My Recovery

A Personal Plan for Healing

Author: Charles L. Whitfield

Publisher: HCI

ISBN: 9780757301209

Category: Self-Help

Page: 120

View: 2138

To get somewhere it is useful to know where you are going. This can be especially difficult for people struggling with issues of addiction, compulsion, physical or mental illness. In this simple yet effective three-part program, best-selling author Charles Whitfield helps readers chart their own treatment plan and find a way out of the often confusing vortex of recovery work. Through illustrative charts and graphics he shows readers how to write their own recovery plan, including how to identify core issues and how to integrate those issues into a personalized plan. Stage one helps readers identify the illness or condition that plagues them and explains how recovery truly is within reach of those who participate in a full recovery program. Stage two explains how healing requires the reader to consider their adult child of trauma issues, such as co-dependence. It describes the way out of the pain and confusion-learning self-awareness, self-acceptance, self-responsibility and self-reflection. Stage three addresses more keys to success including having a healthy and nourishing spirituality and learning to live in the present moment, no longer burdened by the past or fearing the future. My Recovery Plan is an empowering book; it will give readers hope and instill the knowledge that they can, indeed, recover.

My Recovery: Inspiring Stories, Recovery Tips and Messages of Hope from Eating Disorder Survivors

Author: Julie Parker

Publisher: Momentum

ISBN: 1743340702

Category: Self-Help

Page: 308

View: 4386

"Is it really possible to recover from an eating disorder? I need to talk to someone who has beaten this and is happy. I want to know what someone else did to recover." If your life has been touched by an eating disorder and you have ever asked these questions, then My Recovery is for you. Clinical counsellor Julie Parker shares the inspirational and courageous stories of eighteen women and men who have survived anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder or an eating disorder not otherwise specified. Each survivor shares not only their eating disorder journey, but the tips, strategies and tools that helped them regain their life and true sense of self. Each holds the unwavering hope and belief that recovery was not only possible for them, but is for others too. Stories of the importance of professional help, self-care, doing loved activities, creativity, and separation of the eating disorder from the self are all shared. If you are considering buying this book and wondering if you will ever recover from an eating disorder, My Recovery will leave you with the resounding belief that you can, direct from the hearts, minds and experiences of those who once wondered the same thing. An inspirational and hopeful book, My Recovery is also relevant for carers, loved ones and eating disorder professionals. Proceeds of this book are being donated to The Butterfly Foundation to support those whose lives have been touched by eating disorders.

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

View: 5510

“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.

Guide Me in My Recovery

Prayers for Times of Joy and Times of Trial

Author: John Farrell

Publisher: Central Recovery Press, LLC

ISBN: 1936290472

Category: Self-Help

Page: 214

View: 6129

Original prayers for modern-day life challenges. Specifically designed for readers in twelve-step recovery practicing a program that includes prayer and meditation.

Get Me Out of Here

My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder

Author: Rachel Reiland

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1592857779

Category: Self-Help

Page: 464

View: 4125

With astonishing honesty, this memoir reveals what mental illness looks and feels like from the inside, and how healing from borderline personality disorder is possible through intensive therapy and the support of loved ones. With astonishing honesty, this memoir, Get Me Out of Here, reveals what mental illness looks and feels like from the inside, and how healing from borderline personality disorder is possible through intensive therapy and the support of loved ones. A mother, wife, and working professional, Reiland was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder at the age of 29--a diagnosis that finally explained her explosive anger, manipulative behaviors, and self-destructive episodes including bouts of anorexia, substance abuse, and promiscuity. A truly riveting read with a hopeful message.Excerpt: "My hidden secrets were not well-concealed. The psychological profile had been right as had the books on BPD. I was manipulative, desperately clinging and prone to tantrums, explosiveness, and frantic acts of desperation when I did not feel the intimacy connection was strong enough. The tough chick loner act of self-reliance was a complete facade."

Fighting Parkinson's... and Winning

A Memoir of My Recovery from Parkinson's Disease

Author: Howard Shifke

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781979354028

Category: Parkinson's disease

Page: 282

View: 2660

"Howard Shifke fully recovered from Parkinson's Disease. This memoir presents Howard's story of getting Parkinson's and provides a detailed account of how he won the fight against it."--Back cover.

The Buddha and the Borderline

My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, and

Author: Kiera Van Gelder

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781608820603

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

View: 624

Kiera Van Gelder's first suicide attempt at the age of twelve marked the onset of her struggles with drug addiction, depression, post-traumatic stress, self-harm, and chaotic romantic relationships-all of which eventually led to doctors' belated diagnosis of borderline personality disorder twenty years later. The Buddha and the Borderline is a window into this mysterious and debilitating condition, an unblinking portrayal of one woman's fight against the emotional devastation of borderline personality disorder. This haunting, intimate memoir chronicles both the devastating period that led to Kiera's eventual diagnosis and her inspirational recovery through therapy, Buddhist spirituality, and a few online dates gone wrong. Kiera's story sheds light on the private struggle to transform suffering into compassion for herself and others, and is essential reading for all seeking to understand what it truly means to recover and reclaim the desire to live.

