Living Sober

Living Sober
Author: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Publsiher: A. A. World Services, Inc.
Total Pages: 127
Release: 2014-06-08
ISBN: 194088912X
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Sober Book Excerpt:

A.A.’s how-to manual for staying sober in everyday situations, this widely read booklet demonstrates through simple examples how A.A. members throughout the world live their lives to the fullest while staying sober one day at a time. From the foreword: “Living sober turns out to be not at all grim, boring and uncomfortable, as we had feared, but rather something we begin to enjoy and find much more exciting than our drinking days.” Responding to commonly asked questions such as “Should I go into bars?” and “Should I seek professional help?” and covering popular topics such as romantic relationships in sobriety, Living Sober offers suggestions that can, over time, help alcoholics replace their old, destructive habits with new, healthier ones. An especially useful resource for the newcomer to Alcoholics Anonymous, Living Sober has helped countless A.A. members meet “life on life’s terms” while they move forward on their recovery path. Living Sober has been approved by the General Service Conference.

Living Sober After Leaving A A

Living Sober After Leaving A  A
Author: X. Bob Wilson
Publsiher: New Think Press
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2005-08
ISBN: 1411643208
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Sober After Leaving A A Book Excerpt:

Most people who join AA leave within a few years, but when they do, few resources exist to guide them on their new path. The key to successful transition to life after AA is to have a conscious process for making the change to post-AA life. You need to know where you want to go, not just where you've been. This book offers a conscious process for getting yourself to that goal.

Living Sober Trade Edition

Living Sober Trade Edition
Author: Anonymous
Publsiher: AA World Services
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2002-02-10
ISBN: 9780916856045
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Sober Trade Edition Book Excerpt:

Living Sober is an extremely informative book which does not offer a plan for getting sober but does offer us sound advice about how to stay sober. Living Sober is an extremely informative book which does not offer a plan for getting sober but does offer us sound advice about how to stay sober. Basic, essential information from Alcoholics Anonymous. As the book states, "Anyone can get sober. . .the trick is to live sober."

Being Sober

Being Sober
Author: Harry Haroutunian
Publsiher: Rodale
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2013-08-27
ISBN: 1623360056
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Being Sober Book Excerpt:

The disease of addiction affects 1 out of 10 people in the United States, and is a devastating—often, fatal—illness. Now, from the physician director of the renowned Betty Ford Center, comes a step-by-step plan with a realistic “one-day-at-a-time” approach to a disease that so often seems insurmountable. With a focus on reclaiming the power that comes from a life free of dependency, Being Sober walks readers through the many phases of addiction and recovery without judgment or the overly "cultish" language of traditional 12-step plans. It also addresses the latest face of this disease: the "highly functioning" addict, or someone who is still able to achieve personal and professional success even as they battle a drug or alcohol problem. Dr. Haroutunian tackles this provocative issue head-on, offering new insight into why you don’t have to “bottom out” to get help. Dr. Haroutunian is himself a recovering alcoholic and knows firsthand the challenges of sobriety. His background and expertise in the field of alcohol and drug treatment give him a powerful edge and perspective that is unparalleled in his field. Using clear, straightforward language, Being Sober offers a proven path toward an emotional sobriety and a rewarding new life based on gratitude, dignity, and self-respect. Including a Foreword written by Steven Tyler.

The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober

The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober
Author: Catherine Gray
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2017-12-28
ISBN: 1912023415
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober Book Excerpt:

Going sober will make you happier, healthier, wealthier, slimmer and sexier. Despite all of these upsides, it's easier said than done. This inspirational, aspirational and highly relatable narrative champions the benefits of sobriety; combining the author's personal experience, factual reportage, contributions from experts and self-help advice.

Staying Sober in Mexico City

Staying Sober in Mexico City
Author: Stanley Brandes
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN: 0292783256
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Staying Sober in Mexico City Book Excerpt:

Staying sober is a daily struggle for many men living in Mexico City, one of the world's largest, grittiest urban centers. In this engaging study, Stanley Brandes focuses on a common therapeutic response to alcoholism, Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.), which boasts an enormous following throughout Mexico and much of Latin America. Over several years, Brandes observed and participated in an all-men's chapter of A.A. located in a working class district of Mexico City. Employing richly textured ethnography, he analyzes the group's social dynamics, therapeutic effectiveness, and ritual and spiritual life. Brandes demonstrates how recovering alcoholics in Mexico redefine gender roles in order to preserve masculine identity. He also explains how an organization rooted historically in evangelical Protestantism has been able to flourish in Roman Catholic Latin America.

