Sober and Free: Making Your Recovery Work for You

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Kettelhack reveals—through individual case histories—alternatives to AA meetings and Twelve-Step protocols. The stories here offer new, sometimes unusual, perspectives on managing slips and relapses, dealing with food, sex, work, and other compulsions, and creating significant relationships—all stressing the importance of finding the way that works best on an individual basis.

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Overview

Kettelhack reveals—through individual case histories—alternatives to AA meetings and Twelve-Step protocols. The stories here offer new, sometimes unusual, perspectives on managing slips and relapses, dealing with food, sex, work, and other compulsions, and creating significant relationships—all stressing the importance of finding the way that works best on an individual basis.

Kettelhack reveals--through individual case histories--alternatives to AA meetings and Twelve-Step protocols. The stories here offer new, sometimes unusual, perspectives on managing slips and relapses, dealing with food, sex, work, and other compulsions, and creating significant relationships--all stressing the importance of finding the way that works best on an individual basis.

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Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step programs have helped thousands recover from addictive behaviors. Yet these programs do not work for everyone. These two titles offer other choices. Moderate Drinking is the official handbook of Moderation Management (MM), a nonprofit organization founded in 1993 by Kishline for problem drinkers who want to cut back. This approach, although highly controversial in America, has already been successfully implemented abroad and is making strides in this country. Kishline skillfully argues against using the disease model for alcoholism and outlines her philosophy and goals. She carefully and specifically details who should not try her methods. Overall, this is a helpful book. Still other alternatives to conventional treatments are described in Sober and Free. Kettelhack, a gay recovering alcoholic and author of several works, including First Year Sobriety (HarperSanFrancisco, 1992), uses individual case histories to illustrate his argument that recovery is possible by many methods. According to the author, each person must find the way that works best for him/her. Moderate Drinking should be purchased by all public and alcohol studies libraries. If space and budgets permit, Sober and Free should also be included. Together, these books help balance the plethora of works on abstinence and conventional treatments.January Adams, Franklin Twp. P.L., Franklinville, N.J.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684811208
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 1/9/1996
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 902,148
  • Product dimensions: 0.41 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

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