Reflections of My Recovery

Author: David McIntire

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440100381

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 48

View: 7521

This book is the insight to the recovery of an addict. At least through my own personal experiences. This is a story of sorts that will take you through a journey of my mind. It includes things I wish I would have said to my family to my own personal obstacles I had to overcome. If you are in recovery or know a close personal loved one that is, this book will mean all the world to you. Even if you are not in recovery my poems are my deepest most inner thoughts and are loved by everyone I have let read them. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed writing it. Thank you for reading and have a blessed day.


My recovery combines my memories of Dad's approach with Medicine Today


Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434315363

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 152

View: 2553

A stroke because it is the blocking of blood flow to tissues within the brain can be life threatening , leave permanent damage, or require the patient to do daily battle with his own brain. The recovery of the stroke patient requires the specialist to treat , to understand and to involve the whole patient and not just the. physical damage and the cause. . Today , medicine concentrates on the physical damage and the cause as determined by the technology and the corrective treatment within each specialty Specialists lack the time to make patients part of the curing . My recovery from a stroke illustrates that the recovery was inadvertently set back and impeded .The failure to recognize my lack of knowledge about my medical problem and to devote the time necessary to make me fully understand the stroke damage left me feeling like medical garbage .Until a specialist took the time to explain the brain damage and its affect in language that I understood , I was my own worst enemy on the road to recovery An early period of medicine , fifty years ago , with more limited scientific knowledge , lacking technology and pharmaceuticals, had to focus on the whole patient , to motivate their recuperative natural will to recover .They understood the disease or injury but often knew the recovery was more dependent on the patient than the scientific advancements that did not exist. This book is the clinical history of the author , a stroke victim. The book by recounting his experiences on the road to partial recovery adds a unique additional insight , the author’s knowledge of medicine practiced by his dad fifty years earlier.

My Walk, My Journey, My Recovery

Drugs and Alcohol

Author: Mama Cotton

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1480933856

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 58

View: 3601

My Walk, My Journey, My Recovery by Mama Cotton We all have our own trials and tribulations that we must deal with in our lives. Even when you think you may have lost all hope, you need to still have hope and faith in God. Mama Cotton’s personal tale of drugs and alcohol was her calling to write a book, to share her testimony. When God brings you to it, He’ll bring you through it. Have faith in God because He causes all things to work together for you, good and bad.

Medicine Wheel of My Recovery

Author: Mickey Mongiovi

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 147729841X

Category: Religion

Page: 104

View: 1262

This book is not only for Native American Indians; it’s for all races, but in the Native American way. Nor is this book directed to any one particular recovering group. The disease of addiction is not a prejudice disease. neither is recovery. Everything we do in recovery should be for self, because everything we do effects our opinion of ourselves. The results of sobriety should be used to help others in recovery. The secret of success is consistency. That’s why in recovery they keep saying, “Keep coming back.” To sacrifice is to gain, in giving up the past for the future. Wisdom is not what you put yourself through but what life puts you through. Accepting recovery is accepting responsibility for one’s actions. This is why we must know where the ripples will go before we cast the stone into the pond. To do so, one must take a journey within the four directions, in order to find the balance of their spiritual inner and outer self. The results should be given away to help others in recovery so that we may keep what we have learned and earned, so that we will be able to have a deeper yes and a much stronger no, and realize that the message is in silence, the deepest answer is in patience, and a clear mind will precipitate patience. Three River, Ah-ho

Cocaine and Champagne

Author: Sherrie Lueder

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781505524185


Page: 200

View: 7032

Sonya grows up in an upper middle class home with an alcoholic father. She acquires a taste for alcohol and drinks her first bottle of champagne when she is just twelve. Despite her dysfunctional family life, Sonya has the necessary tools to lead a productive life and leaves home for college. Living alone and left to her own devices, the choices she makes are not all good. Sonya is promiscuous, dating both men and women, while seemingly oblivious to any relationship she is currently in. She spends money lavishly, ventures to other countries on her own, and overindulges in alcohol and drugs. even going as far as to sell them. She brushes off everyone's warnings-telling herself she's still young and just having fun. Ultimately, Sonya realizes her choices have turned to need and threaten to ruin a relationship she values the most. Thus begins her long road to recovery. The road is unforgiving. She suffers many losses, and stumbles often only to get back up and start again. The last obstacle she faces may prove to be the most difficult. Sonya's father has always been brutally outspoken concerning her sexual preferences. In death, the final message he sends threatens to put Sonya over the edge...

My Life, My Addiction, My Recovery

Author: Elizabeth R. Welsh


ISBN: 9780557035090


Page: 46

View: 9365

Non-fiction. A true story and testimony of a recovering addict. She has been known to speak to female inmates at the local detention center. This book also provides skills and insights of how to deal with and overcoming addiction; again, whether you're an addict or subjected to dealing with an addict or addiction. As well, it gives an understanding of why people turn to drugs and/or alcohol. Powerful perspectives are given from the addict's view. A very insightful and helpful book even if you are not an addict. This book will show you simply how to live successfully in God's love, fullness, and blessings.

