Did you know...? New Year's resolutions are often health based, with joining a gym and quitting addictions at the top of the list. However, they are also the hardest to keep. If you feel guilty, don't worry, you're not alone, many of us have been there.
But, this year, you're determined to stick to healthier habits and quit your addictions once and for all. To help you to keep on track, we have created this list with great books on the subject: self-improvement and some real, touching and inspirational stories, all for free of course. Check them out!
“Make decisions, not excuses!”
― John Di Lemme
Mary Havelock | Psychology
No one can escape it. Unless you live on a deserted island somewhere in the middle of the South Pacific, you experience stress on a daily basis. It's impossible to avoid. Hours in stop and go traffic; poor working conditions; family issues; bad nutritional choices; and money problems are just a few of the negative factors that face us on a daily basis. Many people who find it difficult coping with these issues turn to medication for a solution. Unfortunately, medication can become a double edged sword. While it may provide a temporary "fix" it generally doesn't last. In fact, medication could ultimately impact the overall picture by adding addiction to the list of stress factors. So what's a person to do? That's the question that Mary Havelock answers in "Meditation, Motivation and More".
Tiwayi | Self-Improvement
All the feel-good motivation tips and management strategies in the world would not work without self-discipline. Almost all of the problems that affect the modern-day person such as addiction, procrastination, under-performance, debt, obesity and frustration, have self-control failure as a central factor. In this book, I will share with you the various aspects of self-discipline and how it will help you take back control over your destiny, because life is not meant to be lived on auto pilot. Learn about: *Your Own Worst Enemy* Financial Discipline - Making Dollars From Sense *Procrastination - The Bane Of Progress* Sacrifice* Motivation and so much more!
John Boychuk | Body & Spirit
Grit, dirt and sweat. We often forget that we exist in a world of filth. We abstract away our dilemmas and consider ourselves creatures of serendipity and fortune. Filth to Faith examines the real world of grime. Filth to Faith looks at pornography, its outcomes and its endeavors. John Boychuk takes us on a journey into the pornography industry as it affects us personally. But there is hope. On the other side of pornography addiction is true hope. This book examines what it means to break free from extreme pornography addiction. Right next to a very real picture of pornography and its effects on us, John illustrates the very real "exit" from this compulsion and world of dirt and grime. Nothing short of a "how to" guide on breaking pornography addiction, Filth to Faith looks at Surgeon General reports, popular statistics, personal accounts, research material and more to create a very real picture of pornography...
Wayne Laprise | Self-Improvement
Drug addiction and abuse can be a serious problem for the abuser, and the people around them. Here is some advice on how to help with the problems of Drug Addiction.
Terry D. Clark | Health
Are you wrestling with an addictive behavior and you'd like to put it behind you? Are you out of control around your family and friends... And you want your life back in order? You're fighting a losing battle with an unseen forces and it's chipping away at you and your quality of life (gambling addiction, drug addiction, food addiction, etc). It's robbing you of something precious. It's having a negative financial impact or it's ruining relationships. There are many types of addiction that can be unhealthy, unattractive or uncomfortable. It's embarrassing, frustrating, makes you feel horrible or leave you feeling downright depressed. It's stealing your freedom. If you didn't feel that way -- if you didn't feel hooked, you wouldn't be here. No matter what it is, it's real. Read more
Dale Stromberg | Fiction
In 1999 in Valentina, California, a young man named Will Herrera, whose inability to control his methamphetamine use leads him to join a recovery program, there befriends Rodney Toth, an older recovering addict with a similar history. When Will and Rodney learn that Keiko Tsuhara, a young woman with whom Will is infatuated, is being battered by her boyfriend, their well-intended plot to avenge her goes awfully wrong. In five chapters, the novel explores the minds and histories of the characters, particularly Will’s, as they seek to understand how to know, and do, what is right.
Kelly Burris, PhD | Health
From the author of Reprogramming the Overweight Mind. Subconscious Restructuring is an evidence-based counseling, life coach discipline which has been proven affective for depression, weight loss, PTSD, suicide prevention, ADHD, OCD, anorexia, bulimia, anxiety, anger, addiction, alcoholism, and relationships. Subconscious Restructuring does not depend on past history, labeling or observational, subjective measurement to fix or improve behavior. SR goes straight to the problem and immediately to the fix.
