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Living Sober is an extremely informative book which does not offer a plan for getting sober but does offer us sound advice about how to stay sober. Living Sober is an extremely informative book which does not offer a plan for getting sober but does offer us sound advice about how to stay sober. Basic, essential information from Alcoholics Anonymous. As the book states, "Anyone can get sober. . .the trick is to live sober."
Most people who join AA leave within a few years, but when they do, few resources exist to guide them on their new path. The key to successful transition to life after AA is to have a conscious process for making the change to post-AA life. You need to know where you want to go, not just where you've been. This book offers a conscious process for getting yourself to that goal.
The author states the book is not an anti-alcohol book. He honestly and openly admits that he misses his old friend alcohol, but it is a problem. He makes the choice not to drink and suggests ways to stay sober.
This workbook has been written to be used with the booklet "living Sober." It can provide future reference when it has been completed.
Stories That Heal You and the Hard Times That Don't Kill You Bucky Sinister a recovered alcoholic and veteran of the punk rock and spoken word scene, brings the stories from the trenches about how to get sober, stay sober, and live sober. Beyond the 12-step guide. Still Standing brings you the stories from the misfits, freaks, and weirdos that have come to recovery from a variety of backgrounds including tattoo artists, bartenders, musicians, and flight attendants to help answer the What Now? Question of living sober. Using a mixture of poetic reflection, autobiography and philosophy, Bucky Sinister turns this beyond the 12-step guide into a manual that helps unpack the mind when it’s overly packed. Stories heal. Bucky Sinister knows all too well the power that words contain. Sober since February 19th, 2002, he’s traveled near and far to bring tales from the trenches about the ups and downs to truly living sober. If you enjoyed books like Codependent No More, Drop the Rock, or High Achiever, you’ll love Still Standing.
People in recovery from compulsive behaviors such as drinking, smoking, shopping, gambling, self-injury, using drugs, etc. need to be aware of the potential for relapse and the wide range of challenges that can, and often do, lead to it. Most people who struggle with compulsive behaviors want to stop using, but they are continually overcome by their cravings. This is a personal directed relapse prevention workbook. This is a blank lined writing notebook and journal that can be utilized to help prevent relapse from all forms of addiction to alcohol and other drugs including nicotine, sex, work, spending, adrenaline, food, and relationships, etc. This writing diary can be used as a workbook for personal recovery and relapse prevention. Use this lined journal as your relapse prevention and sobriety focused workbook for effective addiction recovery to help you to recovery from substance misuse disorders and compulsive lifestyles. Improve how you prevent relapse so they can walk tall and live free from compulsive disorders. If you are currently going through or in recovery from codependency, you can use this notebook to process your own recovery from addiction. People addiction! Stop your addiction, stop codependency, and stop any possibility of relapse. You have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol? If you are in recovery from alcohol addiction, you can document your recovery process, addiction struggles, feelings you feel before and after relapse, etc. This book is especially for you if drinking has become too big a part of your live, and worry that it may even be affecting your health. Whether you are seeking moderation or cutting back from liquor use, this book will be a great asset for you. Write and take note of your struggles then say after 30 to 90 days, read back and see what your life has been like. This lined writing diary offers you a positive solution to the problem of addiction by providing you with writing space for you to take note of your emotions, relapse trigger situations and your recovery strengths. Find your freedom from chemical dependency so that you can start living the life you've always wanted. Find your freedom from substance abuse disorder and find sobriety. Whether you are in your early days of your recovery, well advanced with years of sobriety, you have been sober and you relapsed, or you are sober and confident, this sobriety practice will forever transform the way you relate to yourself and other people, and most importantly your thought process. This is a blank lined notebook to freedom from substance abuse disorders.
Examining the multigenerational impact of punk rock music, this international survey of the political-punk straight edge movement - which has persisted as a drug-free, hardcore subculture for more than 25 years - traces its history from 1980s Washington, DC, to today. Asserting that drugs are not necessarily rebellious and that not all rebels do them, the record also defies common conceptions of straight edge's political legacy as being associated with self-righteous, macho posturing and conservative Puritanism. On the contrary, the movement has been linked to radical thought and action by the countless individuals, bands, and entire scenes profiled throughout the discussion. Lively and exhaustive, this dynamic overview includes contributions from famed straight edge punk rockers Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat and Fugazi, Dennis Lyxzn of Refused and the International Noise Conspiracy, and Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy; legendary bands Man Lifting Banner and Point of No Return; radical collectives such as Crimeth Inc. and Alpine Anarchist Productions; and numerous other artists and activists dedicated as much to sober living as to the fight for a better world.
