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Books in WITT LIbrary
Healing the Addicted Brain by
Call Number: 616.86 URS
New, scientifically-based approaches that recognize the biological basis of addiction have brought major advances in the treatment of addiction. Dr. Urschel is at the forefront of this treatment paradigm. The Proven Scientific Approach to Conquering Addiction and Defeating the Disease Healing the Addicted Brain is a breakthrough work that focuses on treating drug and alcohol addiction as a biological disease--based on the Recovery Science program that has helped thousands of patients defeat their addictions over the past 10 years. It combines the best behavioral addiction treatments with the latest scientific research into brain functions, providing tools and strategies designed to overcome the biological factors that cause addictive behavior along with proven treatments and medications. Using this scientific approach, you will learn to conquer the physical factors that keep people tied to drug and alcohol addiction. The proven fact is addiction is not a moral failing or an issue of not having enough willpower. It is a disease of the brain that can and must be treated like other chronic medical illnesses --such as diabetes, hypertension, or asthma--in order to defeat the disease. This revolutionary program can triple the success rate of patients, from 20-30% to 90% There Is Hope. By understanding addiction and using 21st-century breakthroughs, for the first time drug and alcohol addiction can be, and will be, defeated.
Mrs D is going without : I used to be a boozy housewife, now I'm not : this is my book. by
Call Number: 362.292092 DAN
Lotta Dann was in trouble - her fun drinking habit had slowly morphed into an obsessive hunger for wine. One bottle a night was never quite enough. When she tried to cut down, she found it nearly impossible to have an alcohol-free day.
Everyone around could see her drinking, but no one realised what a serious problem it was. She was high-functioning, fun-loving Lotta, not some messy, hopeless drunk. Only Lotta knew how sick and twisted her thinking about wine had become.
Desperate and miserable, she was falling deeper and deeper into a boozy hellhole and running out of ideas about what she could do to stop it. What's a girl to do when her beloved wine becomes the enemy?
Here's what Lotta did. She stopped drinking and secretly started a blog that charted the highs and lows of learning to live without alcohol. Mrs D was anonymous, honest and, as Lotta would discover, surrounded by people who would help her on her journey, and whom she could help in return
Walking with the Taniwha by
Call Number: Māori 616.860092 BEN
Paul Bennett was a fit, staunch young man with the world at his feet. He was a top New Zealand surfer. He was also a party animal with fringe gang association, who lived a life of hardcore drug and alcohol abuse. On the outside he may have given the impression he was a staunch carefree Maori warrior, but on the inside he was sad, angry and empty, and that ended in 1999 when he was given two months to live. Through a course of events, Paul fought the conventional medical system that had given him no hope and he found natural therapies that had him on the slow road to recovery. With the healing of his body came the necessary (and sometimes painful) healing with his family, Maori heritage and the mainstream system. This is Paul's brutally honest, humorous and uplifting story a story from the street ... to your heart.
Facing addiction : starting recovery from alcohol and drugs by
Call Number: 616.86 CAR
Facing Addiction is the first book to apply Dr. Patrick Carnes' research-based thirty-task model to treating addiction to alcohol and drugs. People who are addicted to drugs and alcohol now have access to the groundbreaking model that has facilitated thousand of sex addicts in achieving long-lasting recovery. This revolutionary model helps therapists and recovering people understand the interaction between trauma and brain science and how these factors play a role in the development of addiction to drugs and alcohol.
Facing Addiction distills Dr. Carnes’ more than thirty years of research to show addicts how to embrace lasting long-term recovery through a thirty-task model. The first seven tasks are presented to help readers break through denial and participate in a culture of support.
The addicted brain : why we abuse drugs, alcohol, and nicotine by
Call Number: 616.86 KUH
Addiction destroys lives. In The Addicted Brain, leading neuroscientist Michael Kuhar, Ph.D., explains how and why this happens–and presents advances in drug addiction treatment and prevention. Using breathtaking brain imagery and other research, Kuhar shows the powerful, long-term brain changes that drugs can cause, revealing why it can be so difficult for addicts to escape their grip.
Discover why some people are far more susceptible to addiction than others as the author illuminates striking neural similarities between drugs and other pleasures potentially capable of causing abuse or addiction–including alcohol, gambling, sex, caffeine, and even Internet overuse. Kuhar concludes by outlining the 12 characteristics most often associated with successful drug addiction treatment.
Authoritative and easy to understand, The Addicted Brain offers today’s most up-to-date scientific explanation of addiction–and what addicts, their families, and society can do about it