Passages Through Recovery: An Action Plan for Preventing Relapse

Passages Through Recovery: An Action Plan for Preventing Relapse

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by Terence T Gorski
     
 

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"Abstinence from alcohol and other drugs is only the beginning of sobriety. It's the ticket to get into the theater, not the movie we are going to see."
--Passages through Recovery

One of the most important things we learn in recovery is that there really is a way out of all the misery--if we know which way to go. But abstinence from alcohol and other

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"Abstinence from alcohol and other drugs is only the beginning of sobriety. It's the ticket to get into the theater, not the movie we are going to see."
--Passages through Recovery

One of the most important things we learn in recovery is that there really is a way out of all the misery--if we know which way to go. But abstinence from alcohol and other drugs is just the beginning of our journey, not our destination. And, that journey can be a rough one if we don't know what lies ahead.

Based on the experiences of thousands of recovering men and women, Passages through Recovery presents an action plan for preventing relapse, one that can help us understand how recovery works and what is needed to move from active addiction to sobriety. Gorski's pioneering work describes six stages of recovery from chemical dependency and offers sound advice for working through the challenges of each stage--challenges that can create frustration and lead to relapse.

Passages through Recovery clearly demonstrates that sobriety is more than just healing the damage. "It's a way of thinking, acting, and relating to others," Gorski writes, "that promotes continued physical, psychological, social, and spiritual health. The skills necessary for long-term sobriety are all directed at finding meaning and purpose in life."

Use this book as a compass in your recovery to help you stay on course.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568381398
Publisher:
Hazelden Publishing
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
345,683
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.38(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Terence T. Gorski is president of CENAPS and clinical director of its Relapse Prevention Certification School--an intense training program for chemical dependency professionals. The Staying Sober Workbook is a key tool for teaching counselors and therapists to work with relapse prone clients.

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Passages Through Recovery: An Action Plan for Preventing Relapse 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gorksi's "Passages Through Recovery" is informative and clear. It moves beyond, but is a good companion to his prior book "Staying Sober". Though it is geared to addiction to alcohol and other drugs, much of the information applies to any addiction and will be of value of those striving to overcome compulsive behaviors.
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