Addiction & Recovery

A Proactive Guide to the Psychology of Motivation
A Proactive Guide to the Psychology of Motivation

Review: Although none of the advice applied specifically to my own problems, the first principles of motivation the author described were directly applicable to my life, and showed me all the motivation-related mistakes I was making, and how to resolve them. Extremely valuable book. Read more

Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior - Get Out of Your Own Way
Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior - Get Out of Your Own Way

Review: Absolutely life changing book. I have been working on healing. I've been struggling with depression and anxiety. This book has helped me see how i was creating my own obstacles. How I developed coping mechanism that are unhealthy. It also gave great advice on how to correct these issues. I've thought of buying a copy of this book for a few people i know. It has been so helpful! Read more

'It Will Never Happen to Me!' Children of Alcoholics
'It Will Never Happen to Me!' Children of Alcoholics

Review: This book helps show the impact having an addicted parent influences our lives years after leaving home. Also her advice on how to overcome resulting behaviors and attitudes due to having lived in an addictive environment, was very useful Read more

Surviving a Childhood of Abuse - A Brother's Journey
Surviving a Childhood of Abuse - A Brother's Journey

Review: After reading both of Dave Pelzer's books, I wanted to read his brother's. I wanted to see the other side of Dave's abuse. I was, instead, faced with yet another story of abuse by the same mother. While Richard didn't seem to face nearly the torture Dave faced, he claims to have taken his brother's place when the state finally placed his brother in foster care. Read more

Porn-Proofing Today's Young Kids - Good Pictures Bad Pictures
Porn-Proofing Today's Young Kids - Good Pictures Bad Pictures

Review: I'm so thankful for a resource out there to help mom's educate their children about pornography. I believe it is becoming increasingly big problem in our culture and I'm thankful there are people fighting against it, I'm ready to join the fight! Read more

How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation - and the Capacity for Relationship
How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation - and the Capacity for Relationship

Review: Of all the books on trauma and developmental trauma that I have read, this is clearly the best.

When I finished reading, I had a much deeper awareness of the challenge of healing developmental trauma and many insights about the most effective healing approaches to help others in recovering the lost possibilities for their lives.

Thanks to Laurence Heller, PhD and Aline LaPierre, PsyD for their years of research and treatment, and for the outstanding case studies contained in the bo... Read more

Codependent No More Workbook
Codependent No More Workbook

Review: I am so thrilled to have been introduced to Melody Beattie's books. She is amazing and this Codependent No More and the workbook are proving invaluable! My therapist and I are working it together and I really feel myself morphing into a happier and healthier person while letting go of the anger and resentment. I highly recommend for nearly anyone but most especially if you have lived with an alcoholic, addict of any kind including a rageaholic. A must read! Read more

When You Keep Wishing and Hoping He'll Change - Women Who Love Too Much
When You Keep Wishing and Hoping He'll Change - Women Who Love Too Much

Review: Book arrived quickly and was in condition as promised. In general, the book isn't really helpful to me, as I find it focuses on women who were raised by alcoholic parents and that is not my situation. However, there were points in it that I found insightful and gave me reason to think and consider. Read more

Codependents' Guide to the Twelve Steps
Codependents' Guide to the Twelve Steps

Review: The book is easy to read and follow the thought process. It is a good book to keep a co-dependent on track. Talking about each one of the step gives a person more insight to how the steps apply to your life. Read more

Trauma Or Toxic Shaming Must Know To Have Peace In Their Lives
Trauma Or Toxic Shaming Must Know To Have Peace In Their Lives

Review: It's nice to read a self-help book from a writer who has been in the trenches. She describes co-dependency from the perspective of someone who's experienced it first hand, and her hard-won wisdom shines through. I read with a pen in hand and barely a page went by where I didn't underline a passage or scribble something in the margins. She describes the workings of the co-dependent mind very well. There were so many passages where I thought, "Wow, and I thought I was the only person who thought t... Read more

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