Young Sober and Free: Experience, Strength, and Hope for Young Adults [NOOK Book]

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Real teens tell the real story about getting sober and staying sober in this edgy, winning interpretation of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Shelly Marshall lets her teen contributors speak for themselves (and their words are not sugarcoated), while expertly augmenting the personal stories with discussions about time-honored Twelve Step recovery principles. Young, Sober, and Free, first published in 1978, aided the recovery of countless young addicts and alcoholics. This second edition of Young, Sober, ...
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Young Sober and Free: Experience, Strength, and Hope for Young Adults

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Overview

Real teens tell the real story about getting sober and staying sober in this edgy, winning interpretation of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Shelly Marshall lets her teen contributors speak for themselves (and their words are not sugarcoated), while expertly augmenting the personal stories with discussions about time-honored Twelve Step recovery principles. Young, Sober, and Free, first published in 1978, aided the recovery of countless young addicts and alcoholics. This second edition of Young, Sober, and Free, featuring four new stories from teens, is sure to inspire many more.

Key features and benefits features first-person stories of overcoming addiction by teens presents strategies for getting sober and staying sober excellent resource for teens, parents, and professionals

About the author- Shelly Marshall has dedicated 33 years to working with young addicts. An acclaimed trainer, author, and researcher, she is recognized internationally as an expert in adolescent recovery and her research has been published in four international journals. She lives in Ruthville, Virginia.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592859283
  • Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/26/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 903,977
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Shelly Marshall has dedicated 32 years to working with young addicts. Her books Day by Day and Young, Sober, & Free are recovery classics. Her research in adolescent recovery has been published in four international journals making her world-recognized in the addiction's field. In addition to teaching counselor's how to work with young people in recovery, Ms. Marshall is the Russian Charity NAN (No to Alcohol and Drug Addiction) Foundation's representative to the United Nations. She is currently working on a handbook for professionals who treat adolescent addiction.
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Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xiii
1. Never Too Young 1
Cindy's Story 13
2. We've All Been Hung Up on God 17
Leon's Story 23
3. Escape to Reality 29
Lee's Story 38
4. Don't Stop Now 45
Suzanne's Story 53
5. S.O.S.: Saving Our Selves 59
Joey's Story 65
6. Personal Relationships 71
Kitt's Story 79
7. To Parents, by Parents 85
Cinda's Story 99
8. Are They All Out to Get Us? 103
Rondell's Story 110
9. Yes, But ... 115
Andy's Story 127
Noel's Story 132
Appendix
The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous 137
The Twelve Steps of Chemically Dependent Anonymous 138
The Twelve Steps of Narcotics Anonymous 139
Index 141
About the Author 149
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