By Allen Berger Ph. D.
Recovery from dependancy is usually 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 provide you with desire for the long run. yet like several trips, there also are pitfalls which can jeopardize your sobriety.
With his renowned publication, 12 silly issues That reduce to rubble Recovery, Allen Berger has proven many folks the way to confront self-defeating strategies and behaviors which can sabotage their sobriety. during this sequel, Allen provides the instruments you want to paintings via twelve pitfalls that you're prone to come upon in your route to long term restoration. no matter if you're dealing with relapse, studying to beat complacency, or taking accountability on your emotions and activities, this e-book will equip you to beat one of the most universal relapse risks as you are making your trek alongside the street of satisfied Destiny."
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7. Using prescribed mind-altering drugs when other remedies are available. Mind-altering drugs such as medical marijuana or opioids may be needed for certain conditions, but recovery requires that we use other remedies when we can. These drugs can endanger our sobriety, so we should be sure to find medical doctors who understand our disease, prescribe these drugs only when no other treatments work, and monitor us closely. 8. Shaming yourself (or others) for relapse. Relapse is a common characteristic of the chronic disease of addiction.
The authenticity of these “twelve more stupid things” is verified as soon as you read them. For me, the cautionary lessons from my own story—such as magical thinking, private logic, reacting to the present as though it’s the past, spiritual pride, and self-righteousness—jumped off each page. And I was reminded in more than one instance of the work I have in front of me today. This is good stuff for both newcomers and old-timers—though, aren’t we all really newcomers each day? ” This human tendency is triggered by the peace of mind and serenity that our practice of the Steps promises and delivers.
You’ll see that our expectations about how life should be can cause problems for us. ” Throughout this book, you’ll see you real-life examples through my clients’ stories (I’ve changed their names and other identifying details to protect their anonymity). I’ll also tell you some stories from my own recovery journey. Each chapter also includes a series of questions that you can use to further explore how these issues relate to your recovery. Please keep a pen and paper, or your laptop, close by and interact with these questions.
12 More Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery: Navigating Common Pitfalls on Your Sobriety Journey by Allen Berger Ph. D.