Nutrition Plan for Alcoholism
A new book authored by nutrition expert Molly Siple outlines a science-based eating plan designed to reverse some of the damaging effects of alcohol dependence.
Eating for Recovery discusses the power of healing foods that can address issues common to individuals with alcohol problems, including poor digestion and problems with blood sugar. Siple, who serves on the advisory board of
Natural Health magazine, includes in the book more than 125 recipes and a three-week menu.
The book lists “recovery foods” that can help combat specific physical ailments, and offers manageable recovery goals with guidance on how to implement them. For more information, visit
Juvenile Justice Policy Guide
Experts in the substance use and juvenile justice systems have issued a set of recommendations on how governments at all levels can reform the way they assist young people involved with substances and criminal activity.
Model Policies for Juvenile Justice and Substance Abuse Treatment, released in October, draws on best practices from the two fields and accounts for lessons learned from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation national initiative for local communities called Reclaiming Futures. The report’s recommendations at the state level include revising state contracts to encourage more collaboration and allowing integrated program funding. Recommendations at the local level include standardizing the screening process for youths entering the juvenile justice system and encouraging tax incentives for businesses to provide mentoring activities. The report is available at
12-Step Gift Retailer
Recovery Superstore (
www.recoverysuperstore.com) offers a diverse selection of 12-Step oriented books, jewelry, and gifts suitable for sponsors and sponsees. The site was established in 2003 to provide a tailored shopping experience for the person in recovery. Its offerings account for individuals’ needs at the various stages of addiction and recovery. “We are committed to providing the best service, shopping experience, and selection for individuals working hard to improve themselves,” the Web site states. Operators of the site say they carry the largest selection of recovery book titles online, and that their site has become popular with treatment centers as well as individuals. Other features of the site include user reviews and a blog with 12-Step meditations and recovery-related news.
Video on Family Functioning
Finding Hope in Recovery: Families Living With Addiction is a video program available in DVD and VHS formats that examines the role chemical dependency plays in family dynamics. Produced by Mennonite Media, the documentary is the fourth in a series of programs on societal issues that create stigma, and follows prior presentations on suicide, mental illness, and aging. The program emphasizes that hard work by families, in conjunction with emerging forms of treatment, can result in healthy outcomes for families affected by addiction. The program includes profiles of several individuals in recovery and their family members, as well as commentary from addiction field leaders such as NAADAC executive director Cynthia Moreno Tuohy. A discussion guide accompanies the videos. For more information, visit www.mennomedia.org.