Understanding The Twelve Steps

Author: Terence T. Gorski
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671765582
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Offers information on understanding and applying the steps in everyday life and interprets the principles behind the AA program

Understanding The Twelve Steps

Author: Terence T. Gorski
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Drawing on his 20 years of experience as a certified alcoholism and drug-abuse counselor, Terry Gorski presents an indepth interpretation of the principles behind the Twelve Steps of the Alcohol Anonymous program. Gorski offers not only his wise counsel, insights, and support, but the strength and hope of other recovering people.

Twelve Steps To Spiritual Freedom

Author: Joanna Thyer
Publisher: Loyola Press
ISBN: 0829440534
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The twelve step addiction recovery process often comes in many variations and interpretations; while each variation may focus on different aspects of recovery, they all stem from the groundbreaking work of Bill W. and Dr. Bob Smith, the founders of the organization known as Alcoholics Anonymous. Twelve Steps to Spiritual Freedom: Understanding the Christian Roots of Twelve Step Programs aligns this 20th century construct with its roots in centuries old practices. This sensible approach brings together the deep spiritual tradition of Christianity to complement and support the hands-on, daily work of twelve-step programs. Interspersed with personal experiences, Understanding the Christian Roots of Twelve Step Programs identifies and contextualizes the natural connections between Christian mysticism and the wisdom of twelve step programs and makes this information usable for readers. With her intelligent and pragmatic approach, author Joanna Thyer speaks to those who struggle within twelve step programs and to the counselors, therapists, social workers, and family and friends who support their recovery efforts. Knowing the origins can make the journey through addiction recovery grounded, personal, and rooted in faith.

Twelve Jewish Steps To Recovery

Author: Kerry M. Olitzky
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580234097
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It's for all people who would gain insight-and strength to heal-from Jewish tradition.

12 Steps To Happiness

Author: Joe Klaas
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345367871
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For those of us working a Twelve Step program, here is a useful touchstone for anyone who has wrestled with questions like: "Am I really working my program to the fullest?" This classic handbook helps us find the tools to work our programs and see our way clear toward the happiness we deserve.

Understanding Twelve Step Programs

Author: Bruce Brown
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1608442373
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If you have significant contact with a person involved in a twelve-step program, Understanding Twelve-Step Programs is intended for you. That person may be a friend, family member, parishioner, patient or employee. This book may also be useful if you have been told that you could benefit from a twelve-step program, but have yet to get involved in a group, or if you are still new to twelve-step programs. This book is not clinical; rather, I present the material as an experienced insider. Its topics include what goes on in meetings, addiction and withdrawal, how each step works, sponsorship, spirituality, anonymity, helping addicts, and recovery for friends and family. My purpose is to de-mystify twelve-step programs and to help you better understand the nature of recovery. Brown provides us with an insightful look into the world of recovery. As a substance abuse therapist I will find this a valuable tool in helping others understand 12 step work. I liked the book very much and believe it will be a useful tool to ministers, lay people, and those considering 12 step meetings. -Lisa B. Creef, L.C.S.W., L.C.A.S. Brown has accurately assessed the value of healing communities and their immeasurable impact for personal recovery. His practical and experiential knowledge of 12 step programs can lend us expert assistance for transformative ministry. -J. Bruce Ritter, Senior Pastor, Christian Life Center Bruce Brown came into his first twelve-step program in early 1993. Since then he has attended at least ten different types of twelve-step programs. His recovery has involved meetings in fifteen states covering all regions of the U.S. as well as online meetings. He has sponsored over twenty people and worked intensely with ten sponsors of his own. Bruce has spoken at many gatherings, and served his twelve-step fellowships at local, regional and national levels. As a result, his experience is broad enough to make generalizations about twelve-step programs that go beyond one type of fellowship or one region. Because of Bruce's focus on written step work, he has been labeled a "Step Nazi." He has worked the Twelve Steps numerous times.