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    Healing Neen


    - Author, Advocate, Speaker, Team Leader, National Center for Trauma-Informed Care -

    BIO
    For two decades, Tonier Cain hustled on the streets of Annapolis, Maryland, desperately feeding an insatiable crack addiction and racking up 83 arrests along the way. Rapes and beatings were a routine part of life; home was underneath a bridge or inside the locked cage of a prison. In 2004, pregnant and incarcerated for violation of parole, she was provided the opportunity to go to a community trauma, mental health and addictions program.

     Tonier Cain



    Feeling safe for the first time in her life, ‘Neen’ confronted the haunting childhood memories that she tried to numb with drugs: filth and chronic hunger, sexual assaults by neighborhood men, routine physical and mental abuse dished out by her drunken mother. Realizing for the first time that she had been a victim, she began to heal and reclaim power over her life. Today, she works for the National Center for Trauma-Informed Care, dedicating her life to being a voice for those still lost and silent as she travels the country, speaking and working one-on-one with women in prisons and hospitals.

    MORE ON THE BOOK
    Healing Neen isn’t just another story about victims and survivors or recovery and redemption. Ultimately, it’s a testament to God’s grace and presence. It’s the story of one woman’s path to salvation and a propitious glimpse into the potential buried deep within some of society’s most vulnerable people.

    It’s also about the value of human life, the depth of suffering, and the heights of grace. And, not to be overlooked, it’s a convincing cri de Coeur for better practices in the way we treat and counsel those caught in the cycles of trauma, addiction, and serial incarceration. Cain brings us face-to-face with the ubiquitous corruption, neglect, and abuse in some of the systems meant to safeguard at-risk women and children, yet she leaves us with hope that things can change for the better.

    BOOK DETAILS:
    Sept 2, 2014
    Paperback, 264 pages
    HCI
    ISBN-10: 0757317960
    ISBN-13: 978-0757317965

    http://www.amazon.com/Healing-Neen-Womans-Salvation-Addiction/dp/0757317960


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    From This Day Forward: A Love Story of Hope, Faith and Forgiveness


    - A Miraculous Story Of Rebuilding A Life From Rock Bottom -

    "I did a very bad thing. An unforgiveable thing. A thing that destines you to be a leper, someone with an A branded across your chest (though mine could also be a D), a person that people talk about with disgust and awe and an "aren't you so glad you're not her" tone. I drove drunk. With my two children in the car. And we got in an accident."

    From the intro of From This Day Forward

    Oxford, PA, August 13, 2014 - Amy Baumgardner had a unique opportunity to share her story with the world when she was a guest on Oprah's "Lifeclass,” working with the dynamic and confrontational life coach, Iyanla Vanzant. On a segment focused on overcoming guilt she shared her two-year struggle with alcohol, its horrendous effect on her marriage, and living with the crippling guilt that followed a car accident that left her five-year-old daughter in critical condition.

    Since then, with her husband, Matt, she has written, From This Day Forward: A Love Story of Hope, Faith and Forgiveness (HCI Books – September 2014 - $15.95 – ISBN: 9780757318054), in which she bares the details of her struggle, her newfound sobriety, and the rebuilding of a marriage that was also near death.

    From This Day Forward combines the heart wrenching blow-by-blow devastation of Beautiful Boy, and the inspiring devotion found in The Vow. It has all the drama of a Lifetime Movie, with a universal message for anyone who strives to love one person no matter what happens.

    With heartrending honesty Matt and Amy tell a story that will keep readers on the edge of their seat. It is a story with the power to help others find the strength to take that first step in the right direction, to start a conversation with the one they love, to repair, rebuild, and restore, because once we understand the power of forgiveness, no relationship is ever past hope.

    Some might say, it's a story of miracles.

    Please watch the video of Amy on Oprah's Lifeclass at: www.mattandamyb.com. There you will also see the emerging foundation that the Baumgardners have started to help people in treatment complete their programs when money is an issue; The4GiveFoundation.

    From This Day Forward: A Love Story of Hope, Faith and Forgiveness

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    THE FIX


    - A Film by Laura Naylor -

    SOHO International Film Festival Screening and Q & A:

    THE FIX



    Who: Director Laura Naylor and subjects Junior Alcantara, Ivan Flores, and Collete Roche from THE FIX will all be in attendance and participating in a Q & A following the screening.

