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The Recovery Book - Al J. Mooney; Howard Eisenberg; Catherine Dold; Harry Haroutunian (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780761183150
Publication Date: 2014-09-09
"A clear, accurate, and comprehensive resource; for patients, their families, and helping professionals" (Anthony B. Radcliffe, M.D., former president, American Society of Addiction Medicine). Dr. Al Mooney, who lectures internationally on recovery, writing with medical and health journalists Howard Eisenberg and Catherine Dold, covers all the latest in addiction science and recovery techniques. Extensive research in neuroplasticity, for example, sheds new light on how alcohol and drugs actually alter pathways in the brain; but also how this same process, when trained in recovery, can remold the brain, making sobriety a routine way of life. A new understanding of gender and addiction leads to revised insights, techniques, and new hope for treating women in recovery....


Books at your library

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Clean - David Sheff
ISBN: 9780547848655
Publication Date: 2013-04-02
The author offers a new paradigm for dealing with addiction based on cutting-edge research and stories of his own and other families' struggles with -- and triumphs over -- drug abuse.

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Opiate Addiction - the Painkiller Addiction Epidemic, Heroin Addiction and the Way Out - Taite Adams
ISBN: 9780988987555
Publication Date: 2013-05-01
The resource provides answers to questions, helps allay fears and provides direction for help, treatment, and recovery.

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Rewired - Erica Spiegelman
ISBN: 9781578265657
Publication Date: 2015-04-28
Centred around the concept of self-actualization, Spiegelman guides readers towards not only physical sobriety, but a mental, emotional and spiritual sobriety.

The New York State Navigating The Substance Use Disorder System of Care Series

How to Navigate the Substance Use Disorder System of Care

Access Treatment: A Guide for Individuals and Families Seeking Care & Support is provided by The Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. The site provides brief educational videos with general information about navigating the substance use disorder system of care. This video series describes the types of substance use disorder treatment services available, discusses health insurance benefits as they relate to treatment, and answers common questions individuals and families may have about treatment and recovery.

The first video in the series provided below is an introduction to treatment.


    Helpful videos


    Thoughts on recovery

    Cliff shares his recommendation regarding recovery. Click here for thoughts from other patients.




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    Science of addiction and the brain - Michael Pearl
    There are four segments supported by 185 animated PowerPoint frames on the subject of The Science of Addiction and the Brain. Learn the steps to overcome addictions! Hint: The very first step in overcoming an addiction is to hate it. Discover how the brain is wired. Recognize the one thing all addicts are seeking. Realize what will happen if you avoid changing your behavior.

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