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When the Servant Becomes the Master
The definitive guide to addiction and its treatments.
When the B e c o m e s Servant the
A Comprehensive Addiction Guide for Those Who Suffer from the Disease, the Loved Ones Affected by It, and the Professionals Who Assist Them
Jason Z W Powers, MD
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When the Servant Becomes the Master
A Comprehensive Addiction Guide for Those Who Suffer with the Disease, the Loved Ones Affected by It, and the Professionals Who Assist Them JASON Z W POWERS, MD, DABAM, DABFM LPC, LSATP
Addresses misinformation and humanizes the disease of addiction within a framework of science, research, and personal experience.
April Addiction/Recovery/Self-Help ISBN-13: 978-1-936290-73-4 ISBN-10: 1-936290-73-1 6 x 9, 352 pages, paperback $18.95 US $25,000 marketing budget Appearances at national professional addiction conferences BEA and ALA convention signings Top 25 major market satellite radio tour National advertising campaign in addiction print/broadcast media
A comprehensive guide to all things related to addiction in a single volume.
Foreword by Mark S. Gold, MD, one of the world’s most renowned addiction researchers.
This inclusive volume covers a wide range of topics from what addiction is, its dynamics, and neurochemistry; to drugs of abuse, treatment approaches, and interventions; to relapse prevention and process addictions, such as gambling, food, and sex. Advancements in scientific imaging and brain research have provided objective proof that, like many other chronic conditions, addiction is in fact a disease. The outdated view that addicts are people of weak character who chose to indulge themselves too much continues to be perpetuated. When the Servant Becomes the Master is an important step in the direction of correcting such misperceptions. Even though he is a physician, Dr. Jason Powers knew little about addiction until he became a patient in rehab himself. His initial judgment was that he ended up in addiction treatment because he was broken—a moral failure. In rehab, he was informed that his addiction was actually a disease. Initially, he was skeptical. In his search for understanding, Dr. Powers dove into gathering all available information about addiction and making sense of it. This book is the fruit of that labor; it is the result of a doctor’s journey to answer the question, “What exactly is addiction?”
JASON Z W POWERS, MD is a board-certified addictionologist and family medicine physician. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Powers is the Chief Medical Officer of TRS Behavioral, Inc., a company that includes The Right Step and Spirit Lodge chemical dependency treatment centers located throughout Texas and New Mexico. He is an interventionist and manages an outpatient addiction medicine practice as well. In 2007, 2008, and 2009, Dr. Powers was recognized by H Texas Magazine as one of the best addiction medicine doctors in Houston.
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When the B e c o m e s Servant the
A Comprehensive Addiction Guide for Those Who Suffer from the Disease, the Loved Ones Affected by It, and the Professionals Who Assist Them Jason Z W Powers, MD Foreword by Mark S. Gold, MD Distinguished Professor and Chair of Psychiatry University of Florida College of Medicine
A daily victory over a chronic, relapsing, and www.centralrecoverypress.com powerful disease exemplifies excellence, service, spirit, accountability, honor, honesty, courage, willingness, humility, and many other virtues that reflect the best human beings have to offer. I believe that every human being is perfectly imperfect in his or her own ways. Addicts merely make an art form of their imperfection during their disease. As a result, their lives and the lives of those around them suffer. But they can maximize the highest virtues during their recovery, and for those lucky enough to face those issues, immeasurable growth is the awe-inspiring by-product.
Praise for When the Servant Becomes the Master “Dr. Jason Powers’s new book is filled with relevant, clinically useful information. It will help many people understand addiction and take the right steps toward healing.” –Daniel Amen, MD, Author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Body
“Jason Powers, MD, gets it…. I wish this could be required reading for every health professional." –Carlton K. Erickson, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology/Toxicology and Director of the Addiction Science Research & Education Center at the University of Texas at Austin
“From addicts and their families to professionals with a desire to know more about this baffling disease, this book is a must-read.” –Mike Leath, MD, RPh, Medical Director of Outpatient Services, Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center, Houston, TX
“When the Servant Becomes the Master should be required reading for those entering the field of addiction! ” –Rhonda S. McBride, PhD, LCDC, Author of Peace, Power and a Sound Mind and Inspirations for the Awakening Soul
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Dancing in the Dark
How to Take Care of Yourself When Someone You Love Is Depressed BERNADETTE STANKARD AND AMY VIETS, LPC, LSATP
An empowering, compassionate guidebook designed for those in or out of recovery who live with or love one of the millions of Americans who battle depression every year. •
February Self-Help/Mental Health/Relationships ISBN-13: 978-1-936290-70-3 ISBN-10: 1-936290-70-7 6 x 9, 208 pages, paperback $15.95 US
ISBN-13: 978-1-936290-71-0 $15.95
Uniquely geared to the needs of family caregivers; written by authors with personal and professional experience in family counseling, dealing with depression, and recovery.
