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Understanding the Twelve Steps

Understanding the Twelve Steps

Written by a certified alcoholism and drug abuse counselor with more than twenty years of experience, this book offers a wealth of wisdom, knowledge, and genuine support for anyone in recovery.

Millions of people have transformed their lives by working the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Their success has come from their ability to truly understand these principles and to apply them in their daily lives. Yet for many embarking on the road to recovery, the Steps can seem vague, even confusing.

This practical, no-nonsense guide takes the mystery out of the Twelve Steps, presenting a straightforward explanation of what each step means, as well as examples of how it translates to real life. Written by a certified alcoholism and drug abuse counselor with more than twenty years of experience, it offers a wealth of wisdom, knowledge, and genuine support for anyone in recovery.

Understanding the Twelve Steps features:

Clear, easy-to-understand interpretation of the Twelve Steps—the vital building blocks of recovery

Checklists that summarize the tasks and objectives of each step

The Twelve Promises—the positive changes you can expect in your life if you follow the Twelve Steps

What happens at Twelve Step meetings and why it is important to have a sponsor

The experiences, strength, and hope of other recovering people
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  • Touchstone | 
  • 224 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439147726 | 
  • September 2012
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About the Author

Terry T. Gorski, m.a., c.a.c.

Terence T. Gorski is the president of The CENAPS Corporation, a training and consultation firm specializing in recovery from addictive disease and relapse prevention therapy. He is a popular speaker and conducts training and workshops in more than twenty different cities each year.

Mr. Gorski is the author of numerous books, audio, and videotapes, including Passages Through Recovery—An Action Plan for Preventing Relapse, Staying Sober—A Guide for Relapse Prevention, The Staying Sober Workbook, and How to Start Relapse Prevention Support Groups.

He is the clinical director of the National Relapse Prevention Certification School, which trains counselors and therapists in relapse prevention therapy methods.

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