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Courage To Change

Author : Al-Anon Family Group
ISBN : 0910034796
Genre : Self-Help
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Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics.

A Communion Of Friendship

Author : Beth Daniell
ISBN : 9780809388882
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 65. 64 MB
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Drawing on interviews and an array of scholarly work, Beth Daniell maps out the relations of literacy and spirituality in A Communion of Friendship: Literacy, Spiritual Practice, and Women in Recovery. Daniell tells the story of a group of women in “Mountain City” who use reading and writing in their search for spiritual growth. Diverse in socioeconomic status, the Mountain City women are, or have been, married to alcoholics. In Al-Anon, they use literacy to practice the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous in order to find spiritual solutions to their problems. In addition, Daniell demonstrates that in the lives of these women, reading, writing, and speaking are intertwined, embedded in one another in rich and complex ways. For the women, private literate practice is of the utmost importance because it aids the development and empowerment of the self. These women engage in literate practices in order to grow spiritually and emotionally, to live more self-aware lives, to attain personal power, to find or make meaning for themselves, and to create community. By looking at the changes in the women’s reading, Daniell shows that Al-Anon doctrine, particularly its oral instruction, serves as an interpretive tool. This discussion points out the subtle but profound transformations in these women’s lives in order to call for an inclusive notion of politics. Foregrounding the women’s voices, A Communion of Friendship addresses a number of issues important in composition studies and reading instruction. This study examines the meaning of literacy within one specific community, with implications both for pedagogy and for empirical research in composition inside and outside the academy.

Beautiful Boy

Author : David Sheff
ISBN : 9781471173967
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 22. 7 MB
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THE NUMBER ONE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, STARRING STEVE CARELL AND TIMOTHY CHALAMET ‘What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong?’ Those are the wrenching questions that haunted every moment of David Sheff’s journey through his son Nic’s addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery. Before Nic Sheff became addicted to crystal meth, he was a charming boy, joyous and funny, a varsity athlete and honor student adored by his two younger siblings. After meth, he was a trembling wraith who lied, stole, and lived on the streets. With haunting candour, David Sheff traces the first subtle warning signs: the denial, the 3am phone calls (is it Nic? the police? the hospital?), the attempts at rehab. His preoccupation with Nic became an addiction in itself, and the obsessive worry and stress took a tremendous toll. But as a journalist, he instinctively researched every avenue of treatment that might save his son and refused to give up on Nic. This story is a first: a teenager's addiction from the parent's point of view – a real-time chronicle of the shocking descent into substance abuse and the gradual emergence into hope. Beautiful Boy is a fiercely candid memoir that brings immediacy to the emotional rollercoaster of loving a child who seems beyond help. Read the other side of Nic Sheff's bestselling memoir, Tweak. Praise for Beautiful Boy:- 'A brilliant, harrowing, heartbreaking, fascinating story, full of beautiful moments and hard-won wisdom. This book will save a lot of lives and heal a lot of hearts'. Anne Lamott 'An important book... moving, timely and startlingly beautiful.' Richard Branson

Navigating Academia A Guide For Women And Minority Stem Faculty

Author : Pauline Mosley
ISBN : 9780128019955
Genre : Medical
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Navigating Academia: A Guide for Women and Minority STEM Faculty explores the infrastructure of the academy and provides a systematic account of where and why women and minorities fall behind men in the preparation for and development of their academic careers. This book offers useful strategies for recruiting, retaining, and advancing women and minorities. Chapters include testimonials from faculty and administrators about how they made their ascent within the academy. Navigating Academia: A Guide for Women and Minority STEM Faculty also discusses how to modify and expand faculty recruiting programs, how to diversify search committees, how to encourage intervention by deans, and how to assess past hiring efforts. This guide is an important resource for women and minorities seeking success in the academy as well as for administrators focused on faculty and professional development. Outlines barriers and challenges that this population is confronted with and provides several solutions and approaches for combating these issues. Includes insightful testimonials from contributors at various stages in their academic careers. Identifies critical success paths of a Professional Support Network (PSN) and pinpoints what components of the PSN are needed and how to acquire them.

