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Slaying the Dragon The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America

Slaying the Dragon  The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America Author William L. White
ISBN-10 0692213465
Release 2014-07-01
Pages 558
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"This is the remarkable story of America's personal and instituional responses to alcoholism and other addictions. It is the story of mutual aid societies: the Washingtonians, the Blue Ribbon Reform Clubs, the Ollapod Club, the United Order of Ex-Boozers, the Jacoby Club, Alcoholics Anonymous and Women for Sobriety. It is a story of addiction treatment institutions from the inebriate asylums and Keeley Institutes to Hazelden and Parkside. It is the story of evolving treatment interventions that range from water cures and mandatory sterilization to aversion therapies and methadone maintenance. William White has provided a sweeping and engaging history of one of America's most enduring problems and the profession that was birthed to respond to it" -- BACK COVER.



Slaying the Dragon

Slaying the Dragon Author William L. White
ISBN-10 UOM:39015040166186
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 390
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"The product of more than 20 years of research, Slaying the Dragon is the remarkable story of America's personal and institutional responses to alcoholism and other addictions. It is the story of mutual aid societies: the Washingtonians, the Blue Ribbon Reform Clubs, the Ollapod Club, the United Order of Ex-Boozers, the Jacoby Club, Alcoholics Anonymous, and Women for Sobriety. It is a story of addiction treatment institutions from the inebriate asylums and the Keely Institutes to Hazelden and Parkside. It is a story of evolving treatment interventions that range from water cures and mandatory sterilization to aversion therapies and methadone maintenance. Author William White provides a sweeping and engaging history of one of America's most enduring problems and the profession that was born to respond to it."--publisher website.



Recovery Rising

Recovery Rising Author William L. White
ISBN-10 197605186X
Release 2017-09-30
Pages 502
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Recovery Rising is the professional memoir of William White, who, over the span of five decades, evolved through several diverse roles to emerge as the addiction field's preeminent historian and one of its most visionary voices and prolific writers. Recovery Rising contains the stories, reflections, and lessons learned within one man's personal and professional journey. Recounted here are many of the ideas, methods, people, and organizations that shaped the modern history of addiction treatment and recovery. These engaging stories are at times poignant and at times humorous, but always revealing, informative, and inspiring. William White's peers will find their life's work affirmed in these pages and a younger generation of addiction professionals and recovery advocates will feel the passing of a torch.



Addiction Recovery Management

Addiction Recovery Management Author John F. Kelly
ISBN-10 1603279601
Release 2010-11-23
Pages 326
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Addiction Recovery Management: Theory, Research, and Practice is the first book on the recovery management approach to addiction treatment and post-treatment support services. Distinctive in combining theory, research, and practice within the same text, this ground-breaking title includes authors who are the major theoreticians, researchers, systems administrators, clinicians and recovery advocates who have developed the model. State-of-the art and the definitive text on the topic, Addiction Recovery Management: Theory, Research, and Practice is mandatory reading for clinicians and all professionals who work with patients in recovery or who are interested in the field.



History of Addiction and Recovery in the United States

History of Addiction and Recovery in the United States Author Michael Lemanski
ISBN-10 1884365264
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 154
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The American 12-step addictions treatment system is a mess. It's hideously expensive ($10 billion a year) and almost utterly ineffective. Despite treating tens of millions of Americans, it has done essentially nothing to lower the rate of alcohol and drug abuse in this country. This book traces our current addictions treatment system from its beginnings to the present day, and explains how and why it developed in the way that it did. But A History of Addiction and Recovery in the United States goes beyond this and provides practical information on the effectiveness of a wide variety of treatment and self-help approaches. Because of the ineffectiveness of the dominant treatment approaches and self-help groups, individuals looking for assistance in dealing with addictions problems would be well advised to explore alternative treatment and recovery options. This book will provide the reader with invaluable help in that exploration.



The Little Book

The Little Book Author Roger Paul Couvrette
ISBN-10 0991717406
Release 2013-02-20
Pages 64
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"A celebration of the varieties of recovery experience." From the foreword by William L. White, author, "Slaying the Dragon: The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America." "There are many versions of the 12-Step program of recovery. In fact, there are about as many versions as there are alcoholics in AA who use the program to get sober and to maintain their sobriety." Thus begins "The Little Book: A Collection of Alternative 12 Steps." Inside: * Twenty alternative versions of the 12 Steps reflecting a wide range of philosophical, professional, religious, and cultural perspectives and traditions. * Four interpretations of each of the Steps by well-known authors Stephanie Covington ("A Woman's Way through the Twelve Steps"), Therese Jacobs-Stewart ("Mindfulness and the 12 Steps"), Allen Berger ("The Therapeutic Value of the 12 Steps") and Gabor Mate ("In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts"). * Templates so the reader can write her or his own personal alternative 12 Steps as well as record insights into - and interpretations of - each of the Steps. * An essay that accurately and insightfully traces the origins of the AA 12-Step recovery program. The Little Book is a celebration of the many ways people are today adapting and interpreting the original 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous in order to achieve a "personality change sufficient to bring about recovery from alcoholism." "A beautiful testimony to AA's living history." Ernest Kurtz, author, "Not God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous."



Scripting Addiction

Scripting Addiction Author E. Summerson Carr
ISBN-10 1400836654
Release 2010-10-18
Pages 336
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Scripting Addiction takes readers into the highly ritualized world of mainstream American addiction treatment. It is a world where clinical practitioners evaluate how drug users speak about themselves and their problems, and where the ideal of "healthy" talk is explicitly promoted, carefully monitored, and identified as the primary sign of therapeutic progress. The book explores the puzzling question: why do addiction counselors dedicate themselves to reconciling drug users' relationship to language in order to reconfigure their relationship to drugs? To answer this question, anthropologist Summerson Carr traces the charged interactions between counselors, clients, and case managers at "Fresh Beginnings," an addiction treatment program for homeless women in the midwestern United States. She shows that shelter, food, and even the custody of children hang in the balance of everyday therapeutic exchanges, such as clinical assessments, individual therapy sessions, and self-help meetings. Acutely aware of the high stakes of self-representation, experienced clients analyze and learn to effectively perform prescribed ways of speaking, a mimetic practice they call "flipping the script." As a clinical ethnography, Scripting Addiction examines how decades of clinical theorizing about addiction, language, self-knowledge, and sobriety is manifested in interactions between counselors and clients. As an ethnography of the contemporary United States, the book demonstrates the complex cultural roots of the powerful clinical ideas that shape therapeutic transactions--and by extension administrative routines and institutional dynamics--at sites such as "Fresh Beginnings."



The Myth of Addiction

The Myth of Addiction Author John Booth Davies
ISBN-10 3718651971
Release 1992-01-01
Pages 180
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First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



The Collected Ernie Kurtz

The Collected Ernie Kurtz Author Ernest Kurtz
ISBN-10 9780595520992
Release 2008
Pages 252
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Ernest Kurtz has been the outstanding thinker of the A.A. tradition's second generation, the one who played a constant leadership role in pushing the movement towards the highest professional standards of history writing and supplied some of its most influential interpretive concepts. His ideas are vitally important for anyone who wishes to understand A.A. history during the period following Bill Wilson's death in 1971. As a Ph.D. student at Harvard University in the 1970's, he was the first researcher to be granted full access to the archives of Alcoholics Anonymous. The book that resulted, Not-God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous (1979), is still the classic work on early A.A. history. His book on the spiritual life-Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham, The Spirituality of Imperfection: Modern Wisdom from Classic Stories (1992)-is equally well known, and has also been an enduring best seller through the years since it appeared. His work on Shame & Guilt (orig. pub. 1981, rev. ed. 2007) has given a whole new depth to the discussion of those two vital recovery issues. This present book, containing twelve key articles written by Kurtz between 1982 and 1996, gives us a fourth volume from his hand, displaying the impressive range and breadth of his thought on alcoholism, addiction, and spirituality. "Here under one cover is Kurtz at his best: historian, gadfly, teacher, interpreter, and master storyteller This is must reading for any student of Alcoholics Anonymous and the evolution of spirituality in America." -William L. White, author of Slaying the Dragon: The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America



Addiction

Addiction Author Gene M. Heyman
ISBN-10 9780674053991
Release 2009-10-15
Pages 216
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In a book sure to inspire controversy, Gene Heyman argues that conventional wisdom about addiction - that it is a disease, a compulsion beyond conscious control - is wrong. At the heart of Heyman's analysis is a startling view of choice and motivation that applies to all choices, not just the choice to use drugs. Heyman’s analysis of well-established but frequently ignored research leads to unexpected insights into how we make choices - from obesity to McMansionization - all rooted in our deep-seated tendency to consume too much of whatever we like best.



Slaying the Dragon

Slaying the Dragon Author Michael Johnson
ISBN-10 078819660X
Release 1996-01-01
Pages 232
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In the 1996 Olympics, Michael Johnson achieved what no other runner had ever accomplished -- capturing two gold medals in the 200 meters & the 400 meters & shattering the previous world record set in the 200 by a staggering margin. It looked to the world as if Johnson had reached the pinnacle of his profession -- except for the stumble out of the blocks. For while Johnson knew that he was the fastest man alive, he also knew that there were still mountains to conquer. In this book, he shares his secrets on how to identify your own dragon, your own fears & goals, & how to apply his winning techniques to your personal & professional lives. Illustrated.



