Schaef applies the addictions of sex, love, romance, and relationships to her broader addiction theory and clearly defines and contrasts the relationship addictions.
How do you live with an alcoholic? Dr. Woititz in her first, break through book addresses the spouses of alcoholics who feel overwhelmed and desperate in their marriages. Her focus is to show that the boundaries of isolationism and depression that living with an alcoholic brings does not necessarily mean one cannot eventually find piece of mind. Whether or not the alcoholic continues drinking. Marriage on the Rocks can show you the coping skills you deserve to have when Alcoholism impacts your life.
From Grapevine, the international journal of Alcoholics Anonymous, personal and heartfelt stories from AA members
"The greatest gift that can come to anybody is a spiritual awakening." --Bill W., co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous
In this collection of more than 80 stirring letters, essays and stories, discover the unique journeys of the spirit that AAs have taken on their paths from alcoholism to recovery-- and the practical ways they put their spiritual values into operation in their everyday lives while maintaining or attaining sobriety.
Spiritual Awakenings includes stories from the pages of Grapevine magazine contributed by AA members who've found comfort and strength in so many ways: by returning to the abandoned faith of their youth, discovering an entirely new Higher Power, integrating personal philosophies with the principles of the Steps and Traditions or simply by listening and observing the world around them.
Starting with the voices of Bill W. and Dr. Bob, co-founders of AA, and including stories from newcomers and old-timers, the eager and the cautious, Spiritual Awakening: Journeys of the Spirit highlights the many different aspects of getting in touch with your own version of faith.
Spiritual presence, transformation, anonymity, humility, simplicity, sacrifice--what better foundation upon which to build a new life?
A crisis like the coronavirus pandemic can threaten our recovery; it's unexpected, unfair, and not our fault. We can't control the virus, or other people's behavior, but we get to decide what to carry on our journey, and what to drop.A practical guide to letting go of the character defects that get in the way of true and joyful recovery. Resentment. Fear. Self-Pity. Intolerance. Anger. As Bill P. explains, these are the "rocks" that can sink recovery--or at the least, block further progress. Based on the principles behind Steps Six and Seven, Drop the Rock combines personal stories, practical advice, and powerful insights to help readers move forward in recovery. The second edition features additional stories and a reference section.
Alcoholics Anonymous (also known as the Big Book in recovery circles) sets forth cornerstone concepts of recovery from alcoholism and tells the stories of men and women who have overcome the disease.The fourth edition includes twenty-four new stories that provide contemporary sharing for newcomers seeking recovery from alcoholism in A.A. during the early years of the 21st century. Sixteen stories are retained from the third edition, including the Pioneers of A.A. section, which helps the reader remain linked to A.A.'s historic roots, and shows how early members applied this simple but profound program that helps alcoholics get sober today. Approximately 21 million copies of the first three editions of Alcoholics Anonymous have been distributed. It is expected that the new fourth edition will play its part in passing on A.A.'s basic message of recovery. This fourth edition has been approved by the General Service Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous, in the hope that many more may be led toward recovery by reading its explanation of the A.A. program and its varied examples of personal experiences which demonstrate that the A.A. program works.
Finally someone has gone straight to the real experts: hundreds of men and women who have resolved a drinking problem. The best-selling author Anne M. Fletcher asked them a simple question: how did you do it? The result is the first completely unbiased guide for problem drinkers, one that shatters long-held assumptions about alcohol recovery.Myth: AA is the only way to get sober.
Reality: More than half the people Fletcher surveyed recovered without AA. Myth: You can't get sober on your own.
Reality: Many people got sober by themselves. Myth: One drink inevitably leads right back to the bottle.
Reality: A small number of people find they can have an occasional drink. Myth: There's nothing you can do for someone with a drinking problem until he or she is ready.
Reality: Family and friends can make a big difference if they know how to help. Weaving together the success stories of ordinary people and the latest scientific research on the subject, Fletcher uncovers a vital truth: no single path to sobriety is right for every individual. There are many ways to get sober - and stay sober. SOBER FOR GOOD is for anyone who has ever struggled not to drink, coped with someone who has a drinking problem, or secretly wondered, Do I drink too much?