Author: Krista Ritchie, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 358, Publisher: K.B. Ritchie, ISBN: 9780989339209

She’s addicted to sex. He’s addicted to booze…the only way out is rock bottom. No one would suspect shy Lily Calloway’s biggest secret. While everyone is dancing at college bars, Lily stays in the bathroom. To get laid. Her compulsion leads her to one-night stands, steamy hookups and events she shamefully regrets. The only person who knows her secret happens to have one of his own. Loren Hale’s best friend is his bottle of bourbon. Lily comes at a close second. For three years, they’ve pretended to be in a real relationship, hiding their addictions from their families. They’ve mastered the art of concealing flasks and random guys that filter in and out of their apartment. But as they sink beneath the weight of their addictions, they cling harder to their destructive relationship and wonder if a life together, for real, is better than a lie. Strangers and family begin to infiltrate their guarded lives, and with new challenges, they realize they may not just be addicted to alcohol and sex. Their real vice may be each other.

Author: Karen Moses Allen, Genre: Medical, Total Page: 368, Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, ISBN: UOM:39015037342097

Drawn from conceptual, theoretical and practice perspectives, this work provides guidance through the broad realm of addictions nursing practice. Practical knowledge and skills that can be applied in a variety of settings by any nurse in any area of practice are included. Topics discussed include: prevention; screening/detection; assessment/diagnosis; detoxification; and sobriety-focused care. Common problems and current issues related to addictions nursing practice are also addressed, including ethical issues, cultural consideration, client dropout, and health-care policy and reform.

Author: Meyer H. Diskind, Genre: Criminology, Total Page: 146, Publisher: , ISBN: STANFORD:36105044351950

Author: Elle Kennedy, Genre: Dystopias, Total Page: 368, Publisher: Piatkus Books, ISBN: 0349411948

Praise for Elle Kennedy 'An adrenaline filled, exhilarating ride' Fresh Fiction 'Fans will be eager to see what Ms. Kennedy has in store for her mercenaries' Shannon K. Butcher, author of Edge of Betrayal 'Takes readers on a terrific emotional rollercoaster ride full of relentless action, heated sexual tension, and nail-biting plot twists ... breathless passion will leave the reader begging for more' Publishers Weekly.

Author: Krista Ritchie, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 537, Publisher: K.B. Ritchie, ISBN: 9780989339230

He's addicted to booze. She's addicted to sex...staying sober is only half the battle. No. More. Sex. Those are the three words Lily Calloway fears the most. But Loren Hale is determined to be with Lily without enabling her dangerous compulsions. With their new living situation—sleeping in the same bed, for real, together—Lily has new battles. Like not jumping Lo's bones every night. Not being consumed by sex and his body. Loren plans to stay sober, to right all of his wrongs. So when someone threatens to expose Lily's secret to her family and the public, he promises that he'll do anything to protect her. But with old enemies surfacing, Lo has more at stake than his sobriety. And his worst fear isn't relapsing. He hears the end. He sees it. The one thing that could change everything. Just three words. No. More. Us.

Author: Marc Lewis, Genre: Biography & Autobiography, Total Page: 320, Publisher: Doubleday Canada, ISBN: 9780385669269

A gripping, ultimately triumphant memoir that's also the most comprehensive and comprehensible study of the neuroscience of addiction written for the general public. FROM THE INTRODUCTION: "We are prone to a cycle of craving what we don't have, finding it, using it up or losing it, and then craving it all the more. This cycle is at the root of all addictions, addictions to drugs, sex, love, cigarettes, soap operas, wealth, and wisdom itself. But why should this be so? Why are we desperate for what we don't have, or can't have, often at great cost to what we do have, thereby risking our peace and contentment, our safety, and even our lives?" The answer, says Dr. Marc Lewis, lies in the structure and function of the human brain. Marc Lewis is a distinguished neuroscientist. And, for many years, he was a drug addict himself, dependent on a series of dangerous substances, from LSD to heroin. His narrative moves back and forth between the often dark, compellingly recounted story of his relationship with drugs and a revelatory analysis of what was going on in his brain. He shows how drugs speak to the brain - which is designed to seek rewards and soothe pain - in its own language. He shows in detail the neural mechanics of a variety of powerful drugs and of the onset of addiction, itself a distortion of normal perception. Dr. Lewis freed himself from addiction and ended up studying it. At the age of 30 he traded in his pharmaceutical supplies for the life of a graduate student, eventually becoming a professor of developmental psychology, and then of neuroscience - his field for the last 12 years. This is the story of his journey, seen from the inside out.

