Sourcebook on Hepatitis C
A leading recovery advocate and a physician have joined forces to present comprehensive treatment information for individuals affected by hepatitis C.
Healing Hepatitis C, a Harper paperback, is co-authored by Christopher Kennedy Lawford and Diana Sylvestre, MD, a medical faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco and executive director of the Organization to Achieve Solutions in Substance Abuse in Oakland. The book addresses the effects of the illness, what patients can expect during treatment, and resources for support. About 4 million Americans have hepatitis C, and about half are thought to be unaware that they have the illness. Lawford discusses his personal story of unknowingly contracting the virus over the course of his years of drug use. For more information, visit
Device for Practicing Gratitude
Gratitude Beads 101 is available as a tool to assist individuals in recovery and others in their daily practice of gratitude. Users of the set of 101 beads are instructed to move a bead each time they say or think of something for which they are grateful. The idea of using the beads daily is seen as a way to instill a lasting habit of gratitude thinking, says Gratitude Beads 101 founder Frank Smith.
Promotional materials for Gratitude Beads 101 include testimonials from individuals in recovery. “The practice of gratitude makes me a calmer, more peaceful and joyful individual,” says Barbara Augusta of New York. For more information, send an e-mail request to
Guide to Solution-Focused Coaching
Coaching Plain & Simple: Solution-Focused Brief Coaching Essentials is a practical introduction to solution-focused coaching that offers a simple structure for coaching sessions. Coaching has become a widely used element of addiction recovery support, as well as its applications to other disciplines. Published by Norton Professional Books, the book uses dialogues from actual coaching sessions to assist the beginner in coaching who requires a step-by-step guide. The book’s chapters cover areas such as major elements of the coaching conversation, approaches for monitoring progress, and continuous learning as a coach. For more information, visit www.wwnorton.com/psych.
Analysis of Research Ethics
Research With High-Risk Populations: Balancing Science, Ethics, and Law offers social scientists guidance on their ethical responsibilities to address potential threats of harm that could arise during the process of data collection. This American Psychiatric Association (APA) title examines several questions related to research studies involving high-risk populations, such as when researchers should override confidentiality protection agreements and how they should communicate this possibility to research subjects. The book’s contributing authors include leading researchers, ethicists, attorneys and Institutional Review Board (IRB) members relating their personal experiences. The book seeks to identify a balance between generating important new scientific knowledge and minimizing threats of violence and other harm that might become evident during the research process. For more information, visit http://books.apa.org/books.cfm?id=4312014.