Codependent No More by Melody Beattie is a self-help book that explains codependency and how to overcome it. Originally published in 1986, it was written before codependency was fully acknowledged in the mental health profession…
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Real-life solutions to help you now!
Watching a loved one immersed in an intense battle with alcohol and drug abuse may be the most difficult, complex and harrowing experience you'll ever have. This book offers a message of hope to families and friends, giving practical solutions so they can help anyone struggling with addiction to begin the road to recovery.
-Why a person doesn't have to hit rock-bottom before getting help.
-When helping is actually hurting.
-Why quitting is not the same as recovering.
-How to deal with a relapse.
-The importance of faith and hope in recovery.
-Why a parent would leave their child due to their addiction.
-How to effectively intervene.
Answers to over 30 common, and not so common questions.
Inspiring first-hand recovery stories from real people!
Praise for Why Don't They Just Quit?
This book is a must read. . . I consider Why Don't They Just Quit? to be one of the top five recovery books for families. --Nicholas Taylor, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, National Expert on the Treatment of Methamphetamine Addiction
Everyone needs to read this book. After 25yrs of drinking it has saved my life. --Craig M., New Philadelphia, Ohio
God bless you. Al-Anon and AA are a Godsend, but I have found other books to be very general and a little outdated with today’s times. Joe’s book has answered so many questions for me that I can relate to and put into practice. --D.B., Lakewood, Colorado
. . . stayed up late last night reading various parts of it; inspiring! This book is for people like me; someone with chemically addicted people in their life-- a must read for the addicted and those who care about them. --Donna Schwartz, MFT, CAC III Valley Hope Treatment Services in Colorado, former Family Program Therapist of Parker Valley Hope Treatment Center
This book was a Godsend! I have struggled as a parent of an addict for years, and now I am finally able to see that it is not in my ability to heal him! This book was life changing, LIFE CHANGING! I can now begin to recover myself, even if my child doesn't! Thank you Joe, for writing this book! --Shelley K. (parent)
Joe's book helps us to understand the addiction and recovery process. He combines a lifetime of personal and professional experience dealing with this issue in a practical and highly personal overview. The book is excellent. I wish I had read it a year ago. --Sheriff Joe Pelle, Boulder County, Colorado
As a Mother, I found this book to be full of empathy, tough-love and practical information. I especially appreciate that Joe included the spiritual part of recovery, which other resources often avoid. --Vicki Beatty, Celebrate Recovery Leader/Covenant Chapel, Leawood, Kansas
This book will be valued by many, many people. A very meaningful gift of God's grace to families who need sanity in the middle of their runaway insanity. --Mike Richards Jr., Director of Recovery Ministries/International Bible Society, Houston, Texas
Many of you reading this book are facing the battle of your life. Alcohol and drugs consumed my daughter's life. I can't put into words the anguish of attending my daughter's funeral. I wish I would have had this book long ago. Maybe Mia would still be here. I didn't know how to help her. This book is full of answers I could have used. --Pam M. (Mia's Mom), Niwot, Colorado
No book provides such an intimate perspective from a a young person who did not make it through recovery. We can only imagine how Amy's life may have turned out differently had she been able to read a book like this one. Amy's mom wrestled with the question of whether she violated her daughter's privacy by publishing the journals. But she finds her answer in the "Bucket List" that Amy wrote a few weeks before her death, which included:
Change someone's life for the better
Make a completely unique contribution to the world
Make a difference
Touch someone's heart
So sharing the journals is not only Amy's gift to readers; it is also a gift to Amy.
Despite all of the marketing hype, stevia is not the innocent little herb it is made out to be—and it is not harmless. The stevia sweetener you purchase at the store is a highly refined, purified chemical that is little different from any other artificial sweetener, with many of the same drawbacks and dangers.
The author’s observation of troubling adverse reactions associated with stevia led him on an investigation that uncovered disturbing facts hidden from the public, including studies that contradict the sweetener’s safety and assumed benefits.
In this book, you will learn why you should never use stevia if you want to lose excess weight or control diabetes. You will also learn why all low-calorie sweeteners are potentially dangerous, and what options you have available. The information in this book comes directly from published studies, historical facts, and the author’s personal experiences.
In this book you will learn that stevia
is not an herb but a highly refined chemical
acts like an artificial sweetener
can cause digestive distress
alters the gut microbiome
is a gut excitotoxin
promotes obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome
can cause allergic reactions