Description : If you have ever wondered what it would be like to travel the road that a drug addict has chosen, sit back and read about the road into living hell—and back. Marty Gruber abused drugs for 45 years, and he attempted suicide immediately before he found the door of escape from drug abuse, and the key to a meaningful life. With the aid of Providence Marty found long term meaning, and in the process he has been given the privilege of warning teens about the trap of drug abuse. Research performed in 2010 shows that 48.2 percent of America’s high school seniors have tried illicit drugs. In 2011 the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reported that drug abuse cost the United States six hundred and nine billion dollars ($609,000,000,000 is not a typo). Most drug addicts die from their addiction because becoming drug free requires help, and many never find that help. Research shows that for each dollar invested in drug abuse prevention, a savings of up to ten dollars in rehabilitation treatment can be achieved. A teenager can’t see as far down the road as a seventy-five-year-old man who has already been down that road to just short of its logical end—death. In Marty’s case, this was attempted suicide. Marty has returned to warn others not to take the road leading to drug abuse.
Description : Deep in lost history, did high civilizations and advanced knowledge thrive? The ancient Vedic literatures of India describe a worldwide civilization that flourished at a time when modern historians insist that humans like us existed simply as hunter-gatherers. This Vedic civilization, centered in India, employed technologies based on a scientific understanding of the physical elements and forces we know today, as well as more subtle conscious elements. Devamrita Swami, who has spent a lifetime in his own search for Vedic India, takes us on a journey of intellectual discovery through the history of the remarkable Vedic civilization and its knowledge, locked in the ancient literatures of India. His wit and wisdom combine to make our search for Vedic India not only illuminating but entertaining. He tells us not only the truths of Vedic India, but how they are again coming to be. Searching for Vedic India thus takes us not only into the past, but into the future.
Description : Demonstrates that important new drugs are the results of innovative work done at taxpayer-funded universities and at the National Institutes of Health, rather than by pharmaceutical firms who reap the profit and drive up the cost of prescription drugs.
Description : This volume of the ASA Special Series contains the written version of the presentations given at the ASA 2009 Annual Conference on "The Search for "Truth" in Arbitration: Is finding the Truth what Dispute Resolution is about?" This volume explores the role and the relevance of "truth" in dispute resolution and specifically in commercial arbitration; the different notions of truth in different legal cultures; the users' view in that respect; and the consequences of these different perspectives and approaches for the practice of international arbitration. Part one provides the "philosophical" background to the subsequent discussions of some practical issues from the perspective of the users of arbitration services as well as of the providers of these services, arbitrators and counsel. Next, two practical issues that have for a long time been a hot topic in commercial arbitration practice, cross-examination and document production, are expolored from different perspectives. Finally formalism in arbitral proceedings is discussed – is formalism good or evil? It has been concluded that formal requirements should never be handled in a way that would hinder a tribunal or a court from accomplishing the main task with which it was entrusted either by the parties or by the State: applying the substantive law to the issues before them and finding a just and fair solution to the parties' dispute. The presentations published in this volume of the ASA Special Series will contribute to the discussion of the ever intriguing question "Is Finding the "Truth" what Dispute Resolution is about?"
Description : When Wade Franklin returns to his hometown of Taylor’s Crossing, Georgia, his future hangs in the balance. He is in love with his lifelong friend and college sweetheart, Pamela Palmer, but will she take him back after a two-year absence? He left without saying goodbye or giving any explanation, and now it is time to reveal his reasons for doing so. Pam is finally making a life of her own as editor of the local newspaper, the Taylor Times, and her world is shaken when Wade returns to town. An incidental meeting provides the opportunity to renew their friendship, and both are keenly aware that the bond between them is still very strong. As their relationship deepens, Wade is completely honest with Pam, and his story launches them on a path that literally changes their lives. His truthfulness about his father’s undercover assignment and unsolved murder sets the stage for a web of intrigue that reaches from Atlanta, Georgia, to New York City. Searching is a poignant story of love, faith, and the certainty of God’s provision in times of need. It presents an intricately woven tapestry of characters who struggle with the flaws of humanity—broken hearts, shattered dreams, and painful memories. From beginning to end, their lives are under the watchful eye and the guiding hand of the Lord, as he awakens their hearts to an awareness of who he is and offers love, forgiveness, and salvation to those who seek him in faith.
