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A modern history of practical medicine and psychological factors of dependency issues. Facts about conflict and human relationships. family, alcohol, and pill dependency are discussed. Additional chapters include cocaine, tactics for stopping the use of stimulants, and a broad chapter on heroin and opiate dependence among health professionals. Short chapters on eating disorders and tobacco is included. This manuscript has been written to better inform the reader of the degree of impairment, the accompanying behavioral disturbances, and the distructive impact on society. Hopefull, this manuscript will present information that is so very hard to openly discuss, and once the truth becomes obvious, options can be considered.
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Thomas Byrd is an alumni of Menlo College. He received his baccalaureate degree in Health Sciences from CSU, San Jose & M.A. in Health Education from Stanford University. Professor Byrd is employed at De Anza College in Cupertino, CA. He is the co-author or author of 10 books. Tom is also listed in the Marquis Book of Who's Who in the West 2000/200l. He is an All American United States Masters Swimmer, receiving this recognition after winning a national open water competition in 1998. He completed a six mile race, swimming from Capitola to Santa Cruz, CA in the Pacific Ocean. His passion is swimming; his hobbies are gardening and writing fictional short stories for children.Review:
"It appears to be an excellent and original treatment of the subject matter..." -- Robert Wilson Editor, Harper Collins Publishers
"Lives Written in Sand is an excellent introduction to the all to prevalent problem of addiction in our society. The author addresses the subject in a forthwright and non-judgmental manner that combines the stories of those involved in addiction together with technical information. I would recommend it to anyone looking for personal or educational information on addiction." -- Debra Bridwell Author of The Ache for a Child
"The Scope and content of Lives Written in Sand is excellent for the average citizen who needs a good handbook of information. Recent news releases reminds us that alcohol and drug abuse is up among adolescent and college age youth, and that methamphetamine use is a growing problem in most areas of America. The public needs access to this information. I look forward to this publication becoming a reality." -- Professor Dick Wilson Chair, Human Services Department Sattleback College, Mission Viejo, CA Vice President of Liaison Activities for Californai Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Educators
There is something deceptively simple, yet straightforward in Tom Byrd's encyclopedic approach to one of life's most long-standing, baffling problems. Addiction, to alcohol, other drugs, tobacco, eating, spending has existed since the beginning of recorded history, yet we have never understood how human need goes awry and we have never been able to prevent or cure it.
Lives Written in Sand: Addiction Awareness and Recovery Strategies are all about human needs and fallibility and how we deny both. It is full of simple, philosophical truths about living that become complex and elusive when framed against the realities of painful addiction.
This book is a welcome reference text for the lay person or the professional who needs a wide range and depth of information in clear language, and an appreciation that the realities of addiction and its treatment are simple yet most difficult to achieve. -- Stephanie Brown, Ph.D The Addictions Institute, author of Treating the Alcoholic, Treating Adult Children of Alcoholics, and Safe Passage.
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Book Description Hallum Pub Co, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0965365808