Recovery

Freedom from Our Addictions
Author: Russell Brand
Publisher: Bluebird
ISBN: 9781509850860
Category:
Page: 336
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This is the age of addiction, a condition so epidemic, so all encompassing and ubiquitous that unless you are fortunate enough to be an extreme case, you probably don't know that you have it.What unhealthy habits and attachments are holding your life together? Are you unconsciously dependent on food? Bad relationships? A job that doesn't fulfill you? Numb, constant perusal of your phone, looking for what?My qualification for writing this book is not that I am better than you, it's that I am worse. I am an addict, addicted to drugs, alcohol, sex, money, love and fame. The program in Twelve has given Russell Brand freedom from all addictions and it will do the same for you.This system offers nothing less than liberation from self-centredness, a new perspective, freedom from the illusion of suffering for anyone who is willing to take the necessary steps.

Recovery

Freedom From Our Addictions
Author: Russell Brand
Publisher: Boxtree
ISBN: 1760555800
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
View: 4310
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This is the age of addiction, a condition so epidemic, so all encompassing and ubiquitous that unless you are fortunate enough to be an extreme case, you probably don't know that you have it. What unhealthy habits and attachments are holding your life together? Are you unconsciously dependent on food? Bad relationships? A job that doesn't fulfill you? Numb, constant perusal of your phone, looking for what? My qualification for writing this book is not that I am better than you, it's that I am worse. I am an addict, addicted to drugs, alcohol, sex, money, love and fame. The program in Recovery has given Russell Brand freedom from all addictions and it will do the same for you. This system offers nothing less than liberation from self-centredness, a new perspective, freedom from the illusion of suffering for anyone who is willing to take the necessary steps.

Recovery

Freedom from Our Addictions
Author: Russell Brand
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1250141931
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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A guide to all kinds of addiction from a star who has struggled with heroin, alcohol, sex, fame, food and eBay, that will help addicts and their loved ones make the first steps into recovery “This manual for self-realization comes not from a mountain but from the mud...My qualification is not that I am better than you but I am worse.” —Russell Brand With a rare mix of honesty, humor, and compassion, comedian and movie star Russell Brand mines his own wild story and shares the advice and wisdom he has gained through his fourteen years of recovery. Brand speaks to those suffering along the full spectrum of addiction—from drugs, alcohol, caffeine, and sugar addictions to addictions to work, stress, bad relationships, digital media, and fame. Brand understands that addiction can take many shapes and sizes and how the process of staying clean, sane, and unhooked is a daily activity. He believes that the question is not “Why are you addicted?” but "What pain is your addiction masking? Why are you running—into the wrong job, the wrong life, the wrong person’s arms?" Russell has been in all the twelve-step fellowships going, he’s started his own men’s group, he’s a therapy regular and a practiced yogi—and while he’s worked on this material as part of his comedy and previous bestsellers, he’s never before shared the tools that really took him out of it, that keep him clean and clear. Here he provides not only a recovery plan, but an attempt to make sense of the ailing world.

Rewired

A Bold New Approach To Addiction and Recovery
Author: Erica Spiegelman
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
ISBN: 1578265665
Category: Psychology
Page: 144
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A REVOLUTIONARY NEW APPROACH TO ADDICTION RECOVERY FROM AN ADDICTION EXPERT Rewired is a new, breakthrough approach to fighting addiction and self-damaging behavior by acknowledging our personal power to bring ourselves back from the brink. Centered on the concept of self-actualization, Rewired will guide you towards not only physical sobriety, but a mental, emotional, and spiritual sobriety by learning to identify key principles within yourself, including authenticity, honesty, gratitude, and understanding a need for solitude. Rewired addresses the whole self; just as addiction affects every part of one’s life, so too must its treatment. By helping us to build a healthy space to support our own recovery, we can rewrite the negative behaviors that result in addiction. Usable in conjunction with or in place of 12-step programs, Rewired allows for a more holistic approach, helping to create a personalized treatment plan that is right for you. Each section in Rewired includes: - Personal anecdotes from the author’s own struggles with alcoholism and addiction - Inspiring true success stories of patients overcoming their addictions - Questions to engage you into finding what is missing from your recovery - Positive affirmations and intentions to guide and motivate With all the variables, both physical and emotional, that play into overcoming addiction, Rewired enables us to stay strong and positive as we progress on the path to recovery. Rewired teaches patience and compassion, the two cornerstones of a new, humanist approach to curing addiction. Remember, addicts are not broken people that need to be fixed—they just have a few crossed wires.

