, both in and out of the workplace (IOM, ), with consequences that include lost productivity, disease, and premature death.
Indeed, it has been estimated that more than one in four deaths in the United States each year can be attributed to the use of alcohol, illicit drugs, or tobacco (Horgan et al., ).According to the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA), there are four messages that children, with parents who are alcoholics or addicts, need to hear: Addiction is a disease, you can't control your parents drinking, you're not alone, and you can talk about it.Understanding the biological mechanisms that underlie addiction can help others recognize and treat the problem with more empathy, less stigmatization, and more effective outcomes.
Alcohol and drug addiction are primary, chronic, progressive, and often fatal health problems for all of society, not just the medical and nursing community.