Description : Addicted? presents different ways to recognize the early and often subtle signs of addiction—much in the same way we learn to detect the early signs of cancer. But, unlike cancer, where people rush to get treatment as soon as they recognize the signs, an addiction typically is faced with great guilt and ambivalence. Addicted? provides questionnaires that screen for a wide array of chemical and behavioral addictions at all stages of development, and ends with a step-by-step guide for how to prepare oneself or someone else to overcome addiction.
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 : 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 : From the New York Times bestselling author of Claimed comes the second enticingly erotic novel set in a world on the brink of chaos. Lennox used to live in a paradise on earth with his best friend Jamie, in a place where visitors came and went, allowing their desires to run free. But everything changes when a deadly attack forces them to take up with Connor Mackenzie’s band of Outlaws. Lennox knows Jamie is hung up on someone else, but he’s always believed he’s the man for her—and won’t let her go without a fight. Even though Jamie is well aware that Lennox is one hot specimen of a man, she refuses to let sex ruin the most important relationship in her life. But when the object of her interest spurns her, she indulges in a little pleasure-filled revenge with her very magnetic, very willing best friend. One thrilling night with Lennox is enough to awaken Jamie’s unexpected desires for him. And now that she’s had a taste, she’s not sure she can ever give him up...
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 : 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 : Just one taste . . . The only thing worse than a food addict falling for a chef is a food addict falling for a chef with a sex addiction. And yet somehow that's exactly what I've done. With his tall, fit body, mischievous smile, and sexy Australian accent, Liam is double-chocolate gelato: a sinfully satisfying dish I can't stop craving. He says we're good together, that we can make each other better. But what if he's wrong? What if we're just feeding each other's addiction? What if just one taste of Liam is too much?
Description : It has long been acknowledged that in America the car is king. However, America’s car-orientated and car-dependent lifestyle goes beyond the culture of fast cars and freeways. In Addicted to Oil, Ian Rutledge explores the political, economic and social ramifications of the motorisation of the US economy. He argues that America’s dependence on the car has created a lifestyle leading to oil needs which have heavily influenced US foreign policy in the modern era. Rutledge traces the origins of America’s addiction throughout the twentieth century and explains how America’s relations with the Middle East were developed through its quest for energy security. America’s motorisation and its consequent demand for oil at predictable market prices was and continues to be an important influence on US policy towards Iraq – especially given the uncertainties relating to what has so far been the securest source of Middle East oil – Saudi Arabia. Ian Rutledge argues that the war in Iraq was neither a war for ‘freedom’ or ‘democracy’ nor was it a plot to ‘steal Iraq’s oil’, but rather an attempt to establish a pliant and dependable oil protectorate in the Middle East which would underwrite the soaring demand from America’s hyper-motorised consumers. Addicted to Oil is the first book to undertake an in-depth analysis of the motorisation of US society which explicitly links it to America’s foreign policy adventures, past and present. Addicted to Oil is essential reading for an understanding of America’s international political priorities and its fraught relations with the Middle East.
Description : Talia Truman is a manager's worst nightmare. A former child star, Talia traded in her braids and became a smart-mouthed party girl with a penchant for bad boys and even badder decisions.