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These two titles from Hazelden, a well-known publisher of literature dealing with alcohol recovery, provide an expansion of the 12-step program advocated by Alcoholics Anonymous. Berger, a recognized expert in the field of recovery, focuses on the challenges that readers may encounter at steps eight, nine, and ten—the steps that require recovering alcoholics to hold themselves accountable for past actions and current behaviors. The incentives for going through this rather painful process, he points out, are restored trust and increased self-esteem, as well as the ability to recover and maintain integrity and to resolve unfinished business. Conyers (Addict in the Family) also delves into the recovery process, presenting guidelines for the unexpected pain and anger that many experience upon sobriety, as long-buried emotions are no longer medicated away. Both authors make use of case studies to demonstrate how others in recovery have developed inner resiliency. Targeting women in particular, Conyers offers counsel on improving communication skills, expanding the capacity for intimacy and trust, and reawakening one's spiritual life. VERDICT Both books are highly recommended for individuals in recovery, therapists who deal with these issues, and intergroup libraries.