The Urge Book
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The Urge

  • Author : Carl Erik Fisher
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • File Size : 6,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2022-01-25
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735237018


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An authoritative, illuminating, and deeply humane history of addiction—a phenomenon that remains baffling and deeply misunderstood despite having touched countless lives—by an addiction psychiatrist striving to understand his own family and himself Even after a decades-long opioid overdose crisis, intense controversy still rages over the fundamental nature of addiction and the best way to treat it. With uncommon empathy and erudition, Carl Erik Fisher draws on his own experience as a clinician, researcher, and alcoholic in recovery as he traces the history of a phenomenon that, centuries on, we hardly appear closer to understanding—let alone addressing effectively. As a psychiatrist-in-training fresh from medical school, Fisher was soon face-to-face with his own addiction crisis, one that nearly cost him everything. Desperate to make sense of the condition that had plagued his family for generations, he turned to the history of addiction, learning that the current quagmire is only the latest iteration of a centuries-old story: humans have struggled to define, treat, and control addictive behavior for most of recorded history, including well before the advent of modern science and medicine. A rich, sweeping history that probes not only medicine and science but also literature, religion, philosophy, and sociology, The Urge illuminates the extent to which the story of addiction has persistently reflected broader questions of what it means to be human and care for one another. Fisher introduces us to the people who have endeavored to address this complex condition through the ages: physicians and politicians, activists and artists, researchers and writers, and of course the legions of people who have struggled with their own addictions. He also examines the treatments and strategies that have produced hope and relief for many people with addiction, himself included. Only by reckoning with our history of addiction, he argues—our successes and our failures—can w

Fighting the Urge Book

Fighting the Urge

  • Author : Caleb Ansley
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • File Size : 19,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2012-10-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : 9781477112670


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Taint and Alana are in love. But this is no normal love, no, Taint suffers from Depression. Alana deals with Bulimia. They do everything they can to help each other, meeting others on the way; a strange boy called Garth with an unhealthy obsession with fire and the very source of all three of their problems: Two Men.

The Urge Within Me Book

The Urge Within Me

  • Author : Peter Knoester
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • File Size : 5,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018-12-18
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 57
  • ISBN 10 : 9781525538506


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My book consists of some analyses of my own person and the way i see the world through my experiences in every day life.Having been raised in a religious environment has also given me an outlook on life and it's pitfalls as well as the good things that came out of it. Religion is the staple of most societies and each has a way oi life to it and a promise for a heaven or a place that will give peace and an absence of any evil. Where freedom reigns and happiness is around us like a coat. Whether there are many ways to get there I can not say but I am sure that most people think that their way is the one and only way. I will in no way dispute these facts because sitting in judgment over others is like walking in quicksand and in the end the results may still be the same

The Urge to Splurge Book

The Urge to Splurge

  • Author : Laura Byrne Paquet
  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • File Size : 8,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN 10 : 9781550225839


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Tracing the cultural evolution of shopping from outdoor bazaars to suburban malls, this brazen look at the history and psychology of one of humankind's oldest pursuits considers the variety of reasons (and excuses) that drive the impulse to buy. An opulent collection of shopping places are described, including ancient markets, covered arcades of 18th-century France, gallerias of 19th-century Italy, and megamalls of 1950s America. Examples from literature and other sources explore the historically conflicted attitudes about shopping, it seems that fashionistas have always fought over the trendiest hemlines and hats. The development of buying options is detailed, from mail order catalogs and Internet stores to retail districts and massive supermarkets.

The Urge to the Sea Book

The Urge to the Sea

  • Author : Robert Joseph Kerner
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • File Size : 12,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2022-09-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520374768


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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1942.