Depression—it’s been called “the common cold of mental illness” because so many Americans suffer from it every year. In 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that one in twenty Americans over the age of twelve has suffered from depression. And most of these people have spouses, families, and jobs, multiplying the effects of depression until almost no family in the country is untouched by this common, but potentially deadly, illness. However, help is available for all those affected by depression, whether their own or that of a family member. Dancing in the Dark is brimming with tried-and-true suggestions and up-to-date resources for anyone whose life is affected by the depression of another. Authors Bernadette Stankard and Amy Viets offer compassionate wisdom and practical assistance based on their personal experience of life with depressed partners. They are also qualified as educators, authors, public speakers, and women of faith: Bernadette is a Master Catechist of the Roman Catholic Church, and Amy received her degree from Wartburg Theological Seminary, in Youth and Family Ministry.
BERNADETTE STANKARD and her husband Ed have been married for forty years, half of which was spent dealing with Ed’s depression. Through his perseverance and their commitment as a couple, they celebrate the gift of life. Bernadette now shares their experience with others, to offer help and hope. AMY VIETS also knows what it means to live with depression; she and her husband Bruce struggled through twelve years as they searched for an effective combination of therapy and medication. With Bruce’s return to health, she is helping others survive the darkness of depression in people they love.
From Bagels to Buddha
How I Found My Soul and Lost My Fat JUDI HOLLIS, PhD
Learn how to switch eating gears and get off the yo-yo weight loss merry-go-round by eating to nurture your true inner being. •
Addresses the growing obesity epidemic in the US in a humorous and nonjudgmental manner.
Dr. Hollis is the author of the national bestseller, Fat Is a Family Affair and opened the nation’s first eating disorders unit.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity affects over 33 percent of Americans— that’s one third of adults. Medical costs associated with obesity are estimated at $147 billion, and obese adults are at a higher risk for coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, liver and gallbladder disease, and respiratory problems. In From Bagels to Buddha, a successful therapist, renowned for her work with addictive and obese families, uses her own story to illustrate her message that a spiritual life is the key to sustaining weight loss and ending food obsessions. Dr. Hollis tells us that the path to permanent weight loss has little to do with what you are eating or what’s eating you, but rather involves changing how you behave, how you interact with others, how you face your dark side, and ultimately how you accept life on life’s terms. Only then will you start eating to nurture your true inner being, and only then will enough ever be enough.
Health & Fitness/Weight Loss ISBN-13: 978-1-936290-81-9 ISBN-10: 1-936290-81-2 6 x 9, 300 pages, paperback $16.95 US
$10,000 marketing budget National advertising in mind-bodyspirit trade and lifestyle print and broadcast media Regional mind-body-spirit lifestyle convention appearances Top 25 major market radio tour Print advertising campaign in trade catalogs and Counselor magazine
JUDI HOLLIS, PhD has been featured on CNN, Extra, Inside Edition, Oprah, Sally, Leeza, and Dr. Oz among others. She is a licensed family therapist who is maintaining her own seventy-pound weight loss. She has taught at universities, hospitals, and community agencies, including the US Navy’s treatment programs, the FBI, Betty Ford Center, Hazelden, and the Omega and Esalen Institutes.
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Yoga and the Twelve-Step Path KYCZY HAWK PC, LSATP
Perfect for people in recovery who want to strengthen and deepen their Eleventh-Step practice while honoring their bodily need for healing and nurturance. •
Fully illustrated with photos, and easy-to follow instructions for poses and practices.
Addresses the contemporary need for physical as well as spiritual fitness.
Yoga is not just a physical practice. Like twelve-step recovery, it is a journey along a spiritual path that can lead to a spiritual union with one’s higher power.
April Addiction & Recovery/Health & Fitness ISBN-13: 978-1-936290-80-2 ISBN-10: 1-936290-80-4 6 x 9, 272 pages, paperback $15.95 US
In Yoga and the Twelve-Step Path, author Kyczy Hawk brings the powerful ancient practice of yoga with all of its diverse approaches and time-honored traditions, to the realm of twelve-step recovery in a way that is guaranteed to infuse and deepen one’s spiritual practice of the Twelve Steps, in an inviting, engaging read. Those in recovery who yearn to connect more fully in the suggested “prayer and meditation” of Step Eleven will welcome this delightful book from a fresh voice in recovery literature. Kyczy Hawk’s experiences of addiction and recovery make her a relatable, sympathetic guide to an integrative practice that addresses the threefold aspect of addiction—body, mind, and spirit—for a new experience of recovery and of physical and spiritual health.
