Rebalancing the Addictive Mind: Beating Addiction with Exercise and Nutrition by Rochelle Ann Poerio is an evidence-based, accessible guide that explains how and why exercise and diet produce faster physical, psychological and emotional recovery from addiction and significantly reduce the chances of relapse. And how anyone, despite almost any age or infirmity, can benefit from the principles outlined in this book. Author Shelley Poerio, a licensed addiction counselor and certified fitness trainer, describes how substance dependence and behavioral compulsions change the brain and body, provides guidance and solutions to undo the damage, and motivates change in the recovering individual. Family members gain insight into how to support their loved-one in recovery and better understand how addictive thinking and behaviors get out of control.
Addiction-Free–Naturally: Liberating Yourself from Tobacco, Caffeine, Sugar, Alcohol, Prescription Drugs by Brigitte Mars is a comprehensive guide to overcoming addictions by using natural remedies that rebuild health for both body and mind from the inside out. Addiction-Free–Naturally offers gentle but effective ways to ease cravings and nourish the body, as well as information on cleansing the body of accumulated toxins and using natural remedies for stress relief. The remedies can be used in conjunction with conventional therapies, such as psychotherapy or Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. The author also offers advice on designing a personal program to break addiction and finding a health care professional or program to offer expert guidance as you walk the road to recovery.
THE CHEESE TRAP: How Breaking a Surprising Addiction Will Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Get Healthy New York Times bestselling author Dr. Neal Barnard reveals the shocking truth about cheese-the dangerous addiction that is harming your health-and presents a radical program to lose weight and feel great. We’ve been told that dairy does a body good, but the truth is that cheese can be dangerous. Loaded with fat, salt, and cholesterol, cheese can make you gain weight and leads to a host of health problems like high blood pressure and arthritis. Worse, it contains mild opiates that make it additive, triggering the same brain receptors as heroin and morphine. In THE CHEESE TRAP, Dr. Neal Barnard presents a comprehensive program to help readers break free of their cheese addiction so they can lose weight, boost energy, and improve their overall health. This easy-to-follow diet features a treasury of healthy recipes that will tame even the toughest cravings-from pizza, to lasagna, to ice cream and cheesecake.
The 80/10/10 Diet: Balancing Your Health, Your Weight, and Your Life One Luscious Bite at a Time by Dr. Douglas Graham. Did you know that a deficiency of calories and nutrients can cause addictive behavior? If you have struggled with maintaining your natural weight and wellness or would like to change your life for the better, look no further than this groundbreaking book. Dr. Douglas Graham gives “voice to what has proven to be the healthiest choice in the world of food and nutrition” and says, “I believe it is time that we all started loving ourselves a lot more … by nourishing our bodies with foods that love us back.” He addresses heart-disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, adrenal fatigue, candida, depression, pain, and more with a simple formula macro-nutrient ratio of 80% minimum carbohydrates, 10% maximum protein, and 10% maximum fat.
Drugs Masquerading as Foods by Suzar says that silent, deadly, delicious Drugfoods kill over 240,000 Americans every 2 months from degenerative diseases they cause, accounting for more than 2/3 of U.S. deaths! Blacks lead the nation in mortality rates from drugfood diseases! Sickness, not Health, is a Trillion dollar-a-year industry in America. And you, yes YOU are a Drugfood Addict! Among other vital things, this life-saving book identifies The Five Fatal Foremost Traits of Killer Drugfoods and just which “foods” are really Drugs Masquerading as Foods, killing us slowly, little by little, with each delicious bite!
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12 Steps to Raw Foods, written in a convenient 12-step format, offers helpful tips and coping techniques to form and maintain new healthy patterns and guides the reader through the most significant physical, psychological, and spiritual phases of the transition from cooked to raw foods. Learn how to make a “raw-food restaurant card” that makes dining with co-workers easy and enjoyable. Discover three magic sentences that enable you to refuse your mother-in-law’s apple pie without offending her. Find out how to sustain your chosen diet while traveling. These are only a few of the many scenarios that Boutenko outlines. Embracing the raw food lifestyle is more than simply turning off the stove. Such a radical change in the way we eat affects all aspects of life. Boutenko touches on the human relationship with nature, the value of supporting others, and the importance of living in harmony with people who don’t share the same point of view on eating.
Helpful links: Drugs Masquerading as Foods , 12 Steps To Raw Foods , Nicotine Anonymous , Alcoholics Anonymous , Narcotics Anonymous , Gamblers Anonymous , Sexaholics Anonymous , Love Addcition , Emotions Anonymous , Domestic Abuse Hot Line , Emerge: Counseling and Education to Stop Domestic Violence, Samaritan’s Suicide Prevention.
For family members: Learn To Cope , Al-Anon , Families Anonymous
Common Hotline Phone Numbers
Whether you’re in crisis or are just looking help for a friend or family member, there are dozens of organizations available to help you deal with a variety of immediate concerns, from crisis situations and domestic violence, to rape and substance abuse. Most of these hotlines are available 24 hours a day, and can help you with whatever level of assistance you need — from general information about the topic, to helping you find an immediate intervention. The hotlines below are listed in alphabetical order according to topic.
If you’re suicidal, we recommend contacting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline toll-free at 800-273-8255. Additional crisis and suicide hotlines are available in the category below, Crises and Suicide.
Need help for domestic violence? Call toll-free: 800-799-7233 (SAFE).
Immediate Online Assistance
Try one of these free crisis chat services:
Crisis Text Line (on your smartphone)
American Social Health Association: Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline
CDC AIDS Information
AIDS Info: Treatment, Prevention and Research
National AIDS Hotline
Al-Anon for Families of Alcoholics
Alcohol and Drug Helpline
Alcohol Treatment Referral Hotline
Alcohol & Drug Abuse Hotline
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Hopeline
Child Protection Hotline (Los Angeles County DCFS)
Within CA (800) 540-4000
Outside CA (213) 283-1960
Judge Baker Children’s Center – Child Abuse Hotline
Child Help USA National Child Abuse Hotline
CRISES AND SUICIDE
Girls & Boys Town National Hotline
National Hopeline Network
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-TALK (8255)
National Youth Crisis Hotline
(800) 442-HOPE (4673)
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National US Child Abuse Hotline
American Association of Poison Control Centers
America Social Health: STD Hotline
Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention
San Francisco Sex Information:
(415) 989 SFSI
Teen Help Adolescent Resources
Planned Parenthood Hotline
(800) 230-PLAN (230-7526)
RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
National Domestic Violence/Child Abuse/ Sexual Abuse
Abuse Victim Hotline
National Runaway Switchboard
National Hotline for Missing & Exploited Children
Child Find of America
National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline
National Help Line for Substance Abuse
Source: The Center for Mental Health in Schools