Some Are Sicker Than Others

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Some Are Sicker Than Others by Andrew Seaward Summary

ADDICTION: CUNNING, BAFFLING, & POWERFUL In this gripping debut novel by Andrew Seaward, the lives of three addicts converge following an accidental and horrific death. Monty Miller, a self-destructive, codependent alcoholic, is wracked by an obsession to drink himself to death as punishment for a fatal car accident he didn't cause. Dave Bell, a former all-American track star turned washed-up high school volleyball coach, routinely chauffeurs his bus full of teens on a belly full of liquor and head full of crack. Angie Mallard, a recently divorced housewife with three estranged children, will go to any lengths to restore the family she lost to crystal meth. All three are court-mandated to a secluded drug rehab high in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. There, they learn the universal truth among alcoholics and addicts: Though they may all be sick...SOME ARE SICKER THAN OTHERS. Based on the author's own personal experience with substance abuse and twelve-step programs, Some Are Sicker Than Others, transcends the cliches of the typical recovery story by exploring the insidiousness of addiction and the harrowing effect it has on not just the afflicted, but everyone it touches. With the harsh realism of Brett Easton Ellis and the dark, confrontational humor of Chuck Palahniuk, Mr. Seaward takes the reader deep inside the psyche of the addict and portrays, in very explicit details, the psychological and physiological effects of withdrawal and the various stages of recovery.

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Des mensonges nécessaires

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Elle a 15 ans et la vie devant elle, mais elle est pauvre. Ils sont du bon côté de la société, et ils veulent décider pour elle. 1960. Dans les champs de tabac de Caroline du Nord, Jane Forrester et Ivy Hart ne pourraient mener des existences plus différentes. A quinze ans, Ivy travaille dur pour faire vivre sa famille, notamment « bébé William », âgé de deux ans qui souffre d’un retard mental. Au contraire, Jane est confortablement mariée et rien, dans son milieu bien-pensant, n’exige d’elle qu’elle donne de sa personne. Sauf sa conscience et sa sensibilité. Bravant son mari et les conventions sociales, elle s’engage au service des pauvres – au service de la famille d’Ivy Hart. Une proximité qui lui ouvre les yeux sur des secrets insoupçonnables et un scandale humain qui devient sa bataille. Une histoire inspirée d’événements réels, dans le Sud profond des Etats-Unis, qui plonge le lecteur au cœur d’une tragédie et d’une solidarité incroyablement émouvante et romanesque entre femmes. La presse en parle « Un livre captivant, très bien document頻 Kirkus Review Du même auteur Une vie plus belle

Leaving Wayne

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When author Danny Clune was seven years old, he experienced a traumatic accident that changed the course of his life-It left a hole in his life that he would spend a lifetime repairing. In Leaving Wayne, Clune tells his coming-of-age story that takes place in rural New York State and northeastern Pennsylvania in the 1950s and '60s. This colorful memoir narrates the struggles of surviving shame, poverty, abuse, and succeeding in an era that went from party phone lines to cell phones, from 45s to MP3s, and from sock hops to mosh pits. Leaving Wayne tells of Clune's childhood in a family with seven children; his struggles with addiction; his recovery; his stints as an English teacher, chef, and restaurateur in Upstate New York; his work abroad with mental health services; and the ways that 9/11 affected his life and his profession. Throughout this story, Clune shows how the grit of rural life conflicted with the influences of prosperity and modernity that gradually overtook him and molded him into the person he became.

The Dominant Animal

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In humanity’s more than 100,000 year history, we have evolved from vulnerable creatures clawing sustenance from Earth to a sophisticated global society manipulating every inch of it. In short, we have become the dominant animal. Why, then, are we creating a world that threatens our own species? What can we do to change the current trajectory toward more climate change, increased famine, and epidemic disease? Renowned Stanford scientists Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich believe that intelligently addressing those questions depends on a clear understanding of how we evolved and how and why we’re changing the planet in ways that darken our descendants’ future. The Dominant Animal arms readers with that knowledge, tracing the interplay between environmental change and genetic and cultural evolution since the dawn of humanity. In lucid and engaging prose, they describe how Homo sapiens adapted to their surroundings, eventually developing the vibrant cultures, vast scientific knowledge, and technological wizardry we know today. But the Ehrlichs also explore the flip side of this triumphant story of innovation and conquest. As we clear forests to raise crops and build cities, lace the continents with highways, and create chemicals never before seen in nature, we may be undermining our own supremacy. The threats of environmental damage are clear from the daily headlines, but the outcome is far from destined. Humanity can again adapt—if we learn from our evolutionary past. Those lessons are crystallized in The Dominant Animal. Tackling the fundamental challenge of the human predicament, Paul and Anne Ehrlich offer a vivid and unique exploration of our origins, our evolution, and our future.

As Long as the Blue Canary Sings

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In As Long as the Blue Canary Sings was inspired by a true story. "Sheldon" takes the lessons he learned, as an accomplished chess player, and applies them to the various complexities of his life. As he reasserts himself into the world he is forced to examine his core beliefs. With both insight and candor "Sheldon" shares his decision-making processes as he interacts with interesting people and deals with situations that are sometimes sensible and sometimes absurd.