Never Give Up

My Stroke, My Recovery, and My Return to the NFL

Author: Tedy Bruschi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470536152

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 9324

"Tedy gives you something to believe in. Whether we're winning or losing, he holds his head high, and he knows himself and handles himself so well, others can't help but follow him. The way he practices and plays forces you to become a better teammate; the way he demands hustle and toughness forces you to become a better leader; and the way he carries himself inspires you to become a better person. This made his return to playing on October 30 against Buffalo all the more electrifying. The stadium was louder that night than the nights we had raised our Super Bowl banners. Our captain, our leader, our inspiration was back on the field doing what he loved to do. Tedy had spent months rehabbing, had countless doctor visits, and had undergone hundreds of tests trying to play again. Just eight months after our victory in Super Bowl XXXIX, here we were celebrating a much bigger victory on our home field. Sure it was great to win the game, but that night we were celebrating Tedy's return as he showed us teammates, fans, family, and friends what it takes to become victorious in life. "You might be coming to this book as a fan of Tedy's football skills and, don't get me wrong, gaining the insights of one of the best defenders in Patriots history is worth the price of admission, but that's just part of the story. There are a lot of reasons to look up to him, and I promise you will finish this book with an admiration for him on a much deeper level." --Tom Brady (from the Foreword)

Strengthening My Recovery

Meditations for Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780978979768


Page: N.A

View: 5909

Daily Meditation book written by and for the Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA/ACoA) Fellowship. Contributions reflect experience, strength and hope as part of the contributors' recovery journeys.

My Schizophrenic Life

The Road to Recovery from Mental Illness

Author: Sandra Yuen MacKay

Publisher: Bridgeross Communications

ISBN: 0981003796

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

View: 2465

Vancouver artist Sandra Yuen MacKay has an abnormality of the brain - a disease called schizophrenia. As she says, "my life is schizophrenic because I have schizophrenia. It will always be there." Much of her life has been a struggle to cope with the symptoms of her disease and the side effects of the medications required to keep those symptoms in check. Early in her life, Sandra started to exhibit the typical symptoms of this disease which came as a surprise to her unsuspecting family. Her book chronicles her struggles, hospitalizations, encounters with professionals, return to school, eventual marriage, and success as an artist, writer and advocate. "Remarkably compelling...the book takes on a life if its own...a gripping narrative" Library Journal "There are precious few people who have experienced psychosis and can convey it accurately, clearly, and concisely. Sandra MacKay's story is an important one for all of us in the mental health field --doctors, patients, and their families. It is imperative that we take in the lessons she is imparting to us all, on how to manage, and in many ways, triumph, over chronic mental illness." Julie Holland, MD author, Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER., New York city


Freedom from Our Addictions

Author: Russell Brand

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1250141931

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 2662

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.

My Recovery Workbook

An Easy Way of Recovering from Addiction Workbook

Author: Brian Amen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781727235852


Page: 112

View: 5930

This is an effective guide through recovery from substance misuse such as addiction to drinking and smoking, and other compulsive behaviors such as shopping, gambling and masturbation. This is a workbook that will help recovering addicts who are in their early stages of recovery to establish balance and a healthy lifestyle. My Recovery Workbook is a practical daily guide through the world of trauma and addiction treatment. The process of staying clean and sober and becoming unhooked from any compulsive behavior is a process of intent. As said by many professionals in the addiction field, the question is not "Why the addiction?" but "Why the pain? What pain is your addiction to drinking, smoking or any other drug or behavior bandaging? With a focus on personal recovery, this workbook takes us through the proven essentials of intentional addiction recovery and treatment. This is a groundbreaking journey to freedom from addiction using simple and practical, proven sobriety and recovery solutions for individuals, families, and communities. This is a great workbook to help you overcome your cravings to addiction while creating a healthier lifestyle so that you can live the life you've always wanted.

Motivating My Life Recovery

Never Fear, Never Hesitate, Never Quit

Author: Andre Souliere

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477110267

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 137

View: 8491

Andre Souliere grew up in Biddeford Maine in an old farm house that his grandfather had built. After High School Andre enlisted in the United States Air Force where he met his first wife and together they had two daughters along with a step-daughter. They were stationed at different assignments in the United States as well as in Germany. Andre has remarried to the love of his life and they have been blessed with a son, where they now live in Steep Falls Maine enjoying the country life and outdoor activities. Andre also feels blessed to have five grandchildren who are the joy of everyones life. Andre enjoys presenting motivational talks and keynotes on safety, life recovery and life success. After his divorce, Andre fell into deep depression and alcoholism. During these dark times, Andre lost the will to go deal with the pain. His book covers his survival from divorce, separation from his children, depression, alcoholism, and suicide, death of a family member and the murder of his first grandson. The book also covers his motivation to survive, his love of God and the love story that he developed with his wife Joyce. The story starts with his entering a rehabilitation center and covers the periods up until he re-marries. This book is meant to illustrate Andres rise from the darkness of hell to where he is today. Andre would like this book to be a motivational tool for everyone for their life journey and success.