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Overcoming Your Alcohol, Drug & Recovery Habits: An Empowering Alternative to AA and 12-Step Treatment Paperback – 1 Sep 2002

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: See Sharp Press (US) (1 Sept. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1884365299
  • ISBN-13: 978-1884365294
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.1 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,236,799 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The AA recovery package includes abandonment of your core beliefs and your self-direction. In AA jargon this is euphemistically referred to as, "letting go of your old ideas absolutely." The purpose is to un-learn self-defeating behaviors, turn your life and will over to a Higher Power, and become one of the one-in-thirty-three AA members who succeed in quitting booze (barring occasional relapses).


But doing the opposite of this, standing on your own two feet and thinking for yourself, will be a powerful force in forging a new life of discovery, not recovery. And by enriching your own life, you’ll enrich the lives of others. Whether you are currently in a 12-step program, are contemplating joining one, or feel exploited by the Recovery Group Movement, always remember you have choices. Right now, you can choose between learning from the real experts on overcoming addiction—the 77-82% of the self-discovered who know how to quit, or the "recovering" 3% of AA members who don’t.


So, if you desire freedom from addiction and lifelong recovery, read Overcoming Your Alcohol, Drug and Recovery Habits: An Empowering Alternative to AA and 12 Step Treatment. Get ready to jump off—The Recovery Merry-Go-Round!

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"Jim DeSena joins a long list of those familiar with alcoholism treatment who note that the king has no clothes-that AA and the 12 steps help a minority of alcoholics at the cost of selling them a nonsensical bill of goods. Jim's journey through the field makes for both fun reading and for important insights about ways out of alcoholism that most people will find more helpful than 12-step mumbo jumbo."
Stanton Peele, Ph.D., Author of: The Truth About Addiction and Recovery

"Overcoming Your Alcohol, Drug and Recovery Habits by James DeSena is a self-help book about quitting an addiction. Written especially for people who are bogged down by AA's approach, DeSena exposes and debunks many of AA's teachings that some people find insulting, absurd, and self-defeating. Then he presents a theory of quitting an addiction that works through effort and a new set of beliefs, which does not rely on religious ideas. If you haven't gotten the help you expected from AA, read this book."
Philip Tate, Ph.D., Author of: Alcohol: How to Give It Up and Be Glad You Did

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