Recovery from Addiction

A Practical Guide to Treatment, Self-help, and Quitting on Your Own
Author: William Cloud,Robert Granfield
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814716083
Category: Self-Help
Page: 223
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Winner of the 2011 St. Paul, Biglerville Prize from the Lutheran Historical Society of the Mid-Atlantic In the summer of 1816, the state of Pennsylvania tried fifty-nine German-Americans on charges of conspiracy and rioting. The accused had, according to the indictment, conspired to prevent with physical force the introduction of the English language into the largest German church in North America, Philadelphia’s Lutheran congregation of St. Michael’s and Zion. The trial marked the climax of an increasingly violent conflict over language choice in Philadelphia’s German community, with members bitterly divided into those who favored the exclusive use of German in their church, and those who preferred occasional services in English. At trial, witnesses, lawyers, defendants, and the judge explicitly linked language to class, citizenship, patriotism, religion, and violence. Mining many previously unexamined sources, including German-language writings, witness testimonies, and the opinions of prominent legal professionals, Friederike Baer uses legal conflict as a prism through which to explore the significance of language in the early American republic. The Trial of Frederick Eberle reminds us that debates over language have always been about far more than just language. Baer demonstrates that the 1816 trial was not a battle between Americans and immigrants, or German-speakers and English-speakers. Instead, the individuals involved in the case seized and exploited English and German as powerful symbols of competing cultural, economic, and social interests.

Revolution


Author: Russell Brand
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0099594935
Category: Economic history
Page: 372
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Russell Brand wants YOU to join the revolution. We all know the system isn't working. Our governments are corrupt and the opposing parties pointlessly similar. Our culture is filled with vacuity and pap, and we are told there's nothing we can do - "it's just the way things are". In this book, Russell Brand hilariously lacerates the straw men and paper tigers of our conformist times and presents, with the help of experts as diverse as Thomas Piketty and George Orwell, a vision for a fairer, sexier society that's fun and inclusive. You have been lied to, told there's no alternative, no choice and that you don't deserve any better. Brand destroys this illusory facade as amusingly and deftly as he annihilates Morning Joe anchors, Fox News fascists and BBC stalwarts. This book makes revolution not only possible, but inevitable and fun.

Summary of Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions by Russell Brand | Conversation Starters


Author: BookHabits
Publisher: BookHabits
ISBN: 1641864958
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 15
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Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions by Russell Brand | Conversation Starters In “Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions”, readers are introduced to the author’s personal struggles with addictions and recovery. The novel draws on the author’s unique sense of humor, combining honesty and understanding with the pain of addiction and recovery. “Recovery” provides the perspective of a man who has been through the process, offering insights and advice from one practiced in all of the methods and hurdles detailed within. Russel Brand presents “Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions” with a startlingly compassionate and comedic tone, reflecting on the pain beneath the surface and how addiction and recovery are often ongoing struggles. Known for his stand-up comedy and publicized escapades, Brand aims to create a book worth reading that helps set addicts and loved ones on the path to recovery. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage to do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

My Booky Wook

A Memoir of Sex, Drugs, and Stand-Up
Author: Russell Brand
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061857807
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
View: 7251
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Russell Brand learned early on to make a joke of fear and failure. From a troubled childhood in industrial Essex, England, to his descent into addictions to alcohol, drugs, and sex in the seamy underbelly of London, Brand has seen his share of both and miraculously lived to tell the tale. In My Booky Wook he leads readers on a rollicking journey through his disastrous school career, his infamous antics on MTV, and his multifarious sexual adventures. But this irreverent memoir is a story not simply of struggle but also of redemption, a testament to the difficulty of discovering what you want from life and the remarkable power of a bloody-minded determination to get it. My Booky Wook is a giddy trip through the brilliant mind of one of Britain's most valuable exports.