ISBN-13: 978-0-9818482-7-3 $18.95
KYCZY HAWK is a yoga teacher and potter living and working in San Jose, California, where her primary focus is teaching yoga classes designed for people recovering from addiction. Traveling to recovery homes, halfway houses, and detention centers, she has been involved with the Art of Yoga Project and the Niroga Institute—both organizations work with at-risk youth. She is a certified Yoga of Recovery (YoR) Counselor.
Why Is Brian So Fat? GARY SOLOMON, PhD
A poignant story of Brian, a twelve-year-old boy, who eats instead of feeling to avoid the reality of living with his dysfunctional family. •
Written in a friendly and welcoming tone. Kids will relate to Brian whether or not they are overweight.
Examines other contributing factors leading to obesity such as poor eating habits, overeating or binging, lack of exercise, stressful life events, low self-esteem, and family and peer problems.
Meet Brian. Brian is fat. He’s fat because he eats too much. And he eats too much because that’s how he keeps from feeling his feelings. He has many feelings about his family, his friends, his school, his dog, and himself, but most of those feelings Brian isn’t even aware of having. He just knows something is not right at home or with his mother or his father or his sister, so Brian eats and eats and eats. A teacher, who shares her own struggles with childhood obesity, offers Brian a glimmer of hope and encourages him to talk about his feelings. Why Is Brian So Fat? comes with an activity guide in the back of the book so that parents, children, teachers, and healthcare providers can examine and discuss those emotional issues related to overeating in an honest and entertaining way, as well as offer an opportunity to look at the reasons someone may become overweight. Healthy eating, exercising solutions, and a list of resources are also included.
Juvenile Fiction/Health & Daily Living ISBN-13: 978-1-936290-74-1 ISBN-10: 1-936290-74-X 5½ x 8½, 128 pages, paperback $14.95 US
$25,000 marketing budget Sales collateral available Top 25 major market radio tour National advertising in trade catalogs and Counselor magazine Regional author tour Appearances at national professional addiction conferences BEA and ALA convention signings
GARY SOLOMON, PhD understands childhood obesity. He grew up in a home where eating was used to stifle feelings, and he has battled weight gain and eating issues all of his life. He became a therapist to help people with their feelings, and is now a professor of psychology at the College of Southern Nevada. Dr. Solomon is also a dynamic speaker and has lectured all over the US.
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Finding a Purpose in the Pain
A Doctor’s Approach to Addiction Recovery and Healing JAMES L. FENLEY, JR., MD
Compelling life lessons from a doctor who encountered the healing power of the Twelve Steps. •
February Self-Help/Addiction Recovery ISBN-13: 978-1-936290-71-0 ISBN-10: 1-936290-71-5 6 x 9, 206 pages, paperback $15.95 US
ISBN-13: 978-1-936290-00-0 $12.95
James L. Fenley, Jr., MD is a board-certified addiction medicine specialist with more than two decades of experience. He lectures regularly at hospitals, treatment centers, and conferences.
“Physician, heal thyself,” is made beautifully explicit in the story of Dr. James Fenley, a Tennessee internist who intended only to accompany his wife on her path to recovery from addiction, but along the way discovered a solution to his own suffering with untreated depression and severe anxiety. The discovery that the Twelve Steps not only held the key to recovery for addicts, but could also be used to treat his own anxiety and depression was a breakthrough that led to relief from decades of sufferering for the doctor, and to his fulfilling new vocation as an addiction medicine specialist. Dr. Fenley presents a simple yet profound guide to healing, written as a resource for anyone in early recovery from addiction, for professionals who treat addiction, and for anyone struggling with emotional pain or other life trials. Finding a Purpose in the Pain will bring hope to readers facing a difficult time and help illuminate the spiritual path to finding relief and peace. “Wherever you are in your personal or professional journey, this book will speak to you.” –Claudia Black, PhD, author of It Will Never Happen to Me and The Truth Begins with You
JAMES L. FENLEY, JR., MD is a board-certified physician in private practice and a recognized speaker in the field of addiction medicine with twenty-five years of experience helping addicts, their family members, and other professionals who treat addiction. Based in Atlanta, GA since 2001, he is an addiction medicine specialist, as well as Director of Addictive Disease Services at Anchor Hospital. He and his wife live in Eagles Landing, GA.