    What: Screenings of THE FIX followed by Q&As

    When: Monday May 19th -- Wednesday May 21st

    Press Check in at 8:15 pm -- Press Check in at 5:15 pm

    Arrivals at 8:30 pm -- Arrivals at 5:30 pm

    Screening at 9:00 pm -- Screening at 5:45 pm

    Where: Village East Cinema- Auditorium #3
    189 2nd Avenue (12th Street), New York, New York

    About THE FIX
    Junior, a young father trying to turn his life around after years of heroin addiction, joins forces with a group of fellow hepatitis-C-infected former junkies in the Bronx to fight the disease in their community. Knitting personal narratives together with a profile of innovative programs at a methadone clinic, the film explores the concept of storytelling as an instrument of change and gives a powerful voice to marginalized members of society. Ultimately a very personal story of redemption and hope, THE FIX puts a human face on addiction and disease with sensitivity and grace.

    The fix is directed by Laura Naylor (Duck Beach to Eternity).

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    'Deacon's Choice'


    - Quality stage productions and events throughout Illinois -

    Not only will this film break records and win awards, it will also be used as a fundraiser for many organizations across the world whose mission is to support recovery for affluent addicts, women and teen girls.

    Deacon's Choice

    We reap what we sow…good or bad, and sometimes the decisions we make end up affecting and hurting the ones we love. "Deacon’s Choice” is described as a powerful story of an Ex-Chicago Politician and his family’s tug-of-war battle to overcome a secret that has lain dormant for 30 years. It embodies the trickle effect of selfishness, cover-ups, addiction and consequence that has chipped away one young lady’s heart, passion and esteem.

    The intensity of this film is just as stimulating as “Requiem for a Dream” & “Precious” yet its cultured like the movie “Fire Proof.” This compulsive tale of a family’s secret reminds us that life for each of us has its own individual journey.

    Take a moment to check it out on Indiegogo and also share it with your friends. All the tools are there. Get perks, make a contribution, or simply follow updates. If enough of us get behind it, we can make 'Deacon's Choice the movie' happen.

    http://www.indiegogo.com/deaconschoicemovie?a=322462&i=emal
    http://igg.me/p/250175?a=322462

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    Tobacco Use More Prevalent among African-American Adolescents Living in Public Housing Communities, Researcher Says


    - Researcher says early interventions needed to curb youths’ tobacco use -

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Today, nearly 4,000 adolescents in the United States will smoke their first cigarette, and about a fourth of those youth will become daily smokers, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports. A recent study by a University of Missouri researcher found that African-American youths who live in public housing communities are 2.3 times more likely to use tobacco than other African-American youths.

    “Compared to their same-aged peers, youth living in public housing were more likely to use tobacco and have positive attitudes about using tobacco,” said Mansoo Yu, an assistant professor of social work and public health. “As previous research suggests, early use of tobacco increases individuals’ chances of using more serious drugs later. In addition, early drug use is related to other serious problems, such as delinquent behaviors and family and social problems.”

    Mansoo Yu
    Mansoo Yu, an assistant professor of social work and public health, found African American youths living in public housing communities were more likely to use tobacco than their peers.

    Yu and his colleagues surveyed 518 urban African-American youths ranging from ages 11 to 20 who resided in public housing communities in three large U.S. cities. The survey measured adolescents’ attitudes toward tobacco use, depressive symptoms and delinquent behaviors.

    Youths living in public housing might be more likely to be fearful, live around crime problems, have poorer social relationships and have higher levels of psychological strain. These factors could contribute to the increased rates of tobacco use, Yu said.

    “Smoking cessation programs for young African Americans living in public housing communities should focus on reversing their positive attitudes toward tobacco use,” Yu said. “In addition, programs should help address the youths’ depressive symptoms and keep them from getting involved in delinquent behaviors.” Additionally, Yu said tobacco prevention programs should target young children in public housing communities.

    “Early interventions are critical for these individuals since the likelihood of being exposed to risky behaviors dramatically increases as the children age,” Yu said. “In public housing communities, adolescents may have easier access to drugs and social activities where drugs are used.”

    Yu is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work, which is part of the MU College of Human Environmental Sciences, and also teaches in the Master of Public Health Program. The study, “Understanding tobacco use among urban African-American adolescents living in public housing communities: A test of problem behavior theory,” was published in Addictive Behaviors. Yu’s coauthors included researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Boston College and the University of South Carolina.

    Story Contact: Jesslyn Chew, ChewJ@missouri.edu, (573) 882-8353

    View this news release on the Web at:
    http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2012/0710-tobacco-use-more-prevalent-among-african-american-adolescents-living-in-public-housing-communities-mu-researcher-says/

    For more news, visit:
    http://munews.missouri.edu/

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    Addiction Does Not Discriminate: A Ground-Breaking Equal Opportunity, Self-Help Recovery Manual That Works For Everyone!


