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A Place Called Self: A Guide for All Women in Recovery
     

A Place Called Self: A Guide for All Women in Recovery

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by Stephanie Brown, Yvonne Pearson (With)
 

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Dr. Stephanie Brown, a pioneering addiction researcher and therapist, offers women a map to find their way through the rocky spots in sobriety.

For many women, newfound sobriety--with its hard-won joys and accomplishments--is often a lonely and unsatisfying experience. Here, pioneering therapist Stephanie Brown, Ph.D., helps readers understand that leaving behind

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Dr. Stephanie Brown, a pioneering addiction researcher and therapist, offers women a map to find their way through the rocky spots in sobriety.

For many women, newfound sobriety--with its hard-won joys and accomplishments--is often a lonely and unsatisfying experience. Here, pioneering therapist Stephanie Brown, Ph.D., helps readers understand that leaving behind the numbing comfort of alcohol or other drugs means you must face yourself, perhaps for the first time. With personal stories and gentle guidance, Brown helps readers unravel painful truths and confusing feelings in the process of creating a new, true sense of self. EXCERPT: "Recovery is not a move from bad to good, but from false to real. This is the transformation. The point of surrender and new abstinence represents a letting go of the old self. . . By accepting her loss of control, the woman in recovery opens the door to finding her real, authentic self, the woman she is underneath the layers of defense that have protected her -- her false self -- perhaps for her entire life."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592850983
Publisher:
Hazelden Publishing
Publication date:
09/15/2004
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
212,530
Product dimensions:
5.45(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Stephanie Brown, Ph.D. Stephanie Brown, PH.D., is a pioneering researcher, clinician, author, teacher, and consultant in the addiction field. A psychologist, she is the director of the Addictions Institute, Menlo Park, California, where she also has a private practice. She is a research associate at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, where she co-directs the Family Recovery Research Project.

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4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For ladies at any stage of recovery~a book to revisit often
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As a recovering man trying to be in a healthy relationship with a recovering woman this book is instrumental in helping to better understand the differences in the recovery patterns facing women. With this new understanding a better basis for communicating with a woman in recovery will hopefully allow a foundation for intimacy.