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Addiction and Spirituality

Addiction and Spirituality Author Merle R Jordan
ISBN-10 0827200595
Release 2012-11-09
Pages 286
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Religious and secular counselors from a variety of disciplines share their basic approaches in working with addicted persons and their understandings of the spiritual dimension in treatment and recovery.

Addiction and Spiritual Transformation

Addiction and Spiritual Transformation Author Srđan Sremac
ISBN-10 9783643904515
Release 2013
Pages 196
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This study explores the relationship between addiction and spiritual transformation. More specifically, it examines how recovering drug addicts employ testimonies of conversion and addiction to develop and sustain a sense of personal unity and create meaning from varied experiences in life. Drawing on 31 original autobiographies, the book analyzes conversion and addiction testimonies in two European contexts: Serbia and The Netherlands. (Series: Religion and Biography / Religion und Biographie - Vol. 22)

Alcohol Problems in the United States

Alcohol Problems in the United States Author Thomas F Mcgovern
ISBN-10 9781317825357
Release 2014-03-18
Pages 252
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Alcohol Problems in the United States: Twenty Years of Treatment Perspective presents an overview of trends in the treatment of alcohol problems over a 20-year period from three vantage points: broader treatment perspectives, experienced views from the field, and personal perspectives. Some of the field's foremost experts, including Alcoholics Anonymous historian Dr. Ernest Kurtz and Dr. Robert Sparks, who chaired the committee that authored the Institute of Medicine’s highly influential study, “Broadening the Base of Treatment for Alcohol Problems,” provide practical information on the vital treatment issues you deal with every day. By detailing treatment histories of the recent past, contributors offer a look at likely future trends that will help keep your treatment methods up to date. Treatment topics addressed in Alcohol Problems in the United States: Twenty Years of Treatment Perspective include: alcoholism as a disease alcohol dependence and mental illness the role of spirituality the growth and decline of treatment programs at the Mayo Clinic and Timberlawn Hospital and the special treatment needs of women, youths, African Americans, Native Americans, the Latino community, and the incarcerated. Alcohol Problems in the United States: Twenty Years of Treatment Perspective chronicles the story of alcohol treatment from historical and personal perspectives, offering the opportunity to anticipate future trends in the many challenges associated with alcohol problems. The book is an essential resource for professional alcoholism counselors, social workers, psychologists, physicians, clergy, nurses, employee assistance professionals, and anyone who provides care and service to those struggling with alcohol.

Spirituality and Religiousness and Alcohol Other Drug Problems

Spirituality and Religiousness and Alcohol Other Drug Problems Author Brent Benda
ISBN-10 9781136758317
Release 2013-03-07
Pages 232
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An in-depth look at the relevance of religious and spiritual issues to alcohol and drug use and abuse throughout the lifespan Spiritual issues and forgiveness are oft-neglected topics in treatment programs for substance abusers. This unique book brings those underrated components of recovery to the forefront through current research, case studies, and the insight of experts in the field of spirituality as well as drug/alcohol treatment. It illustrates the important interrelationship among religiousness, spirituality, forgiveness, and alcohol and drug use and abuse throughout the lifespan. The contributors examine the effects of religiousness and spirituality on recovery in relation to more widely recognized supports. Each chapter is extensively referenced, and most include tables and/or figures that make difficult information easy to understand and work with. Spirituality and Religiousness and Alcohol/Other Drug Problems: Treatment and Recovery Perspectives draws clear, important distinctions between religiosity and spirituality. It provides you with a clearly laid out conceptual framework for examining the relationship among spirituality/religiousness and alcohol/drug problems, and a theoretical model of forgiveness in regard to alcohol/drug abuse. This informative book also examines: the existing literature on the intersection of spirituality/religiousness and alcohol/drug issues addiction recovery across the lifespan connections among stress, quality of life, social support, spirituality and religiosity, and recovery how social supports, spirituality, religiousness, life meaning, and affiliation with 12-step fellowships affect the quality of life for people in recovery evidence-based forgiveness treatment alcohol abusers’ traits and how abusers function in the context of family Christian perspectives on alcohol/drug use and abuse—with a chapter devoted to Protestant perspectives and treatment implications predictors of rehospitalization for homeless substance abusers, including spiritual well-being various dimensions of religious involvement and mental health outcomes among addicted women whether religiousness, as opposed to church attendance, is related to alcohol/drug consumption and delinquency the ties between religious variables and mental health in a high-risk population (chemically dependent pregnant or parenting women in a residential treatment program) . . . and a great deal more This book is designed to be immediately useful to practitioners (social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, and ministers) who work with substance users and abusers, as well as to academicians and researchers involved with these topics. Please consider adding it to your professional, research, or teaching collection today!

Living an Authentic Life

Living an Authentic Life Author Thomas E. Legere
ISBN-10 1452091161
Release 2007-03-16
Pages 240
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Over the centuries, many books have been written showing the connections between psychology and spirituality. However, never before has anyone succeeded in spelling out the psychological steps needed to attain spiritual consciousness. In this remarkable book, that is exactly what Dr. Thomas Legere has done. Coming from a truly remarkable background that includes degrees in philosophy, theology, spirituality, and psychology, Dr. Legere has the gift of being able to communicate profound truths in a clear and simple way. Finally, spiritual seekers will discover here what spirituality does and does not mean from a psychological perspective. Richly illustrated with helpful charts and diagrams, Living an Authentic Life will explain, in the everyday language of psychology, each step of the universal journey to wholeness. Living an Authentic Life is at once an intensely personal journey as well as a deeply compelling exploration of the human path toward authenticity and integrity. This is a book for everyone who yearns to break out of the mediocrity of the unexamined life and plunge into self discovery and transformation. Thomas Legere has written a wonderful book for our times. Jose Stevens, Ph.D. Psychologist and Author of Transforming Your Dragons and Secrets of Shamanism

Spirituality in Recovery

Spirituality in Recovery Author Terence T. Gorski
ISBN-10 9781483588902
Release 2016-12-02
Pages 200
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This book is for recovering people, their families, and addiction professionals who want to understand psychological and spiritual thinking about addiction on a deep level. I have been working on this book for a long time. There are complex psychological and spiritual issues that need to be addressed in recovery. In treatment programs this problem has been dealt with by using a multidisciplinary team of recovering addiction counselors, therapists, social workers, physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, and spiritual and pastoral counselors. There are many books about psychology and spirituality in recovery. This book is different because it presents a way of thinking that puts together a wide variety of different psychological and spiritual models of recovery. One of the big problems for people in recovery from substance abuse is the way that each approach to recovery uses different words to describe essentially the same mental and spiritual processes. Sometimes the same words are used to mean different things. Sometimes different words are used that mean essentially the same thing. There are many books about mindfulness and how it can be understood in a way that relates to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and integrated with mindfulness meditation to make an extremely powerful tool for recovery, personal growth, and change.