Keeping Up with the Quants

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Why Everyone Needs Analytical Skills Welcome to the age of data. No matter your interests (sports, movies, politics), your industry (finance, marketing, technology, manufacturing), or the type of organization you work for (big company, nonprofit, small start-up)—your world is awash with data. As a successful manager today, you must be able to make sense of all this information. You need to be conversant with analytical terminology and methods and able to work with quantitative information. This book promises to become your “quantitative literacy" guide—helping you develop the analytical skills you need right now in order to summarize data, find the meaning in it, and extract its value. In Keeping Up with the Quants, authors, professors, and analytics experts Thomas Davenport and Jinho Kim offer practical tools to improve your understanding of data analytics and enhance your thinking and decision making. You’ll gain crucial skills, including: • How to formulate a hypothesis • How to gather and analyze relevant data • How to interpret and communicate analytical results • How to develop habits of quantitative thinking • How to deal effectively with the “quants” in your organization Big data and the analytics based on it promise to change virtually every industry and business function over the next decade. If you don’t have a business degree or if you aren’t comfortable with statistics and quantitative methods, this book is for you. Keeping Up with the Quants will give you the skills you need to master this new challenge—and gain a significant competitive edge.

Twilight in the Necropolis

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Step into the One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest of drug rehab for Louisiana physicians and enter hell through the backdoor. Dr. Mary Jane, director of the professional health program, sells out health professionals for cash. She calls the program dough for docs. In league with Dr. Pierce Matthews, the sex and drug relapsing director of the Bayou Addiction Recovery Facility (B.A.R.F.), she railroads professionals into his facility. She is assisted by two medical licensing board members also receiving kickbacks. The atrocious conditions are overlooked because of payoffs at even higher political levels. The scheme is creatively financed by insurance fraud, treatments tainted by conflict of interest, spiked urine screens and overcharging. Besides holding the exclusive contract for all medical professionals, BARF also panders to anyone with a buck or insurance. The only prerequisite for admittance is patient vulnerability so the psychological blackmail can commence. Who are the care providers at this mendacity motel? The facility physician is also Pierce Matthews who took a weekend course in addiction medicine and is now an authority. He feeds his patients antipsychotic meds as frequently as he feeds his own opiate addiction. The head counselor is a homophobic racist Baptist preacher, the Komodo dragon in charge of the emotional feast. The administrator is a cock-of-the-walk redneck fine-tuning the fraud. The black single mother is a cocaine widow tossing the bloody bait into this emotional shark tank. The narcissistic female changes her values as often as her underwear. The patients resist the emotional onion-skinning with humor, despite the facility creed of emotional rape with complete invulnerability. But the grim reaper has his scythe poised. Where will his blade fall? Will he cleave corruption or hone honesty? Will liars be lacerated or the truthful torn apart? The one thing for certain is there will be death.

The Night of the Gun

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David Carr was an addict for more than twenty years -- first dope, then coke, then finally crack -- before the prospect of losing his newborn twins made him sober up in a bid to win custody from their crack-dealer mother. Once recovered, he found that his recollection of his 'lost' years differed -- sometimes radically -- from that of his family and friends. The night, for example, his best friend pulled a gun on him. 'No,' said the friend (to David's horror, as a lifelong pacifist), 'It was you that had the gun.' Using all his skills as an investigative reporter, he set out to research his own life, interviewing everyone from his parents and his ex-partners to the policemen who arrested him, the doctors who treated him and the lawyers who fought to prove he was fit to have custody of his kids. Unflinchingly honest and beautifully written, the result is both a shocking account of the depths of addiction and a fascinating examination of how -- and why -- our memories deceive us. As David says, we remember the stories we can live with, not the ones that happened.

Statistics for the Helping Professions

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The Besags' lucid and readable descriptions of statistical processes provide an excellent introduction to the subject for those in the helping professions. The book has been designed to answer three questions about the most commonly used statistical methods in the social sciences: what is the history of each specific technique? Is the present use of that technique socially and mathematically valid? And what socially and mathematically valid alternatives are available? Examples are taken from a variety of areas, ensuring that this book will be useful to workers throughout the range of the helping professions.

Changing the Lightbulb

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"TO CHANGE THE THINGS WE CAN" In surviving substance abuse addiction, it is not so much about the things that can be changed as recognizing the things that are out of our control. What makes addiction a deadly disease is that our distorted thinking wants to pick and choose the battle lines. This closed form of thinking, which is about how much we fight instead of accept, is the reason that millions go to their grave each year as a consequence. Many of those who die are collateral damage to the devastation of our addictions. Medical science has yet to create an antidote for pride, which keeps the addict in the bondage of self. This bondage insures that there appears to be no way out because of our powerlessness to change. It is our pride, which is false and misplaced because of distorted thinking, that tells us that we cannot be worthy unless we can run our own lives. The value that society places on pride only reinforces our distorted thinking. Power to change comes from stepping aside and letting the powers already in place work without interference. This is not an easy task for individuals who have invested all their resources on the proposition that the most important thing is to be able to control the way we feel.

