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Falling with Wings - A Mother's Story

by Dianna De La Garza, Vickie McIntyre
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She was just Dianna Hart before becoming celebrity Demi Lovato's mother. In this detailed and deeply touching autobiography, Dianna reveals her story from the very beginning. Despite her conservative childhood, she developed an eating disorder early in her life to obtain a sense of control. Dianna provides a rare viewpoint as a mother who advocates for troubled daughters while trying to pursue her own. Yet as a family, whatever life has thrown at them, they have overcome and come out better than ever. Through great energy, devotion and confidence, Dianna…
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She was just Dianna Hart before becoming celebrity Demi Lovato’s mother. In this detailed and deeply touching autobiography, Dianna reveals her story from the very beginning. Despite her conservative childhood, she developed an eating disorder early in her life to obtain a sense of control. Dianna provides a rare viewpoint as a mother who advocates for troubled daughters while trying to pursue her own. Yet as a family, whatever life has thrown at them, they have overcome and come out better than ever. Through great energy, devotion and confidence, Dianna shares her tale of overcoming adversity.


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She was just Dianna Hart before becoming celebrity Demi Lovato’s mother. In this detailed and deeply touching autobiography, Dianna reveals her story from the very beginning. Despite her conservative childhood, she developed an eating disorder early in her life to obtain a sense of control. Dianna provides a rare viewpoint as a mother who advocates for troubled daughters while trying to pursue her own. Yet as a family, whatever life has thrown at them, they have overcome and come out better than ever. Through great energy, devotion and confidence, Dianna shares her tale of overcoming adversity.

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One Breath at a Time - Buddhism and the Twelve Steps

by Kevin Griffin
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This new version of the bestselling recovery guide One Breath at a Time, integrating Zen meditation practices with the 12 Step Program, will motivate and enlighten you to lead a happier and better life. Through what is considered the foundation of the 21st century's most powerful rehabilitation effort, Kevin Griffin shares his own remarkable path to sobriety and how he incorporated the Twelve Steps of recovery with mindfulness. One Breath at a Time leads you on a walk through the Steps, exploring essential themes such as Powerlessness or Higher Power…
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This new version of the bestselling recovery guide One Breath at a Time, integrating Zen meditation practices with the 12 Step Program, will motivate and enlighten you to lead a happier and better life. Through what is considered the foundation of the 21st century’s most powerful rehabilitation effort, Kevin Griffin shares his own remarkable path to sobriety and how he incorporated the Twelve Steps of recovery with mindfulness. One Breath at a Time leads you on a walk through the Steps, exploring essential themes such as Powerlessness or Higher Power through the prism of Buddhism’s central beliefs.


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This new version of the bestselling recovery guide One Breath at a Time, integrating Zen meditation practices with the 12 Step Program, will motivate and enlighten you to lead a happier and better life. Through what is considered the foundation of the 21st century’s most powerful rehabilitation effort, Kevin Griffin shares his own remarkable path to sobriety and how he incorporated the Twelve Steps of recovery with mindfulness. One Breath at a Time leads you on a walk through the Steps, exploring essential themes such as Powerlessness or Higher Power through the prism of Buddhism’s central beliefs.

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The gripping autobiography by Maureen Cavanagh If You Love Me is the story of a woman who unexpectedly finds herself on the front lines of the heroin crisis while her daughter battles drug use disorder. Maureen's extraordinary odyssey through the drug epidemic is essentially a profoundly touching mother-daughter tale, fast-paced and heart-warming, tragic and redemptive. After Katie is set to rehab by Mike and Maureen, Maureen goes to bed that night thinking she can see…
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The gripping autobiography by Maureen Cavanagh If You Love Me is the story of a woman who unexpectedly finds herself on the front lines of the heroin crisis while her daughter battles drug use disorder. Maureen’s extraordinary odyssey through the drug epidemic is essentially a profoundly touching mother-daughter tale, fast-paced and heart-warming, tragic and redemptive. After Katie is set to rehab by Mike and Maureen, Maureen goes to bed that night thinking she can see her daughter back in 48 hours. She battles to save Katie’s life, knocking down doors with Mike on the city’s seedy side, kidnapping Katie outside a grocery store, and fighting the drug use addiction tabou in her picturesque New England city. Maureen is thrown into the dark realm of overcrowded rehab centers, which often devour financially concerned families. When Katie races away from one clinic to another, not overcoming her distress, Maureen realizes that even as she is an specialist to bring many men and women into rehab and recovery facilities, she is unable to rescue her own daughter. The incredible story of Maureens takes the drug epidemic out of the darkness and bring it in front of us.


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The gripping autobiography by Maureen Cavanagh If You Love Me is the story of a woman who unexpectedly finds herself on the front lines of the heroin crisis while her daughter battles drug use disorder. Maureen’s extraordinary odyssey through the drug epidemic is essentially a profoundly touching mother-daughter tale, fast-paced and heart-warming, tragic and redemptive. After Katie is set to rehab by Mike and Maureen, Maureen goes to bed that night thinking she can see her daughter back in 48 hours. She battles to save Katie’s life, knocking down doors with Mike on the city’s seedy side, kidnapping Katie outside a grocery store, and fighting the drug use addiction tabou in her picturesque New England city. Maureen is thrown into the dark realm of overcrowded rehab centers, which often devour financially concerned families. When Katie races away from one clinic to another, not overcoming her distress, Maureen realizes that even as she is an specialist to bring many men and women into rehab and recovery facilities, she is unable to rescue her own daughter. The incredible story of Maureens takes the drug epidemic out of the darkness and bring it in front of us.

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Recovery - Freedom from Our Addictions

by Russell Brand
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In a remarkable combination of sincerity, charm, and empathy, Russell Brand, actor and movie star, mines his own crazy tale and shares the advice and insight he has learned during his 14 years of rehab. Brand refers to those suffering from any kind of dependence, like drugs; nicotine, caffeine, job addiction, social media, and others. Brand knows that dependency can take multiple forms and dimensions, and that it is a routine task to stay safe, happy, and unhooked. Yet what real pain is being your addiction? Russell's never before revealed…
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In a remarkable combination of sincerity, charm, and empathy, Russell Brand, actor and movie star, mines his own crazy tale and shares the advice and insight he has learned during his 14 years of rehab. Brand refers to those suffering from any kind of dependence, like drugs; nicotine, caffeine, job addiction, social media, and others. Brand knows that dependency can take multiple forms and dimensions, and that it is a routine task to stay safe, happy, and unhooked. Yet what real pain is being your addiction? Russell’s never before revealed the tools and resources that truly kept him away from it. In this book, he not only offers a survival strategy, but also explains how to make sense of the pain masked from your addiction.


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In a remarkable combination of sincerity, charm, and empathy, Russell Brand, actor and movie star, mines his own crazy tale and shares the advice and insight he has learned during his 14 years of rehab. Brand refers to those suffering from any kind of dependence, like drugs; nicotine, caffeine, job addiction, social media, and others. Brand knows that dependency can take multiple forms and dimensions, and that it is a routine task to stay safe, happy, and unhooked. Yet what real pain is being your addiction? Russell’s never before revealed the tools and resources that truly kept him away from it. In this book, he not only offers a survival strategy, but also explains how to make sense of the pain masked from your addiction.

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A darkly funny and frank debut autobiography about one woman's twenty-year struggle with sex, narcotics, and alcohol dependence in the style of Blackout and Permanent Midnight, and what happens when she actually arrives on the other side. Amy Dresner had it all when she grew up in Beverly Hills: a top-notch education, the most expensive summer camps, and even a weekly shopping allowance. Yet at 24, in San Francisco, she started losing he mind because…
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A darkly funny and frank debut autobiography about one woman’s twenty-year struggle with sex, narcotics, and alcohol dependence in the style of Blackout and Permanent Midnight, and what happens when she actually arrives on the other side. Amy Dresner had it all when she grew up in Beverly Hills: a top-notch education, the most expensive summer camps, and even a weekly shopping allowance. Yet at 24, in San Francisco, she started losing he mind because of meth. She was transferred to a Hollywood Boulevard chain gang for two years, collecting syringes as she moved from rehabs and halfway houses, both dealing with sobriety, drug addiction, and already in her forties. In the spirit of Orange Is the New Black and Jerry Stahls Permanent Midnight, Amy Dresners My Fair Junkie is an informative, darkly humorous, and shamelessly frank tale of a person dealing with all types of dependency, reaching rock bottom, and finding a life worth living path.


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A darkly funny and frank debut autobiography about one woman’s twenty-year struggle with sex, narcotics, and alcohol dependence in the style of Blackout and Permanent Midnight, and what happens when she actually arrives on the other side. Amy Dresner had it all when she grew up in Beverly Hills: a top-notch education, the most expensive summer camps, and even a weekly shopping allowance. Yet at 24, in San Francisco, she started losing he mind because of meth. She was transferred to a Hollywood Boulevard chain gang for two years, collecting syringes as she moved from rehabs and halfway houses, both dealing with sobriety, drug addiction, and already in her forties. In the spirit of Orange Is the New Black and Jerry Stahls Permanent Midnight, Amy Dresners My Fair Junkie is an informative, darkly humorous, and shamelessly frank tale of a person dealing with all types of dependency, reaching rock bottom, and finding a life worth living path.

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