Bottled

Author: Dana Bowman
Publisher: Central Recovery Press, LLC
ISBN: 9781937612986
Size: 17.78 MB
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An unflinching and hilarious memoir about recovery as a mother of young kids, Bottled explains the perils moms face with drinking and chronicles the author’s path to recovery, from hitting bottom to the months of early sobriety—a blur of pain and chaos—to her now (in)frequent moments of peace. It offers empathy, comic relief, and encouragement for moms everywhere. Dana Bowman is a long-time English teacher and part-time professor in the department of English at Bethany College, Kansas. Author of the popular mombsieblog.com, she leads and presents workshops on both writing and addiction, with a special emphasis on being a woman in recovery while parenting young children.

A Sober Mom S Guide To Recovery

Author: Rosemary O'Connor
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781616496241
Size: 12.49 MB
Format: PDF
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Rosemary O’Connor brings her many years of experience working with women in recovery to addressing the key life issues mothers face at all stages of their recovery path. Recovering from an addiction is tough enough, but when you throw in the tremendous responsibilities of motherhood, resisting cravings and remaining abstinent—much less enjoying the rewards of sobriety—can seem like an impossible challenge.Rosemary O’Connor brings her many years of experience working with women in recovery to addressing the key life issues mothers face at all stages of their recovery path. At once affirming, engaging, and practical, A Sober Mom’s Guide to Recovery combines down-to-earth advice with the inspiring stories of recovering moms, including the author’s, to offer guidance on over fifty vital topics, including stress, relapse, relationships, sex and intimacy, spirituality, shame, gratitude, dating, and, of course, parenting. The result is an inspirational and practical handbook, not just for getting through the day, but for building a sense of well-being that radiates outward, allowing you to be present with your kids and loved ones, and find hope for the future.

If I Die Before I Wake

Author: Barb Rogers
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 1609251075
Size: 15.35 MB
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Barb Rogers’ book begins with the tragic death of her teenage son, Jon, and delves into the horror that was her life to that point. Due to a home life fraught with substance and emotional abuse, Barb found herself bottomed out more than once, and homeless along the way. “When asked in early recovery if I knew any prayers, the one I could think of was the child’s nighttime prayer, ‘Now I lay me down to sleep.’ As I thought of it, I recalled the long nights when I simply wanted to go to sleep and never wake up.” Barb learned most of her life lessons through pain, tragedy, and addiction. This is not a glamorous book, it is real and it is raw. It is not about survival of the fittest, but the weak, the hopeless, the helpless, the truly addicted, not only to substances, but to drama, anger, excuses, and justifications. She describes how she got to her lowest point, just what it was, and how and why she finally reached out to a 12-step program for help. She shows the reader what it’s really like to survive, to stay clean and sober, and find a way to the other side. Recovery was one of the most difficult things she ever did, but “worth every effort I put out.” Barb Rogers would be the first to tell you she’s not special--she’s led a hard life, and she tells her story well and with humor--readers--addicts or not, but especially addicts--are going to find the kind of gritty inspiration, that if Barb can do it so can they, that will inspire life changes.

All Bets Are Off

Author: Arnie Wexler
Publisher: Central Recovery Press, LLC
ISBN: 9781937612764
Size: 17.51 MB
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Arnie Wexler's life as a gambler began on the streets of Brooklyn, New York, flipping cards, shooting marbles, and playing pinball machines. At age fourteen he found the racetrack, a bookie, and started playing the stock market. His obsession with gambling accelerated until a fateful day in 1968 when it all came crashing down. Wexler's gripping narrative leads us through the dungeon of a compulsive gambler's world—chasing the big win and coming up with empty pockets—and how his addiction drove him and his wife, Sheila, to the edge of life. With help, they managed to escape, and together they have devoted themselves to helping others with the problem they know so well. Arnie Wexler is a Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor and runs a national hotline for compulsive gamblers. He was the executive director of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey and the senior vice president of National Council on Problem Gambling. He has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including Nightline, the Today Show, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, 48 Hours, and Crossfire, among others. Steve Jacobson was a sports reporter and columnist for Newsday for more than forty years with a great interest in all aspects of sports. He co-authored a number of books with notable sports personalities. He was named by Associated Press among the top sports columnists and twice was nominated by Newsday for the Pulitzer Prize.

