The Anderson Method
William Anderson is a licensed mental health professional who has overcome obesity in his own life and has developed a clinical approach to help others recover from addictive overeating. The approach that Anderson calls “Therapeutic Psychogenics” is guided by a specialist and involves client coaching and advocacy toward a journey of personal growth that the therapist has also experienced. Only credentialed clinicians are trained to deliver the patented Anderson Method program to members of the public. Anderson himself lost 140 pounds more than 20 years ago. For more information, visit www.theandersonmethod.com.
Central Recovery Press
An updated edition of the book
Recovery A to Z: A Handbook of Twelve-Step Key Terms and Phrases walks readers through the sometimes confounding lexicon of terms used by members of the 12-Step recovery community. The book is published by Central Recovery Press, whose editors have more than 120 years of recovery combined. Examples of the types of terms defined in the book include “dope-fiending” (the act of manipulating a person or situation in order to get something) and “the Eskimo” (a mysterious figure who can either save one's life or threaten one's recovery, depending on one's spiritual fitness). The book can be used as a gift to addicts and their families or as a guide for counselors. For more information, visit
A revised edition of the book Thorns in the Heart: A Christian's Guide to Dealing with Addiction has been released. Author Steven Stiles, DMin, clinical director at New Life Community Services in Santa Cruz, Calif., uses case examples to illustrate how Christians experience physical, emotional and spiritual consequences from the avoidance of dealing with pain. Topics covered in the book include codependency and pain; pain from God's perspective; and coping with compulsive behaviors. Stiles explains in the book how Christians can embark on a journey of hope through understanding pain and addiction. For more information about the book, visit www.thornsintheheart.com.
Georgia-Pacific Professional has introduced a compact flat-box version of its Angel Soft facial tissue product that is well-suited to use in healthcare facilities. The patented Angel Soft ps Personal Size Facial Tissue is designed to reduce waste associated with the disposal of full-size tissue product packaging after each patient stay in a facility. Each elegantly designed package of the compact product contains 50 sheets of white tissue. For more information about the Georgia-Pacific Professional line of hygiene-related products, visit
Harmony Counseling Services, Inc.
Karen Alonso, a therapist with Morningside Recovery, has written
Distinguish Yourself, an interactive workbook designed to further a deeper understanding of self in individuals experiencing uncertainty over how they view the world. The workbook employs checklists, fill-ins and creative exercises to help the user understand how thoughts, emotions and beliefs influence their perceptions of themselves. The interactive process encourages exploration and reflection. Alonso uses the workbook with her own clients. The workbook is available for purchase at
Legal Action Center
The Legal Action Center has released a toolkit designed to assist organizations in obtaining federal Byrne Justice Assistance Grant funding for criminal justice-related projects, such as addiction treatment initiatives to promote successful re-entry and to combat recidivism. The Byrne JAG funds offer formula-based direct assistance to state and local governments to address public safety objectives, and service providers are required to partner with government entities in order to obtain funding. With funding for substance use treatment and prevention services limited overall, the guide is designed to help service providers in making the case for their initiatives to be supported with Byrne JAG monies. The toolkit is available free of charge at the Legal Action Center's website, www.lac.org.
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