Description : More than anything, Brooke Malone’s mother wants Brooke to follow in her footsteps as the perfect trophy wife. The only problem is Brooke wants no part of that life. She did everything she was told as a child, and followed every rule hoping that one day she would earn her parent’s respect and maybe their love. But after the man she was being groomed to marry was killed in a car accident that left her critically injured, her world and her priorities changed. Now she’s in a new city, with a new job and working on a new life, all while trying to get her body whole again. She really wants to be left alone to discover parts of herself that have been buried for way too long. The last thing she’s looking for is a relationship, least of all one with a sexy co-worker. Lucas Mathews has always had a soft spot—and an eye—for the wounded, so when he spots Brooke in the hospital gym he isn't fooled by her confidence. On the outside, she exhibits self-assurance, strength and an air of perfection. Yet he sees more, he sees a saddened, vulnerable woman trying to convince everyone, including herself, that she’s fine. Their attraction is mutual. And chemistry…off the charts. But what Lucas really wants is Brooke’s heart, something she has no intention of giving to anyone ever again.
Description : Gain a fuller understanding of substance addiction and treatment options! Originally published in 1992 as The Facts About Drug Use, this updated edition contains new information about the effects of alcohol and recreational, mood-altering drugs on the body. The multiple causes of drug use and the options available to those dependent on drugs as a way of life are thoroughly and clearly described. Drug use affects nearly 1 out of 2 Americans and cuts across every social and economic boundary. The effects of addiction on the individual are great, and the cumulative effects on society are staggering. Knowledge of the adverse effects of mood-altering drugs and why and how they are used excessively is a centerpiece of this book. It presents, intelligently and interestingly, ways to identify persons at risk and identify problems that the addicted encounter in attempts to become drug free. Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, and the Road to Recovery: Life on the Edge is an essential tool in both finding available resources for drug users and developing appropriate responses to today's drug problem. This remarkable, well-referenced book enables those with little or no background in science or health care to understand the complex issues surrounding drug use. It provides current, reliable, and unbiased information on methods for dealing with dependency upon alcohol and central nervous system depressants, hallucinogens, heroin, nicotine, marijuana, caffeine, amphetamines, designer drugs like Ecstasy, and steroids. A glossary listing common street names for drugs will be invaluable to those interested in identifying specific substances. This comprehensive volume will show you: who typically uses drugs and the reasons why they do how to classify mood-altering drugs how to identify and treat drug dependency areas of special concern such as multiple drug use, AIDS and drug use, drugs and pregnancy, drugs and sports, and drug testing technology Chapter by chapter, this nonjudgmental book helps readers develop a better understanding of the effects of mood-altering substances and the reasons many continue to use them despite serious consequences. This is a valuable key to the nature of dependency and addiction, and the external forces (including poverty and homelessness) that promote such behavior.
Description : Provides eight guidelines for recovering from illness, financial problems, and personal, emotional, or spiritual problems, and stresses the importance of faith in achieving a full recovery
Description : Do you have Parkinson's Disease? Are you looking for ways to feel better? Road to Recovery from Parkinson's Disease gives a comprehensive overview of the factors that cause the symptoms of Parkinson's and covers all the natural treatments that are helping thousands of people with Parkinsons become healthy and well. There is no doubt about it. Many medical specialties provide relief from the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease. Road to Recovery from Parkinson's Disease reveals the natural therapies and safe treatments that persons with Parkinson's have discovered help them steer a steady course on the road to recovery.