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Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery: Twenty True Stories from the Soul (Reflections of America) (Hardcover)

Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery: Twenty True Stories from the Soul (Reflections of America) By Barbara Sinor, Cardwell C. Nuckols (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Whether addicted or not, we all have stories to tell

The stories of tragedy and redemption found within Tales of Addiction are not about the well known celebrities you find in the usual tabloids. Rather, these stories are true-grit tales told by people you will never meet but whose words will haunt you for months, years maybe. The author collected the stories for over two years through a "call for stories" she put in journals, workshops and lectures. Interwoven throughout, Barbara and her son share their own story of pain and struggle. In this book, you'll learn:

  • How an addict's life begins
  • Understand the difficulties in taking initial steps to uncover denial
  • Intimate details of how many stay straight and sober
  • Gain a new perspective about our national addiction population
  • Learn why that Something More means so much to so many
  • What happens when the addict or alcoholic loses their battle
  • How you can help

Praise for Tales of Addiction

"This inspiring and penetrating new book by Dr. Barbara Sinor shows us how we gather the courage and the force of will to make a transformational change."
--Mark Thurston, PhD, author Willing to Change: The Journey of Personal Transformation

"Like a tapestry, this book works by holding the reader's interest with unique tales smoothly interwoven with both a spiritual and intellectual thought process."
--Bill Ford, Addiction Recovery Blog

"Filled with stories of heroic struggle, victory and defeat, it is both illuminating and inspiring. The book is intensely personal yet sadly universal, the stories recounted are for anyone touched by the trials of addiction."
--Rev. Steve Doolittle, Astara, author From the Heart: Five Minute Inspirations

"These heart-wrenching and ultimately heartwarming stories, provide the inspiration for each one of us to know that recovery works."
--Ken Seeley, PhD, host of Intervention 911, author, Face It and Fix It

About the Author
Barbara Sinor, Ph.D. is a Psychospiritual Therapist dealing with childhood abuse/incest, PTSD, addiction recovery, and adult children of alcoholics. Dr. Sinor uses integral holistic methods encompassing forms of hypnotherapy, regression therapy, Jungian dreamwork, and other transpersonal techniques. Dr. Sinor holds a Doctorate in Psychology, a Master of Arts from John F. Kennedy University, and her Bachelor of Arts degree is from Pitzer College of the Claremont Colleges.
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From the Reflections of America Series at Modern History Press

PSY038000 Psychology: Psychopathology - Addiction
SEL013000 Self-Help: Substance Abuse & Addictions - Drug Dependence
SEL003000 Self-Help: Adult Children of Alcoholics

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781615990382
ISBN-10: 1615990380
Publisher: Modern History Press
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2010
Pages: 214
Language: English
Series: Reflections of America