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Still Standing : Addicts Talk About Living Sober - Bucky Sinister

Still Standing

Addicts Talk About Living Sober

Paperback Published: 1st February 2011
ISBN: 9781573244763
Number Of Pages: 176

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From the book: Living sober is against instinct. We've learned to live drunk, high, and wasted. The way you act in a crack house is not the way you act at the DMV. What we've learned in order to protect ourselves, our possessions, and our stash is not helpful to the rest of our lives; actually, acting these ways will ruin our lives. Stories heal, and Bucky Sinister, sober since February 19th, 2002, and a veteran of the punk rock and spoken word scene, brings the stories from the trenches about how to get sober, stay sober, and live sober. Still Standing is about the stories that heal you, and the hard times that don't kill you. Sinister goes beyond the 12-steps with stories from the misfits, freaks, and weirdos that have come to recovery from a variety of backgrounds--tattoo artists, bartenders, musicians to help answer the What Now? question of living sober. Topics include: 10 Things Every New Recovering Addict Should Have; Prayer and the Atheist; Job Interviews; and Ways Addicts Can Be of Service to Normies.

Introduction: From Get Up to Still Standingp. xv
Getting Sober Versus Living Soberp. 1
Steps and Anti-Stepsp. 2
What Now?p. 4
The Fuck-Itsp. 5
Amy Dresnerp. 6
More Habits Than a Conventp. 11
Ten Things Every Recovering Addict Should Havep. 13
Dannyboyp. 22
Act Like Nothing's Wrongp. 29
Seven Habits of Highly Normal Peoplep. 31
Prescription Drugsp. 37
Anger Is Energyp. 39
Jesse Mp. 42
Relapse Versus Realityp. 44
Hitting Wallsp. 49
Voltmeterp. 51
Chasing After Your First Recoveryp. 52
Finding Your Second Pink Cloudp. 56
Don't Forget to Enjoy Yourselfp. 59
Situational Habitsp. 63
Jeff Hp. 66
Ethel Pancakep. 68
As Long As You Have It All Figured Outp. 73
Hold Fastp. 75
Barnabyp. 78
The Great NotMe: Atheism, Higher Powers, and Prayerp. 83
Prayer and Atheistsp. 85
SRBp. 87
NotMy Businessp. 93
Tips for the Dreaded Job Interviewp. 96
Alexp. 97
Thirteen Things Every Addict Should Stop Doingp. 101
Coffee, Cigarettes, Porn, Gambling, and Foodp. 113
The Addiction Scalep. 114
Bernadettep. 118
MMORPGsp. 122
How Addicts Can Be of Service to Normiesp. 129
Time to Givep. 129
Who Helps The Self-Helper?p. 135
Glossaryp. 137
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ISBN: 9781573244763
ISBN-10: 1573244767
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st February 2011
Publisher: Conari Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.26