National Heart Transplantation Study: Survival. Quality of life. Cost of heart transplantation

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National Heart Transplantation Study: Survival. Quality of life. Cost of heart transplantation by Roger W. Evans,Joel H. Broida,Battelle Human Affairs Research Centers,United States. Health Care Financing Administration Summary

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Médical médium

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Anthony William a aidé des dizaines de milliers de gens à guérir d'affections mal diagnostiquées, mal soignées ou inconnues du corps médical. Une "voix" lui souffle à l'oreille la cause du problème ainsi que la façon de le régler. Il obtient des résultats spectaculaires, y compris chez des malades souffrant depuis de nombreuses années. Aujourd'hui, grâce à un livre révolutionnaire, il nous communique le fruit de vingt-cinq ans d'expérience. Préparez-vous à découvrir Les causes de maladies ignorées par le corps médical. Les traitements entièrement naturels d'un certain nombre de maladies invalidantes telles que la maladie de Lyme, la fibromyalgie, la fatigue surrénalienne, le syndrome de fatigue chronique, les déséquilibres hormonaux, la thyroïdite de Hashimoto, la sclérose en plaques, la dépression, les troubles neurologiques, l'inflammation chronique, les maladies auto-immunes, les problèmes de glycémie, la colite, etc. Des techniques de régénération de l'âme et de l'esprit, souvent soumis au stress et à la souffrance. Un programme détox de 28 jours.

Medicare and Medicaid Guide, Transfer Binder

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The Christopher Street Reader

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Transplantation Ethics

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Although the history of organ transplant has its roots in ancient Christian mythology, it is only in the past fifty years that body parts from a dead person have successfully been procured and transplanted into a living person. After fourteen years, the three main issues that Robert Veatch first outlined in his seminal study Transplantation Ethics still remain: deciding when human beings are dead; deciding when it is ethical to procure organs; and deciding how to allocate organs, once procured. However, much has changed. Enormous strides have been made in immunosuppression. Alternatives to the donation model are debated much more openly—living donors are used more widely and hand and face transplants have become more common, raising issues of personal identity. In this second edition of Transplantation Ethics, coauthored by Lainie F. Ross, transplant professionals and advocates will find a comprehensive update of this critical work on transplantation policies.

Le yoga qui nourrit

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Nourrir son corps et son esprit, c’est le secret du bonheur! La star du yoga cool partage avec nous la découverte qui a bouleversé sa vie. Alors qu’elle souffrait de dépression et d’anorexie, sa rencontre avec le yoga lui a permis de trouver la paix avec elle-même et de croquer à nouveau la vie à pleines dents. Un programme en trois temps:1. Pour réapprivoiser son alimentation même quand on ne sait pas faire cuire un œuf,2. Pour calmer son esprit même quand on est une pile électrique,3. Pour découvrir le yoga même quand on se croit raide comme un balai. Des photos personnelles, nombreux exercices, des recettes, et un programme de 21 jours pour une approche vraiment accessible.

Le Parfum de ces livres que nous avons aimés

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Le Parfum de ces livres que nous avons aimés by Will SCHWALBE Summary

Déclaration d'amour à la littérature et aux écrivains, hommage passionné à une mère, une œuvre d'une grande délicatesse sur l'extraordinaire capacité des livres à nous ouvrir à l'autre, à guider nos choix de vie, et à insuffler beauté et poésie dans le quotidien le plus difficile. Qu'est-ce que tu lis en ce moment ? C'est avec cette question que Will Schwalbe brise la glace chaque fois qu'il accompagne sa mère, Mary Anne, à ses séances de chimiothérapie. Car pour lui, éditeur new-yorkais, comme pour elle, fondatrice de la bibliothèque universitaire de Kaboul, lire, c'est le contraire de mourir ; lire, c'est vivre. John Irving, J. R. R. Tolkien, Khaled Hosseini, Irène Némirovsky, Thomas Mann, Colm Tóibín, Harold Pinter, Maurice Sendak... À travers leurs lectures communes, mère et fils dépassent pudeur et chagrin et échangent sur la famille, l'amour, la mort, la vie, et la magie de ces livres qui nourrissent notre regard sur le monde et nous font goûter, le temps de quelques pages, à une forme d'immortalité. " Une célébration de la vie et des livres qui l'enrichissent. " Booklist

12-step Horror Stories

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Since leaving Alcoholics Anonymous after 17 wasted years, Fransway has devoted herself to exposing horrifying first-person accounts of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse in 12-step programs.

Le code de guérison

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Le code de guérison by Alexander Loyd,Ben Johnson Summary

Le Code de guérison est un kit de guérison à vie ! En 2001, voulant soigner sa femme atteinte de dépression, le Dr Alex Loyd découvrit comment activer une fonction physique interne pouvant enlever 95 % d'une maladie. Ainsi motivé, le système neuro-immunitaire prend le dessus sur la cause de la maladie. Il existe donc un code universel de guérison qui soignera la plupart de vos maux physiques, émotionnels et relationnels. Le Code de guérison a été validé par de nombreux tests, et est désormais pratiqué par des millions de personnes.