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.

The Opioid Crisis: Understanding America's Deadly Addiction with Professor Thad Polk
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The Opioid Crisis: Understanding America's Deadly Addiction with Professor Thad Polk

In 50 years, drug overdose deaths have jumped from 5,000 per year to 64,000 per year, or 175 per day. Some of this is because drugs convince your brain that there is no greater reward in life than taking the drug in question. Forget the fried egg; get a real look at your brain on drugs. Presented by Thad Polk Learn more about addiction at https://www.wondrium.com/YouTube 00:00 Drug Deaths Grow Dramatically Since Hippie Movement 2:07 Drug Overdose Now the Largest Cause of Death in USA 6:02 The Rise of Fentanyl 10:04 Questions We Must Ask To Understand the Opioid Crisis 14:44 Giant Release of Dopamine is the Knockout Blow 21:03 Brain Learns Strong Cues Associated with Drug Taking 23:46 How We Can Help People Get Off Drugs 24:25 Drug Overdose Treatments ------------------------------------------- Welcome to Wondrium on YouTube. Here, you can enjoy a carefully curated selection of the history, science, and math videos you’ve come to know and love from brands like The Great Courses, and more. If you’ve ever wanted to travel back in time, wondered about the science of life, wished for a better understanding of math, or dreamt of exploring the stars … then Wondrium will be your new favorite channel on YouTube! If you decide you’d like to learn more about what you love, check out the full experience at http://wondrium.com/YouTube There, you’ll find in-depth answers to everything you’ve ever wondered, with mind-blowing surprises along the way. Your brain is going to love this place! ------------------------------------------- You can also read thousands of articles from the smartest experts in their fields at The Great Courses Daily: https://www.wondriumdaily.com And, of course, check us out on all of our social channels: -Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wondrium -Twitter: http://twitter.com/wondrium -Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wondrium ------------------------------------------- #Addiction #TheOpioidCrisis #ThisIsYourBrainOnDrugs
A simple way to break a bad habit | Judson Brewer
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A simple way to break a bad habit | Judson Brewer

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized Talk recommendations and more. Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction — from smoking to overeating to all those other things we do even though we know they're bad for us. Learn more about the mechanism of habit development and discover a simple but profound tactic that might help you beat your next urge to smoke, snack or check a text while driving. The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. You're welcome to link to or embed these videos, forward them to others and share these ideas with people you know. Follow TED on Twitter: http://twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: http://facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://youtube.com/TED TED's videos may be used for non-commercial purposes under a Creative Commons License, Attribution–Non Commercial–No Derivatives (or the CC BY – NC – ND 4.0 International) and in accordance with our TED Talks Usage Policy (https://www.ted.com/about/our-organization/our-policies-terms/ted-talks-usage-policy). For more information on using TED for commercial purposes (e.g. employee learning, in a film or online course), please submit a Media Request at https://media-requests.ted.com
Great Leaders Do What Drug Addicts Do | Michael Brody-Waite | TEDxNashville
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Great Leaders Do What Drug Addicts Do | Michael Brody-Waite | TEDxNashville

This is my story from drug addiction and homelessness to founding and leading a company on the Inc 500 list. There are 3 principles that saved me from death and set me apart as a leader. They are small enough to fit in your pocket, yet big enough to change your life. The best part is that anyone can take these principles and immediately implement them after watching this talk. Connect with Michael at ww.michaelbrodywaite.com In 2010, Michael left a Fortune 50 company at the height of the recession to co-found and lead InQuicker, a healthcare SaaS company that allows patients to self-schedule appointments. His leadership grew the organization from 2 employees to 50 employees and 20,000% revenue growth in less than 6 years. This exceptional growth landed InQuicker a spot on the Inc. 500 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies. Additionally, InQuicker was named “Best Place To Work” by the Nashville Business Journal 4 times and recognized by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce as Healthcare company of the year. Brody-Waite’s accomplishments include being named Most Admired CEO, Top 40 under 40 by the Nashville Business Journal and recognized by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce as Healthcare Entrepreneur of the Year. Today, Michael is CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) and Founder of Leader Confidential (LC). This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong | Johann Hari
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Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong | Johann Hari

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do — and if there might be a better way. As he shares in this deeply personal talk, his questions took him around the world, and unearthed some surprising and hopeful ways of thinking about an age-old problem. The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. You're welcome to link to or embed these videos, forward them to others and share these ideas with people you know. Follow TED on Twitter: http://twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: http://facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://youtube.com/TED TED's videos may be used for non-commercial purposes under a Creative Commons License, Attribution–Non Commercial–No Derivatives (or the CC BY – NC – ND 4.0 International) and in accordance with our TED Talks Usage Policy (https://www.ted.com/about/our-organization/our-policies-terms/ted-talks-usage-policy). For more information on using TED for commercial purposes (e.g. employee learning, in a film or online course), please submit a Media Request at https://media-requests.ted.com