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Reviews of books about addiction and addiction treatment

Book Review: The Recovering Body – Physical And Spiritual Fitness For Living Clean And Sober

Book Review: The Recovering Body – Physical And Spiritual Fitness For Living Clean And Sober

By Jennifer Matesa Addiction punishes more than our minds, relationships and emotions, it trashes the house we live in – our bodies. Yet the physical is an often forgotten component of the recovery process. In “The Recovering Body,” author Jennifer Matesa makes the case for bringing physical activity and a healthy lifestyle into the equation. […]

Book Review: Daring Greatly – How The Courage To Be Vulnerable Transforms The Way We Live, Love, Parent, And Lead

Book Review: Daring Greatly – How The Courage To Be Vulnerable Transforms The Way We Live, Love, Parent, And Lead

By Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW Vulnerability – it’s frightening, it’s uncomfortable, and it’s essential to a richly lived, wholehearted existence. That’s the guiding principal behind Daring Greatly, research professor and author Brené Brown’s fascinating examination of the price we pay for shutting ourselves off from vulnerability, and the love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation and creativity […]

Book Review: Rehab Works!

Book Review: Rehab Works!

By Jim Savage Parenting is never easy, Jim Savage notes in the preface of his book “Rehab Works! A Parent’s Guide to Drug Treatment.” But add a child’s addiction to the equation and it can seem overwhelming. Where to turn? What to do? How best to help in what might be literally a life or […]

Book Review: Closer Together, Further Apart – The Effect Of Technology And The Internet On Parenting, Work, And Relationships, By Rob Weiss And Dr. Jennifer Schneider

Book Review: Closer Together, Further Apart – The Effect Of Technology And The Internet On Parenting, Work, And Relationships, By Rob Weiss And Dr. Jennifer Schneider

Those of us born before the advent of the Internet may find ourselves at odds with youngsters (anyone younger than us) who are right at home with all things digital. In their new book, Closer Together, Further Apart: The Effect of Technology and the Internet on Parenting, Work, and Relationships, Rob Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, and […]