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12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery : Avoiding Relapse through Self-Awareness and Right Action - Allen Berger

12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery

Avoiding Relapse through Self-Awareness and Right Action

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Concise advice on hunting down the personal culprits that sabotage sobriety and personal happiness.

To grow in recovery, we must grow up emotionally. This means getting honest with ourselves and facing up to the self-defeating thoughts and actions that put our sobriety at risk. Although there are as many ways to mess up recovery as there are alcoholics and addicts, some general themes exist, which includeconfusing self-concern with selfishnessnot making amendsusing the program to try to become perfectnot getting help for relationship troublesbelieving that life should be easyIn simple, down-to-earth language, Allen Berger explores the twelve most commonly confronted beliefs and attitudes that can sabotage recovery. He then provides tools for working through these problems in daily life. This useful guide offers fresh perspectives on how the process of change begins with basic self-awareness and a commitment to working a daily program.

Believing addiction to one substance is the only problem -- Believing sobriety will fix everything -- Pursuing recovery with less energy than pursuing addiction -- Being selectively honest -- Feeling special and unique -- Not making amends -- Using the program to try to become perfect -- Confusing self-concern with selfishness -- Playing futile self-improvement games -- Not getting help for relationship troubles -- Believing that life should be easy -- Using the program to handle everything.

ISBN: 9781592857883
ISBN-10: 1592857884
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 3rd June 2009
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
Edition Number: 1