**As Featured on The Dr. Oz Show in Special Addiction Episode with Steven Tyler** The disease of addiction affects 1 out of 10 people in the United States, and is a devastating--often, fatal--illness. Now, from the physician director of the renowned Betty Ford Center, comes a step-by-step plan with a realistic "one-day-at-a-time" approach to a disease that so often seems insurmountable. With a focus on reclaiming the power that comes from a life free of dependency, Being Sober walks readers through the many phases of addiction and recovery without judgment or the overly "cultish" language of traditional 12-step plans. It also addresses the latest face of this disease: the "highly functioning" addict, or someone who is still able to achieve personal and professional success even as they battle a drug or alcohol problem. Dr. Haroutunian tackles this provocative issue head-on, offering new insight into why you don't have to "bottom out" to get help. Dr. Haroutunian is himself a recovering alcoholic and knows firsthand the challenges of sobriety. His background and expertise in the field of alcohol and drug treatment give him a powerful edge and perspective that is unparalleled in his field. Using clear, straightforward language, Being Sober offers a proven path toward an emotional sobriety and a rewarding new life based on gratitude, dignity, and self-respect. Includes a Foreword written by Steven Tyler.
This notebook journal was specifically designed for those on a new path of sobriety that want an outlet for their feelings and what each new day is bringing them on this journey. This well-crafted journal is designed in the half-wide ruler format so one section of the page gives you an area to doodle your thoughts or feelings, and the remaining page is lined so that you may document how your day went. What did you learn? What were your challenges? What were the highlights? Keep track of your progress and feel proud of your journey and accomplishments in this handy and comfortable journal.
Staying sober is a daily struggle for many men living in Mexico City, one of the world's largest, grittiest urban centers. In this engaging study, Stanley Brandes focuses on a common therapeutic response to alcoholism, Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.), which boasts an enormous following throughout Mexico and much of Latin America. Over several years, Brandes observed and participated in an all-men's chapter of A.A. located in a working class district of Mexico City. Employing richly textured ethnography, he analyzes the group's social dynamics, therapeutic effectiveness, and ritual and spiritual life. Brandes demonstrates how recovering alcoholics in Mexico redefine gender roles in order to preserve masculine identity. He also explains how an organization rooted historically in evangelical Protestantism has been able to flourish in Roman Catholic Latin America.
Her personal story is a searing account of a painful childhood, followed by two divorces. She is the survivor of sexual abuse by her first husband. In this important book, Ms. Miller combines funny and sad stories into a riveting memoir, filled with insights from her life experiences in an alcoholic family. Ms. Miller writes from her heart. She tells what positive decisions she made, and why. This book is a must read for adult children of alcoholics, and female victims of abuse.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Not remotely preachy' - The Times 'Jaunty, shrewd and convincing' - Sunday Telegraph 'Admirably honest, light, bubbly and remarkably rarely annoying.' - Alice O'Keeffe, Guardian 'Truthful, modern and real' - Stylist 'Brave, witty and brilliantly written' - Marie Claire Ever sworn off alcohol for a month and found yourself drinking by the 7th? Think there's 'no point' in just one drink? Welcome! There are millions of us. 64% of Brits want to drink less. Catherine Gray was stuck in a hellish whirligig of Drink, Make horrible decisions, Hangover, Repeat. She had her fair share of 'drunk tank' jail cells and topless-in-a-hot-tub misadventures. But this book goes beyond the binges and blackouts to deep-dive into uncharted territory: What happens after you quit drinking? This gripping, heart-breaking and witty book takes us down the rabbit-hole of an alternative reality. A life with zero hangovers, through sober weddings, sex, Christmases and breakups. In The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober, Catherine Gray shines a light on society's drink-pushing and talks to top neuroscientists and psychologists about why we drink, delving into the science behind what it does to our brains and bodies. Much more than a tale from the netherworld of addicted drinking, this book is about the escape, and why a sober life can be more intoxicating than you ever imagined. Whether you're a hopelessly devoted drinker, merely sober-curious, or you've already ditched the drink, you will love this book. 'Haunting, admirable and enlightening' - The Pool 'A riveting, raw, yet humorous memoir with actionable advice.' - Annie Grace, author of This Naked Mind 'Like listening to your best friend teach you to be sober. Lighthearted but serious, it's packed with ideas, tools, tips and, most importantly, reasons for living a sober life.'- Eric Zimmer, host of podcast The One You Feed 'Gray's fizzy writing succeeds in making this potentially boring-as-hell subject both engaging and highly seductive' - The Bookseller 'Her exquisitely crafted thoughts on the joys of being sober are not only deeply honest and pragmatic, but she manages to infuse tons of humor. This is a delightful, informative, and compelling read for all those who are sober or seeking sobriety.' - Sasha Tozzi, Huffington Post
