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Sane : Mental Illness, Addiction, and the 12 Steps - Marya Hornbacher


Mental Illness, Addiction, and the 12 Steps

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Marya Hornbacher, author of the international best sellers Madness and Wasted, offers an enlightening examination of the Twelve Steps for those with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders.

In this beautifully written recovery handbook, New York Times best-selling author Marya Hornbacher applies the wisdom earned from her struggle with a severe mental illness and addiction to offer an honest and illuminating examination of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous for those with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders.

Relaying her recovery experiences, and those of the people with whom she has shared her journey, Hornbacher guides readers through the maze of special issues that make working each Step a unique challenge for those with co-occurring disorders.

She addresses the difficulty that many with a mental illness have with finding support in a recovery program that often discourages talk about emotional problems, and the therapy and medication that they require. At the same time, Hornbacher reveals how the Twelve Steps can offer insights, spiritual sustenance, and practical guidance to enhance stability for those who truly have to approach sanity and sobriety one day at a time.

In addition to her international best seller Madness: A Bipolar Life, Marya Hornbacher is the author of Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia and a novel, The Center of Winter. Sane: Mental Illness, Addiction, and the 12 Steps is her latest book.

Step one: acceptance -- Step two: sanity -- Step three: surrender -- Step four: honesty -- Step five: humility -- Step six: willingness -- Step seven: transformation -- Step eight: responsibility -- Step nine: restitution -- Step ten: commitment -- Step eleven: power -- Step twelve: service -- Epigraph: what it's like now -- Appendix A: Twelve steps and twelve traditions -- Appendix B: Peer support group resources.

ISBN: 9781592859887
ISBN-10: 9781608826872
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 10th August 2010
Edition Number: 1