Feel It, Face It, and Grow MARK EDICK
Moving and engaging account of one man’s journey as he struggles with fear and shares the wisdom gleaned from his life experiences and his twelve-step recovery program. •
Practical advice for how to process fear and use it in a more constructive manner.
Perfect for anyone who feels that fear has negatively shaped aspects of his or her life.
Once it was normal for Mark Edick to live his life in fear—always running, always reacting, and usually acting out in destructive ways. Through learning how to live in the principles of his recovery, he found that fear can be felt, faced, and used in healthy and productive ways. The author gets to the root of his fears and explains how he was able to view his fear in a new, more positive light and use it as a tool to shape the life he always wanted, but did not think he could attain.
March Self-Help/Recovery Memoir ISBN-13: 978-1-936290-72-7 ISBN-10: 1-936290-72-3 6 x 9, 256 pages, paperback $17.95 US
Fear is a narrative reflection of the author’s understanding of fear and how he learned to use it to his advantage. His downto-earth approach and his examination of destructive thought processes bring fear in its many facets into focus.
“With his thoughtful voice of recovery that is full of wisdom, honesty, humor, and hope, Mark helps readers see constructive ways to honor their fears and to live and work with them in order to have a life with more freedom, strength, and serenity.” –Nancy L. Johnston, MS, LPC, LSATP, Author of Disentangle: When You’ve Lost Your Self in Someone Else
ISBN-13: 978-0-9818482-1-1 $14.95
MARK EDICK is an author in long-term recovery and is a retired auto worker. His first book, Becoming Normal: An Ever-Changing Perspective, was published in 2010. He has an Associate of Arts in human services from Lansing Community College and is currently pursuing a second Associate’s degree in creative writing.
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The Mindful Addict A Memoir of the Awakening of a Spirit TOM CATTON
An extraordinary journey from hopeless addict to spiritual teacher. In the mid-sixties, Tom Catton searched for meaning by experimenting with drugs—but instead of the spiritual connection he sought, Catton found himself hooked in the web of addiction and consumed by feelings of separation. In this earnest, insightful book, Catton, now in longterm recovery, describes how he transcended his challenges through the study of meditation and introspection, and reveals how he came to view the seemingly hopeless disease of addiction as a misunderstood gift. ISBN-13: 978-0-9818482-7-3 6 x 9, 240 pages, paperback $18.95 US
Riding a Straight and Twisty Road
Motorcycles, Fellowship, and Personal Journeys JAMES HESKETH
A celebration of motorcycle culture and of lives recovered from active addiction. Author and avid motorcyclist James Hesketh takes you with him on the “straight and twisty” road he’s traveled from addiction to recovery—his motorcycle with him every inch of the way. Drawing from archival information, cultural references, and interviews, Hesketh chronicles the changing history of motorcycle culture and provides insights recorded on his recent crosscountry journey. This book is a fascinating journey, not just for those who ride, but for anyone interested in recovery.
ISBN-13: 978-1-936290-05-5 6 x 9, 224 pages, paperback $16.95 US
Leave the Light On A Memoir of Recovery and Self-Discovery JENNIFER STORM
A young woman reveals her harrowing—and ultimately victorious— recovery journey. Jennifer Storm’s first highly acclaimed memoir, Blackout Girl: Growing Up and Drying Out in America, tells the haunting story of her downward spiral into addiction. But against all odds, she survived, and ultimately thrived.
Now, Leave the Light On offers a deeper look into Jennifer’s inspiring story of survival and transformation. With fearless honesty, she chronicles her journey as she embarked upon a new life in recovery. ISBN-13: 978-0-9818482-2-8 6 x 9, 240 pages, paperback $14.95 US
MEMOI R & SELF -HELP
Once lost to addiction, a father finds a new life and a second chance with his son.
How one man changed his understanding of what it means to be normal and how you, too, can redefine your own normal.