Love And Accept Yourself Now

Author : Crissa Constantine
ISBN : 1475947704
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 87. 74 MB
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Most of us do not love or accept ourselves completely, and too many of us live with a harsh inner critic that can do more damage to our self-esteem than our worst enemies ever could. Worldwide studies show that a lack of self-esteem leads to most mental health problems and that huge numbers of people are suffering needlessly. While undergoing chemotherapy for invasive ovarian cancer—a disease few women survive—author Crissa Constantine received valuable counseling that changed her life forever. She shed her negative baggage, disarmed her inner critic, and learned to love and accept herself 100 percent. This total transformation felt so wonderful that she decided to share it with everyone. In this memoir, she tells the story of her journey through cancer and also shares stories aimed at describing her change in perspective and helping others to gain that same confidence. All schools of thought, social research, and major religions point to the same conclusion: you have a right to totally accept yourself, and you shouldn’t have to face a life-threatening disease to see the light.

Encyclopedia Of Emotion

Author : Gretchen Reevy
ISBN : 0313345767
Genre : Emotions
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Topics include the neurological foundations of emotional function, competing theories of emotion, multicultural perspectives on emotions, emotional disorders, their diagnosis and treatment. Provides profiles of important organizations and key figures who have shaped our understanding of how and why we feel the way we do.

Stepping Up To The Plate A Family Affected By Alcoholism Kept In The Game By Faith

Author : Cindy Ruth Stuve
ISBN : 9781468540598
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 81. 32 MB
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Do you have trouble understanding alcoholism? Have you or your family and friends been challenged by it? Read the journey of one family deeply affected by generations of alcoholism in their lives. Learn how living in reality and also by faith can be the key to stepping up to the plate in your circumstances. Find ways to accept what you can and cannot change to move forward with your own life. Consider ways to use faith to help cope with the destruction alcoholism can cause, including the challenges of divorce. Learn that in the game of life, God can be your most valuable player.

A Very Fine House

Author : Barbara Cofer Stoefen
ISBN : 9780310344421
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 41. 95 MB
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A Very Fine House is an intimate memoir of a mother’s Norman Rockwell family turned upside down by her daughter’s descent into meth addiction and crime. Bright and beautiful, Annie is an unlikely candidate for meth. Living fast and hard on the streets of Bend, Oregon, she commits crimes against herself, the community, and her own family. The author chronicles her child’s addiction in a way that other writers have not written about addiction. What begins as an obsession to save her daughter, and a rage against God for allowing drugs to devour her college-age girl, transforms into release in a life changing letting-go-and-letting-God moment. The reader is first introduced to the Stoefen family and Barbara’s dream for its idyllic future. Kinks in the perfect life appear. When Annie’s alcoholism, drug use, and criminality ensue, Barbara fights to save her. There is all-consuming grief and the devastating loss of not just her daughter, but her dream for her own life as well. Barbara eventually finds support and a new way of thinking. While she continues the battle to save her daughter, she ultimately finds the courage to save herself. The conclusion deals with Annie’s recovery—and Barbara’s. Both experience a spiritual awakening and are transformed. A new and better dream for Barbara’s life is born.

It Takes A Family

Author : Debra Jay
ISBN : 9781616495343
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 53. 54 MB
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Most books on recovery from addiction focus either on the addict or the family. While most alcoholics and addicts coming out of treatment have a recovery plan, families are often left to figure things out for themselves. The author takes a fresh approach to the recovery process by making family members and friends part of the reecovery team, beginning in the early stages of sobriety.

Stay Close

Author : Libby Cataldi
ISBN : 9781429994958
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 30. 90 MB
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During his early teens, Jeff Bratton started using drugs. At first, alcohol and pot, but quickly he spiraled into using cocaine, ketamine, crystal meth and eventually heroin. How could this wonderful son, loving brother, and star athlete lose himself to drugs? How could his parents be so clueless? How could his mother, the long-term head of a private school, be so blind? "Stagli vicino", an Italian recovering addict told the author. "Stay close—never leave him, even when he is most unlovable." This is not a book about saving a child. It is a book about what it means to stay close to a loved one gripped by addiction. It is about one son who came home and one mother who never gave up hope. Stay Close is one mother's tough, honest, and intimate tale that chronicles her son's severe drug addiction, as it corroded all relationships from the inside out. It is a story of deep trauma and deep despair, but also of deep hope—and healing. Here is Libby Cataldi's story about dealing with addiction without withdrawing love, learning to trust again while remaining attuned to lies, and the cautious triumph of staying clean one day at a time. He told her, "Mom, never quit believing." And she didn't.

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