Tao of Sobriety: Helping You to Recover from Alcohol and Drug Addiction

Tao of Sobriety: Helping You to Recover from Alcohol and Drug Addiction

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by David Gregson, Jay S. Efran
     
 

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The Tao of Sobriety shows how to apply eastern philosophy to enhance recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. With a few simple mental exercises, readers can learn how to quiet "The Committee," those nasty mental voices that undermine serenity and self-esteem. With leaders of the recovery movement enthusiastically endorsing this uniquely helpful

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The Tao of Sobriety shows how to apply eastern philosophy to enhance recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. With a few simple mental exercises, readers can learn how to quiet "The Committee," those nasty mental voices that undermine serenity and self-esteem. With leaders of the recovery movement enthusiastically endorsing this uniquely helpful book, The Tao of Sobriety is an invaluable addition to the recovery bookshelf.

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Getting and Giving Help In The Tao of Sobriety: Helping You to Recover from Alcohol and Drug Addiction, longtime therapists David Gregson and Jay S. Efran offer a self-help book designed either to work in tandem with 12-step programs or to help addicts get sober without group help. After a brief explanation of Taoism (a Chinese philosophy and religion whose practitioners seek inner peace), the authors present the Tao, a Chinese term meaning "the way," as an ideal vehicle for attaining and maintaining freedom from substance addiction. Replete with anecdotes, exercises (meditations, questions to explore, affirmations) and real-life applications of Taoist precepts (letting go of attachments to guilt and other "self-condemnation" behaviors that lead to substance abuse), this guide uses the firm but gentle approach that is the trademark of many Eastern practices. ( Jan. 18) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312242503
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
265,854
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

What People are saying about this

Robert F. Forman
This book has more ideas about recovery than you're likely to find in any other ten books. Highly readable, too.
Stephanie S. Covington
A clear, accessible, and insightful guide that draws on the profound wisdom of the Eastern world.

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