Description : Married to her childhood sweetheart and enjoying her career as an arts dealer, Zoe Reynard hides the difficult truth about her overpowering sex addiction and finds her life crumbling as she begins working with a compassionate woman therapist.
Description : The stages-of-change model has become widely known as a framework for conceptualizing recovery. Less well known are the processes that drive movement through the stages or how the stages apply to becoming addicted. From Carlo C. DiClemente, codeveloper of the transtheoretical model, this book offers a panoramic view of the entire continuum of addictive behavior change. The author illuminates the common path that individuals travel as they establish and reinforce new patterns of behavior, whether they are developing an addiction or struggling to free themselves from one, and regardless of the specific addictive behavior. The book addresses crucial questions of why, when, and how to intervene to bolster recovery in those already addicted and reach out effectively to people at risk.
Description : Is addiction a disease, a sin, a sign of hypersensitivity, a personal failing, or a unique resource for the creative mind? However it is defined, addiction can have devastating consequences, often shattering lives, sundering families, causing impoverishment, and even triggering suicide. Yet it can also be a source of inspiration. In these frank essays, leading American and Canadian writers explore their surprisingly diverse personal experiences with this complex phenomenon, candidly recounting what happened when alcohol, heroin, smoking, food, gambling, or sex — sometimes in combination — took over their lives.
Description : Friends since childhood, Anais Darnby and Lindsay Markham have long harboured a secret passion for one another. When they finally confess their love, their future together seems assured, sealed with their searing embrace. But when a debauched Lindsay is seduced by a scheming socialite, a devastated Anais seeks refuge in another man's bed while Lindsay retreats to the exotic East. There, he is seduced again this time by the alluring red smoke and sinister beauty of opium. Back home, Lindsay's addiction is fed by the vogue for all things Oriental especially its sensual pleasures in fashionable London society. In his lucid moments, Lindsay still lusts after Anais, who can neither allow him near nor forget his smouldering touch. Tortured by two obsessions opium and Anais Lindsay must ultimately decide which is the one he truly cannot live without.
Description : Investigating sub-genres such as Blaxplooitation, SF/Horror and the Underground, Addicted covers a wide range of the wildest movies ever made, focusing not only on bodies of drug film from different countries, but also on individual works ranging from Performance with Mick Jagger to Brian de Palma's Scarface and Terry Gilliam's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Description : A stress management expert explains the growing problem of stress addiction and offers a step-by-step program for alleviating it, demonstrating how women can overcome repetitive, destructive behaviors with a regimen of self-empowerment, exercise and self-care, healthy narcissism, diet, and renewed humor and sensuality.
Description : This perceptive book critically explores why the United States continues to pursue failed policies in Latin America. Leading scholars explain how policies intended to promote the rule of law instead generate corruption and institutional crisis, why policies seeking to promote democratization and stabilization instead generate populist authoritarianism and destabilization, and why the war on drugs and the war on terror have neither reduced narcotics trafficking nor increased citizen security in the region. Reviewing official policy and its defenders and critics alike, this indispensable book focuses on the reasons for the failure of U.S. policies and their disastrous significance for both Latin America and the United States.
Description : This is an impressive work: carefully structured, researched and written . . . a refreshingly lucid account that is both intellectually stimulating and professionally helpful.-Janet McCalman Addicts are generally regarded with either pity or grave disapproval. But is being addicted to something necessarily bad? These attitudes are explicit both in contemporary medical literature and in popular, self-help texts. We categorise addiction as unnatural, diseased and self-destructive. We demonise pleasure and desire, and view the addict as physically and morally damaged. Helen Keane's thought-provoking text examines these assumptions in a new light. In asserting that the 'wrongness' of addiction is not fixed or indeed obvious, she presents a refreshing challenge to more conventional accounts of addiction. She also investigates the notion that people can be addicted to eating, love and sex, just as they are to drugs and alcohol. What's Wrong with Addiction? shows that most of our ideas about addiction take certain ideals of health and normality for granted. It exposes strains in our society's oppositions between health and disease, between the natural and the artificial, between order and disorder, and between self and other.
Description : Medical science has advanced over the years through the use of humor laboratories encountered during military conflicts and beyond. As time marches on, these experiments have contributed to a continuous progress in our medical care from Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War up to the recent Gulf War. These advances come in many forms, including new antibiotics, anesthesiology, medical treatments, medicines, surgical procedures, anesthetics, psychiatry practices, pharmacology, and titanium arms, legs, and other prosthetic devices. The credit for these advancements goes to military personnel, the Department of Defense, and other dedicated physicians, nurses, and ancillary personnel who have combined humor, caring, and expertise to bring excellence to our medical field. In this book, you will find: Historical examples of leadership and supervision of successful and unsuccessful medical techniques Information on veteran benefits and a guide to 2009 Veterans Affairs authorized services Humorous tales from the author's Irish wit, along with numerous other celebrities', on real-life situations in the medical field Various solutions to the current health-care reform debate from all political parties and independent voters based upon the local, state, and national media coverage Priceless photos of senators, presidents, military generals, colonels, and other dignitaries About the Author Col. Mel A. Gores was promoted to the senior executive service in 1979 and appointed to the 1,000-bed facility at Brockton, Massachusetts, a division of the VA Boston Healthcare System. He retired from federal government service at the age of fifty-five and spent the next ten years with the County Board of Supervisors, overseeing election and voting operations. He remained active and in reserve military positions from the age of seventeen until age sixty, receiving several high-level awards.
Description : An original and significant contribution to the study of crime and addictions. Explores addiction models in their application to the comprehension and treatment of some criminal behaviors. Addresses theoretical issues, practical implications of the `addicted to crime' hypothesis and currently existing evidence.
Description : After decades of the American “war on drugs” and relentless prison expansion, political officials are finally challenging mass incarceration. Many point to an apparently promising solution to reduce the prison population: addiction treatment. In Addicted to Rehab, Bard College sociologist Allison McKim gives an in-depth and innovative ethnographic account of two such rehab programs for women, one located in the criminal justice system and one located in the private healthcare system—two very different ways of defining and treating addiction. McKim’s book shows how addiction rehab reflects the race, class, and gender politics of the punitive turn. As a result, addiction has become a racialized category that has reorganized the link between punishment and welfare provision. While reformers hope that treatment will offer an alternative to punishment and help women, McKim argues that the framework of addiction further stigmatizes criminalized women and undermines our capacity to challenge gendered subordination. Her study ultimately reveals a two-tiered system, bifurcated by race and class.
Description : Provides guidance to allow the reader to identify signs of addiction in order to begin to seek help, and covers substance addictions, gambling, sex, internet, shopping, exercise, and others; and includes case studies, worksheets, and other tools to aid the reader.
Description : ADDICTED TO ALTITUDE A generation ago Jack O’Connor, “dean of outdoor writers,” taught us that mountain hunting was a special pursuit, a form of hunting that took us to the high, wild places in search of some of the world’s most beautiful and elusive game. Today Mark Hampton follows his teaching and takes us to new heights in pursuit of wild sheep and goats amidst the world’s highest mountains and most magnificent scenery. You will travel with him to the world’s legendary ranges: Hindu Kush, Himalayas, Caucasus, Alps, Tien Shan, Altai, and more...from the burning Red Sea Hills of Sudan to the precipitous Southern Alps of New Zealand...and of course to our own Rocky Mountains, Cassiars, Alaska Range, and the harsh desert mountains of the American Southwest. Mark Hampton, career educator, former Missouri State Representative, All-American trapshooter, longtime hunting guide, and legendary handgun hunter, takes you along on what evolved as his greatest passion: High-country hunting for the wild sheep and goats of the world. From the diminutive chamois to the mighty argali, from desert bighorn to Rocky Mountain goat, you will feel your lungs burn as you climb the high ridges and feel your heart race as you make the final stalk. Addicted to Altitude will earn its place in the annals of hunting literature...and will validate for a new generation the special feeling of climbing the heights for the great game to be found.
Description : Friends since childhood, Anais Darnby and Lindsay Markham have long harbored a secret passion for one another. When they finally confess their love, their future together seems assured, sealed with their searing embrace. But when a debauched Lindsay is seduced by a scheming socialite, a devastated Anais seeks refuge in another man's bed while Lindsay retreats to the exotic East. There, he is seduced again -- this time by the alluring red smoke and sinister beauty of opium. Back home, Lindsay's addiction is fed by the vogue for all things Oriental -- especially its sensual pleasures -- in fashionable London society. In his lucid moments, Lindsay still lusts after Anais, who can neither allow him near nor forget his smoldering touch. Tortured by two obsessions -- opium and Anais -- Lindsay must ultimately decide which is the one he truly cannot live without.