    New York, NY, May 9, 2012 – In light of Whitney Houston’s demise and others who have been tragically hurt by addiction, Dr. Peter Sacco was asked in a recent interview: ‘Why do so many people have addictions, engage in bad habits, and seem so miserable?’ His response pinpoints why people often become dependent on a ‘fix.’ He said, “Most people today are having what I call near-life experiences--they endure life, withstand it, tolerate it and become indifferent. The problem is too many people stopped enjoying and engaging life way too young, when they were told their dreams are ridiculous, impossible and that they should grow up. Until you awaken the little kid in you again, you are not having a real-life experience!”

    Addictions
    In Sweet Acceptance Versus Bitter Resistance (Booklocker and Andrews UK Publishing), author Dr. Peter Sacco breaks new ground, combining psychology with spirituality by using cognitive behavioral therapy techniques together with the eight Beatitudes from the Holy Bible, to overcome addiction. By applying the principles and tools outlined in Sacco’s book, readers will be on the road to recovery in breaking addiction, dealing with bad habits and/or changing negative thinking patterns.

    Sacco teaches individuals held captive by an addictive personality how to find the self they have been seeking and how to receive what they want in life. No one need ever be a slave to cigarettes, expensive drugs, or a painful drinking habit – Sweet Acceptance Versus Bitter Resistance is the pathway to a better life – without dependency!

    Sacco's groundbreaking self-help book comes on the tails of his recent self-help books (Penis Envy: Does Size Really Matter?, Breast Envy: The Women Who Love Them And The Men Who Lust Them, and The Madonna Complex: Why Men Are Wired To Cheat which are now published on 4 continents. Much of the research in these books (sex addiction, cosmetic surgery/make-over addictions and pornography addiction helped lead to the creation of this latest book).

    Dr. Sacco’s latest book is highly rated and accepted by individuals, regardless of whether they are going through 12-step programs or one-on-one counseling, as well as those with no addictions support. By combining his practical and theoretical knowledge with his revolutionary 3-tier approach of psychology, spiritualism and law of attraction, he provides readers with the necessary tools to overcome their addictions and transform their lives.

    NY Times bestselling author, Robert A. Schuller, had this to say about Peter Sacco’s latest book: "For Years, Peter has been using his cognitive training skills and blending them with the 'Beatitudes.' The results of blending science with the words of Jesus have truly had amazing results. No surprise. What is a gift to humanity is that today he is sharing his secrets with you in this insightful book."

    Peter Sacco is the author of many international, popular selling books, as well as a psychology professor, and former private practitioner/Hypnotherapist. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of Vices: The Magazine for Addictions, Habits and Well-Being, and author of more than 400 magazine articles. As a sought-after speaker, he lectures at universities in the USA and Canada, specializing in relationships, criminal psychology, addictions, sports psychology, and mental health.

    This award-winning author has been a regular resident expert on several television programs as well as hosting the show Mental Health Matters for over two years. To learn more about this inspiring figure, please visit www.petersacco.com

    TIP SHEET:
    Dr. Harry Fisch (radio show host NY/seen on Dr. Oz Show): "Sweet Acceptance Versus Bitter Resistance is a very informative and helpful book that looks at addictions and habits from a variety of approaches."

    Ashley Sather, Writer/Producer: "Sweet Acceptance versus Bitter Resistance is best described as an equal opportunity self-help book!"

    Elena Marouletti (Exec. Producer/Radio Show Host): "A excellent, unique approach to treating addictions and bad habits, as well as creating positive thinking!"

    William D. (in recovery A.A.): "An absolute must read for anyone with an addiction or really bad habit... great if you are in Al-Anon or have a family or friend coping with an addiction. This book really works! It is the first of its kind to offer hope for anyone with addiction by covering every possible way for recovery… “

    Kim Iverson (Your Time With Kim Iverson--Nationally Syndicated Radio Show) "A great book for helping with co-dependency issues and understanding yourself better!"

    Larry Fedoruk (Larry Fedoruk Show 610 CKTB Radio) "A great book for overcoming and treating addictions… Appeals to all walks of life."

    Barbara Bruce (White Mountain Radio Host Arizona) "Excellent how a 3 tier approach to treating addictions and habits is used. First of its kind which is unique!"

    Scott Cluthe (Host Positively Incorrect Radio/TV Show) "A great book for helping people with addiction and bad habits!"

    Deb Goldman (Senior Voice America 1250 WHNZ Radio Producer) "A wonderful book for helping people of all ages with addictions and habits.)

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