Essential Resources for Addiction Recovery & Education

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Reflections for Three
Dr. Bob Weathers & Amanda Tate, MSW

My daughter, Amanda, and I collaborated on this initial book -- combining my love for music and poetry (hers, too), plus Amanda's incredibly keen eye for beauty. The book is intended for the reader to join in, as well, by means of personal reflections and daily exercises. Each entry is linked to an original musical piece, composed specifically for this project. A co-created bounty is what we envisioned here...Enjoy!

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In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

Gabor Mate, MD

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, this book radically reenvisions this much misunderstood field by taking a holistic approach. Available in paperback or Kindle.

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The Addictive Brain

Thad Polk

Addiction touches us all. What happens when your brain is on drugs? Discover the neural mechanisms that underlie the behaviors of addiction.

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The Freedom of Forgiveness
Dr. Bob Weathers, Douglas Prater

Forgiveness is essential for healing, transformation, and authentic happiness. We have all been hurt by others, and we have all hurt others ourselves. This is a powerful new tool and practice to help us experience the freedom of forgiveness. A joint project between iAwake Technologies and Integral Recovery Institute. Available to download/as CD.

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Pleasure Unwoven

Kevin McCauley

An explanation of the brain disease of addiction. The important question about addiction is: "Is it really a "disease?" This video essay presents the arguments for and against this question. Available in DVD .

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The Craving Mind

Judson Brewer

The craving mind: From cigarettes to smartphones to love – Why we get hooked and how we can break bad habits. A leading neuroscientist and pioneer in the study of mindfulness explains why addictions are so tenacious and how we can learn to conquer them. Available in paperback or Kindle.

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Memo to Self

Kevin McCauley

Protecting sobriety with the science of safety.  In this film, Dr. Kevin McCauley re-lives his own precarious early sobriety - negotiating hazards such as hostile prosecutors, treatment programs with divided loyalties, and his own craving brain. Available in DVD.