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Futures at Stake: Youth, Gambling, and Society
Edited by Howard J. Shaffer, Matthew N. Hall, Joni Vander Bilt, and Elizabeth M. George; Foreword by Thomas N. Cummings
The widespread legalization of gambling across the U.S. has produced concerns for serious social, economic, and health problems. For the first time in this country, an entire generation of young people has reached adulthood within a context of approval and endorsement of gambling as a source of entertainment and recreation. Compared with their adult counterparts, these young people have evidenced a higher level of gambling related problems.
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The Family Recovery Guide, A Map for Healthy Growth
by Stephanie Brown, Ph.D. and Virginia M. Lewis, Ph.D., with Andrew Liotta
This guide is for the family members of someone trying to overcome an addiction. The book teaches how to sustain supportive relationships with the recovering addict without undermining the focus they need to beat addiction and build a healthy life.
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A Woman's Addiction Workbook, Your Guide to In-Depth Healing
by Lisa M. Najavits, Ph.D.
Until recently women in recovery were dependent on treatment models based on work with men. Addiction expert Lisa Najavits offers a program to help women overcome the problems associated with their addictions, such as body image, trauma and violence, relationships, and stress.
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Warning Signs: A Guidebook for Parents
by John Kelly and Brian J. Karem
Warning Signs shows the exact key behaviors, activities, and personality changes to look for in your child that point to brewing trouble. Designed for every parent with teens today, this is the only book that provides honest answers to the questions you have about your child and drug abuse, alcohol and binge drinking, violence and bullying, gambling, and depression and suicide.
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Cool Parents, Drug-Free Kids: A Family Survival Guide
by Robert H. Coombs, Ph.D.
This book outlines the issue of drug usage in teens. The author, a top-ranking professor at a top-ranking university, has reviewed relevant professional literature, gathered first hand information about users at all stages, and compiled a practical, interesting guide for parents and interested others.
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Addiction Recovery Tools: A Practical Handbook
by Robert H. Coombs, Ph.D.
Addiction Recovery Tools: A Practical Handbook presents verified recovery tools with a methodical "when and how" approach for each available tool. Including both Western and Eastern methods, the book catalogs the motivational, medical-pharmaceutical, cognitive-behavioral, psychosocial, and holistic tools accessible in a wide variety of settings and programs.
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Handbook of Addictive Disorders: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment
by Robert H. Coombs, Ph.D. (Editor)
The Handbook of Addictive Disorders: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art resource, featuring valuable contributions from a multidisciplinary team of leading experts. This unique guide deftly defines addiction and examines its comorbidity with other problems. Subsequent chapters present an overview of addictive disorders coupled with strategies for accurately diagnosing them, planning effective treatment, and selecting appropriate interventions. Chapters on public policy and prevention are of indispensable value in light of this growing health concern.
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Drug-Impaired Professionals
by Robert H. Coombs, Ph.D.
Drawing on more than 130 personal interviews with addicted physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, attorneys, and airline pilots and those who treat them, Robert Coombs gives us a startling picture of drug abuse among professionals. From the biological, psychosocial, and spiritual roots of addiction to the equally diverse approaches to recovery, to the merits and failures of government drug policy, Drug-Impaired Professionals offers a clear and complete overview of a complex problem that affects nearly every family in America.
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The Addiction Counselor's Desk Reference
by Robert H. Coombs, Ph.D. & William A. Howatt, Ph.D.
The Addiction Counselor's Desk Reference is a comprehensive compilation of information about the full spectrum of addictive disorders, their consequences, and treatment. This unique text includes detailed definitions and practical illustrations of addiction-related terminology, addictive disorders and behaviors, descriptions of treatment models and techniques, as well as lists of relevant websites, government resources, and treatment centers. Addiction professionals will find this information-packed guide to be an invaluable practice tool.
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Drug Testing: Issues and Options
by Robert H. Coombs, Ph.D.
This fascinating and important work offers crucial information for policymakers, parents, employers and employees, and will be of particular value to those who are or will be the subjects of drug screening. By telling the story of drug testing, this book enlightens and clarifies the national debate.
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Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men
by Robert Weiss MSW, CAS
Cruise Control offers a treatment oriented, compassionate guide to sexual recovery for gay men. The book reflects a gentle, non-political explanation of sexual addiction from a gay male perspective, along with clear guidelines for healing, treatment and 12-step resources. With a written introduction by Dr. Patrick Carnes, Cruise Control is a timely and important contribution to the body of recovery literature. Robert Weiss MSW, Clinical Director of the Sexual Recovery Institute in Los Angeles, avoids political and moral arguments and instead focuses on the clinical approach, asking of gay men, "Is your sexual behavior causing problems in other areas of your life?” If the answer is yes, then this is ideal book for self-identification and healing.
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Is It Love or Is It Addiction?
by Brenda M. Schaeffer LP, MA, CAS
Psychotherapist Brenda Schaeffer has helped countless people find their way out of the pain and confusion of addictive love and into relationships of genuine affection, belonging, and intimacy. In the expanded third edition of her breakthrough book Is It Love or Is It Addiction?, Schaeffer offers readers an expert prognosis of love addiction: what it is and what it is not, how to identify it, and, even more important, how to get out of it. Stories of individuals struggling to develop sound relationships illustrate the characteristics of healthy love and help readers to free themselves to live with more compassion, joy, and trust. Included is the most up-to-date information about the biological basis of addictive behaviors, the effects of sexual and relationship addictions on achieving true intimacy, and the impact of technology on relationships. Schaeffer also explores the influence of past abuse and trauma on the predisposition to love addiction.
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Alcoholism and the Family: A Guide to Treatment and Prevention — Second Edition
by Gary Lawson, PhD, CAS & Ann Lawson, PhD, CAS
The second edition of this highly successful book takes the view that the family — not just the alcoholic member — is the client. This approach is now well accepted in psychological circles. Family therapists and students will use this book to learn about substance abuse from a systemic viewpoint, and chemical dependency counselors will learn about family systems thinking and theory. This thoroughly revised book has traditional models of evaluation, new models of treatment, ten years of research findings, and updated references. Includes an Instructor's Manual.
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Essentials of Chemical Dependency Counseling — Third Edition
by Gary Lawson, PhD, CAS & Ann Lawson, PhD, CAS
The newly revised edition of this well-known, evidenced-based text presents new ways of thinking about and addressing problems related to chemical dependency treatment and prevention. Essentials of Chemical Dependency Counseling explores the full range of issues that face today's counselors and counselors-in-training. Also included are practical suggestions for career success.
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Alcoholism & Substance Abuse in Diverse Populations – Second Edition
by Gary Lawson, PhD, CAS & Ann Lawson, PhD, CAS
Addictions counselors as well as mental health professionals that treat substance abuse and addictions will find the book to be an invaluable resource that will help them to address the many issues that diverse populations bring to treatment. The time when “one approach fits all” in addressing addictive disorders is gone. This book will help the practitioner develop treatment and prevention plans that are specific to the special needs for each diverse population.”
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