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Beautiful Boy


In beautiful boy: a father's journey through his son's addiction, David Sheff asked, "What had happened to my beautiful boy? What did I do wrong? ...wrenching questions that haunted every moment of David Sheff"s harrowing journey through his son Mic's addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery".



"An extraordinary story of pain, perseverance, and hope". - William C. Moyers, author of Broken
Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption by William Cope Moyers and co-authored by Katherine Ketchum. Moyers' memoir is a "missive of hope for the millions of Americans struggling with addiction, and an honest and inspiring account that is both heartrending and redemptive."



Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs From Alcohol to Ecstasy "is one of the most important books I've ever comprehensive and so readable that I recommend everybody who's interested in this area - kids who are taking drugs, parents, professionals working in the drug sphere, and, most of all, politicians and legislators - read it." - Irvine Welsh, author of Trainspotting
Co-authored by Cynthia Kuhn, Ph.D., Scott Swartzwelder, Ph.D., Wilkie Wilson, Ph.D., of the Duke University Medical Center

High Society


High Society: How Substance Abuse Ravages America and What to Do About It by Joseph A. Califano, Jr., chair and president of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University, which he founded in 1992. "High Society is an inspiring call to end the denial, stamp out the stigma associated with alcoholism and drug addiction, and commit the energy and resources to confront a plague that has maimed and killed more Americans than all our wars, natural catastrophes, and traffic accidents combined.'

"Joe Califano's High Society is what we need to bring about a revolution in the fight against substance abuse. This book peels the stigma off this disease and replaces despair with hope." - Former First Lady Betty Ford

Love First


In Love First: A Family's Guide to Intervention , Jeff and Debra Jay add to the core material in their original edition with the most up-to-date scientific information and intervention techniques for alcohol and other drug addictions--and an array of disorders.

Building a team, choosing a chairperson, anticipating objections, using checklists, and rehearsing for the intervention itself. The reader will find it all here!
--Robert M. Morse, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, Mayo Medical School

Jeff Jay is a nationally recognized leader in intervention who has been helping addicted families since 1986. His work has been noted by CNN, CBS, and USA Today. Debra Jay is a noted columnist, lecturer, and nationally known interventionist. She is the author of No More Letting Go and has appeared frequently on the Oprah Winfrey Show





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