A Woman's Way through the Twelve Steps

A Woman's Way through the Twelve Steps

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by Stephanie S. Covington
     
 

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Recovery is not a man's world, and yet to a woman it can sometimes seem that way. Geared specifically to that woman, this book brings a feminine perspective to the Twelve Step program, searching out the healing messages beneath the male-oriented words. Based on an open exploration and a flexible interpretation of the Twelve Steps, this new perspective takes into

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Recovery is not a man's world, and yet to a woman it can sometimes seem that way. Geared specifically to that woman, this book brings a feminine perspective to the Twelve Step program, searching out the healing messages beneath the male-oriented words. Based on an open exploration and a flexible interpretation of the Twelve Steps, this new perspective takes into account the psychological development of women as it relates to addiction and recovery, as well as the social and cultural factors that affect women in particular.Acknowledging that recovery raises special issues for women—from questions about sexuality, relationships, and everyday life to anxieties about speaking up at mixed-gender meetings—A Woman's Way through the Twelve Steps focuses directly on the feminine experience of addiction and healing. The author explores the Twelve Steps one by one, reiterating each in its traditional language, then explaining and illustrating it in a way that highlights a woman's experience—empowering the reader to take ownership of her own recovery process as well as her growth as a woman.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592857937
Publisher:
Hazelden Publishing
Publication date:
06/03/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
111,137
File size:
643 KB

Meet the Author

Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, is nationally recognized as a clinician, author, organizational consultant, and lecturer. With many years of experience, she has developed an innovative, gender-responsive approach to address the treatment needs of women and girls that has been proven effective in public, private, and institutional settings.Dr. Covington is based in La Jolla, California, where she is co-director of the Institute for Relational Development and the Center for Gender and Justice.

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Woman's Way Through the Twelve Steps 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
joannieJF More than 1 year ago
"The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous" was written in the 1940's, and has helped millions of people deal with the problem of alcoholism inclding me since 1988. About a month ago, someone introduced me to "A Woman's Way through the Twelve Steps" written in 1994 by Stephanie S. Covington, Ph.D. This book does not detract from the original step book - it just adds women's comments on each of the steps. I've found it to be extremely helpful in my under- standing of the steps of AA, and most highly recommend it, both to new- comers and others in recovery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a great adjunct to the Big Book for women. We tend to have problems with codependency and people pleasing that are not addressed in the BB. It has been a wonderful tool in my recovery. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I attend a women's AA Step meeting every week, and we use this book. It helps us to focus and truly addresses women's issues.
GeorgiMA More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. Sticks to the original, "official" 12 steps and adds women's experience, thoughts and concerns to them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in 1993 and am going back to it as it is such a good book for working the Steps through a woman's perspective. 
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Josan More than 1 year ago
Absolutley wonderful as it sheds light on the process of a lifetime of recovery from drugs and alcohol as well as many other addictive substances.
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