The Twelve Step Facilitation Handbook

The Twelve Step Facilitation Handbook
Author: Joseph Nowinski,Stuart Baker
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN: 1616494425
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Twelve Step Facilitation Handbook Book Excerpt:

The Twelve-Step Facilitation (TSF) Handbook documents the efficacy of TSF as proven in Project MATCH, a study that found it as effective as motivational enhancement and cognitive-behavioral treatment. Millions of people put their faith in the Twelve Steps every day. As a treatment provider, however, you need more than faith: you need proof to show accountability. The Twelve-Step Facilitation Handbook documents the efficacy of Twelve Step Facilitation (TSF) as proven in Project MATCH, a nationwide study that found TSF as effective as motivational enhancement and cognitive-behavioral treatment. Suitable for group or individual treatment programs. Twelve Step Facilitation is now listed on SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

Mrs D is Going Without

Mrs D is Going Without
Author: Lotta Dann
Publsiher: Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-01-01
ISBN: 1925576329
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mrs D is Going Without Book Excerpt:

Lotta Dann was in trouble - her fun drinking habit had slowly morphed into an obsessive hunger for wine. One bottle a night was never quite enough. When she tried to cut down, she found it nearly impossible to have an alcohol-free day. Everyone around could see her drinking, but no one realised what a serious problem it was. She was high-functioning, fun-loving Lotta, not some messy, hopeless drunk. Only Lotta knew how sick and twisted her thinking about wine had become. Desperate and miserable, she was falling deeper and deeper into a boozy hellhole and running out of ideas about what she could do to stop it. What's a girl to do when her beloved wine becomes the enemy? Here's what Lotta did. She stopped drinking and secretly started a blog that charted the highs and lows of learning to live without alcohol. Mrs D was anonymous, honest and, as Lotta would discover, surrounded by people who would help her on her journey, and whom she could help in return.

Living Abstinent

Living Abstinent
Author: GreySheeters Anonymous
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2021-04-19
ISBN: 1664161988
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Abstinent Book Excerpt:

In 1975, Alcoholics Anonymous published a book called Living Sober. In it, many alcoholics shared how they stayed sober. Staying sober, after all, is the basis of recovery from alcoholism. Most of us in GreySheeters Anonymous (GSA) agree with the premise that the basis of our recovery from food addiction is learning how to live without bingeing, starving, grazing, or whatever form of abuse our eating took. Using Living Sober as a guide to living in recovery, we have put together our own book called Living Abstinent.

Navajo Nation Regional Areas Resource Directory

Navajo Nation   Regional Areas Resource Directory
Author: United States. Indian Health Service
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 190
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Indians of North America
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Navajo Nation Regional Areas Resource Directory Book Excerpt:

Navajo Nation Regional Areas Resource Directory

Navajo Nation   Regional Areas Resource Directory
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Community health services
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Navajo Nation Regional Areas Resource Directory Book Excerpt:

Helping People Addicted to Methamphetamine A Creative New Approach for Families and Communities

Helping People Addicted to Methamphetamine  A Creative New Approach for Families and Communities
Author: Nicolas T. Taylor Ph.D.,Herbert C. Covey
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2008-09-30
ISBN: 0275999092
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Helping People Addicted to Methamphetamine A Creative New Approach for Families and Communities Book Excerpt:

Methamphetamine, made easily in clandestine labs from over-the-counter ingredients, can cause depression, rapid tooth decay, psychosis, sensations of flesh crawling with bugs, paranoia, skin lesions, and kidney damage. Still, use has spread nationwide. In this work, two experts on methamphetamine addiction and recovery explain why this drug has such a physical, psychological, and social draw for addicts, despite all the damage it causes. Vignettes from addicts take us inside the subculture of meth users. Authors Taylor and Covey explain why this drug and its addiction is different from other illicit drugs and why, therefore, the treatment needs to be specifically tailored in order to be effective. Stephan Jenkins, singer for the band Third Eye Blind, says methamphetamine makes you feel bright and shiny, but it also makes you pathetically and relentlessly self-destructive, so much so that you will do unconscionable things to feel bright and shiny again. This drug, made easily in clandestine labs from over-the-counter ingredients, can also cause depression, rapid tooth decay, psychosis, sensations of flesh crawling with bugs, paranoia, skin lesions, and kidney damage. Still, use has spread nationwide from California to Maine, with known addictions now highest in the West, Midwest, and South. Treatment admissions for methamphetamine addictions have increased more than fivefold in the last decade, with a federal report in 2006 showing 136,000 known cases. Meth is particularly addictive to women because it causes rapid weight loss. The results, as shown in recent cover stories in Newsweek, National Geographic, and USA Today, are pain for far more than the abuser. Meth addiction also ravages life for spouses, children, and other family members, as well as communities. In this work, two experts on methamphetamine addiction and recovery explain why this drug has such a physical, psychological, and social draw for addicts despite all the damage it causes. Vignettes from addicts let us see inside the subculture of meth users. Authors Taylor and Covey explain why this drug and its addiction is different from other illicit drugs, and therefore why the treatment needs to be specifically tailored in order to be effective. This book, focused only on the addiction avenues and paths to recovery, is a perfect companion to Covey's earlier book, The Metehamphetamine Crisis (Praeger, 2006), which details the emergence and history of this drug use in the United States, as well as the social and community effects, and criminal justice approaches, successes, and failures to date. This book at hand will appeal to meth abusers, their families, and professionals trying to aid recovery from this new scourge, including substance abuse treatment providers, health professionals, psychologists, school personnel, and criminal justice staff.