Love First

Love First Author Jeff Jay
ISBN-10 9781592858088
Release 2010-02-17
Pages 360
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This revised and expanded edition of the most popular and effective book on intervention features enhanced tools and techniques to help loved ones face addiction. A standard-setting book on intervention, Love First has helped tens of thousands of families, friends, and professionals create a loving and effective plan for helping those who suffer from addiction. This revised and expanded edition adds to the core material in this classic book with the most up-to-date scientific information and new intervention techniques for alcohol and other drug addictions--and an array of disorders.



Drugs in Perspective

Drugs in Perspective Author Richard Fields
ISBN-10 007338075X
Release 2009-02-17
Pages 416
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This text is designed for the drug and substance abuse counseling course that prepares future health professionals to work with patients, clients, and families of abusers. It provides perspective on the aspects and problems associated with addiction and discusses the fundamentals of the dynamics of chemical dependency. The new edition improves topic flow for easier understanding and brings the research base into the 21st century.



The Disability Rights Movement

The Disability Rights Movement Author Doris Zames Fleischer
ISBN-10 1439904219
Release 2012
Pages 311
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The struggle for disability rights in the U.S.



Addiction and Choice

Addiction and Choice Author Director National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre Nick Heather
ISBN-10 9780198727224
Release 2016-09-22
Pages 512
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The central problem in the study of addiction is to explain why people repeatedly behave in ways they know are bad for them. For much of the previous century and until the present day, the majority of scientific and medical attempts to solve this problem were couched in terms of involuntary behaviour; if people behave in ways they do not want, then this must be because the behaviour is beyond their control and outside the realm of choice. An opposing tradition, which finds current support among scientists and scholars as well as members of the general public, is that so-called addictive behavior reflects an ordinary choice just like any other and that the concept of addiction is a myth. The editors and authors of this book tend to take neither view. There has been an increasing recognition in recent literature on addiction that restricting possible conceptions of it to either of these extreme positions is unhelpful and is retarding progress on understanding the nature of addiction and what could be done about it. This book contains a range of views from philosophy, neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology and the law on what exactly this middle ground between free choice and no choice consists of and what its implications are for theory, practice and policy on addiction. The result amounts to a profound change in our thinking on addiction and how its devastating consequences can be ameliorated. Addiction and Choice is a thought provoking new volume for all those with an interest in this global issue.



The Sober Truth

The Sober Truth Author Lance Dodes
ISBN-10 9780807033166
Release 2014-03-25
Pages 192
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An exposé of Alcoholics Anonymous, 12-step programs, and the rehab industry—and how a failed addiction-treatment model came to dominate America. 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 support its programs. Dr. Dodes analyzes dozens of studies to reveal a startling pattern of errors, misjudgments, and biases. He also pores over the research to highlight the best peer-reviewed studies available and discovers that they reach a grim consensus on the program’s overall success. But The Sober Truth is more than a book about addiction. It is also a book about science and how and why AA and rehab became so popular, despite the discouraging data. Dr. Dodes explores the entire story of AA’s rise, from its origins in early fundamentalist religious and mystical beliefs to its present-day place of privilege in politics and media. The Sober Truth includes true stories from Dr. Dodes’s thirty-five years of clinical practice, as well as firsthand accounts submitted by addicts through an open invitation on the Psychology Today website. These stories vividly reveal the experience of walking the steps and attending some of the nation’s most famous rehabilitation centers. The Sober Truth builds a powerful response to the monopoly of the 12-step program and explodes the myth that these programs offer an acceptable or universal solution to the deeply personal problem of addiction. This book offers new and actionable information for addicts, their families, and medical providers, and lays out better ways to understand addiction for those seeking a more effective and compassionate approach to this treatable problem. From the Hardcover edition.



Not God

Not God Author Ernest Kurtz
ISBN-10 0894860658
Release 1991-04-01
Pages 456
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A fascinating, account of the discovery and program of Alcoholics Anonymous, Not God contains anecdotes and excerpts from the diaries, correspondence, and occasional memoirs of AA's early figures. The most complete history of A.A. ever written. Not God contains anecdotes and excerpts from the diaries, correspondence, and occasional memoirs of A.A.'s early figures. A fascinating, fast-moving, and authoritative account of the discovery and development of the program and fellowship that we know today as Alcoholics Anonymous.