A sober hedonist's guide to living a decadent, wild, and soulful life--alcohol-free. In a culture where sipping "rosé all day" is seen as the epitome of relaxation, "grabbing a drink" the only way to network; and meeting at a bar the quintessential "first date," many of us are left wondering if drinking alcohol really is the only way to cultivate joy and connection in life. Jardine Libaire and Amanda Eyre Ward wanted to live spontaneous and luxurious lives, to escape the ordinary and enjoy the intoxicating. Their drinking, however, had started to numb them to the present moment instead of unlocking it. Ward was introduced to Libaire when she first got sober. As they became friends, the two women talked about how they yearned to create lives that were Technicolor, beautifully raw, connected, blissed out, and outside the lines . . . but how? In The Sober Lush, Libaire and Ward provide a road map for living a lush and sensual life without booze. This book offers ideas and instruction for such nonalcoholic joys as: • The allure of "the Vanish," in which one disappears early from the party without saying goodbye to a soul, to amble home under the stars • The art of creating zero-proof cocktails for all seasons • Having a fantastic first date while completely sober • A primer on setting up your own backyard beehive, and honey tastings For anyone curious about lowering their alcohol consumption or quitting drinking altogether, or anyone established in sobriety who wants inspiration, this shimmering and sumptuous book will show you how to keep indulging in life even if you stop indulging in alcohol.
Staying Sober offers both advice and practical solutions for anyone who has had enough of alcohol, no matter what their personal or professional circumstances. As well as sharing her own route to an alcohol-free lifestyle, Binki Laidler draws on the experiences of friends also giving up drinking, and guides readers in losing weight by quitting, and improving both wellbeing and mental health once the Drink Demon is banished.
Would life be better without alcohol? It’s the nagging question more and more of us are finding harder to ignore, whether we have a “problem” with alcohol or not. After all, we yoga. We green juice. We meditate. We self-care. And yet, come the end of a long work day, the start of a weekend, an awkward social situation, we drink. One glass of wine turns into two turns into a bottle. In the face of how we care for ourselves otherwise, it’s hard to avoid how alcohol really makes us feel… terrible. How different would our lives be if we stopped drinking on autopilot? If we stopped drinking altogether? Really different, it turns out. Really better. Frank, funny, and always judgment free, Sober Curious is a bold guide to choosing to live hangover-free, from Ruby Warrington, one of the leading voices of the new sobriety movement. Drawing on research, expert interviews, and personal narrative, Sober Curious is a radical take down of the myths that keep so many of us drinking. Inspiring, timely, and blame free, Sober Curious is both conversation starter and handbook—essential reading that empowers readers to transform their relationship with alcohol, so we can lead our most fulfilling lives.
New York Times Bestseller Fame. Sex. Pain. Drugs. Death. Booze. Money. Addiction. Redemption. Dizzying heights. Rock-bottom depths. Desperation and elation—sometimes in the same hour. Not to mention power . . . and the struggle for it. The world knows Lamar Odom as a two-time NBA world champion who rocketed to uncharted heights of fame thanks to being a member of both the storied Los Angeles Lakers and the ubiquitous Kardashian empire. But who is Lamar, really? Fans have long praised his accessibility and genuine everyman quality—he is a blinding talent who has suffered a series of heartaches, setback, and loss. But until now, his most candid moments have remained behind closed doors . . . sometimes face-down on the floor. In Darkness to Light, Lamar gives readers an intimate look into his life like never before. His exclusive and revealing memoir recounts the highs and lows of fame and his struggle with his demons along the way to self-discovery and redemption. From the pain of his unraveled marriage to Khloé Kardashian to the harmful vices he used to cope—and the near-death experience that made him rethink everything about his life—this is Lamar as you have never before seen him. Lamar brings basketball fans directly into the action of a game during the Lakers championship years. He shares his personal account of the lifelong passion that started as one shining light in a childhood marked by loss and led to his international fame as one of the most extraordinary athletes of all time. In this profoundly honest book, Lamar invites you to walk with him through the good times and bad, while looking ahead to a brighter future.