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Before trying to change behavior, we would be best served to listen to what their behavior is trying to teach us.
They soon realize they need to learn how to stay sober, while also repairing relationships, restoring health, and picking up the pieces of a career.
Be sure to tell them to focus more on the positive things their loved one is doing versus what s/he has done wrong in the past.
Instead of sleazy criminals and foreign warlords, the misuse was initially at the hands of trained physicians, with the confidence of medical authorities.
And I needed that gift of desperation to allow the rest of the Steps to work in my life, as I worked them.
The author’s biggest issue is “himself.” He fought a constant battle for perfection, to show that he was as good as anyone else.
Topics: recovery memoir
An excellent and comprehensive guide even for very experienced professionals, it also had great value for me in my own experience of recovery.
Many of the suggestions are counterintuitive (did you know that mindfulness meditation has been shown to reduce cravings?), but all of the suggestions are grounded in science.
It was a birthday gift in 1985. I have read it every day since. That means I’ve read each meditation somewhere between 27 and 28 times.