Shark People   the urge to submerge Book

Shark People the urge to submerge

  • Author : A. A. Jameson
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • File Size : 9,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-12-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780956867520


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It's 2001 and the skies of Britain are black with stinking smoke as 6 million sheep and cattle carcasses are incinerated to combat a picornavirus; cattle fed on animal remains have developed Mad Cow Disease, a fatal form of which has infected the brains of humans eating their meat. Gram, a teenager on the brink of a university education he mistrusts, looks to his father for a response, a sign there can be a better world. But Stanley Blackster, a hero to his son back in the days when he fought Slingjaws and Jactators on TV, has since become somehow distracted, drawn inwards and away. Gram can see that his formidable mother The Barracuda is beginning to despise Stanley. But now Insidiator is to be re-screened - could the hero rise again? Stanley must rouse himself: an expedition to the paradise islands of the Papalinas would surely put things right again for the Blacksters. After all, hadn’t The Barracuda once so wanted to see this exotic place from his past? And Gram would finally see for himself the doomed glories of the coral reef. OK, certain firmly submerged incidents were already beginning to stir, but the Blacksters would not be straying from the sun, the sand, the surf and the reef. Tsaramaso Atoll would be at a safe distance of several hundred long sea miles and Stanley would make sure it stayed that way. Even now Tsaramaso was a place undiscovered by the world, a place of mangrove forest and steaming heat, of giant reptiles and strange birds, of teeming reef fishes and sweating black nights. And of sharks. The ancestral home of the malevolent Boniface clan and their old, eerie notions of power. The very last place to take your family.

Summary of Carl Erik Fisher s The Urge Book

Summary of Carl Erik Fisher s The Urge

  • Author : Everest Media,
  • Publisher : Everest Media LLC
  • File Size : 11,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2022-03-19T22:59:00Z
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 41
  • ISBN 10 : 9781669354864


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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Addiction is a terrifying breakdown of reason. People struggling with addiction say they want to stop, but they are confused, incredulous, and afraid. They are afraid because they cannot seem to change, despite the fact that they watch themselves do the very things they don’t want to do. #2 The first example of addiction in history is found in the Rig Veda, an ancient compilation of Vedic Sanskrit hymns from India. In the poem known as the Gambler’s Lament, a man struggles unsuccessfully against his desire to play at dice. #3 Addiction is not a tumor or a bacterium, but a set of ideas. It is not outside of the historical process, but rather an idea that has been adopted recently. The term addiction was not adopted until recent centuries, but the concept of addiction can be traced back to the ancient Greeks. #4 Akrasia is the act of acting against your better judgment. It is self-evident that people sometimes act against their better judgment, and this is due to the fact that they are constantly being buffeted by desires and aversions.

Binge Eating  Learning to Control the Urge Book

Binge Eating Learning to Control the Urge

  • Author : Mary Welsh
  • Publisher : Speedy Publishing LLC
  • File Size : 9,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2014-02-10
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 35
  • ISBN 10 : 9781632875259


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"Binge Eating: Learning to Control the Urge" is a book that helps readers to fully understand how the disorder can affect an individual. A lot of people still think that a person who binge eats is simply indulging in a bad habit or is being greedy. The book however, refutes that claim and explains what binge eating really is. It outlines what binge eating is and then moves into the symptoms and signs that come with this particular eating disorder. It then goes on to outline the various treatments that can be used to help persons deal with this disorder. This is great book to start with when one wants to learn about binge eating disorder.

Thirst Book


  • Author : Arnold Veryl Wolf
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 17,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 1958
  • Genre: Body fluids
  • Pages : 558
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015002414806


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The Undermining Urge Book

The Undermining Urge

  • Author : Eugene Demery
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • File Size : 5,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2005-03-11
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 66
  • ISBN 10 : 1420822780


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A story of a woman living within the twentieth century bent on having a life of use to herself and others. The changes from the Great Depression to the affluence after wars and police actions transform her work place. Part of her life is her work a day world as a young aspiring clerk with ambition. The complications of her personal life drive her up the company's ladder. All the temptations and frustrations of being a working women play a part to the end. The store she works for until retirement and all the local color are a part of the City of Seattle's history as a growing metropolis. Whether it be people in an area or the area containing those lives, they are bound together.

The Urge Book

The Urge

  • Author : C. L. Gibson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 7,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018-08-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 1732672016


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Revenge is made and justice is delivered. Take a trip through the minds of the killers, the victims, and the pedophiles. All those twisted from childhood will twist together in the end.

