Author: Randi Mehling,D. J. Triggle

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438102100

Category: Methamphetamine

Page: 129

View: 767

Presents the history and physical properties of methamphetamine, physiological effects of the drug, use among teens, information about addiction and recovery, and the legal ramifications of involvement with the drug.

The High Points of Sobriety

Author: Tony Rubino

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476642265

Category: Self-Help

Page: 183

View: 4152

This book chronicles the author's experience with sobriety and recovery, offering relief and hope to recovering substance abusers and their loved ones. With optimism and humor, the author explores an enduringly human struggle--living with a consciousness addicted to alteration. "Lord have mercy. When I read The High Points of Sobriety, so many memories of my drinking and using days came flooding back. This book makes me so glad I got sober"--Leslie Jordan, Emmy Award-winning actor, playwright and author While documenting the world of active addiction and his recovery from substance abuse, the author guides others on their own journey with sobriety. Chapters provide reminders and meditations to the newly recovering; lists of activities and life experiences to enjoy in sobriety; insights into a world seen through "clear" eyes; etiquette for the refined recoverer; behavioral observations and humorous anecdotes from addicts on the mend. Wrapped in satire and wit, this honest, funny, and personally reflective guidebook will be recognizable and helpful to recovering addicts and to their friends and families.

Basic Sobriety: Shambhala Buddhism and the Twelve Steps

Author: Eric Rainbeau


ISBN: 1387796356

Category: Religion

Page: 238

View: 2956

Can the Shambhala Buddhist Path of the Four Dignities be a tool for recovery? Can the tools and teachings of Shambhala work with the Twelve Step recovery principles to overcome that seeming hopeless state of mind and body'. Understanding our own basic goodness, we can face the world free from addiction without doubt or fear to engage the world helping others break the cocoons of addiction.

Princeton Alumni Weekly

Author: N.A

Publisher: princeton alumni weekly



Page: 1100

View: 1854

International Handbook of Energy Security

Author: Hugh Dyer,Maria Julia Trombetta

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 178100790X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

View: 6498

ÔThis Handbook should be consulted by anybody interested in the issue of energy security. It convincingly demonstrates why the provision of energy is such a contentious issue, addressing the complex interaction of economic, social, environmental, technical and political aspects involved. The book is particularly valuable in investigating and highlighting processes in which (inter)national actors apply this variety of aspects in (re)constructing their notion of Òenergy securityÓ, its particular meaning and the implications thereof. Such understanding of energy security is helpful!Õ Ð Aad F. CorreljŽ, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands ÔEnergy security has for long been treated as an issue of pure geopolitics. Hugh Dyer and Maria Julia Trombetta aim at broadening energy security debates and extend them to new agendas. Their excellent Handbook offers a fresh perspective on four crucial dimensions: supply, demand, environment and human security. A diverse group of international energy scholars provides for an in-depth and comprehensive analysis of key contemporary energy problems, ranging from an oil producersÕ perspectives on energy security to ethical dimensions of renewable energy and climate governance.Õ Ð Andreas Goldthau, Central European University, Hungary This Handbook brings together energy security experts to explore the implications of framing the energy debate in security terms, both in respect of the governance of energy systems and the practices associated with energy security. The contributors expertly review and analyse the key aspects and research issues in the emerging field of energy security, test the current state of knowledge, and provide suggestions for reflection and further analysis. This involves providing an account of the multiplicity of discourses and meanings of energy security, and contextualizing them. They also suggest a rewriting of energy security discourses and their representation in purely economic terms. This volume examines energy security and its conceptual and practical challenges from the perspectives of security of supply, security of demand, environmental change and human security. It will prove essential for students in the fields of global, international and national politics of energy, economics, and society as well as engineering. It will also appeal to policy practitioners and anybody interested in keeping the lights on, avoiding climate change, and providing a secure future for humanity.

Alcohol Abuse

Author: Katie Marsico

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1608708543

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 8065

Alcohol is the most frequently used drug by teenagers in the United States. Dependence on alcohol over time can cause liver disease, trouble with coordination, blackouts, malnutrition, and shrinking frontal lobes. Changes in the brain caused by severe alcoholism creates long-term dependency and disease. Teen drinking is on the rise and is the cause of nearly 5,000 deaths per year. This book is designed to raise awareness by providing interviews with teens coping with the disease, warning signs, treatment options, and most importantly, solutions. Sidebars, a relevant glossary of terms, current websites, and science content are included in this detailed look into the teen issue of alcohol.

Treatment and Rehabilitation of the Chronic Alcoholic

Author: Benjamin Kissin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146134199X

Category: Science

Page: 631

View: 4574

The present volume contains a large variety of treatment approaches to the long-term rehabilitation of the alcoholic, ranging from the biological to the physiological to the psychological to the social. The multiplicity of proposed therapies, each of which has its strong proponents, suggests that alcoholism is either a complex medical-social disease syndrome requiring a multipronged treatment approach or a very simple illness for which we have not yet dis covered the remedy. The latter may, indeed, be true, but we cannot use what we do not know and must use what we do know. We do, however, have the obligation to be responsible in our treatment, to provide the best that is known at this time, and to be discriminating in our prescription of appropriate treat ment for individual patients. If there is one conclusion we would like to offer in our preface, it is that alcoholics constitute a markedly heterogeneous popula tion with widely disparate needs, for whom, at least at our present level of knowledge, a broad spectrum of treatment modalities is necessary. If this is true, then probably most of this book has validity. With this volume on the treatment and rehabilitation of the chronic alco holic, we bring to completion our five-volume series, The Biology of Alcoholism. As the title of the present volume indicates, we have departed from our original intention to deal solely with biological aspects of the syndrome and have attempted rather to produce a more comprehensive work.