Dan McNeil | Health
Download this FREE eBook, and discover the author's weight loss secrets that led to his 70-pound weight loss! Also read about his struggle to overcome his addiction to food. Download it today!
T.S. Christensen | Self-Improvement
From the age of seven to the age of approximately thirty-seven, I was addicted to pornography. By the age of thirty-seven, I was experiencing such emotional, psychological, and spiritual pain as a result of the addiction that I frequently wanted to kill myself. Through a series of events, I began seeking help in getting free from that addiction. It has not been an easy journey, but I can say that now, at the age of forty-seven, I have been walking in freedom from the addiction for years – freedom that I once thought was impossible. You, too, can experience this same freedom if you want it – of that I am convinced. In this book I share the story of my personal journey into pornography addiction and my subsequent journey to freedom from the same.
National Institute of Health. | Teacher's Resources
Discover the fundamentals of neurobiology, and learn how drugs of abuse change the brain. Learn that drug addiction is a treatable, chronic brain disease.
Bassam Imam | Sociology
Alcohol Addiction and Abuse is a short and easy book to read. It begins with a short introduction about ancient peoples drinking alcohol and its uses therein. Thereafter, the book takes you through multiple topics related including alcohol abuse including, signs and symptoms of people who suffer from this affliction, treatment options, binge drinking, withdrawal, short and long-term effects, alcohol on campus, how problem drinking affects work performance, drinking and driving, drunk passengers, rape, fraternity and campus drinking, religious views, family, the homeless, indigenous peoples, black neighbourhoods, Hispanics, Russian Federation Saudi Arabia, celebrities, porn stars.
Terry Clark | Health
Is alcohol, drug use or other addictions badly affecting your life or someone's life who you care about? Instead of thinking of yourself as “recovering” would you like to end a problem with alcohol, drugs or any other addiction once and for all? First, you need to understand the method of the drug and your usage - before you can deal with the weeds of addiction. My book will give you a clear insight to recover... Read more inside
Robert S. Swiatek | Self-Improvement
One of the impediments to any kind of progress is addiction. This involves each of us, our family, friends, those who live in cities, towns, states and countries all over the world. We’re familiar with bad habits when it comes to drugs, food and work, but those are only a few trouble areas.
Thomas De Quincey | Biography
The author's recounts his life as a student, his experiences among London's outcasts, and his addiction to opium.
David Grey | Self-Improvement
David Grey gives us a very personal and revealing account of his last two year of a drug habit, The Pot Hole of marijuana use and potential addictive advocacy that many pot smokers suffer. David’s honest insight into his conflict of wanting to advocate the legality and end prohibition of marijuana whilst struggling with the personal conflicts brought out by dependence to a destructive drug habit. The Pot Hole is an intimate glimpse into the mind of a pot user and illustrates the conflicting perspective of addiction and seduction of the forbidden plant.
Betty Odimba | Humor
Lightheart Series is a compilation of fun ways to beat the common addictions of modern society. Each book tells different stories of people's lives, in the real world with a funny twist. The next in the series is a Lightheart series on alcohol. It is a story of a girl's conception in an alley way and how this affected the rest of her life and alcohol addiction. DO NOT MISS IT. Have a good laugh at the folly of addictions.
Steven Case | Free Previews
This concise program will reprogram your mind. With the help of three powerful exercises you will change your attitude towards smoking and build powerful motivation which will ensure that your quit is easy, quick and permanent. This program will guide you in eliminating your nicotine nicotine addiction, because you finally will be able to see what smoking really is - it is a self sustaining circle of misery. You will not "quit", you will stop smoking. You will achieve this by reprogramming your brain. We will get your brain out of the addicted state using powerful exercises that will break the addiction spell. Visit us at http;//www.cigarettekills.com
John Di Lemme | Self-Improvement
Your words will either feed your future or starve it to death. It's proven! What you speak over your life, will come true. Plus the words coming out of your mouth will set the tone for your day, determine your attitude, influence your relationships, etc. The 365 affirmations in this book have radically changed lives around the world! The power of the spoken word can change your life too if you commit to speaking these affirmations over your life. Change your words now and change your life forever! "I do my affirmations every single day and have catapulted my level of success in every area of my life!" - Dorcie Farkash, Millionaire CEO, Texas