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By Allen Berger Ph. D.

This e-book provides the instruments you must paintings via twelve pitfalls that you're more likely to come across in your route to long term restoration. even if you're dealing with relapse, studying to overcoming complacency, or take accountability in your emotions and activities, this ebook will equip you to beat essentially 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 study new issues approximately your self that provide you with desire for the longer term. yet like several trips, there also are pitfalls that could jeopardize your sobriety.With his renowned ebook, 12 silly issues That reduce to rubble restoration, Allen Berger has proven many of us tips to confront self-defeating ideas and behaviors which could sabotage their sobriety. during this sequel, Allen supplies the instruments you want to paintings via twelve pitfalls that you're more likely 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 to your emotions and activities, this ebook will equip you to beat essentially the most universal relapse dangers as you're making your trek alongside “the highway of chuffed Destiny.”

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Or a partner will say about a spouse, “I just don’t recognize my husband. ” So the addict self turns us into someone antithetical to our true self. Another false self is created that dominates our lives. It’s the unpredictable and dangerous Mr. Hyde to our sober Dr. Jekyll. To regain control of our lives, we have to reorganize our personality. We have to put our true self, represented by our recovery self, in charge. But first we have to get to know our addict self. Let’s keep these traits in mind.

In many ways, Louise’s sobriety was even more painful for John because he could no longer blame the alcohol for their lack of intimacy. Now he knew something else was wrong, and he was committed to finding out what it was. So upon my request, John invited Louise to one of our sessions. She reluctantly joined us. But as I would soon find out, Louise was only going to attend the sessions if it was on her terms. After my initial welcome, she quickly assured me that she was there to help her husband clean up his act, because she was getting the help she needed from the AA program.

When one side asked the other side a question, did it answer or did it deflect and raise a separate issue? • Did any compassion exist between these two parts? • Did your recovery self ask the addict self for help? • Did your recovery self ask your addict self what makes it want to drink and use? • Did your recovery self ask your addict self what it can do to help? • Did your addict self answer? • Did your recovery self try to be there to support your addict self? With this exercise, you’re becoming aware of the quality of the interconnection between these two parts of yourself.

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