Saving Jake: When Addiction Hits Home #ad - And she comes to understand that to save her child she must step back and allow him to fight for his own soul. She discovers the terrifying links between prescription-drug abuse and skyrocketing heroin use. Saving jake gives voice to the devastation shared by the families of addicts, and provides vital hope.
D'anne burwell's smart, athletic son--raised in a loving and prosperous home--begins abusing OxyContin as a teenager, and within a year drops out of college, walks out of rehab, and lands homeless on the streets of Boulder.
The Joey Song: A Mother's Story of Her Son's AddictionCentral Recovery Press #ad - One she hopes he will someday want to fill. This is the poignant story of a defiant addict and the mother who won't give up on him. By age 20, quits college, attempts suicide, Joey overdoses, survives a near-fatal car accident, does time behind bars, and is kicked out of rehab more than once. She starts a program to teach young men living in a group home how to budget, grocery shop, and cook, hoping that someone will someday help her own son in some way that she cannot.
. Increasingly manipulative, delusional, and hateful, the sweet Joey from childhood is lost to the addict wearing his face. As in the song she sang to him so many times, Sandy keeps Joey down in her heart to stay. There is a place in her life that is exactly his size. Sandy lives where love and addiction meet--a place where help enables and hope hurts.
The Joey Song: A Mother's Story of Her Son's Addiction #ad - Sandra swenson beautifully orchestrates a mother's lessons of love and loss, while surviving her son's addiction. Central Recovery Press. She also learns that she needs to work on surviving her son's addiction while coming to terms with the fact that he may not. Years pass. Working with an interventionist, a judge, and tracking Joey's movements online, Sandy does what she can to save Joey from himself until it hurts more to hang on than it hurts to let go.
Through family programs, al-anon, and learning from her mistakes, reading, Sandy discovers that sometimes love means doing nothing, and that Letting Go is not the same thing as giving up.
Tending Dandelions: Honest Meditations for Mothers with Addicted Children Hazelden MeditationsHazelden Publishing #ad - Along the way, and we pull up unwanted dandelions that, at times, we plant beautiful roses only to be injured by their thorns, are our only source of wishes. From our shared struggles emerge opportunities for personal growth. Tending dandelions is a vital source of wisdom, support, and strength that helps us begin our own journey of recovery.
Sharing our perspectives helps us all grow stronger, together. These meditations continue the tradition of Hazelden’s beloved series of daily readings by providing moments of recognition, confession, and healing for those who are realizing that recovery rarely follows a neat or comfortable path. We all need to take a closer look at the things we’ve avoided—the things lurking around in this place where love and addiction meet—so we’re as strong as we can be.
Tending Dandelions: Honest Meditations for Mothers with Addicted Children Hazelden Meditations #ad - Sandra swenson, author of Tending Dandelions Central Recovery Press. By sharing the realities we never expected our families to face, mothers of addicted children support each other through experiences that can only be feared and imagined by others. Mothers of addicted and alcoholic children share a deep connection—one that is rarely understood by anyone who hasn’t experienced a similar path.
Mothering Addiction: A parent's story of heartache, healing, and keeping the door openFrontier Press #ad - In mothering addiction, lynda harrison hatcher tells the heart-wrenching story of her turbulent journey as the mother of a child who desperately struggled with a heroin addiction—a story of the daily tests, constant trials, and unending tribulations of raising a son whose life has been derailed by drugs.
Mothering Addiction: A parent's story of heartache, healing, and keeping the door open #ad - Then addiction lumbers in, sniffs the air for signs of weakness, sharpens its claws, licks its chops, and terrorizes us before knocking us flat and ripping our hearts out. No one dreams of raising a drug addict. Funny, compelling and brave, sad, Hatcher brings perspective and guidance to any parent struggling with a child whose life has been turned upside down.