Missing the Mark

Missing the Mark Author Mark E. Biddle
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105114503860
Release 2005
Pages 190
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A lucid and engaging study of the biblical theology of sin, taking into account views in theology, philosophy, and the social sciences, and offering insights for contemporary culture and ministry. "The haunting question of Karl Menninger, ''Whatever Happened to Sin?'', is given full, thick answer here. Sin has been flattened, trivialized, reduced to ''crime,'' and completely misconstrued among us. With shrewdness and finesse, Biddle shows the ''thickness'' of sin in the Bible, and the way in which sin, without reductionism, pertains to the deepest human reality. Biddle is one ''Mark'' that impressively does not miss! Walter Brueggemann Columbia Theological Seminary Biddle addresses the essential nature of sin. He examines the dominant Christian understanding of sin, carefully rereads key biblical texts, and reveals the lexical depth of meaning in the biblical tradition. Missing the Mark examines the following aspects of the subject of sin: key passages and terms in the Old and New Testaments that deal with sin, its consequences, its effect on the community; reflection on the nature of sin, including original sin, in classical Christian theology; the relationship of the biblical theology of sin to Western juridical practice as well as philosophy, psychology, and the social sciences; the implications of the biblical theology of sin for the life of the church and Christian ministry. The "sin as crime" metaphor, with its emphases on the juridical, the individual, and willful rebellion, and its interests in assignment of guilt and exaction of punishment, addresses certain aspects of the problem of human existence. Yet, although dominant in the Western popular mind, it does not fully reflect the biblical witness, nor provide a sufficient basis for the church''s ministry in addressing human wrongdoing and its consequences, nor take account of the insights of contemporary theological movements, philosophies, and social sciences that do not confirm its validity as a thorough description of the problem of being human. Consequently, the conventional understanding of sin offers the church meager tools for ministry. In response, Mark Biddle reveals the biblical insights often overlooked in the dominant theological tradition, tests these insights against those of contemporary theology, philosophy, and the social sciences to confirm their accuracy and currency as descriptions of significant aspects of the human condition, and shows the value of these insights into sin for ministry to the wide range of human pain and sorrow. Central, of course, to the difficulty in framing a "biblical" doctrine of sin is the incongruity between the semantic fields of terms for "sin" in the biblical languages and in Western languages. In common English usage, "sin" refers to "transgression of divine law" or to "the human propensity for such transgression," definitions that emphasize the act apart from its consequences or the tendency as a trait of human nature and that imply willful violation of a known standard. Biblical terms and usage involve a much broader spectrum of ideas--the act as a wrong regardless of intention, the real effects of the act loosed on the world as an abiding condition unless and until remedied, shortcomings resulting from ignorance or incapacity, a communal phenomenon with communal consequences, etc. The dominant Christian understanding of sin sees it primarily as a soteriological problem; that is, it pertains chiefly to what are the conditions that make salvation necessary. The Bible, and common experience, suggest, however, that sin is more than a blot on one''s record, that, as an organic continuum, it influences the world including and surrounding the sinner in real and lasting ways. Biddle explores the dynamics of sin as act, condition, and cause. Its effects cannot be remedied merely by a transaction analogous to forgiving a debt. Sin does damage that must, as far as possible, be repaired. A biblical view of sin understands that sin''s impact on the world reverberates throughout the sinner''s environment, across space and time. In this sense, sin becomes a cause, and it creates a distorted environment that is the pre-condition for other sin. Careful comparison of the Bible''s understanding of the complex phenomenon of human sin with reflection on common experience reveals that the Bible offers a corrective to Western Christian hyper-individualism, moral relativism, and inadequate theological tools and rationale for ministry to the full range of wrong and wrongdoing. Specifically, the Bible speaks to a number of aspects of sin often largely ignored in Christian theology and ministerial praxis.

Drugs Addiction and the Brain

Drugs  Addiction  and the Brain Author George F. Koob
ISBN-10 9780123869593
Release 2014-07-12
Pages 350
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Drugs, Addiction, and the Brain explores the molecular, cellular, and neurocircuitry systems in the brain that are responsible for drug addiction. Common neurobiological elements are emphasized that provide novel insights into how the brain mediates the acute rewarding effects of drugs of abuse and how it changes during the transition from initial drug use to compulsive drug use and addiction. The book provides a detailed overview of the pathophysiology of the disease. The information provided will be useful for neuroscientists in the field of addiction, drug abuse treatment providers, and undergraduate and postgraduate students who are interested in learning the diverse effects of drugs of abuse on the brain. Full-color circuitry diagrams of brain regions implicated in each stage of the addiction cycle Actual data figures from original sources illustrating key concepts and findings Introduction to basic neuropharmacology terms and concepts Introduction to numerous animal models used to study diverse aspects of drug use. Thorough review of extant work on the neurobiology of addiction

First Things

First Things Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105121681097
Release 2005-08
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First Things has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from First Things also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full First Things book for free.

