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Out of the Woods: A Woman's Guide to Long-Term Recovery

Out of the Woods: A Woman's Guide to Long-Term Recovery

by Diane Cameron
Out of the Woods: A Woman's Guide to Long-Term Recovery

Out of the Woods: A Woman's Guide to Long-Term Recovery

by Diane Cameron

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Overview

Real solutions to the unexpected threats that endanger long-term recovery written for a woman's unique experience.
Women new to recovery find much support; sponsorship and fellowship are new, and everything about the recovery life seems fresh and exciting. With time, recovering women face challenges from complacency to burnout, menopause to weight gain.
Author Cameron has been there, and shares her "experience, strength, and hope" to teach readers how to handle the unexpected trials of double-digit recovery. Topics include sex, family, work-life balance, the empty nest, caregiving, aging, health and fitness, complacency, program burnout . . . and much more.
Diane Cameron is a blogger, journalist, and columnist in long-term recovery. Her newspaper columns appear in the Albany Times-UnionUSA Today, the Christian Science MonitorChicago TribunePittsburgh Post-Gazette, and the Washington Post.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937612481
Publisher: Central Recovery Press, LLC
Publication date: 01/20/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 160
File size: 495 KB

About the Author

Diane Cameron is a blogger, journalist, and columnist in long-term recovery. She gives workshops and blogs about unique problems faced by recovering women as they reach double-digit recovery. Out of the Woods began as an article which appeared in Grapevine, the magazine of Alcoholics Anonymous, and in Spring 2011, Diane received a first place award from the New York State Press Association. Her newspaper columns appear in the Albany Times Union and other papers across the US, including USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Tribune, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and The Washington Post.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Stages of Recovery 11

Chapter 2 Physical: Bring the Body 21

Chapter 3 Mental: Our Thinking Got Us Here 35

Chapter 4 Spiritual: Came to Understand 51

Chapter 5 Making Meetings Work 67

Chapter 6 Love and Romance Later 83

Chapter 7 Take This Job and Love It 105

Chapter 8 Aging, Dying and Death 121

Chapter 9 Mirror, Mirror on the Wall 139

Chapter 10 We Keep Saying Thanks: Service and Gratitude 153

Chapter 11 The Way We Do Recovery Changes 167

Chapter 12 The Scary Reality of Relapse and the Rewards of Revitalizing Recovery 179

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