By Judith A. Wilson C.A.P.
Early restoration is a tense time. it could possibly even be complicated as a result of surprising phrases and words which are familiar in restoration teams. equipped alphabetically, the addictionary is a complete source that defines 1000s of restoration phrases. The authors offer transparent, in-depth definitions that demystify the language of restoration, tackle a number of restoration matters, and concentrate on addictions to medications, alcohol, playing, nutrients, intercourse, and codependency. specified good points comprise definitions grouped by way of issues and a listing of restoration teams and agencies.
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Addictionary: A Primer of Recovery Terms & Concepts from Abstinence to Withdraw by Judith A. Wilson C.A.P.