A Father’s Journey from Addiction to Redemption
Alternately heartwarming and inspiring, Dopefiend proves the adage that the disease of addiction tears families apart, but that recovery can put families back together again. Fathers, mothers, families of those in recovery, and anyone who enjoys a well-written and relatable memoir of triumph over adversity will find something to cheer about in this recovery tale. Tim Elhajj’s story will find a receptive audience among those who have tried their best to be a good parent under the most difficult circumstances—those imposed by the consequences of their own poor decisions. ISBN-13: 978-1-936290-63-5 6 x 9, 224 pages, paperback $16.95 US
Picking Up the Pieces without Picking Up
An Ever-Changing Perspective
A Guidebook through Victimization for People in Recovery JENNIFER STORM
Follow along as author Mark Edick presents a narrative examination of his understanding of addiction and his journey to discover how to live a healthy, meaningful, and normal life. His down-to-earth approach and exploration of self-defeating thought processes offer an alternative perspective to those who struggle with the stigma associated with the disease of addiction. ISBN-13: 978-0-9818482-1-1 6 x 9, 208 pages, paperback $14.95 US
A compassionate guidebook for rebuilding your life without returning to addictive behaviors. Author Jennifer Storm offers a caring voice and expert guidance for those struggling with victimization and addiction. Rebuilding one’s life after the devastation of trauma, while preventing relapse and promoting healing, is not easy. Through guided exercises, journaling, recovery reminders, and other helpful tools, readers will be empowered to move through their victimization with grace and strength. ISBN-13: 978-1-936290-64-2 6 x 9, 178 pages, paperback $15.95 US
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My First Year in Recovery
A Journal for the Journey THE EDITORS OF CENTRAL RECOVERY PRESS
The perfect way for people in recovery to capture the first year of their new life. More than just a journal, My First Year in Recovery encourages individuals in their first year of recovery to examine various aspects of their journey. This newly revised and redesigned edition contains short “teaser” sentences throughout to help guide journaling. Updated inspirational quotations and thoughts from others in recovery reinforce the process. Makes a great gift for recovery sponsors to give to their sponsees. ISBN-13: 978-0-9818482-4-2 7½ x 9, 160 pages, hardcover $19.95 US
My Five-Year Recovery Planner
Recovery A to Z
Looking to the Future One Day at a Time
A Handbook of TwelveStep Key Terms and Phrases
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Reinforces the benefit of “doing the footwork,” and working toward the result one desires.
An invaluable resource for those new, and not so new, to the language of recovery.
This planner is unique among self-help guidebooks because you create it yourself with just a little help and a lot of inspiration. Whether your passion is reading, writing, drawing, photography, or scrapbooking, you will find in these pages a guide for putting that passion to work as you build your future in recovery, one day at a time. Here is a key to unlock your own inner resources—one that will help you build your future on a strong foundation of recovery. ISBN-13: 978-0-9818482-9-7 7½ x 9, 160 pages, hardcover $19.95 US
Here is the perfect reference book and a must-have for anyone interested in twelvestep recovery. This updated edition is brimming with the latest information to make the sometimes confusing vernacular of recovery easy to understand for newcomers (and old timers as well). Recovery A to Z is also helpful for treatment professionals, counselors, and therapists to use with their clients in recovery. ISBN-13: 978-1-936290-04-8 6 x 9, 256 pages, paperback $15.95 US
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A Spiritual Path to a Healthy Relationship
From Heartbreak to Heart’s Desire
STEVE MCCORD, MFT AND ANGIE MCCORD, CC
DAWN MASLAR, MS
A Practical Approach
Build harmonious partnerships and avoid common stumbling blocks. We all want our relationships to be healthy—but who knows how to make that happen? Husband-and-wife authors Steve and Angie McCord, a couple with more than twenty years each in recovery, share with you the sound guidance and spiritual exercises that have helped their own relationship grow and thrive.
Developing a Healthy GPS (Guy Picking System) A witty and practical guide for women who want to stop wasting time, energy, and emotion falling for the wrong men. After a lifetime of dating “Mr. Wrong” or settling for “Mr. Right-Now,” women who are serious about finding their “heart’s desire” will appreciate and benefit from the easy-to-follow suggestions in this book.
This book provides effective tools and solutions for achieving the relationships you desire.
From Heartbreak to Heart’s Desire offers a lighthearted look at the dating disasters most single women will relate to, coupled with a practical and real-life plan for changing course.
