Dr. Stephanie Brown, a pioneering addiction researcher and therapist, offers women a map to find their way through the rocky spots in sobriety.
For many women, newfound sobrietywith its hard-won joys and accomplishmentsis often a lonely and unsatisfying experience. Here, pioneering therapist Stephanie Brown, Ph.D., helps readers understand that leaving behind the numbing comfort of alcohol or other drugs means you must face yourself, perhaps for the first time. With personal stories and gentle guidance, Brown helps readers unravel painful truths and confusing feelings in the process of creating a new, true sense of self.
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About the Author
Stephanie Brown, PH.D., is a pioneering researcher, clinician, author, teacher, and consultant in the addiction field. A psychologist, she is the director of the Addictions Institute, Menlo Park, California, where she also has a private practice. She is a research associate at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, where she co-directs the Family Recovery Research Project.
Table of Contents
|Part 1||Welcome to Recovery|
|Chapter 1||What Is Recovery?||3|
|Part 2||A Developmental Process|
|Chapter 2||Losing a Self: The Active Addiction Stage||17|
|Chapter 3||Recovery Shock: The Transition Stage||33|
|Chapter 4||The Growth of a New Self: The Early Recovery Stage||55|
|Chapter 5||Grown Up and Living Sober: The Ongoing Recovery Stage||79|
|Part 3||The Paradoxes of Recovery|
|Chapter 6||The Power in Powerlessness||99|
|Chapter 7||The Wholeness of a Divided Self: Accepting Conflict||109|
|Chapter 8||Independence Built on Dependence: Becoming Separate through Connection||127|
|Chapter 9||Standing Alone with the Help of Others: The Apprentice Model of AA and Other Twelve Step Groups||145|
|Part 4||At Home in Recovery|
|Chapter 10||The Gifts of Recovery||165|
|The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous||181|
|The Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous||182|
|About the Author||183|
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