Fear Fighting

Author: Kelly Balarie
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781493406463
Size: 17.18 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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We all live with fear. It hangs around, whispering in our ears, reminding us of all we can't do or will never be. But that's not the end of the story. We also have a God who draws close to say, Fear not. I am with you. This Spirit transforms us into fear fighters--women breaking free of trepidation to find bold dedication to God's peace-, purpose- and joy-filled callings. With remarkable compassion born from personal experience, Kelly Balarie shows women how to · Cultivate unstoppable faith by harnessing God's Word and promptings · Pray panic-, blood pressure- and stress-reducing prayers to usher in lasting peace · Discover clear and immediate action plans to exchange worry for God's greatest gifts · Implement daily bravery decrees to stand armed through the day · Participate in a 12-week study guide to foster new courageous habits Kelly pulls back the curtain of fear so you can find the beautiful woman God created you to be.

The Recovery Formula

Author: Beth Burgess
Publisher:
ISBN: 0957321708
Size: 10.32 MB
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Are you tired of the guilt, shame and pain of addiction? Are you sick of the constant relapses? Do you yearn for happiness, freedom and a better life? People can spend years trapped in addiction unnecessarily, because, despite all their efforts, they just don't understand what you really need to do to recover. Despite attending rehab, counselling, groups and fellowships, many addicts remain stuck in the cycle of addiction, because they are not told some very basic facts about recovery. For some reason, many of the facts about successful recovery have remained a secret - until now. Beth Burgess has written THE book on addiction recovery, having struggled as a serial relapser and become frustrated about having to learn by trial and error. She saw too many people around her doing the same thing, and set out to write a book which shared the secrets of addiction recovery, that most addicts take a long and painful time to learn. After studying what successful addicts were doing to get better, and looking at the lessons she learnt from her own journey, Beth decided to share what really works and what doesn't when it comes to getting clean and sober. The Recovery Formula is an essential guide for anyone who is addicted to alcohol or drugs and wants to do something about it. The book will help you to understand your problem, to make decisions about treatment, to avoid relapse and to set yourself up for success from the start. The Recovery Formula is a framework that anyone can use to achieve a happy and successful sobriety. Receiving high praise from addicts and addiction professionals alike, this is THE book to have if you want to get clean and sober forever. Your recovery starts here. About the Author: Beth Burgess is a Life and Recovery Coach and the founder of Sort My Life Solutions (Smyls), providing private coaching, consulting, workshops, training and speaking. Her missions include helping as many people as possible to achieve an amazing recovery and ending the stigma toward people with addictions. Visit Beth at smyls.co.uk or bethburgess.co.uk With a Foreword by Professor David Clark, Director of Wired In To Recovery. What others are saying: "A wonderfully effective guide that every addict should read as they take their first steps into sobriety and recovery. I am hugely impressed by this book." - Wynford Ellis Owen, CEO of the Welsh Council on Alcohol & Drugs "Beautifully written. A moving and insightful book that will help a lot of addicts understand how to start recovering successfully." - Dr Robert LeFever, founder of Promis, the first UK rehab centre, and author of 26 books on addiction and depressive disorders "A brilliant mix of inspiration and information. If you're an addict and don't know where to start with sobriety, read this book." - Michaela Jones, Community Director at Wired In To Recovery

The Healing Choice

Author: Dana Dovitch
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439147313
Size: 20.60 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Two psychotherapists present a supportive guide to coping with the emotional and psychological aftermath of abortion, offering a step-by-step program that combines information, reassurance, and guidance to help women begin the process of recovery. “This is a book for any women who feels psychological pain from her abortion…this is not a book about judgment, politics, or religion.” –from the authors’ introduction Few women can walk away from the experience of abortion without some lingering emotional discomfort. Unresolved feelings of guilt, shame, and sadness may not surface until months, often years, after an abortion. We may lead outwardly normal lives, but these emotions can continue to cast a shadow, having a negative impact on personal relationships, coloring our moral or religious beliefs, even causing anxiety when we deal with a planned pregnancy. These feelings, if ignored, can possibly manifest themselves in more troubling ways, resulting in unstable relationships, self-destructive and addictive behaviors, depression, and low self-esteem. Now, two experienced psychotherapists share their approach to dealing with sensitive and long-overlooked issue of post-abortion pain or trauma. The Healing Choice breaks the silence surrounding a topic often clouded by debate and focuses exclusively on helping women chart a path toward emotional recovery. Through a step-by-step process, complete with self-tests, exercises, and interviews with women who share their own post-abortion experiences, Dr. Candace De Puy and Dr. Dana Dovitch will help you come to terms with your post-abortion emotions and offer support as you begin the process of healing.