ISBN-13: 978-1-936290-65-9 6 x 9, 200 pages, paperback $15.95 US
ISBN-13: 978-0-9818482-6-6 6 x 9, 200 pages, paperback $14.95 US
When You’ve Lost Your Self in Someone Else NANCY L. JOHNSTON, MS, LPC, LSATP
An inspiring and practical guide for people seeking to find emotional freedom within relationships. Emotional over-involvement in relationships can throw even otherwise wellfunctioning people out of balance. Thoughts become focused on the other person in ways that are unhealthy— commonly leading to feelings of anxiety, agitation, helplessness, depression, anger, and resentment. Disentangle provides a solution-oriented approach to identifying and healing from over-involvement or “entanglement” in relationships with others. ISBN-13: 978-1-936290-03-1 6 x 9, 284 pages, paperback $15.95 US
PA IN R E C OVERY
My Pain Recovery Journal THE EDITORS OF CENTRAL RECOVERY PRESS
This specialized journal promotes healing by offering those with chronic pain the perfect space to express their thoughts and feelings about the pain-recovery process. Designed to be a companion piece to the Central Recovery Press title Pain Recovery: How to Find Balance and Reduce Suffering from Chronic Pain, this journal gives those with chronic pain a therapeutic tool for recording thoughts, expressing feelings, and tracking progress. Features recovery-oriented writing prompts and twelvestep-based motivational messages to enhance the pain-recovery process. ISBN-13: 978-0-9799869-7-0 6 x 9, 200 pages, paperback $19.95 US
Above & Beyond 365 Meditations for Transcending Chronic Pain and Illness J. S. DORIAN
A spiritual approach for transcending chronic pain and illness. Beloved author J. S. Dorian shares insights gained from his lifetime of experience with chronic pain and illness, combined with what he has learned from his twelvestep recovery program. His earlier book, A Day at a Time, has provided inspiration to countless readers since its publication in 1976.
Meditations for Pain Recovery TONY GRECO
You know pain…now find peace. Here is a must-have resource to aid in recovery from chronic pain with co-occuring or underlying addiction, making use of twelve-step principles and the four points of balance in a holistic, contemplative manner.
Above and Beyond offers helpful suggestions for transforming one’s life with chronic pain or illness into one of purpose, growth, and acceptance.
In this beautfully written, thoughtful book, author Tony Greco brings together helpful lessons learned during his own recovery when he used the established techniques of chronic pain treatment explored in the books A Day without Pain and Pain Recovery: How to Find Balance and Reduce Suffering from Chronic Pain.
ISBN-13: 978-1-936290-66-6 5½ x 7½, 400 pages, paperback $15.95 US
ISBN-13: 978-0-9818482-8-0 5½ x 7½, 400 pages, paperback $16.95 US
PAI N R E COVERY
How to Find Balance and Reduce Suffering from Chronic Pain MEL POHL, MD, FASAM; FRANK SZABO, JR, LADC; DANIEL SHIODE, PhD; ROBERT HUNTER, PhD
Not just a treatment for chronic pain but a lifestyle that encompasses the mind, body, emotions, and spirit. Written by a distinguished team of authors experienced in various areas of chronic pain management and addiction treatment, this comprehensive workbook offers proven techniques, lessons, and exercises to reduce pain based on a successful, opioid-free chronic pain rehabilitation program that has helped change the lives of many chronic pain sufferers. ISBN-13: 978-0-9799869-9-4 8 ³⁄₈ x 10 ³⁄₈, 200 pages, paperback $20.95 US
Pain Recovery for Families
A Day without Pain Revised and Updated
How to Find Balance When Someone Else’s Chronic Pain Becomes Your Problem Too
MEL POHL, MD, FASAM
The solution to chronic pain is within you. This country is facing an epidemic of chronic pain, dependence on painkillers, and in many cases, addiction to prescription medication. Pain is a pandemic with no end in sight.
MEL POHL, MD, FASAM; FRANK SZABO, JR, LADC; DANIEL SHIODE, PhD; ROBERT HUNTER, PhD
Vital information and guidance for anyone struggling with the realities of a loved one’s chronic pain.
But we can do better.
Even a well-functioning family is likely to be thrown out of balance when one of its members has chronic pain. This guide provides a solution-oriented approach for family members to maintain a healthy life balance while providing support to someone with chronic pain. ISBN-13: 978-0-9818482-3-5 8 ³⁄₈ x 10 ³⁄₈, 200 pages, paperback $20.95 US
A Day without Pain is the title, as well as the goal, of this newly revised edition. Enhanced and updated with the latest research, Dr. Pohl’s book focuses on a comprehensive approach to living with chronic pain rather than attempting to obliterate all pain with ever-increasing doses of potentially dangerous and addictive drugs. ISBN-13: 978-1-936290-62-8 6 x 9, 248 pages, paperback $15.95 US
IN S P I R AT I O N A L
The Truth Begins with You
Guide Me in My Recovery
CLAUDIA BLACK, PhD
THE REVEREND JOHN T. FARRELL, PhD
Reflections to Heal Your Spirit Empower your life!
