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Library Resources from the AOD Committee
Addiction in the LGBTQ Community by
Call Number: HV 5824 .G3 T73 2015
Publication Date: 2015-03-01
Substance abuse in the LGBTQ community is a serious problem. Whether it is caused or related to genetic predisposition, socialization in bars, covering up or medicating guilt or shame induced by exposure to homophobia, or the pressures of hiding one's sexuality, (or combinations of these) the addiction rates are shockingly higher among the LGBTQ community than the heterosexual community.
Bill W. [videorecording]
Call Number: DVD HV 5032 .W19 B55 2013
Bill W. tells the story of William G. Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, a man included in TIME Magazine's "100 Persons of the 20th Century." Interviews, recreations, and rare archival material reveal how Bill Wilson, a hopeless drunk near death from his alcoholism, found a way out of his own addiction and then forged a path for countless others to follow. With Bill as its driving force, A.A. grew from a handful of men to a worldwide fellowship of over 2 million men and women - a success that made him an icon within A.A., but also an alcoholic unable to be a member of the very society he had created. A reluctant hero, Bill Wilson lived a life of sacrifice and service, and left a legacy that continues every day, all around the world.
Binge Drinking and Alcohol Misuse among College Students and Young Adults by
Call Number: HV 5135 .B55 2015
Publication Date: 2015-01-22
This book provides clear guidance about effective, evidence-based approaches to treating alcohol misuse in young adults.Heavy drinking - and its associated problems - are an integral part of many college students' and other young adults' lives. Though some young drinkers are able to consume alcohol without incident, many face significant negative fallout from their excessive consumption.
Call Number: HV 5293 .H36 A3 2015
Publication Date: 2015-06-23
For Sarah Hepola, alcohol was "the gasoline of all adventure." She spent her evenings at cocktail parties and dark bars where she proudly stayed till last call. Drinking felt like freedom, part of her birthright as a strong, enlightened twenty-first-century woman. But there was a price. She often blacked out, waking up with a blank space where four hours should be. Mornings became detective work on her own life. What did I say last night? How did I meet that guy? She apologized for things she couldn't remember doing, as though she were cleaning up after an evil twin. Publicly, she covered her shame with self-deprecating jokes, and her career flourished, but as the blackouts accumulated, she could no longer avoid a sinking truth.
Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students by
Call Number: HV 5135 .B74 1998
Publication Date: 1999-01-08
Extensive clinical illustrations show how successful group leaders engage teens in addressing tough issues--including violence, sexuality, prejudice, social isolation, and substance abuse--in a wide range of settings.
Building Motivational Interviewing Skills by
Call Number: BF 637 .I5 R67 2009
Publication Date: 2009-07-02
Developing expertise in motivational interviewing (MI) takes practice, which is exactly the point of this engaging, user-friendly workbook. The volume is packed with real-world examples from a range of clinical settings, as well as sample interactions and hands-on learning activities.
Call Number: RM 316 .K84 2014
Publication Date: 2014-08-11
Buzzed includes new information about biological and behavioral changes in addiction, the prescription-drug abuse epidemic, distinctive drug effects on the adolescent brain, and trends from synthetic cannabinoids to e-cigarettes.
Chasing the Scream by
Call Number: HV 5825 .H234 2015
Publication Date: 2016-03-01
It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned in the United States. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, thirty-thousand-mile journey into the war on drugs. What he found is that more and more people all over the world have begun to recognize three startling truths: Drugs are not what we think they are. Addiction is not what we think it is. And the drug war has very different motives to the ones we have seen on our TV screens for so long.
Complete Guide to Prescription and Nonprescription Drugs 2016-2017 by
Call Number: RM 301.15 .G75 2015
Publication Date: 2015-11-03
This newly revised, expanded 2016-2017 edition of the bestselling reference book by one of America's most trusted family physicians gives you the information you need and can depend on.
Call Number: HV 5840 .M4 Q56 2016
Publication Date: 2016-04-05
In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America--addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story ofDreamland.
Call Number: HV 5293 .K53 A3 2005
Publication Date: 1997-05-12
Fifteen million Americans a year are plagued with alcoholism. Five million of them are women. Many of them, like Caroline Knapp, started in their early teens and began to use alcohol as "liquid armor," a way to protect themselves against the difficult realities of life. In this extraordinarily candid and revealing memoir, Knapp offers important insights not only about alcoholism, but about life itself and how we learn to cope with it.
Getting Wasted by
Call Number: HV 5135 .V36 2011
Publication Date: 2011-08-01
Most American college campuses are home to a vibrant drinking scene where students frequently get wasted, train-wrecked, obliterated, hammered, destroyed, and decimated. The terms that university students most commonly use to describe severe alcohol intoxication share a common theme: destruction, and even after repeated embarrassing, physically unpleasant, and even violent drinking episodes, students continue to go out drinking together.
Hungry Hearts [videorecording]
Call Number: DVD PN 1997 .H876 2014
New York City newlyweds Jude and Mina have a seemingly perfect relationship. But things take an unsettling turn with the birth of their son. Convinced that the baby must be kept free of all contaminants, Mina develops fanatical obsessions with veganism, cleanliness, and purity that may kill the child unless Jude can stop her. With stunning performances from Driver and Rohrwacher, this intense psychological drama suggests that sometimes a parent's love can be the scariest thing of all.
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by
Call Number: HV 5000 .C2 M38 2010
Publication Date: 2010-01-05
Based on Gabor Maté's two decades of experience as a medical doctor and his groundbreaking work with the severely addicted on Vancouver's skid row, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts radically reenvisions this much misunderstood field by taking a holistic approach. Dr. Maté presents addiction not as a discrete phenomenon confined to an unfortunate or weak-willed few, but as a continuum that runs throughout (and perhaps underpins) our society; not a medical "condition" distinct from the lives it affects, rather the result of a complex interplay among personal history, emotional, and neurological development, brain chemistry, and the drugs (and behaviors) of addiction. Simplifying a wide array of brain and addiction research findings from around the globe, the book avoids glib self-help remedies, instead promoting a thorough and compassionate self-understanding as the first key to healing and wellness.
Many Faces, One Voice by
Call Number: HV 4999.2 .M55 2015
Publication Date: 2015-06-09
Many Faces, One Voice is a must-read companion book to the award-winning film The Anonymous People. The book shares the intimate and inspiring stories of people in recovery from addiction who have exposed their secrets to light and are fighting to erase stigma and discrimination.
Motivational Interviewing by
Call Number: RC 533 .M56 2013
Publication Date: 2012-09-07
In this text, the authors explain how to work through ambivalence to facilitate change, present detailed guidelines for using their approach, and reflect on the process of learning MI.
Call Number: HV 5293 .S36 A3 2011
Publication Date: 2011-08-01
When Sacha Z. Scoblic was drinking, she was a rock star; the days were rough and the nights filled with laughter and blackouts. Then she gave it up. She had to. Here are her adventures in an utterly and maddeningly sober world. . .and how she discovered that nothing is as odd and fantastic as life without a drink in hand. . .