Refuge Recovery

A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction
Author: Noah Levine
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062123092
Category: Self-Help
Page: 288
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Bestselling author and renowned Buddhist teacher Noah Levine adapts the Buddha's Four Noble Truths and Eight Fold Path into a proven and systematic approach to recovery from alcohol and drug addiction—an indispensable alternative to the 12-step program. While many desperately need the help of the 12-step recovery program, the traditional AA model's focus on an external higher power can alienate people who don't connect with its religious tenets. Refuge Recovery is a systematic method based on Buddhist principles, which integrates scientific, non-theistic, and psychological insight. Viewing addiction as cravings in the mind and body, Levine shows how a path of meditative awareness can alleviate those desires and ease suffering. Refuge Recovery includes daily meditation practices, written investigations that explore the causes and conditions of our addictions, and advice and inspiration for finding or creating a community to help you heal and awaken. Practical yet compassionate, Levine's successful Refuge Recovery system is designed for anyone interested in a non-theistic approach to recovery and requires no previous experience or knowledge of Buddhism or meditation.

Freedom from Addiction

The Chopra Center Method for Overcoming Destructive Habits
Author: David Simon, M.D.,Deepak Chopra
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 0757305784
Category: Self-Help
Page: 218
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A groundbreaking approach from the world-renowned facility that has successfully helped thousands of people change their lives for the better defies outmoded beliefs about recovery, particularly that people "are" their addictions or that they are powerless to control them, offering tools to uncover the true cause of addiction and providing comprehensive steps to end it for good. Original.

Up From Down

A true story of recovery from addiction
Author: Ted Adamson
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449725007
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 132
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Up from Down is not a book about gloom and doom, but an inspirational book that offers hope to all who have faltered. Strung out on heroin, Ted Adamson began his journey with a SWAT team descending on a pharmacy to stop his wild rampage in search of drugs. From the cruelty in the county jail to race riots in state prison, the hard, gritty life of a drug addict is portrayed in all its real-world ugliness and despair. Join Ted as he gives us a picture of what the life of a junkie is really like. Look inside the dark side of drug treatment programs. From the bizarre therapies of the Synanon-like Family to the modern twelve-step programs, you will see what passes as treatment in the modern recovery movement. Up from Down takes readers to the depths of human degradation then brings them back through a journey of redemption.

Get Your Life Back

The Road to Freedom from Addiction
Author: Chris Hill
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537477695
Category:
Page: 172
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Through personal experience, Chris Hill has become an expert in the field of overcoming addiction using the power of the subconscious mind... and through a devastating tragedy, he has made it his mission to teach what he has learned to as many people as possible. This book will take you on an emotional journey through Chris' own life, his joy, his sadness, his ups, his downs, his stumbling blocks and his solutions. You'll come out the other side enlightened, and armed with all the tools and knowledge you need to Get Your Life Back. " This read moved me, gave me joy, some laughter, and too many tears. Above all, it gave me hope." - Alison Seary

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Russell Brand's Trickster Tales
Author: Russell Brand
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476791899
Category: Fiction
Page: 128
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Offers an outrageously humorous version of the classic fairy tale about a musician who helps the town of Hamelin with its rat problem.

Mentors

How to Help and be Helped
Author: Russell Brand
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509850899
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
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Could happiness lie in helping others and being open to accepting help yourself? Mentors – the follow up to Sunday Times number one bestseller, Recovery – describes the benefits of seeking and offering help. ‘I have mentors in every area of my life, as a comic, a dad, a recovering drug addict, a spiritual being and as a man who believes that we, as individuals and the great globe itself, are works in progress and that through a chain of mentorship we can improve individually and globally, together . . . One of the unexpected advantages my drug addiction granted is that the process of recovery that I practise includes a mentorship tradition. I will encourage you to find mentors of your own and explain how you may better use the ones you already have. Furthermore, I will tell you about my experiences mentoring others and how invaluable that has been on my ongoing journey to self-acceptance and how it has helped me to transform from a bewildered and volatile vagabond to a (mostly) present and (usually) focussed husband and father.’ – Russell Brand Mentors: How to Help and Be Helped describes the impact that a series of significant people have had on the author – from the wayward youths he tried to emulate growing up in Essex, through the first ex-junkie sage, to the people he turns to today to help him be a better father. It explores how we all – consciously and unconsciously – choose guides, mentors and heroes throughout our lives and examines the new perspectives they can bring.

