Refuge Recovery Book

Refuge Recovery

  • Author : Noah Levine
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-06-10
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062123091

Refuge Recovery Book Description :

Bestselling author and renowned Buddhist teacher Noah Levine adapts the Buddha's Four Noble Truths and Eight Fold Path into a proven and systematic approach to recovery from alcohol and drug addiction—an indispensable alternative to the 12-step program. While many desperately need the help of the 12-step recovery program, the traditional AA model's focus on an external higher power can alienate people who don't connect with its religious tenets. Refuge Recovery is a systematic method based on Buddhist principles, which integrates scientific, non-theistic, and psychological insight. Viewing addiction as cravings in the mind and body, Levine shows how a path of meditative awareness can alleviate those desires and ease suffering. Refuge Recovery includes daily meditation practices, written investigations that explore the causes and conditions of our addictions, and advice and inspiration for finding or creating a community to help you heal and awaken. Practical yet compassionate, Levine's successful Refuge Recovery system is designed for anyone interested in a non-theistic approach to recovery and requires no previous experience or knowledge of Buddhism or meditation.

One Breath at a Time Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

One Breath at a Time

  • Author : Kevin Griffin
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Release Date : 2018-02-06
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781635651812

One Breath at a Time Book Description :

Merging Buddhist mindfulness practices with the Twelve Step program, this updated edition of the bestselling recovery guide One Breath at a Time will inspire and enlighten you to live a better, healthier life. Many in recovery turn to the Twelve Steps to overcome their addictions, but struggle with the spiritual program. But what they might not realize is that Buddhist teachings are intrinsically intertwined with the lessons of the Twelve Steps, and offer time-tested methods for addressing the challenges of sobriety. In what is considered the cornerstone of the most significant recovery movement of the 21st century, Kevin Griffin shares his own extraordinary journey to sobriety and how he integrated the Twelve Steps of recovery with Buddhist mindfulness practices. With a new foreword by William Alexander, the author of Ordinary Recovery, One Breath at a Time takes you on a journey through the Steps, examining critical ideas like Powerlessness, Higher Power, and Moral Inventory through the lens of the core concepts of Buddhism—the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, mindfulness, loving-kindness, and more. The result is a book that presents techniques and meditations for finding clarity and awareness in your life, just as it has for thousands of addicts and alcoholics.

Eight Step Recovery  new edition  Book

Eight Step Recovery new edition

  • Author : Valerie Mason-John
  • Publisher : Windhorse Publications
  • Release Date : 2018-06-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781911407430

Eight Step Recovery new edition Book Description :

This new edition includes a Foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn, how to run an Eight Step Recovery meeting, and how to teach a Mindfulness Based Addiction Recovery programme, including teacher's notes and handouts.All of us can struggle with the tendency towards addiction, but for some it can destroy their lives. In our recovery from addiction, the Buddha's teachings offer an understanding of how the mind works, tools for helping a mind vulnerable to addiction and ways to overcome addictive behaviour, cultivating a calm mind without resentments.

Dharma Punx Book
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

Dharma Punx

  • Author : Noah Levine
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061850011

Dharma Punx Book Description :

Fueled by the music of revolution, anger, fear, and despair, we dyed our hair or shaved our heads ... Eating acid like it was candy and chasing speed with cheap vodka, smoking truckloads of weed, all in a vain attempt to get numb and stay numb. This is the story of a young man and a generation of angry youths who rebelled against their parents and the unfulfilled promise of the sixties. As with many self-destructive kids, Noah Levine's search for meaning led him first to punk rock, drugs, drinking, and dissatisfaction. But the search didn't end there. Having clearly seen the uselessness of drugs and violence, Noah looked for positive ways to channel his rebellion against what he saw as the lies of society. Fueled by his anger at so much injustice and suffering, Levine now uses that energy and the practice of Buddhism to awaken his natural wisdom and compassion. While Levine comes to embrace the same spiritual tradition as his father, bestselling author Stephen Levine, he finds his most authentic expression in connecting the seemingly opposed worlds of punk and Buddhism. As Noah Levine delved deeper into Buddhism, he chose not to reject the punk scene, instead integrating the two worlds as a catalyst for transformation. Ultimately, this is an inspiring story about maturing, and how a hostile and lost generation is finally finding its footing. This provocative report takes us deep inside the punk scene and moves from anger, rebellion, and self-destruction, to health, service to others, and genuine spiritual growth.