We think we can control what they eat, what they wear, their school, their friends. Central Recovery Press. The mothering instinct is to fix, bandage, or, repair, if all else fails, cover up, smooth over, beat the crap out of anything that hurts our children.
The Lost Years: Surviving a Mother and Daughter's Worst NightmareJeffers Press #ad - A child caught in the horror of alcohol and drug addition. She gives a brutally honest description of her descent into addiction, prostitution, burglary and violent rape until her near death on the floor of a homeless shelter completely alone at the age of twenty-one. Adding a heart-wrenching counterpart to the story, Connie, Kristina's mother, tells of her powerlessness to help her addicted daughter, the break-up of her unhappy marriage and how she comes to terms with her own co-dependency.
The lost years is the real life story of just such a mother and child, each giving their first-hand accounts of the years lost to addiction and despair. Kristina, the second of four children, tells how she turns to alcohol for comfort when she is thirteen. A mother helplessly standing by unable to save her.
The Lost Years: Surviving a Mother and Daughter's Worst Nightmare #ad - Then follows the remarkable story of Kristina's recovery as she lives through rehab, her mother's tough love and the years of acclimating herself to living a normal life. She is also faced with the worst choice a mother has to make, to close the door on Kristina, sending her onto the streets in order to save herself and protect her other children.
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We All Fall Down: Living with AddictionLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers #ad - Now in this powerful follow-up about his continued efforts to stay clean, devastating relapses, Nic writes candidly about eye-opening stays at rehab centers, and hard-won realizations about what it means to be a young person living with addiction. By candidly revealing his own failures and small personal triumphs, Nic inspires readers to maintain hope and to remember that they are not alone in their battles.
We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction #ad - Little brown Books for Young Readers. Along with we all fall down, are the basis of the upcoming film Beautiful Boy, Nic Sheff's Tweak and his father's memoir about him Beautiful Boy, starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet. In his bestselling memoir Tweak, Nic Sheff took readers on an emotionally gripping roller-coaster ride through his days as an addict.
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The Only Life I Could Save: A MemoirSounds True #ad - For parents and siblings, educators and counselors—all of us who have been witness to the disease of addiction—here is a hope-giving book that places special emphasis on the healing side of the story: living in recovery with the support of a loving community. The only life i could save is a raw and moving memoir of heartbreak, healing, and profound transformation.
This book is about the big know-It-All Who Realizes She Doesn’t Know a Damn Thing. Except this one daunting truth—the only life I can save is my own. In these pages, the relationship between spirituality and recovery, hope, acceptance, Katherine Ketcham brings you hard-earned wisdom about the impact of addiction on families, and what she deems the most important lessons of faith, and forgiveness.
The Only Life I Could Save: A Memoir #ad - Jeffers Press. Central Recovery Press. This book is not about ben and his addiction journey, nor is it about the ‘demon’ that I lived with in my mind for all those years, ” she writes. Little brown Books for Young Readers. Katherine ketcham devoted four decades to researching and writing about addiction—but none of that prepared her for what she would face in her relationship with her own son.
Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's AddictionMariner Books #ad - And he refused to give up on Nic. Phone calls—is it nic? the police? the hospital? His preoccupation with Nic became an addiction in itself. After meth, he was a trembling wraith who lied, stole, and lived on the streets. Jeffers Press. 1 new york times bestsellernow a major motion picture starring steve Carell * Timothée Chalamet * Maura Tierney * and Amy Ryan “A brilliant, heartbreaking, fascinating story, harrowing, full of beautiful moments and hard-won wisdom.
Filled with compelling anecdotes and important insights. Before nic became addicted to crystal meth, joyous and funny, he was a charming boy, a varsity athlete and honor student adored by his two younger siblings. Little brown Books for Young Readers. Great product! This book will save a lot of lives and heal a lot of hearts.
Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction #ad - Anne lamott “‘when one of us tells the truth, he makes it easier for all of us to open our hearts to our own pain and that of others. That’s ultimately what Beautiful Boy is about: truth and healing. Mary pipher, author of reviving ophelia what had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong? Those are the wrenching questions that haunted David Sheff’s journey through his son Nic’s addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery.
But as a journalist, he instinctively researched every treatment that might save his son. David sheff traces the first warning signs: the denial, the three a.
Addict In The Family: Stories of Loss, Hope, and RecoveryHazelden Publishing #ad - With over 75, addict in the family is a must-have, 000 copies sold, trusted resource for anyone coping with the addiction of a family member. When my eldest son became addicted to crystal meth and heroin, I could barely function. It offered a path to healing. David sheff, now a major motion picture with years of experience struggling with her daughter’s addiction and recovery, author of Beautiful Boy, Beverly Conyers has been where you are.
Little brown Books for Young Readers. Jeffers Press. Revised and updated in 2015, anxiety, sleepless nights, this classic recovery book is for anyone who has experienced the shame, and physical illness that often stem from loving someone who is struggling with addiction. In addict in the family, conyers draws on research, experience, and compelling personal stories from others to explain what families should know about substance abuse, interventions, relapse, and more.
I would not have survived without Beverly Conyers’s Addict in the Family, which provided guidance and hope. The book helped me get through interminable nights when I was terrified that his addiction would take his life. These stories show that, no matter what is happening with your loved one, you have the power to control your own recovery.
Addict In The Family: Stories of Loss, Hope, and Recovery #ad - Although families can’t cure a loved one’s addiction, set boundaries, and find healing through therapy, they can provide support without enabling, Al Anon or Nar Anon, prioritize self-care, spirituality, and countless other resources that show no one is alone on this journey. Central Recovery Press.
Tweak: Growing Up on MethamphetaminesAtheneum Books for Young Readers #ad - Little brown Books for Young Readers. It's a harrowing portrait—but not one without hope. As we watch nic plunge into the mental and physical depths of drug addiction, with his family, with his substances, he paints a picture for us of a person at odds with his past, and with himself. In a voice that is raw and honest, heartbreaking, Nic spares no detail in telling us the compelling, and true story of his relapse and the road to recovery.
This new york times bestselling memoir of a young man’s addiction to methamphetamine tells a raw, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful tale of the road from relapse to recovery. Nic sheff was drunk for the first time at age eleven. Great product! Atheneum Books. The story that inspired the major motion picture Beautiful Boy featuring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet.
Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines #ad - In the years that followed, do cocaine and Ecstasy, he would regularly smoke pot, and develop addictions to crystal meth and heroin. Jeffers Press. Central Recovery Press. It took a violent relapse one summer in California to convince him otherwise. Even so, he felt like he would always be able to quit and put his life together whenever he needed to.
How to Grow an Addict: A NovelShe Writes Press #ad - Raised by an abusive father, and a loving aunt and uncle, a detached mother, Randall both loves and hates her life. Her parents introduced her to alcohol and tranquilizers at a young age, and by the time she's twenty-three years old, she's a full-blown drug addict, ensuring that her teenage years would be full of bad choices, well acquainted with the miraculous power chemicals have to cure just about any problem she could possibly have―and she's in more trouble than she's ever known was possible.
How to Grow an Addict: A Novel #ad - Atheneum Books. She's not a party hound like the others in her therapy group―but then again, she knows she can't live without pills or booze. She writes Pr. Central Recovery Press. Great product! She's awkward and a misfit. How to grow an addict, a novel awards: 2016 international book awards - winner in addiction & recovery2016 niea awards - winner in addiction & recovery2016 independent publisher book awards ippy - bronze medal literary fiction 2016 reader's favorite book awards - silver medal general fiction2015 indiefab book of the year awards - honorable mention general fiction2016 kindle book awards - semi-finalist literary fiction2015 usa best book awards - finalist general fiction Randall Grange has been tricked into admitting herself into a treatment center and she doesn't know why.
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