A Sober Mom's Guide to Recovery: Taking Care of Yourself to Take Care of Your Kids

A Sober Mom's Guide to Recovery: Taking Care of Yourself to Take Care of Your Kids

by Rosemary O'Connor

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Overview

Rosemary O’Connor brings her many years of experience working with women in recovery to addressing the key life issues mothers face at all stages of their recovery path.

Recovering from an addiction is tough enough, but when you throw in the tremendous responsibilities of motherhood, resisting cravings and remaining abstinent—much less enjoying the rewards of sobriety—can seem like an impossible challenge.

Rosemary O’Connor brings her many years of experience working with women in recovery to addressing the key life issues mothers face at all stages of their recovery path. At once affirming, engaging, and practical, A Sober Mom’s Guide to Recovery combines down-to-earth advice with the inspiring stories of recovering moms, including the author’s, to offer guidance on over fifty vital topics, including stress, relapse, relationships, sex and intimacy, spirituality, shame, gratitude, dating, and, of course, parenting. The result is an inspirational and practical handbook, not just for getting through the day, but for building a sense of well-being that radiates outward, allowing you to be present with your kids and loved ones, and find hope for the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616496029
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
Publication date: 09/29/2015
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 734,030
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Rosemary O’Connor is founder of Recovery Services for Women and a certified recovery/life coach who had worked as a workshop facilitator for Bayside Marin and has been on the staff of the Alta Mira Recovery Programs, Muir Wood Adolescent Family Program, and Five Sisters Ranch. Rosemary serves on the advisory board of Stepping Stone, the oldest alcohol and drug recovery program for women in Northern California.

Table of Contents


Table of Contents
Acknowledgements

Preface

Topics:

1. Hitting Bottom
2. Guilt
3. Exhaustion
4. Loneliness
5. Dating
6. Money Money Money
7. Intimacy
8. Drama Mama
9. Love Relationship Dysfunction
10. Supermom
11. Anger
12. Sexual Trauma
13. Codependency
14. Living the Dream
15. Joy and Laughter
16. Spirituality
17. Communication
18. Worry
19. Surviving Domestic Abuse and Violence
20. Shame
21. Self-Care
22. Having Fun and Celebrating Life in Sobriety
23. Relapse and Triggers
24. Life Vision
25. Ho Ho Ho and the Not-So-Merry Holidays
26. Forgiveness of Self and Others

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