Mindfulness and the 12 Steps Book

Mindfulness and the 12 Steps

  • Author : Thérèse Jacobs-Stewart
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-05-20
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781592859870

Mindfulness and the 12 Steps Book Description :

A fresh resource to help those in recovery from addiction find their own spiritual path through the Buddhist practice of mindfulness. For those of us in recovery, Mindfulness and the 12 Steps offers a fresh approach to developing our own spiritual path through the Buddhist practice of mindfulness, or bringing one's awareness to focus on the present moment. We can revisit each of the Twelve Steps, exploring the interplay of ideas between mindfulness and Twelve Step traditions--from the idea of living "one day at a time" to the emphasis on prayer and meditation--and learn to incorporate mindfulness into our path toward lifelong sobriety.Through reflections, questions for inquiry, and stories from Buddhist teachers and others who practice mindfulness in recovery, Mindfulness and the 12 Steps will help us awaken new thinking and insights into what it means to live fully--body, mind, and spirit--in the here and now.

Get Up Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Get Up

  • Author : Bucky Sinister
  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Release Date : 2008-10-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 169
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609250553

Get Up Book Description :

A (former) skeptic works the 12-step program. “An incredibly funny and interesting guide on how to successfully unpack one’s mind when it’s overpacked.”—Amber Tamblyn, Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actress This smart and snide book is a testament to the effectiveness of the 12-Step Program, a path to recovery that Bucky Sinister never expected to go down (and work). As a poet, author, and comedian, Sinister doesn’t hold back from speaking the truth in this book. He speaks bluntly about addiction and his own struggles with it. Sinister appeals to those who are turned off by the usual recovery self-helps. He talks straight to readers who struggle to buy into the effectiveness of the 12-Step Program—particularly those like Sinister, an atheist, who have problems with the “higher power” concept intertwined with the program. Get Up presents itself as self-help, but don’t expect it to have the same tone as others you’ve read. The book is full of Sinister’s comedic touch, colorful language, and stories from “scumbags” that contain life-saving wisdom. An unabashed testimony to Sinister’s personal journey to sobriety and those of others, this recovery book is sure to educate, entertain, and inspire. Readers of books such as The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober; Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions; and Staying Sober Without God will find further guidance and inspiration in Get Up, which should be the next book for you. “Step 13: Read Get Up, do what Bucky says, and find your inner A-Team character. And if you’re a ‘normie,’ buy this book for your friend who thinks they are too cool to get sober.”—Jen Kirkman, stand-up comedian, actor, and writer

The Addiction Recovery Skills Workbook Book

The Addiction Recovery Skills Workbook

  • Author : Suzette Glasner-Edwards
  • Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
  • Release Date : 2015-12-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781626252806

The Addiction Recovery Skills Workbook Book Description :

An Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book Recommendation. Winner of the 4Th International Beverly Hills Book Awards in the category of Addiction & Recovery! Is your addiction taking control of your life? This book provides an integrative, seven-step program to help you finally overcome drug and alcohol addiction, once and for all. If you struggle with addiction, seeking treatment is a powerful, positive first step toward eventual recovery. But gaining an understanding of the causes of addiction—such as feelings of helplessness or loss of control—is also crucial for recovery. In this book, addiction expert Suzette Glasner-Edwards offers evidence-based techniques fusing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based relapse prevention to help you move past your addictive behaviors. On the long road to addiction recovery, you need as many tools as possible to help you stay sober and reach your destination. That’s why this is the first book to combine research-proven motivational techniques, CBT, and mindfulness-based strategies to help you create your own unique recovery plan. The book can be used on its own or as an adjunct to rehab or therapy. It also makes a wonderful resource for loved ones and professionals treating addiction. If you're ready to take that important first step toward recovery, this book can help you beat your addiction and get back to living a full, meaningful life.

