Alive Again: Recovering from Alcoholism and Drug Addiction [NOOK Book]

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A powerful book on addiction recovery by a doctor who overcame addiction himself, the renowned founder and president of The Hills Treatment Center in Los Angeles

Howard Samuels is one of the world's leading drug and alcohol addiction experts who runs the prestigious The Hills Treatment Center in Los Angeles. Decades ago, from the age of sixteen until he was thirty-two, Dr. Samuels had his own intense struggle with addiction to cocaine and heroin. Using his own compelling story ...

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Alive Again: Recovering from Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

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Overview

A powerful book on addiction recovery by a doctor who overcame addiction himself, the renowned founder and president of The Hills Treatment Center in Los Angeles

Howard Samuels is one of the world's leading drug and alcohol addiction experts who runs the prestigious The Hills Treatment Center in Los Angeles. Decades ago, from the age of sixteen until he was thirty-two, Dr. Samuels had his own intense struggle with addiction to cocaine and heroin. Using his own compelling story as inspiration as well as case studies of his patients from all walks of life, Dr. Samuels shows how readers can recover from alcoholism and drug addiction by following this 12-step program to happiness and fulfillment in sobriety. This self-help book provides hope, inspiration, and prescriptive advice for those who want to recover as well as guidance for friends and family members seeking help for someone they love.

  • Written from the unique perspective of a recovering addict who has helped thousands of people overcome addiction to alcohol and drugs
  • Shares with readers for the first time in book form The Hills' world-renowned treatment program
  • Tells Samuels' personal recovery story as the son of a prominent politician and businessman among the rich and famous in New York and Washington
  • Contains a groundbreaking prescriptive program showing how to work each of the 12 steps
  • Examines the cause of addictions, relapses, and fallback addictions
  • Contains important information for family and friends of those struggling with addiction, including steps for intervention and healing
  • The author appears regularly on TV
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118520574
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/27/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,186,252
  • File size: 401 KB

Meet the Author

HOWARD C. SAMUELS, Psy.D., is an internationally renowned recovery expert. He appears regularly on national TV news shows about the challenges of drug addiction.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

PART ONE: Identify the Problem

Chapter 1: The Story of My Addiction

Chapter 2: The Facts behind Alcoholism and Other Addictions

Chapter 3: Dealing with the Demon

Chapter 4: The Role of the Brain in Addiction

PART TWO: Recovery Solutions

Chapter 5: The Hills Recovery Program

Chapter 6: Fallback Addictions

Chapter 7: Shedding the Shame and Guilt

Chapter 8: The Value of Support Groups

Chapter 9: Working the 12 Steps

Chapter 10: The Reality of Relapse

PART THREE: For Family and Friends

Chapter 11: Taking Steps to Intervene

Chapter 12: Healing the Whole Family

Chapter 13: Advice for Parents

PART FOUR: Alive Again

Chapter 14: Service to Others and Yourself

Chapter 15: The Grateful Life

Alive Again Resources

Index

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