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We Recovered Too
The Family Groups' Beginnings in the Pioneers' Own Words
Through colorful firsthand accounts told through rare recordings of interviews and speeches, diary entries, and other documents dating from the 1940s, recovery historian and beloved author Michael Fitzpatrick presents the inspiring story of Al-Anon. Discover how cofounders Anne B. and Lois W. guided the growth of these groundbreaking groups, later known as Clearing House and, ultimately, Al-Anon.
Softcover, 240 pp., with Audio CD
Get Me Out of Here
My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder
With astonishing honesty, this memoir Get Me Out of Here, reveals what mental illness looks and feels like from the inside, and how healing from borderline personality disorder is possible through intensive therapy and the support of loved ones.
Softcover, 464 pp.
A New Generation in Recovery Speaks Out
A former cast member of MTV's Real World: Chicago, Chris Beckman recounts his journey from addiction to recovery, speaking directly to the concerns of today's youths.
Softcover, 160 pp.
Confusing Love With Obsession Third Edition
When Being in Love Means Being in Control
Confusing Love with Obsession helps readers develop a new self-awareness and healthy relationship --f ree from preoccupation with an object of obsession. This important title is a must-read for anyone involved in a dangerously obsessive relationship.
Softcover, 204 pp.
My Name is Bill Softcover
My Name is Bill
With affection, admiration, and telling insight, acclaimed novelist and memoirist Susan Cheever chronicles the life story of the famously anonymous Bill Wilson in My Name Is Bill W. Cheever drew from Bill Wilson's personal letters and diaries, Alcoholics Anonymous archive documents, and hundreds of interviews to write this eloquent and definitive biography.
Softcover, 320 pp.
Rewind Replay Repeat
A Memoir of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Rewind, Replay, Repeat is the revealing story of Jeff Bell's struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and his hard-won recovery.
Softcover, 368 pp.
Diary of an Alcoholic Housewife
Brenda Wilhelmson's Diary of an Alcoholic Housewife offers insight, wisdom, and relevance for readers in recovery, as well as their loved ones, no matter how long they've been sober.
Softcover, 400 pp.
My Story to Yours
A Guided Memoir for Writing Your Recovery Journey
In this beautifully written guided memoir, best-selling author Karen Casey invites us to write down our stories while engaging in hers.
Softcover, 194 pp.
My Thinning Years
Starving the Gay Within
Jon Derek Croteau brings a heady mixture of raw emotion, pathos, and humor to his powerful journey from self-hatred and punishment to self-affirmation and healing as a gay man in My Thinning Years.
Softcover, 336 pp.
Personal Stories of Healing from PTSD and Traumatic Events
First-person accounts by five PTSD survivors bring hope to the millions suffering from but not yet diagnosed with this affliction -- and their loved ones.
Softcover, 192 pp.
In The Interventionist, author Joani Gammill intertwines her experiences with depictions of her often harrowing and always inspiring interventions of the addicts and families she's worked with over the years. In each chapter she recounts details of a client's unique battle with addiction and the devastation that led to a loved one's request for her help.
Softcover, 336 pp.
Mental Illness, Addiction, and the 12 Steps
Marya Hornbacher, author of the international best sellers Madness and Wasted, offers an enlightening examination of the Twelve Steps for those with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders.
But He'll Change
End the Thinking That Keeps You in an Abusive Relationship
In this compassionate book, Joanna v. Hunter helps women face, head on, the excuses they tell themselves that keep them in abusive relationships. Using expert advice complemented by her story and the stories of dozens of other women who have survived and turned away from domestic violence, Hunter teaches women to identify the lies they've accepted, understand what healthy thinking sounds like,…
Softcover, 248 pp.
Candor and Courage in the White House
First Lady Betty Ford will long be remembered for her active support of the Equal Rights Amendment, her struggles with breast cancer and substance abuse, and her later involvement with the addiction treatment center that bears her name. But perhaps more than these, Betty Ford will stand as a paragon of candor and courage, an outspoken woman whose public positions did not always conform with those…
Hardcover, 176 pp.
Becoming Ms. Burton
From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women
One woman's remarkable odyssey from tragedy to prison to recovery and recognition as a leading figure in the national justice reform movement. Susan Burton's world changed in an instant when her five-year-old son was killed by a van on their street in South Los Angeles. Consumed by grief and without access to professional help, Susan self-medicated, becoming addicted first to cocaine, then crack.…
Hardcover, 8 1/4 x 5 1/2, 336 pp.
The Joey Song
A Mother's Story of Her Son's Addiction
The Joey Song is the poignant story of a defiant addict and the mother who won't give up on him. She finally realizes that it hurts more to hang on than to let go, and that letting go is not the same thing as giving up. Sandra Swenson beautifully orchestrates a mother's lessons of love and loss, while surviving her son's addiction.
Softcover, 200 pp