Places of Refuge for Ships Book

Places of Refuge for Ships

  • Author : Aldo E. Chircop
  • Publisher : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 557
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004149526

Places of Refuge for Ships Book Description :

Written by scholars and practitioners, this work consists of 20 multidisciplinary chapters addressing the law, policy and management aspects of the problem of places of refuge for ships in need of assistance. Specific chapters focus on the experiences and approaches of Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, United Kingdom and United States.

Cool Water Book

Cool Water

  • Author : Bill Alexander
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 145
  • ISBN 10 : 157062254X

Cool Water Book Description :

This book provides a long-needed alternative to the reliance upon a "higher power" that is so much a part of traditional twelve-step addictions recovery programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous. In simple and practical language, Alexander, himself a recovering alcoholic, introduces a new, nonreligious approach to addiction recovery that he calls "Ordinary Recovery", which draws upon the wisdom of mindfulness practice.

Voices of Recovery Book

Voices of Recovery

  • Author : SAA Fellowship
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-02-03
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : 9780989228688

Voices of Recovery Book Description :

Voices of Recovery is the response to requests from SAA members for a meditation book written and produced by the fellowship. This book is not the work of a single person. Numerous individuals have donated their time and talents to writing, reading, selecting, and editing meditations. Each meditation is a reflection of the individual member's own experience, strength, and hope in their own recovery process. The meditations may be read daily based on the date, by topic using the index, or by any other way the reader or group desires.

Just One Thing Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Just One Thing

  • Author : Rick Hanson
  • Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
  • Release Date : 2011-10-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608820320

Just One Thing Book Description :

You’ve heard the expression, “It’s the little things that count.” Research has shown that little daily practices can change the way your brain works, too. This book offers simple brain-training practices you can do every day to protect against stress, lift your mood, and find greater emotional resilience. Just One Thing is a treasure chest of over fifty practices created specifically to deepen your sense of well-being and unconditional happiness. Just one practice each day can help you: Be good to yourself Enjoy life as it is Build on your strengths Be more effective at home and work Make peace with your emotions

Recovery Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings


  • Author : Russell Brand
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250141934

Recovery Book Description :

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.

Against the Stream Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Against the Stream

  • Author : Noah Levine
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061870637

Against the Stream Book Description :

Buddha was a revolutionary. His practice was subversive; his message, seditious. His enlightened point of view went against the norms of his day—in his words, "against the stream." His teachings changed the world, and now they can change you too. Presenting the basics of Buddhism with personal anecdotes, exercises, and guided meditations, bestselling author Noah Levine guides the reader along a spiritual path that has led to freedom from suffering and has saved lives for 2,500 years. Levine should know. Buddhist meditation saved him from a life of addiction and crime. He went on to counsel and teach countless others the Buddhist way to freedom, and here he shares those life-changing lessons with you. Read and awaken to a new and better life.

Alcoholics Anonymous Book
Score: 5
From 6 Ratings

Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Author : Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2012-08
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN 10 : 1258461803

Alcoholics Anonymous Book Description :

Yesterday s Tomorrow Book

Yesterday s Tomorrow

  • Author : Barry Longyear
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-03-04
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616491093

Yesterday s Tomorrow Book Description :

Recipient of the Hugo and Nebula Awards for his writing, Barry Longyear flexes his creative and comic chops in Yesterday’s Tomorrow. In these true stories, Longyear wanders from scenic Maine backdrops to the smoky hum of backwoods Twelve Step meetings, all while dissecting why some recoveries don’t come naturally—and why it’s okay to let down our guard and laugh. Recovery is one hell of a roller coaster. It twists and plummets, upending our stomachs, while some maniac cackles hysterically in the front car. What’s so damn funny? Besides our stomach’s contents, what are we missing? Truth is, while we all sit anxiously awaiting that next drop, Barry Longyear is enjoying the wild ride. An award-winning author and proprietor of the Life Sucks Better Clean blog, Barry has been on recovery’s ride for a while now. He understands the importance of stupid questions and sarcastic responses. He’s honest to the point of embarrassment. And he has real problems: with friends, with self-ordained recovery police, and with the god of his childhood. But he also has a strong recovery full of laughter. Despite all its ups and downs, your recovery, too, can be a good one.

