By Allen Berger Ph. D.
This ebook supplies the instruments you want to paintings via twelve pitfalls that you're prone to stumble upon in your route to long term restoration. even if you're dealing with relapse, studying to overcoming complacency, or take accountability to your emotions and activities, this e-book will equip you to beat probably 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 wish for the long run. yet like any trips, there also are pitfalls which could jeopardize your sobriety.With his renowned publication, 12 silly issues That reduce to rubble restoration, Allen Berger has proven many of us the best way to confront self-defeating innovations and behaviors which could sabotage their sobriety. during this sequel, Allen promises the instruments you must paintings via twelve pitfalls that you're prone to come across in your route to long term restoration. no matter if you're dealing with relapse, studying to beat complacency, or taking accountability in your emotions and activities, this booklet will equip you to beat probably the most universal relapse risks as you are making your trek alongside “the highway of satisfied Destiny.”
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With this exercise, you’re becoming aware of the quality of the interconnection between these two parts of yourself. You’re striving to ease their conflict, to make them more coordinated and integrated. If these issues did not come up in the dialogue, go back and have them acted out. It could help you understand the function your addict self plays in your life, and you might find it more willing to cooperate once you take charge of it. Summary: Building a Relationship between the Addict and Recovery Selves The ideal relationship between your recovery self and addict self is one of coordination, with your recovery self calling the shots.
I use the program to avoid . . • If I were more active when I attended meetings, I would . . Summary: Passive No More We need to actively digest whatever information we receive—in meetings, from our sponsor, or from our loved ones—to see if it applies to our own recovery. When we critically examine what we’re learning about ourselves from our inner experience, we can take what works and feels congruent with our true values, and discard what doesn’t. We can only do this if, instead of trying to control, please, or evade others, we try to stay connected by respecting our differences and individual needs.
I have found that this never works. The addict self will always be a part of us. Clients doing this exercise invariably start out by telling the addict self to leave them alone. What do you think the addict self says in response? The answer I’ve heard hundreds of times is a variation on the theme “I’m not going anywhere. ” This is true, but that doesn’t mean you have to obey this part of you for the rest of your life. You don’t! You always have a choice of whether you buy into the insanity caused by the addict self.