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Book Review: The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober Book Review: The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober“The first time I got drunk, I’d felt like I finally unzipped my wrong skin and slipped into a slinky new one, “writes Catherine Gray. In her new book, The Unexpected Joy Of Being Sober, Gray describes her journey from fake friends, hungover mornings, and failed ...

Book Review: Addiction Treatment Book Review: Addiction TreatmentSpanning across all socioeconomic statuses, races, cultures and ages, addiction is one of the largest and most insidious problems our society faces today. And yet, for the medical doctors who are often tasked with treating addiction, identifying and treating it is not always a straight forward ...

Book Review: The Affliction of Addiction Book Review: The Affliction of AddictionAddiction is arguably one of the largest problems we face today, and one that does not discriminate based on class, gender, or socio-economic status. In his new book, The Affliction Of Addiction: It’s Not That Complicated (Science Answers All Questions), clinical therapist Adam McArnold argues ...

Book Review: Redeemable: A Memoir of Darkness & Hope Book Review: Redeemable: A Memoir of Darkness & HopeIt has been said that to know true redemption, one must first know true devastation or destruction. After taking a step into the world of Erwin James through the pages of his transparent and candid memoir, one would agree that he has truly known and ...

Book Review: Why Can't I Stop? Book Review: Why Can't I Stop?What if you had a pint of ice cream for dinner last night and spent three hours on social media? You probably wouldn’t hear any judgment at work the next day. In fact, your colleagues might nod and smile because they’ve been there. But what ...

Clearing the Haze: Helping Families Face Teen Addiction Clearing the Haze: Helping Families Face Teen AddictionI once read that the national cost of addiction and all of its related effects is second only to the money we spend on national defense. With this in mind, Christian Thurstone and Christine Tatum’s new book, Clearing the Haze: Helping Families Face Teen Addiction, ...

Taming Your Outer Child: Overcoming Self-Sabotage & Healing from Abandonment Taming Your Outer Child: Overcoming Self-Sabotage & Healing from AbandonmentPicture the following scenarios: It’s late at night, and you’ve got a looming deadline for work — yet, instead of getting your work done, you’re scrolling through social media, or mindlessly watching TV. You’ve promised yourself you’d start eating more healthfully, but can’t resist that morning stop for fast ...

Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors: A Workbook of Hope & Healing “Thou hast but enraged, not insulted me, sir; but for that I ask thee not to beware of Starbuck; thou wouldst but laugh; but let Ahab beware of Ahab; beware of thyself, old man.” —Herman Melville, >Moby-Dick; or, The Whale Anna sat across from me, her eyes ...

Conquering Shame & Codependency: 8 Steps to Freeing the True You “I had found the enemy — and it was me.”  So writes Darlene Lancer in Conquering Shame and Codependency: 8 Steps to Freeing the True You. Sometimes there are true external foes that we must fight and defeat. But quite often, when we take a hard look ...

Book Review: Outside the Lines: A Novel Outside the Lines powerfully encourages readers to reexamine their perspective regarding mental illness. Amy Hatvany intricately explores the world of someone who’s mentally ill, detailing painful repercussions, stigma and societal perceptions. And alongside this narrative, we witness a beautiful, deep-seated love between a father and ...

Book Review: Best Kept Secret “Cadence didn’t sit down one night and decide that downing two bottles of wine was a brilliant idea.” – Amy Hatvany Amy Hatvany’s Best Kept Secret is a gripping novel that explores the intricacies of a painful truth – the truth of addiction. “Cadence could be you, ...

Trouble Is a Gift: A Story of Addiction, Recovery & Hope “But finally, there I was alone in this apartment, sitting in a chair, staring at the radiator waiting for the little guy to crawl out from behind it. Knowing the bottle was going to be empty in another minute. Wondering how I’m going to get ...

Focusing in Clinical Practice: The Essence of Change When you can’t put a particularly unsettling feeling into words or have trouble getting to the meat of a problem, try feeling it in your body. That’s the advice of Ann Weiser Cornell, a Ph.D. in linguistics who works as a teacher of and author ...

Your Best Life Yet: A Journey of Purpose & Passion “There I was, on a Broadway stage. Naked with the rest of the cast of Oh! Calcutta! The drugs and alcohol must not have been working because I was literally crawling out of my skin.” So begins the preface of Marcia Ullett’s book Your Best Life Yet: ...

Overcoming Perfectionism: Finding the Key to Balance & Self-Acceptance (Revised, Updated Edition) When you’re a perfectionist, it could always be a little bit better. Every task you work on, that is. And so, the planning and revision go on and on, and the final product never quite gets done. Just when is something “good enough”? I might not ...

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