Being Sober: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting To, Getting Through, and Living in Recovery [NOOK Book]

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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...
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Being Sober: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting To, Getting Through, and Living in Recovery

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Overview

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.

Includes a Foreword written by Steven Tyler.
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"BEING SOBER: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting To, Getting Through, and Living in Recovery by Harry Haroutunian. The physician director of professional and residential programs at the Betty Ford Center shares his accumulated wisdom to help people deal with drug and alcohol abuse. The book includes a foreword by Steven Tyler, and the trade paper edition was released in September."—Publisher’s Weekly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781623360061
  • Publisher: Rodale
  • Publication date: 8/27/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 62,425
  • File size: 967 KB

Meet the Author

HARRY HAROUTUNIAN, MD, is the physician director of the Betty Ford Center and has overseen its extended care, professional, and clinical evaluation programs for the past six years. He is board certified in both addiction and family medicine and is an internationally known speaker and authority on addiction. He lives in Rancho Mirage, CA.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2014

    The NEW 'Big Book.' "Within these pages lies a $50,000 fiv

    The NEW 'Big Book.'
    "Within these pages lies a $50,000 five-star treatment that works" but the pages are read to you, word for word.  That's what unabridged means.  Great for long periods of time behind the wheel - sober of course, to remind you why you are interested in this book in the first place.

    Look for other reviews on the Internet about the book to get a feel of what's in it, as the content is exactly the same - or better yet, just buy the book or this audio version.  You've probably spent more than that on your substance of choice in any given week anyways.  Or buy both the book and the audio version and create your own read-along-story book learning environment like you had when you were a kid - just learning to read - because honestly, you are actually learning something again.  You are learning how to be sober.

    The language in here is very easy to read and structured in a flow of information that will gradually sink in.  

    If all AA groups and literature adopted Dr. Harry Haroutunian's version of the 12 Steps as a new, modern, interpretation for consideration, I feel that in and of itself would serve as a profound break through in sober thinking for newcomers.  

    From Chapter 5 of the book, Track 8, 00:00 of the cd: 'STEP ONE: "There is a power that wants to kill me."  … STEP TWO: "There is a power that wants me to live"  … STEP THREE: "Do I want to live or die?" ' Good luck!

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    Posted March 26, 2014

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