Description : 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.
Description : 'Truth, Spirituality and Contemporary Issues' is a revision guide for GCSE religious studies AQA B. The checklists at the end of the chapter highlight areas that need more revision, as well as helping students plan their work.
Description : "He rocked my foundation! Greg Baer touched me deeply. He's got the answer to finding happiness in life."—Tony Trupiano, Talk America Why do most of us search our entire lives for loving and happy relationships but rarely find them? What is the "secret something" that all relationships need in order to thrive? Dr. Greg Baer found the answers to these questions while working with thousands of individuals and couples. In Real Love, he shares his enlightening and practical blueprint for creating successful relationships and reveals the secret to finding and keeping what he calls "Real Love." In Real Love, you'll discover: · The difference between Imitation Love and Real Love · How to eliminate conflicts with spouses, children, parents, friends and colleagues · How to put an end to destructive “Getting” and “Protecting” behaviors · How Real Love can eliminate anger, resentment, and fear · The four steps to finding Real Love With Real Love as your guide you can begin to heal the wounds of your past and create rewarding and fulfilling relationships in every area of your life.
Description : The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Patient Workbook is intended for patients in 12-step treatment programs. It's purpose is to provide a venue for patients to write down their thoughts and experiences as they progress through the 12 steps of treatment. The workbook takes the patient (client) through the first five steps of recovery and offers space for the client to work on their own personal recovery plan. It also has a chapter on preventing relapse and honesty.
Description : "The addiction field has long needed a comprehensive set of exercises counselors could use to guide patients through good treatment. The workbooks developed by Dr. Perkinson take the patient from the beginning of treatment to the end. They are written in such a manner that Dr. Perkinson is your mentor and is conversing with you, sharing with you his vast area of expertise and knowledge about recovery. These patient exercises meet the highest standards demanded by accrediting bodies." --Dr. Bob Carr, Director Substance Abuse Program and Mental Health Services, Sioux Falls V.A. Regional Medical Center, South Dakota "I have used the exercises in The Gambling Addiction Patient Handbook for years. Patients have reported reduced levels of stress from having their assignments organized in this format. It is a challenge for the pathological gambler to slow down and learn in early recovery." --Sue Van Doren, Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor "I have been working with compulsive gamblers and their family members for 12 years and find this work extremely rewarding and challenging. I have been utilizing Dr. Perkinson's workbooks for 10 years and have found them to be some of the most useful tools in helping addicts and gamblers identify the many ways that addiction has impacted their lives. Our clients benefit from the straightforward approach of the workbooks and the clear instructions of how to begin incorporating a 12-step recovery program into their lives. I highly recommend Dr Perkinson's workbooks." --Lisa Vig, Licensed Addiction Counselor and Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor. Gamblers Choice, Fargo, North Dakota "I have been in the chemical dependency field for over 28 years. I have worked as a counselor, clinical supervisor and executive director in a number of treatment centers. These are the best exercises for alcoholics, drug addicts and problem gamblers that I have ever seen. I have used them for years and patients find them easy to understand. The material covers everything an addict needs to know to enter a stable recovery. I highly recommend these patient handbooks. Patients love them and they make the counselor's job easy. The book makes the job easy as all you will need to help your patient is in one place." --Bob Bogue, CCSII, CCDC III, Clinical Supervisor "Dr. Perkinson does and excellent job of bringing together and individualizing 12 step treatment for addicts and gamblers including identifying character defects and relapse prevention. Comments from patients include, 'it has opened my eyes to my gambling and behaviors associated with it' and 'I feel it is easy to work and very self explanatory.'" --Ron Scherr, CCDC II, Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor, Avera St. Lukes, Worthmore Treatment Center