Undrunk

Undrunk

Author: A.J. Adams

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2009-07-22

Total Pages: 216

ISBN-13: 159285835X

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A candid, often hilarious guide for anyone who "just doesn't get" Alcoholics Anonymous. In this unprecedented book, A. J. Adams uses self-deprecating humor, entertaining anecdotes, and frank descriptions to introduce anyone who "just doesn't get" Alcoholics Anonymous to the complete "Undrunk" lifestyle. Beginning with the story of his first AA meeting, he takes the mystery out what goes on behind closed doors, dispelling misconceptions of AA as cultlike, secretive, campy, or lowbrow. He then presents a user-friendly history and introduction to AA, explaining the Steps, Traditions, terms, and sayings--all punctuated by honest, often hilarious descriptions of his own struggles and eventual transformation to "getting" the program.


12 Smart Things to Do When the Booze and Drugs Are Gone

12 Smart Things to Do When the Booze and Drugs Are Gone

Author: Allen Berger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2010-09-08

Total Pages: 192

ISBN-13: 159285995X

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The author of the classic 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery offers a fresh list of "smart" things to do to attain and sustain emotional sobriety. Learn the attitudes and behaviors that are key to attaining and sustaining emotional sobriety and developing a deeper trust in the process of life. Dr. Allen Berger draws on the teachings of Bill W. and psychotherapy pioneers to offer us twelve hallmarks of emotional sobriety. These “right actions” help us develop the confidence to be accountable for our behavior, to practice asking for what we want and need, and to cultivate a deeper trust in the process of life. Dr. Berger’s list of smart things includes understanding who you are and what’s important to you learning not to take others’ reactions personally trusting your inner compass Through practicing these twelve things, we find release from what Bill W. described as an “absolute dependence on people or circumstances. Freed from the emotional immaturity that fueled our addictive personality and hurt ourselves and others, we can develop the tools to find strength from within and continue our successful journey of recovery.


Mrs D is Going Without

Mrs D is Going Without

Author: Lotta Dann

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Published: 2014-07-01

Total Pages: 303

ISBN-13: 1877505390

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An honest, upfront, engaging account of a suburban housewife's journey from miserable wine-soaked boozer to self-respecting sober lady.


Carry This Message

Carry This Message

Author: Joe McQ

Publisher: Accent Press

Published: 2015-01-01

Total Pages: 160

ISBN-13: 1783752432

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“Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.” -STEP 12 of the TWELVE STEPS Sponsorship is a key construct in A. A. and other Twelve Step groups, and the twelfth step is the foundation of the sponsorship dynamic essential to recover – both for the sponsor and the sponsoree. This book addresses the concern of many in the A. A. community that sponsors have lost some skills in working with alcoholics. By offering tools for helping others find recovery and new life through the Twelve Step program, Joe McQ has created a guide for sponsors to use in working with others. By refocusing his readers on the Big Book, the Twelve Steps, and their message, McQ appeals for a return to the roots and essence of the A. A. program. Moreover, he issues a strong call to action, for return to the fullness and the integrity of the miraculous recovery program.


The Wisdom to Know the Difference

The Wisdom to Know the Difference

Author: Troy DuFrene

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

Published: 2012-02-02

Total Pages: 184

ISBN-13: 1572249293

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Grant me the serenity to accept the things I can’t change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference. Maybe you’ve just started on the road to recovering from addiction. Or you’ve tried to stop abusing alcohol or drugs before, but haven’t been successful. Perhaps you’re making progress in a support group or 12-step program, but want to add an approach grounded in science. No matter how far you’ve come, how far you still have left to go, or which path you’ve chosen, this book can help you end your struggle with addiction. The Wisdom to Know the Difference is an addiction recovery workbook based in acceptance and commitment therapy, or ACT. Research shows that ACT is a powerful treatment for alcoholism, drug addiction, depression, and other issues, and it can be used alone or in combination with any 12-step program. On this particular path, you’ll learn to accept what you can’t change about yourself and your past and commit to changing the things you can. You’ll overcome your addiction by focusing on what you value most, like your talents, friends, career, relationships, and family. There’s no need to wait any longer. This book will help you find the serenity, courage, and wisdom it takes to leave substance abuse behind for good.


Gratitude

Gratitude

Author: Melody Beattie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2009-07-23

Total Pages: 112

ISBN-13: 159285785X

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Melody Beattie encourages and inspires readers to reconnect with what's truly important in life. "Today, celebrate who you are.""We can show our gratitude for life in even our smallest actions.""Could it be that you're who you are and where you are for now for a reason?"Featuring stirring affirmations from Melody Beattie, Gratitude encourages and inspires readers to reconnect with what's truly important in life. Beyond today's often-harried lifestyle, the colorful pages in this book capture the essence of everyday blessings--the twists and turns of challenges, the friends we make, and the simple pleasures that create a lasting attitude of gratitude.


A Womans Guide to Recovery

A Womans Guide to Recovery

Author: Brenda Iliff

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2009-06-03

Total Pages: 328

ISBN-13: 1592857817

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The essential recovery guide for women new to sobriety, written by the director of clinical services at Hazelden's new cutting edge treatment facility for women. Whether you are just embarking down the road of recovery or are well into the journey, consider Brenda Iliff's A Woman's Guide to Recovery your companion and guide. Brenda Iliff is a leading Hazelden clinician. She developed this guide to help women handle issues and challenges that come with their new life of recovery: How can you balance self-care with family responsibilities? What do you do about friends who aren't comfortable with your newfound sobriety? How do you rebuild family relationships? A Woman's Guide to Recovery offers real-life insight into what it means and what it takes to sustain healthy, lasting recovery.


A Day at a Time

A Day at a Time

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2009-09-29

Total Pages: 388

ISBN-13: 1592858112

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Based on the spiritual foundations of Twelve Step programs, these daily readings—part of Hazelden’s meditation series—offer inspiration, affirmation, and hope to those of us in recovery from addiction. Drawing upon insightful phrases often overheard in the rooms of recovery, the daily reflections and prayers in this collection are intended to offer comfort and guiding reminders to those recovering from alcoholism, drug addiction, substance use disorders, process addictions, or other compulsive behaviors. Recovery is a process that happens a day at a time, and this daily reader will support your journey.


Keep It Simple

Keep It Simple

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2009-09-29

Total Pages: 397

ISBN-13: 1592857965

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A dependable companion for people in all stages of recovery, Keep It Simple’s meditations bring you back to the basics of living a Twelve Step program. The recovery wisdom in each thought for the day works as an engaging reminder to show up for yourself, your program, and your overall wellness every day. As you go through your journey of recovery with the Steps as your guideposts, these inspirational daily meditations give your spirit a feeling of regular renewal, fellowship, and new beginnings. Each page serves as your cornerstone for a new life, helping you cultivate true health, personal growth, and transformation—in a way that complements the life-changing guidance of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and other programs. By providing a year’s worth of encouragement, reflection, and prayer, Keep It Simple becomes the sustaining daily dose of support and strength you can always count on. Cherished by millions for decades, this recovery classic is an expansive collection of insight and guidance. Weaving together traditional teachings and diverse voices, it’s your daily invitation to a practice of mindfulness, therapeutic healing, and overcoming addiction.