Practice Issues for the Beginning Counselor

Practice Issues for the Beginning Counselor Author
ISBN-10 0205306497
Release 2000
Pages 260
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This book covers one of the eight core areas of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) curriculum, which relates to professional orientation or identity. It would serve counselors in training who attend schools that are CACREP-accredited or whose curriculum conforms to CACREP guidelines. This book would also aid practicing counselors who are preparing for national certification and/or state licensure as professional counselors. Practice Issues for the Beginning Counselor addresses ten topics of consequence including: What is my professional identity? How is my training different from social workers or family therapists? What is involved in becoming licensed? What is involved in starting a private practice? What do I need to know about ethics and the law? How do I continue to receive clinical supervision? What is involved in counselor advocacy? How do I respond to the client when issues of spirituality arise? How will the Internet affect me in the future? For new and practicing counselors.

CAPS Report

CAPS Report Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951P00833833F
Release 1996
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CAPS Report has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from CAPS Report also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full CAPS Report book for free.

Treating Addiction

Treating Addiction Author William R. Miller
ISBN-10 9781609186401
Release 2011-11-11
Pages 464
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An indispensable practitioner reference and text, this engaging book focuses on how to provide effective help to clients with substance use disorders. The authors, leading authorities on addiction treatment, present a state-of-the-art framework for assessment and treatment (updated for DSM-5). They describe and illustrate evidence-based treatment methods, including cognitive-behavioral, 12-step, motivational, pharmacological, and family approaches. Also addressed are such crucial clinical issues as resistance, maintenance of change, treating co-occurring disorders, and spirituality. Reproducible clinical tools can be photocopied from the book or downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Of special utility, the companion website features more than 25 widely used, ready-to-download assessment tools, assembled in one place for the first time, together with the authors' guidance for using them throughout the process of treatment.

Spirituality and Health

Spirituality and Health Author Augustine Meier
ISBN-10 9780889209091
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 336
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Spirituality and Health: Multidisciplinary Explorations examines the relationship between health/well-being and spirituality. Chap-lains and pastoral counsellors offer evidence-based research on the importance of spirituality in holistic health care, and practitioners in the fields of occupational therapy, clinical psychology, nursing, and oncology share how spirituality enters into their healing practices. Unique for its diversity, this collection explores the relationship between biomedical, psychological, and spiritual points of view about health and healing.

Knowing Me Knowing God

Knowing Me  Knowing God Author Malcolm Goldsmith
ISBN-10 9781426723032
Release 2011-07-01
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In Knowing Me, Knowing God, Malcolm Goldsmith provides an easy-to-follow introduction to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator as it pertains to the spiritual life. The heart of this book is a spirituality questionnaire and its interpretation in connection to spirituality. The intent of the book is to explore ways in which persons might best open their hearts and minds to God. Knowing Me, Knowing God is a valuable resource for retreat leaders, worship committee members, spiritual directors, prayer group members, and others who are looking for material that help them focus on the needs of their community. The spirituality questionnaire is designed for personal completion as an integral part of the total book. It can, however, be used in small groups to stimulate discussion.

Narrative Means to Sober Ends

Narrative Means to Sober Ends Author Jonathan Diamond
ISBN-10 9781462506071
Release 2012-01-27
Pages 386
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Working with clients who abuse drugs or alcohol poses formidable challenges to the clinician. Addicted persons are often confronting multiple, complex problems, from the denial of the addiction itself, to legacies of early trauma or abuse, to histories of broken relationships with parents, spouses, and children. Making matters more confusing, the treatment field is too often splintered into different approaches, each with its own competing claims. This eloquently written book proposes a narrative approach that builds a much-needed bridge between family therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and addictions counseling. Demonstrated are innovative, flexible ways to help clients form new understandings of what has happened in their lives, explore their relationships to drugs and alcohol, and develop new stories to guide and nourish their recovery.

Psychedelic Healing

Psychedelic Healing Author Neal M. Goldsmith, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9781594778551
Release 2010-12-24
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Psychedelic Healing has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Psychedelic Healing also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Psychedelic Healing book for free.

The Globalization of Addiction

The Globalization of Addiction Author Bruce Alexander
ISBN-10 9780199588718
Release 2010-03-04
Pages 496
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Addiction is increasing all around the world, and the conventional remedies don't work. The Globalization of Addiction argues that the cause of this failure to control addiction is that past treatments have focused too single-mindedly on the afflicted individual addict. This book presents a radical rethink about the nature of addiction.