The History of Gay People in Alcoholics Anonymous

The History of Gay People in Alcoholics Anonymous
Author: Audrey Borden
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2014-06-03
ISBN: 1317954726
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Gay People in Alcoholics Anonymous Book Excerpt:

The History of Gay People in Alcoholics Anonymous documents and honors the ways thousands of LGBT people have carried Alcoholics Anonymous' message. This illuminating chronicle includes interviews and documents that detail the compelling history, recovery, and wisdom of gay people in AA. The book examines the challenges AA faced as the fellowship endeavored to become a more inclusive and cohesive community. The first-person accounts narrate the important work of influential gay and straight AA members that led key events in AA’s history. The author includes material on the steps and traditions of AA, and on becoming an ally to LGBT people on the road to recovery. Topics in The History of Gay People in Alcoholics Anonymous include: the gay origins of AA’s Third Tradition a comparison of treatments for alcoholism and homosexuality compelling portraits of sober gay life in the 1950s and 1960s the debate in AA over meetings for gay alcoholics interviews with members and co-founders of the first gay AA meetings the history of the first gay AA/Al-Anon conference interviews with pioneering gay addiction professionals the history of AA pamphlet “AA and the Gay/Lesbian Alcoholic” Alcoholics Together, and why a parallel AA organization for gay alcoholics formed in southern California strategies AA’s gay members developed to make their meetings simultaneously safe and public—and why some of them are still necessary today much more The History of Gay People in Alcoholics Anonymous is an enlightening book for members of the LGBT and heterosexual recovering community, alcoholism and addiction professionals, as well as physicians, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, clergy, historians, sociologists, educators, students, and anyone interested in learning more about AA or this aspect of the community’s history.

Staying Sober

Staying Sober
Author: Meredith Gould
Publsiher: Hazelden Publishing
Total Pages: 198
Release: 1999-08-19
ISBN: 9781568383408
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Staying Sober Book Excerpt:

Staying Sober

Alcoholics Alive

Alcoholics Alive
Author: Neal J.
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 646
Release: 2000-09
ISBN: 0595140483
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alcoholics Alive Book Excerpt:

A delightful collection of over a hundred short essays on living an exciting sober life. Written by a 20 year veteran of the sobriety scene who sees AA success and sobriety as a launching pad for even greater peace and contentment. Alcoholics Alive! is a definitive answer to the most common recurring questions about the twelve-step fellowship called Alcoholics Anonymous. The questions answered here: Is this all there is? Thousands of alcoholics attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings once or twice only to return to their drinking lives after asking the question. The author of Alcoholics Alive! answers that question with a resounding NO! and embarks on a journey to show the reader how to use the principles learned in the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous groups. He shows the reader, through is own experience and through the lives of other alcoholics, how to use the basic knowledge gained in AA groups: • To conquer anger • To adapt to daily living • To relax in any situation any time • As a stepping stone into peace and harmony • As a basis for new understanding of all life • As a practical tool to use powers far beyond our human limits • To be alcoholic and be totally and completely alive. Witty, satirical, entertaining and thought-provoking, Alcoholics Alive! is the ideal book to accompany the neophyte and the older sober alcoholics through their sometimes frightening journey into the magnificent fields of sobriety.