Author: Jerome X. Carroll Ph. D., Genre: Self-Help, Total Page: 84, Publisher: Page Publishing Inc, ISBN: 9781644245460

In a straightforward and easy-to-understand manner, Dr. Carroll describes what a new patient likely will experience when entering a comprehensive inpatient or outpatient Substance Use Disorder treatment program and what services he ideally should receive. Dr. Carroll also provides his perspective on how addiction develops, what addiction treatment should entail, the causes of relapses, and his approach to helping his patients achieve a meaningful recovery and enhanced quality of life. His perspe

Author: Zane, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 336, Publisher: Simon and Schuster, ISBN: 9780743446570

The New York Times bestseller Adapted into a major motion picture distributed through Lionsgate From the Queen of Erotica, Addicted tells the provocative story of one married woman’s struggle to deal with the fall-out of her forbidden desires. The world of Addicted is continued in the New York Times bestseller Nervous, and Zane’s highly-anticipated upcoming novel Vengeance, available May 24, 2016. For successful businesswoman Zoe Reynard, finding the pleasure she wants, the way she wants it, is not worth the risk of losing everything she has: a charmed marriage to her childhood sweetheart, a thriving company, and three wonderful children. But Zoe feels helpless in the grip of an overpowering addiction…to sex. After finding a compassionate therapist to help her, Zoe finally summons the courage to tell her torrid story, a tale of guilt and desire as shocking as it is compelling. From the sensitive artist with whom she spends stolen hours on rumpled sheets, to the rough and violent man who leads her toward destruction, Zoe is desperately searching for fulfillment—and, perhaps, something darker and deeper. As her life spins out of control and her sexual escapades carry her toward a dangerous fate, Zoe races to uncover the source of her “fatal attraction.” Chilling secrets tumble forth and perilous temptations build toward a climax that could threaten her sanity, her marriage…and her life.

Author: Lorna Crozier, Genre: Self-Help, Total Page: 304, Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd, ISBN: 9781771641869

"Is addiction a disease, a sin, a sign of hypersensitivity, a personal failing, or a unique resource for the creative mind? However it is defined, it can have devastating consequences - yet it can also be a source of inspiration. In this updated edition featuring three new essays on addiction to marijuana, video games, and sex, leading American and Canadian writers explore their surprisingly diverse personal experiences with this complex phenomenon and reveal in candid, graphic, powerful prose what happens when their compulsions took over their lives."--Back cover.

Author: Gordon E. Barnes, Genre: Psychology, Total Page: 320, Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media, ISBN: 9780306471766

The production of this book represents a culmination for me of some 25 years of interest in the field of personality and substance use and abuse. In choosing the field of substanceuse and abuse for the focus of our research, all of the investi- tors collaborating in this research have been sustained by the awareness that the work we are doing has an important purpose. Substance abuse continues to have enormous impacts on individuals and families,and prevention and treatment - proaches developed to date have not always been as successful as we would hope to see. New advances in our fundamental understanding of the causal mec- nisms involved in the development ofaddiction may be necessary to advance our success in developing new forms of prevention and treatment for alcohol and drug abuse. The work in this book builds on the work of numerous previous investi- tors who have been drawn to investigate this topic. As you will notice in the extensive reference list, there have been hundreds of articles published on this topic. Although each of these references has added a small piece to our und- standing of the relationship between personality and alcohol abuse, the majority of these studies have been done on clinical samples and often involved no control groups or poorly matched control groups. Several important previous longitu- nal investigations have been conducted,but these investigations have usually not included general population samples or comprehensivepersonality test batteries.