Addiction and Recovery For Dummies


Author: Brian F. Shaw,Paul Ritvo,Jane Irvine
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118069986
Category: Self-Help
Page: 320
View: 430
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Evaluate medications and treatment programs Break free from addictive substances or behaviors and get a fresh start Think you have an addiction? This compassionate guide helps you identify the problem and work towards a healthy, realistic approach to recovery, explaining the latest clinical and self-help treatments for both adults and teens. This book also offers tips on reducing cravings, handling your relationships, and staying well for the long run. Discover how to * Identify the reasons for addiction * Choose the best treatment plan * Handle slips and relapses * Detect addictions in a loved one * Find help and support

Alcoholics Anonymous

The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism
Author: Alcoholics Anonymous
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781258461805
Category:
Page: 410
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The Recovery Book

Answers to All Your Questions About Addiction and Alcoholism and Finding Health and Happiness in Sobriety
Author: Al J. Mooney,Catherine Dold,Howard Eisenberg
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761183159
Category: Self-Help
Page: 624
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“A classic. Read it. Use it. It can help guide you step by step into the bright light of the world of recovery.” —from the Foreword by Harry Haroutunian, M.D., Physician Director, Betty Ford Center “The Recovery Book is the Bible of recovery. Everything you need to know you will find in here.” —Neil Scott, host, Recovery Coast to Coast radio Hope, support, and a clear road map for people with drug or alcohol addiction. Announcing a completely revised and updated second edition of The Recovery Book, the Bible of addiction recovery. The Recovery Book provides a direct and easy-to-follow road map to every step in the recovery process, from the momentous decision to quit to the emotional, physical, and spiritual issues that arise along the way. Its comprehensive and effective advice speaks to people with addiction, their loved ones, and addiction professionals who need a proven, trusted resource and a supportive voice. The new edition of The Recovery Book features the revolutionary Recovery Zone System, which divides a life in recovery into three chronological zones and provides guidance on exactly what to do in each zone. First is the Red Zone, where the reader is encouraged to stop everything, activate their recovery and save their life. Next is the Yellow Zone, where the reader can begin to rebuild a life that was torn apart by addiction. Finally, the reader reaches the Green Zone, where he can enjoy a life a recovery and help others. Readers also learn how to use the Recovery Zone ReCheck, a simple, yet very effective relapse prevention tool. The Recovery Zone System works hand-in-hand with the 12-step philosophy and all other recovery methods. In addition, The Recovery Book covers new knowledge about addiction mechanisms and neuroplasticity, explaining how alcohol and drugs alter the brain. The authors outline a simple daily practice, called TAMERS, that helps people to use those same processes to “remold their brains” around recovery, eventually making sobriety a routine way of life. Written by Al J. Mooney, M.D., a recovery activist who speaks internationally on recovery, and health journalists Catherine Dold and Howard Eisenberg, The Recovery Book covers all the latest in addiction science and recovery methods. In 26 chapters and over 600 pages, The Recovery Book tackles issues such as: Committing to Recovery: Identifying and accepting the problem; deciding to get sober. Treatment Options: Extensive information on all current options, and how to choose a program. AA and other 12-Step Fellowships: How to get involved in a mutual-support group and what it can do for you. Addiction Science and Neuroplasticity: How alcohol and drugs alter pathways in the brain, and how to use the same processes to remold the brain around recovery. Relapse Prevention: The Recovery Zone ReCheck, a simple new technique to anticipate and avoid relapses. Rebuilding Your Life: How to handle relationships, socializing, work, education, and finances. Physical and Mental Health: Tips for getting healthy; how to handle common ailments. Pain Control: How to deal with pain in recovery; how to avoid a relapse if you need pain control for surgery or emergency care. Family and Friends: How you can help a loved one with addiction, and how you can help yourself. Raising Substance-Free Kids: How to “addiction-proof” your child. The Epidemic of Prescription Drugs: Now a bigger problem than illegal drugs. Dr. Al J. Mooney has been helping alcoholics and addicts get their lives back for more than thirty years, using both his professional and personal experiences at his family’s treatment center, Willingway, and most recently through his work as medical director for The Healing Place of Wake County (NC), a homeless shelter. The Recovery Book will help millions gain control of their mind, their body, their life, and their happiness. www.TheRecoveryBook.com

