A Place Called Self: A Guide for All Women in Recovery

A Place Called Self: A Guide for All Women in Recovery


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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 sobriety—with its hard-won joys and accomplishments—is 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592850983
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
Publication date: 09/15/2004
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 779,078
Product dimensions: 5.45(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.50(d)

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 1Welcome to Recovery
Chapter 1What Is Recovery?3
Part 2A Developmental Process
Chapter 2Losing a Self: The Active Addiction Stage17
Chapter 3Recovery Shock: The Transition Stage33
Chapter 4The Growth of a New Self: The Early Recovery Stage55
Chapter 5Grown Up and Living Sober: The Ongoing Recovery Stage79
Part 3The Paradoxes of Recovery
Chapter 6The Power in Powerlessness99
Chapter 7The Wholeness of a Divided Self: Accepting Conflict109
Chapter 8Independence Built on Dependence: Becoming Separate through Connection127
Chapter 9Standing Alone with the Help of Others: The Apprentice Model of AA and Other Twelve Step Groups145
Part 4At Home in Recovery
Chapter 10The Gifts of Recovery165
The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous181
The Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous182
About the Author183

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For ladies at any stage of recovery~a book to revisit often
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As a recovering man trying to be in a healthy relationship with a recovering woman this book is instrumental in helping to better understand the differences in the recovery patterns facing women. With this new understanding a better basis for communicating with a woman in recovery will hopefully allow a foundation for intimacy.