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ADDICTION

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A MEMOIR
Written by LUCAS MANN

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 04/05/2016

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-87335-9

Lucas Mann was only thirteen years old when his brother Josh—charismatic and ambitious, funny and sadistic, violent and vulnerable—died of a heroin overdose. Although his brief life is ultimately unknowable, Josh is both a presence and an absence in the author’s life that will not remain unclaimed. As Josh’s story is told in kaleidoscopic shards of memories assembled from interviews with his friends and family, as well as from the raw material of his journals, a revealing, startling portrait...

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MY SEARCH FOR WELLNESS, VOICE AND MEANING IN THE SECOND HALF OF LIFE
Written by MARTHA MORAVEC

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

On Sale: 08/26/2014

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-1-578-26505-3

The voice of a generation, speaking on issues of mortality, body image, health and dreams deferred, Magnificent Obesity recounts one woman’s effort to look honestly and compassionately at her obesity through the lenses of anxiety, addiction, aging and agnosticism. Although things don’t always turn out the way she’d hoped or planned, Martha’s indomitable spirit and her conviction that it’s never too late to grow up, that it is possible to feel born again at any age, and that there is no...

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DEBUNKING THE BAD SCIENCE BEHIND 12-STEP PROGRAMS AND THE REHAB INDUSTRY

Format: Hardcover, 192 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 03/25/2014

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-0-807-03315-9

AA has become so infused in our society that it is practically synonymous with addiction recovery. Yet the evidence shows that AA has only a 5-10 percent success rate—hardly better than no treatment at all. Despite this, doctors, employers and judges regularly refer addicted people to treatment programs and rehab facilities based on the 12-step model.
 
In The Sober Truth, acclaimed addiction specialist Dr. Lance Dodes exposes the deeply flawed science that the 12-step industry has used to...

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A REVIEW OF PSYCHEDELICS IN SCIENCE, MEDICINE, SEX, AND SPIRITUALITY

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: EVOLVER EDITIONS

On Sale: 01/07/2014

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-1-583-94726-5

This book is a one-of-a-kind anthology, a “best of” collection of articles and essays published by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Topics include the healing use of marijuana and psychedelics–including MDMA, ibogaine, LSD, and ayahuasca–for PTSD, anxiety, depression, and drug addiction, as well as positive effects of these substances in the realm of the arts, family, spirituality, ecology, and technology.

The book features essays and interviews with Timothy...

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Written by PETER MADSEN

Format: Trade Paperback, 152 pages

Publisher: powerHouse Books

On Sale: 10/29/2013

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-1-576-87647-3

Weed, coke, heroin, molly, promethazine, crack, PCP, LCD, opium, hashish, mushrooms, and countless other illicit substances flood the streets of New York City where they are consumed as quickly as they can be delivered.

For Dealers, street reporter Peter Madsen set out across New York City–from staid Gramercy residences to bleak homeless hangouts; grimy Bushwick bike messenger bars and tony Park Avenue penthouses–to interview this particular criminal class. Through anonymous one-on-one...

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A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO REGAINING CONTROL OVER YOUR LIFE
Written by LAWRENCE PELTZ

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages

Publisher: Trumpeter

On Sale: 03/12/2013

Price: $18.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-30918-6

Mindfulness, the quality of attention that combines full awareness with acceptance of each moment, just as it is, is gaining broad acceptance among mental health professionals as an adjunct to treatment. Because at the heart of addiction is the fear of painful emotional states, addicts compulsively seek drugs and alcohol to avoid or escape emotional pain. Mindfulness, on the other hand, helps them develop greater acceptance and ease with life’s challenges, as well as greater self-compassion....

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Written by EMILY DAVIDSON
Photographer BRUCE DAVIDSON

Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

On Sale: 10/30/2012

Price: $21.00

ISBN: 978-1-609-80448-0

In 1998, at the very moment that a publisher had approached Bruce Davidson about a book of his 1959 Brooklyn Gang photographs, former gang leader Bobby Powers unexpectedly telephoned the Davidsons. Over the next decade, Emily Davidson maintained an ongoing conversation with Powers in order to bring to light his struggle to overcome his drug-ridden and violent past and to inspire others with his example.

Through the words and reflections of the former drug addict and petty criminal, this book...

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SIGMUND FREUD, WILLIAM HALSTED, AND THE MIRACLE DRUG, COCAINE
Written by HOWARD MARKEL

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 07/03/2012

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-400-07879-0

Acclaimed medical historian Howard Markel traces the careers of two brilliant young doctors—Sigmund Freud, neurologist, and William Halsted, surgeon--showing how their powerful addictions to cocaine shaped their enormous contributions to psychology and medicine.

When Freud and Halsted began their experiments with cocaine in the 1880s, neither they, nor their colleagues, had any idea of the drug's potential to dominate and endanger their lives. An Anatomy of Addiction tells the tragic and...

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SIMPLE TECHNIQUES TO REDUCE STRESS AND ANXIETY, ENHANCE CONCENTRATION, AND BALANCE YOUR EMOTIONS

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages

Publisher: Shambhala

On Sale: 06/12/2012

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-30902-5

Millions of Americans suffer from mood problems and stress-related issues including anxiety, depression, insomnia, and trauma-induced emotions and behaviors; and most would prefer not to take medication for their conditions due to troublesome side effects, withdrawal symptoms, and disappointing success rates.

Drs. Richard P. Brown and Patricia L. Gerbarg provide a drug-free alternative that works through a range of simple breathing techniques drawn from yoga, Buddhist meditation, the Chinese...

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WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO IN LIFE AND BUSINESS
Written by CHARLES DUHIGG

Format: Hardcover, 400 pages

Publisher: Random House

On Sale: 02/28/2012

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-1-400-06928-6

Selected for common reading at Babson College

A young woman walks into a laboratory. Over the past two years, she has transformed almost every aspect of her life. She has quit smoking, run a marathon, and been promoted at work. The patterns inside her brain, neurologists discover, have fundamentally changed.

Marketers at Procter & Gamble study videos of people making their beds. They are desperately trying to figure out how to sell a new product called Febreze, on track to be one of the...

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THE RISING COST OF AMERICA'S GAMBLING ADDICTION
Written by SAM SKOLNIK

Format: Hardcover, 256 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 07/05/2011

Price: $25.95

ISBN: 978-0-807-00629-0

America is becoming hooked on gambling. From the millions of dens and dorm rooms lit by online poker games to the neighborhoods transformed by new casinos and slot machine parlors, legalized gambling has become an integral part of our lives.

With a singular blend of investigative journalism and poignant narratives of gambling addiction, award-winning journalist Sam Skolnik provides an in-depth exploration of the consequences of this national phenomenon. The result is High Stakes, an...

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Written by ASLON ARFA
Text by (art/photo books)

Format: Hardcover, 144 pages

Publisher: powerHouse Books

On Sale: 02/08/2011

Price: $29.95

ISBN: 978-1-576-87554-4

Creating an accurate picture of daily life in Iran is a difficult endeavor. Due to strict religious and moral codes, even photographing a woman inside her home without a scarf covering her head is all but impossible. Evidence of the censure of media in Iran has always been visible to Western nations, and has been brought to the forefront in the wake of the recent elections held there.

But, Tehran has a drug problem. On the streets, in back alleys, and in small, crumbling, low-cost...

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