Essential Resources for Addiction Recovery & Education

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Jungian Psychotherapy & Contemporary Infant Research
Jacoby,  Weathers, R.S (trans)

Infant research observations and hypotheses have raised serious questions about previous mainstream psychoanalytic theories of earliest childhood development.
In this book, Jacoby shows how early emotional exchange processes, though becoming superimposed in adult life by rational control and various defenses, remain operative and become reactivated in situations of intimacy.

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Integral Recovery: A Revolutionary Approach to the Treatment of Alcoholism and Addiction
John Dupuy, Foreword by Dr. Weathers.

This audiobook is for everyone who is suffering from the disease of addiction or who cares about someone who is: for addicts, their families and friends, and their health care providers. 

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Close Up Radio Spotlights Recovery Coach Dr. Bob Weathers
Hosts: Jim Masters, Doug Llewelyn

Featured on a recent Close Up Radio, Dr. Weathers discusses his understanding of addiction from the inside. 

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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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Shame in the Therapy Hour
Teyber, E., McClure, F., & Weathers, R.S

Master clinicians from a wide variety of different theoretical and practice orientations offer candid insights into all aspects of shame, including how it develops, how it relates to psychological difficulties, how to recognize it, and how to help clients resolve it. 

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Lessons in Forgiveness
YouTube Documentary Film

Dr. Bob Weathers is featured in this YouTube documentary film on the subject of forgiveness.

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Shame, Guilt & Addiction
Sandstone Care Podcast feat. Dr. Bob Weathers

In this episode, you'll hear Dr. Bob Weathers explain:

  • What is shame and guilt in addiction

  • How shame and guilt are felt in the body

  • How to combat negative shame and guilt in recovery

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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. 

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Mind-Body Workbook for Addiction
Block, Du Plessis, Foreword by Dr. Weathers

Seeking treatment for substance abuse or addiction is half the battle—staying sober is the other. In this important book, physician Stanley Block and addiction specialist Guy du Plessis present a powerful, easy-to-use program for overcoming addiction utilizing the mind-body bridging modality.

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Close Up Radio Part 2
Hosts: Jim Masters, Doug Llewelyn

In a follow-up radio interview, Dr. Weathers discusses  shame — its relationship to addiction (and other mental health challenges) — as well as its healing. 

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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.