Recovery pioneer Claudia Black, PhD is a renowned addiction and codependency expert, author, and trainer internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work with family systems and addictive disorders. Her latest work is an inspiring collection of healing messages that offer comfort, encouragement, and hope to those who have suffered loss or survived a painful childhood or traumatic event in their lives, including addiction—whether their own or that of a loved one. Illuminated with vibrant, evocative illustrations by Nevada artist Lynne Adamson. ISBN-13: 978-1-936290-61-1 4½ x 6½, 186 pages, paperback $17.95 US
Prayers for Times of Joy and Times of Trial
Guide Me in My Recovery Special hardcover gift edition
When the words won’t come, this book can help. Filled with words of worship and devotion for “times of trial and times of joy,” Guide Me in My Recovery is written in language that is lyrical and heartfelt, and will be helpful to individuals in recovery looking to strengthen their relationship with the higher power of their understanding. Featuring original prayers by the author, as well as those synthesized from common prayers and devotional writings, here is the perfect book to aid and inspire anyone seeking a spiritual path for everyday life.
Perfect gift for anyone at any stage of recovery; great for recovery anniversaries.
Supports and enhances readers’ twelve-step recovery programs.
ISBN-13: 978-1-936290-00-0 4½ x 6½, 214 pages, paperback $12.95 US
ISBN-13: 978-1-936290-02-4 4½ x 6½, 214 pages, hardcover $19.95 US
I N SPI R ATI O N AL
The Soul Workout
Tails of Recovery
DENISE CROSSON, PhD
HELEN H. MOORE
NANCY A. SCHENCK
Beautifully written reflective narratives address assets that help build character as the “old way” of living is shed.
Strengthen your spiritual fitness through simple and thoughtful actions.
A poignant collection of first-person accounts by recovering addicts of the hope and healing that pets have provided to them.
Building Assets in Recovery
A thoughtful collection that offers fresh perspective on topics such as commitment, devotion, forgiveness, and integrity, to name but a few. Uses quotes from various sources to describe how the principles embodied in the Twelve Steps can enrich an individual’s life.
Getting and Staying Spiritually Fit
Addicts and the Pets That Love Them
We all know what physical fitness looks like and what it takes to achieve it. Spiritual fitness is a bit tougher to define, but it’s not so tough to achieve. This insightful guide offers easy-to-follow suggestions for implementing soul-building acts into your busy life each day.
This is the perfect way to recharge one’s recovery, whether it is relatively new or long-term. Those who live with, work with, and/or love someone in recovery will also find solace and inspiration in this little gem that provides a powerful read.
Author Helen H. Moore shares the no-nonsense directions she gleaned from her journey in twelve-step recovery. Practicing these simple actions brought her soul to life, and along with prayer and meditation, has improved her conscious contact with her higher power.
ISBN-13: 978-0-9799869-2-5 5 x 71/4, 128 pages, paperback $12.95 US
ISBN-13: 978-0-9799869-8-7 5 x 71/4, 128 pages, paperback $12.95 US
Moving stories from recovering addicts about how the unconditional love of their pets brought them from the horrors of active addiction to a life filled with hope and healing. These stories are tied together with insightful commentary by author Nancy Schenck, herself a pet lover and longterm recovering addict. This book is for anyone—in recovery or not—who wants to experience the deep and spiritual connectedness that the love of a pet provides. ISBN-13: 978-0-9799869-6-3 6 x 9, 175 pages, hardcover $19.95 US
YO U N G AD U LT
First Star I See
JAYE ANDRAS CAFFREY • ILLUSTRATED BY LYNNE ADAMSON
A lively, enchanting story that wonderfully captures the daily ups and downs of being a child with AD/HD. Welcome to the world of Paige Bradley, a bright, mischievous fourth grader with a big goal and a small problem. Paige desperately wants to meet her TV idol, Dr. Kelsey Strongheart—and she has a chance to do it. Only one thing stands in her way: Paige herself.
ISBN-13: 978-1-936290-01-7 5½ x 8½, 160 pages, paperback $12.95 US
The winner of a school writing contest will earn a meeting with Dr. Strongheart, and Paige knows she can write the winning entry—if she could just focus her attention on her paper instead of following her runaway imagination into daydreams that threaten to wreck her chances. Can Paige overcome her AD/HD in time to achieve her goal?
