By Allen Berger Ph. D.
This publication supplies the instruments you must paintings via twelve pitfalls that you're prone to come across in your route to long term restoration. no matter if you're dealing with relapse, studying to overcoming complacency, or take accountability to your emotions and activities, this e-book will equip you to beat probably the most universal relapse hazards.
Recovery from habit is frequently in comparison to a trip the place you meet new humans, rejuvenate your brain, physique, and spirit, and research new issues approximately your self that offer you desire for the longer term. yet like several trips, there also are pitfalls which could jeopardize your sobriety.With his renowned e-book, 12 silly issues That reduce to rubble restoration, Allen Berger has proven many of us how you can confront self-defeating strategies and behaviors that could sabotage their sobriety. during this sequel, Allen provides the instruments you must paintings via twelve pitfalls that you're prone to stumble upon in your route to long term restoration. even if you're dealing with relapse, studying to beat complacency, or taking accountability to your emotions and activities, this booklet will equip you to beat the most universal relapse dangers as you are making your trek alongside “the street of chuffed Destiny.”
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This new direction in our lives releases the constructive forces of our true self so we can grow along spiritual lines. Rather than being motivated by the pain of active addiction, we are now motivated by the desire to grow—to discover new possibilities in who and what we can be. Getting sober is hard work, but staying sober and living sober are where the real work begins. We confront the emotional and psychological issues that go hand-in-hand with our physical addiction. In this chapter we further explored how we use a passive approach to recovery to mask our character defects.
Keeping these kinds of thoughts a secret is the worst thing you can do. The addict self thrives on secrecy and shame. So when you don’t tell someone about these creeping thoughts, you are playing right into the hands of your addict self. Instead, if you share these thoughts, you reduce the risk that you will relapse. I strongly encourage you to share these thoughts with someone you trust: your sponsor, a therapist, someone you’re close to in AA or NA, a good friend, or possibly your spouse or partner.
Nothing else! Her definition of recovery was convenient for her. It let her off the hook. She didn’t have to take an inventory, make amends, promptly admit when she was wrong, trust a Power greater than herself, and strive to truly serve others by recognizing the legitimacy of their needs. Her definition of recovery was narrow indeed—but by her definition, she was working a good program. When we resist seeing something that’s obvious to everyone else, it usually means that we’re unable to tolerate the truth.