Craving Earth Book

Craving Earth

  • Author : Sera L. Young
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • File Size : 15,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231146098


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Annotation Humans have eaten earth, on purpose, for more than 2,300 years. They also crave starch, ice, chalk and other unorthodox foods - but why? This book creates a portrait of pica, or non-food cravings, from humans' earliest ingestions to current trends and practices.

The Outward Urge Book
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The Outward Urge

  • Author : John Wyndham
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • File Size : 13,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2022-07-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593445709


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A hard science fiction masterpiece, perfect for fans of Kim Stanley Robinson, by one of the twentieth century’s most brilliant—and neglected—writers, whom Stephen King called “the best writer of science fiction that England has ever produced.” What does the future hold for a species torn between exploration—the outward urge—and apparent self-destruction? First published in 1959, The Outward Urge follows members of the Troon family as humanity extends its reach into space. The first vignette follows a Troon to a British space station in 1994; the next to the Moon bases as Earth experiences nuclear war; then to Mars and Venus landings, when Brazil is the only world power; and finally to the asteroids.

The Altruistic Urge Book

The Altruistic Urge

  • Author : Stephanie D. Preston
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • File Size : 19,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2022-05-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231555524


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Ordinary people can perform acts of astonishing selflessness, sometimes even putting their lives on the line. A pregnant woman saw a dorsal fin and blood in the water—and dove right in to pull her wounded husband to safety. Remarkably, some even leap into action to save complete strangers: one New York man jumped onto the subway tracks to rescue a boy who had fallen into the path of an oncoming train. Such behavior is not uniquely human. Researchers have found that mother rodents are highly motivated to bring newborn pups—not just their own—back to safety. What do these stories have in common, and what do they reveal about the instinct to protect others? In The Altruistic Urge, Stephanie D. Preston explores how and why we developed a surprisingly powerful drive to help the vulnerable. She argues that the neural and psychological mechanisms that evolved to safeguard offspring also motivate people to save strangers in need of immediate aid. Eye-catching dramatic rescues bear a striking similarity to how other mammals retrieve their young and help explain more mundane forms of support like donating money. Merging extensive interdisciplinary research that spans psychology, neuroscience, neurobiology, and evolutionary biology, Preston develops a groundbreaking model of altruistic responses. Her theory accounts for extraordinary feats of bravery, all-too-common apathy, and everything in between—and it can also be deployed to craft more effective appeals to assist those in need.

Lesbian Love Addiction Book

Lesbian Love Addiction

  • Author : Lauren D. Costine
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • File Size : 9,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2015-11-05
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442248090


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Everyone makes mistakes in relationships at one time or another. Sometimes they learn from those mistakes. Other times, they return to those behaviors and cycle through failed relationship after failed relationship. Sometimes those behaviors become an addiction to love that may leave a person feeling unhappy, unfulfilled, lonely, or worse. Lesbian Love Addiction: Understanding the Urge to Merge and How to Heal When Things go Wrong makes visible the elements of love addiction that many lesbians suffer from. Love addiction for lesbians comes in many forms. Some struggle by sexually acting out and others are serial relationship junkies, jumping from one relationship into the next. Some are addicted to the high of falling in love and once that wears off don’t know how to handle the day-to-day realities of a committed relationship. Some are even addicted to fantasy and intrigue, while others are love avoidants and sexual anorexics. Love avoidants may be able to get into a relationship but once they are fully committed, struggle with feeling smothered. Others may avoid intimate or sexual relationships all together, becoming sexually anorexic. Some may even vacillate between all of these. The underlying component and common denominator in all of these scenarios is the “Urge to Merge.” Lesbian Love Addiction is designed to help ameliorate at least part of this problem. Lauren D. Costine offers insight for lesbians, bisexual women in relationships with women, queer women, and more specifically, any woman who loves women, as well as their family and friends, and health care professionals, into the psychology of lesbian love addiction. It will give those who struggle with and suffer from love addiction ways to understand, cope, and heal from this debilitating addiction. It will give those who work with this population new tools to use to do this more effectively. Mostly, it will help lesbians understand their relationship failures and how to heal from problems associated