The Secret of Willow Ridge Gabe’s Dad Finds Recovery
HELEN H. MOORE • ILLUSTRATED BY JOHN BLACKFORD
Addresses emotional and social issues children of addicts face through an engaging and contemporary story. Bestselling children’s author Helen H. Moore takes young readers on a journey with Gabe, a likeable ten-year-old who is reeling from the effects of his father’s addiction. But Gabe is about to embark on a hopeful journey that leads him to take pride in his dad’s greatest accomplishment: recovery. This is a story for every child with an addict in the family, a story of affirmation and hope that will resonate loudly.
ISBN-13: 978-0-9818482-0-4 5½ x 8½, 128 pages, paperback $12.95 US
Foreword by renowned recovery author Claudia Black, PhD, an internationally recognized speaker and trainer whose work encompasses the impact of addiction on young and adult children.
YOUNG R EADERS
Mommy’s Gone to Treatment DENISE D. CROSSON, PhD • ILLUSTRATED BY MIKE MOTZ
Janey and her family face the complexities of addiction. Addiction is a devastating disease not only to the person who suffers from it, but also to family members. It’s hard enough to explain to an adult how addiction can affect an individual—just imagine what a child must think when a parent suddenly goes from a loving and nurturing mother to a screaming stranger. This book is about Janey and how she learns about her mother’s disease. Written in easy-to-understand language with brightly colored illustrations, Mommy’s Gone to Treatment addresses some of the issues children face when a parent seeks help.
Mommy smiled at Janey and said, “I missed you so much too, and I’m very glad you are here. I’m not sure yet when I’ll be coming home. I need to be here until the doctor thinks I can stay healthy on my own.”
ISBN-13: 978-0-9799869-1-8 8 x 8, 44 pages, paperback $14.95 US
Janey looked at Mommy. She looked at her face, her arms, her legs, and her body. Janey couldn’t see anything wrong. Mommy looked just fine. “You look okay to me. I can’t see where you’re sick. Where are you sick, Mommy?”
Mommy’s Coming Home from Treatment DENISE D. CROSSON, PhD • ILLUSTRATED BY MIKE MOTZ
Janey learns about recovery after addiction treatment. In this sequel to Mommy’s Gone to Treatment, Janey learns to face some of the challenges her family must confront as they adjust to their new way of life. Includes a parent’s guide to help talk with children about what happens after a parent or loved one returns from addiction treatment.
ISBN-13: 978-0-9799869-4-9 8 x 8, 44 pages, paperback $14.95 US
E- BO O K S
CRP Editions CRP Editions are e-books that go where you go—on your portable reader, smartphone, or laptop— offering “just-right” sized informative material that bridges the gap between magazine article and full-length book. Averaging about 20,000 words each, CRP Editions are useful for professionals looking to update their knowledge base or consumers who wish to further their own education. Individual CRP Editions titles concentrate on a single topic and theme, which makes them easy-to-read as well as timely. At a price ranging from just $0.99 to $3.99 an e-book, CRP Editions are available to keep you informed on the issues you care about, at a price you can afford. Legacy of Shame and the Addictive Process, by Claudia Black, MSW, PhD, is derived from a talk that Dr. Black gave at the US Journal Training Conference in March 2011. Dr. Black is a renowned addiction author, speaker, and trainer internationally recognized for her pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictive disorders. Dr. Black designs and presents training workshops and seminars to professional audiences in the fields of family services, mental health, addiction, and correctional services, as well as speaking in public forums about addiction and recovery. ISBN-13: 978-1-936290-67-3 • $1.99 Pain and Addiction: A Challenging Co-Occurring Disorder, by Mel Pohl, MD, FASAM, is derived from Dr. Pohl’s popular lecture. The e-book is drawn from several versions of the lecture he shares around the country. Dr. Pohl is a board-certified family practitioner and Vice President of Medical Affairs and the Medical Director of Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC), the only private freestanding, medically managed inpatient detoxification and addiction treatment facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Pohl is the author of numerous books on pain recovery, and was a key force in developing the Chronic Pain Recovery Program at LVRC. ISBN-13: 978-1-936290-68-0 • $1.99 Close Encounters with Addiction is a lecture Dr. Gabor Maté gave at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles in April 2011. He talks about his experience as a physician and how many of his patients suffer from mental illness, drug addiction, and HIV or all three. Dr. Maté has had regular medical columns in The Vancouver Sun and The Globe and Mail. Widely recognized for his unique perspective on attention deficit disorder, and his firmly held belief in the connection between mind and body health, he is a sought-after speaker and seminar leader on these topics. ISBN-13: 978-1-936290-69-7 • $2.99
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