Library as Safe Haven Book

Library as Safe Haven

  • Author : Deborah D. Halsted
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2014-08-05
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781555709730

Library as Safe Haven Book Description :

Libraries have always played a special role in times of disaster by continuing to provide crucial information and services.

Mindful Recovery Book

Mindful Recovery

  • Author : Thomas Bien, Ph.D.
  • Publisher : Wiley
  • Release Date : 2002-04-15
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 0471442615

Mindful Recovery Book Description :

"This wise book provides practical exercises that will help us to develop conscious awareness and inner understanding, and the ways and means to free us from unsatisfying habits, addictions, and unconscious behavior patterns. I recommend it highly." --Lama Surya Das, author of the bestselling Awakening the Buddha Within "Anyone interested in finding a kind, spiritual guide to recovery that focuses on flexibility rather than the 'one true way' will benefit from this enjoyable and helpful book." --Maia Szalavitz, coauthor with Joseph Volpicelli, M.D., of Recovery Options: The Complete Guide In Mindful Recovery, you'll discover a fresh and effective method for healing from addiction that can help you handle important challenges, from managing anxiety and resisting cravings to dealing with emotional and physical imbalance. Drawing on both ancient spiritual wisdom and the authors' extensive clinical psychological work with their patients over many years, Mindful Recovery shows you how to use the simple Buddhist practice of mindfulness to be aware of-- and enjoy-- life in the present moment without the need to enhance or avoid experience with addictive behaviors. Mindful Recovery guides you step by step through ten powerful "doorways" to mindful recovery, giving you specific strategies that can help you cultivate a sense of calm awareness and balance in your life. Filled with personal stories of recovery, practical exercises, instructions for meditation, and more, Mindful Recovery accompanies you on a journey of exploration and healing that will help you find the strength and the tools to change, leading you to a fresh new experience of everyday living.

Rational Recovery Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Rational Recovery

  • Author : Jack Trimpey
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1996-11
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : 9780671528584

Rational Recovery Book Description :

Offers a self-recovery program for substance abuse based on the Addictive Voice Recognition Technique

Total Recovery Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Total Recovery

  • Author : Gary Kaplan
  • Publisher : Rodale
  • Release Date : 2014-05-06
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781623362751

Total Recovery Book Description :

About 100 million Americans live with some form of chronic pain—more than the combined number who suffer from diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. But chronic pain has always been a mystery. It often returns at the slightest provocation, even when doctors can't find anything wrong. Oddly enough, whether the pain is physical or emotional, traumatic or slight, our brains register all pain as the same thing, and these signals can keep firing in the nervous system for months, even years. In Total Recovery, Dr. Gary Kaplan argues that we've been thinking about disease all wrong. Drawing on dramatic patient stories and cutting-edge research, the book reveals that chronic physical and emotional pain are two sides of the same coin. New discoveries show that disease is not the result of a single event but an accumulation of traumas. Every injury, every infection, every toxin, and every emotional blow generates the same reaction: inflammation, activated by tiny cells in the brain, called microglia. Turned on too often from too many assaults, it can have a devastating cumulative effect. Conventional treatment for these conditions is focused on symptoms, not causes, and can leave patients locked into a lifetime of pain and suffering. Dr. Kaplan's unified theory of chronic pain and depression helps us understand not only the cause of these conditions but also the issues we must address to create a pathway to healing. With this revolutionary new framework in place, we have been given the keys to recover.