The Funny Thing About Being Sober

The Funny Thing About Being Sober
Author: John C. Wolfe
Publsiher: Wolfe Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-04-05
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Funny Thing About Being Sober Book Excerpt:

“The Funny Thing About Being Sober” is the punchline to "You Can't Die: A Day of Clarity." It contrasts, in a humorous, sometimes explicit way, the difference between life now, and life before rehab. Drunk or sober, the author is weird. Those around him are surprised to learn that he's even weirder sober than he was drunk. Soon after leaving rehab, the author learns what he long-suspected -- that, for decades, his alcoholism masked a different illness, one that he would now have to confront in sobriety. He does it mockingly, with an irreverent attitude and a steady stream of pranks, stunts and childish behavior, some of which make the news and go viral on Reddit and Buzzfeed. The author concedes that there was nothing funny about the final, shocking years of his alcoholism. In fact, as time goes by, he is stunned by how much he missed when he was drinking. Even though he got sober in 2013, he is baffled when he learns that many of his favorite 90s musicians died twenty years earlier. The author nearly died from alcoholism. At the time, he knew he was dying and accepted it. Having recovered, he refuses to accept his new diagnosis, opting instead to defeat it his own way. Instead of hiding his peculiarities, he puts them front and center. He is not afraid of stigmas, which makes his stories and observations of life thought-provoking and wildly entertaining.

Staying Sober How to Control the Drink Demon

Staying Sober  How to Control the Drink Demon
Author: Binki Laidler
Publsiher: Accent Press Ltd
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2014-05-08
ISBN: 1783755970
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Staying Sober How to Control the Drink Demon Book Excerpt:

Staying Sober offers both advice and practical solutions for anyone who has had enough of alcohol, no matter what their personal or professional circumstances. As well as sharing her own route to an alcohol-free lifestyle, Binki Laidler draws on the experiences of friends also giving up drinking, and guides readers in losing weight by quitting, and improving both wellbeing and mental health once the Drink Demon is banished.

My Journey

My Journey
Author: Oliver W. Joyner
Publsiher: Dorrance Publishing
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2021-05-12
ISBN: 1648040837
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Journey Book Excerpt:

My Journey: A Pathway to Recovery By: Oliver W. Joyner My Journey: A Pathway to Recovery invites the reader to journey with the author into a path of honesty, self-examination, and reflection. The purpose is to enable the reader to mirror themselves through the writer’s personal experiences and realizing that there is a path out of the darkness of abuse, neglect, and addiction that leads to God’s marvelous light of life and love. Transparency is what makes the story interesting. Throughout the land, men, women, boys, girls, young, old, rich, poor, white, and black are silently suffering from the pains, hurts, and disappointments that they constantly have. For so many, the thought of this only happening to them, continues to keep them confined to a spiritual, mental, and physical imprisonment. It is the author’s hope that his story in its transparency grants the reader permission to unlock the secret doors of their suffering.

SUMMARY The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober Discovering a Happy Healthy Wealthy Alcohol Free Life by Catherine Gray

SUMMARY   The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober   Discovering a Happy  Healthy  Wealthy  Alcohol Free Life by Catherine Gray
Author: MY MBA
Publsiher: MY MBA
Total Pages: 21
Release: 2022-01-05
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SUMMARY The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober Discovering a Happy Healthy Wealthy Alcohol Free Life by Catherine Gray Book Excerpt:

* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. How to get sober? It's hard to believe that living a sober life isn't about giving up pleasure but simply giving up alcohol. Yet discover how sobriety can make you happier and more fulfilled. In this book, you will learn: What should you expect from sobriety? What are the negative effects of alcohol? Does even moderate drinking have harmful effects? Why doesn't society recognize the dangers of alcohol? How to develop self-confidence without alcohol? How can you build your social life around sobriety? How can I stop making alcohol the only solution to my problems? How can I find love while sober? Our answers to these questions are easy to understand, simple to implement and quick to execute. Ready to get sober? Let's go ! *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

Approaches to Substance Abuse and Addiction in Education Communities

Approaches to Substance Abuse and Addiction in Education Communities
Author: Jeffrey Roth,Andrew J. Finch
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2013-10-18
ISBN: 131799390X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaches to Substance Abuse and Addiction in Education Communities Book Excerpt:

This book is designed to increase the awareness among mental health professionals and educators about the potential sources of support for students struggling with substance abuse, addiction and compulsive behaviors. The book includes a description of the scope of the problem of substance abuse in high schools and colleges, followed by sections describing recovery high schools and collegiate recovery communities. A further unique component of this book is the inclusion of material from the adolescents and young adults whose lives have been changed by these programs. This book was published as a special issue in the Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery.