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No more letting go : the spirituality of taking action against alcoholism and drug addiction

Author: Debra Jay
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2006.
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Intervention specialist Debra Jay challenges the belief that addicts can't be helped until they "hit bottom". She offers a bold new approach that provides a practical and spiritual lifeline to families struggling with alcohol or drug abuse. Weaving together philosophical and religious thought, new brain science, and poignant real-life family stories, she offers comfort, hope, and help to anyone affected by a family  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jay, Debra, 1954-
No more letting go.
New York : Bantam Books, 2006
(OCoLC)894797987
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Debra Jay
ISBN: 0553383604 9780553383607
OCLC Number: 62381589
Description: 319 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: pt. 1: Questioning our assumptions. Hitting bottom: a family affair --
Fooling the mind --
Addiction isn't a lifestyle choice --
Detachment and inaction: Are they synonymous? --
Detachment and the brain --
When do we let go and let God? --
It is everyone's business --
Seeming to do is not doing --
Create a spacious place --
pt. 2: The collapsed spirit: Inaction and old action. Old actions perpetuate the past --
The art of contortion --
Fear --
Anger --
Perfectionism --
Caretaking --
Procrastination --
Blame --
Two sides of the same coin --
Breathing new life into the spirit --
pt. 3: What we know now. The withered brain --
Disrupted decision making --
The genetic factor --
Predictable, progressive, and chronic --
Choice and responsibility --
How the brain makes sense of the senseless --
The mantras of the addicted brain --
Spiritual awakening changes the brain --
pt. 4: Spiritual negotiation. Getting ready requires an act of faith --
Intervention: the road to integrity --
Spiritual negotiation --
Coming together: family intervention --
A checklist: preparing for family intervention --
Intervention: a dramatization --
Intervention in the workplace --
Medical intervention --
Legal intervention --
Soft intervention --
Informal intervention --
Behavioral intervention --
Impaired professional intervention --
Crisis as intervention --
Success in treatment is time in treatment --
Formulating a relapse agreement --
pt. 5: Creating a space for grace. Spiritual action --
In the beginning: action --
Justice: love and trust in action.
Other Titles: Spirituality of taking action against alcoholism and drug addiction
Responsibility: by Debra Jay.
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Intervention specialist Debra Jay challenges the belief that addicts can't be helped until they "hit bottom". She offers a bold new approach that provides a practical and spiritual lifeline to families struggling with alcohol or drug abuse. Weaving together philosophical and religious thought, new brain science, and poignant real-life family stories, she offers comfort, hope, and help to anyone affected by a family member's addiction.

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