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Sobering Up: How to Stop Drinking Without Following the Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Steps (AA Alternative for Drinkers includes info on The Sinclair Method) [Kindle Edition]

Dan Holster
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Book Description


More than 25 million Americans suffer from the disease of addiction. Yet instead of being told to call a doctor, alcoholics are told to call God. Despite all the advancements in modern medicine, why are we still primarily treating substance abuse with Alcoholics Anonymous, a program so outdated it was first introduced before Penicillin was even on the market?

For 4 years Dan Holster tried to follow the Alcoholics Anonymous path to the letter. He tried to work the 12 Steps and read The Big Book in hopes that Bill Wilson's program would lead him to sobriety and recovery. But instead it left him frustrated - frustrated by a program that he found to be overtly religious, simple-minded, and utterly impractical for anyone who wasn't a "true believer." Dan knew he had to stop drinking and sober up. But he also knew that prayer and the A.A. 12 Steps weren't going to be the thing to free him from his alcohol abuse.

So Dan decided to do something A.A. had long advised: Take what you need and leave the rest. By using only the parts of Alcoholics Anonymous that he found helpful and ignoring the others, Dan was able to craft his own path to sobriety.

Sobering Up is Dan's How to Guide to Stop Drinking without following the Alcoholics Anonymous program and 12 steps religiously. It provides practical options and alternatives to the 12 Steps.

There is hope and help out there -- even if you don't subscribe to every (or any) part of A.A.

UPDATE: This book has been revised to include information about The Sinclair Method.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 919 KB
  • Print Length: 72 pages
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  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 7 July 2014
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read 20 Jan. 2014
By Garry
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A good book. I wish it was a little longer but it's still a very good read. Thank you Dan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read 7 Jan. 2014
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It's a very good book, very informative . It have me a lot of insight into drinking and helped me to understand my boyfriends problem a lot better
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4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful! 26 Nov. 2013
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I am sober now and have been doing AA and not enjoying it, and this book helps reassure you AA isn't the only way to stop drinking.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sobering up 4 July 2013
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A great book for alcoholics with an open mind and a desire to stay sober because they understand why they should be sober.
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