101 Tips for Recovering from Addictions

Practical Suggestions for Creating a New Life
Author: Richard A. Singer, Jr.
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
ISBN: 1615993282
Category: Self-Help
Page: 46
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ÿ101 Tips for Recovering from Addictionsÿcan help transform the life of any recovering addict from bleak to bright. These practical suggestions give hope, from seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, to realizing this light holds a promising future to reclaim. Readers will learn: How to keep hope and seek help, even in the darkest of daysHow to deal with the major monster of denialHow to plan to become consistently productiveHow to take care of your brain and body so that you're happier and healthierHow to routinely remember to never give upHow to push through and know that recovery can be realizedAnd much, much more"101 Tips for Recovering from Addictionsÿis a great resource, giving a simple, fun and easily digestible format to a treasure trove of accumulated wisdom from the Winners who have overcome addictions to have a happy and healthy life." --Sarah Graham, addiction expert and member of UK Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) "Having worked with people struggling with addictions for many years, I recognized many of the tools I regularly use among Rick Singer'sÿ101 Tips for Recovering from Addictionsÿ-- I know they work. Therefore, I can confidently recommend this little book as inspiration, and as a guide." --Bob Rich, Ph.D. author of several self-help and inspirational books "101 Tips for Recovering from Addictionsÿis a thoughtful, inspirational, must have for anyone in the addiction field or going through addiction themselves. Singer's own story is passionate, loving and realistic." --Mari Sweeting, Recovery Coach, Substance Abuse Counselor and DUI Instructor, Sonoma County, California "101 Tips for Recovering from Addictionsÿprovides a safe space, a space to learn tools that will encourage personal strength as you explore within and work to overcome your addiction. With this book and personal dedication you can move towards freedom." --Robin Marvel, author ofÿFraming a Family: Building a Foundation to Raise Confident Children Learn more at www.RickSingerBooks.com Self-Help: Substance Abuse & Addictions - General

RECOVERY 2.0


Author: Tommy Rosen
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1401946860
Category: Self-Help
Page: 320
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"The feeling was electric-energy humming through my body. I felt like blood was pouring into areas of my tissues that it had not been able to reach for some time. It was relieving and healing, subtler than the feeling from getting off on drugs, but it was detectable and lovely, and of course, there was no hangover, just a feeling of more ease than I could remember. I felt a warmth come over me similar to what I felt when I had done heroin, but far from the darkness of that insanity, this was pure light-a way through." - Tommy Rosen, on his first yoga experience Most of us deal with addiction in some form. While you may not be a fall-down drunk, anorexic, or a gambling addict, you likely struggle with addiction in other ways. Workaholism, overeating, and compulsively engaging with technology like video games, texting, and Facebook are also highly common examples. And if you don't suffer from addiction, chances are you know someone who does. Through more than 20 years of recovery and in working professionally with others, Tommy Rosen has uncovered core elements of recovery and healing, what he refers to as Recovery 2.0. In the book, he shares his own past struggles with addiction, and powerful, tested tools for breaking free from the obstacles that stand in the way of a holistic and lasting recovery. Building off the key tenets of the 12-Step program, he has developed an innovative approach that includes • Looking at the roots of addiction; your family history and "Addiction Story" • Daily breathing practices, meditation, yoga, and body awareness • A healthy, alkaline-based diet to aid with detox, boost immunity, increase vitality, support your entire recovery, and help prevent relapse • Discovering your mission, living on purpose, and being of service to others Recovery 2.0 will help readers not only release their addictions, but thrive in their recovery.

I Want to Change My Life

How to Overcome Anxiety, Depression, and Addiction
Author: Steven M. Melemis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781897572238
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 274
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A leading expert in addiction and mood disorders shares a five-point plan for overcoming anxiety, depression, and addiction. He describes the symptoms, causes, treatment, and relapse prevention strategies, and includes numerous exercises and a one-month step-by-step program.