Recovery from addiction is often compared to a journey where you meet new people, rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit; and discover new dimensions of yourself that give you hope for the future. But like all journeys, the recovery path also has pitfalls that can jeopardize your recovery.
With his popular book 12 Stupid Things that Mess Up Recovery, Dr. Berger has shown many people how to confront self-defeating thoughts and behavior. With this sequel, you’ll gain the tools to work through twelve more hazards on the path to long-term recovery. Whether you are facing relapse, learning to overcome passivity, or working to take responsibility for you feelings and actions, this book will guide you along the “road of happy destiny.”
“Dr. Berger uses his long experience as a practicing therapist to integrate recovery theory (Wilson, Larsen, Tiebout) with important research in psychology (Milgram, Frankl, Satir), to illustrate key concepts on how to maintain and strengthen emotional sobriety.
Although Dr.Berger’s approach is consistent with a 12 Step approach, he is not afraid to challenge conventional wisdom discussed in the rooms of recovery. Indeed, some of his ideas are so original and thought-provoking that I found myself pondering (and agreeing with) key points days after finishing the book.
Although the book addresses issues in recovery, it would also be of interest to a broader audience. His writing style is clear and direct. He uses stories and patient narratives to illustrate key concepts, so his points are easy to understand even to readers not in the recovery community. In fact, I have purchased and given this book to friends, and received very positive feedback. It seems Dr. Berger’s approach is effective not only to people in recovery, but also, to all of us who suffer from the human condition.”
Amazon Review – James O.
“These are phenomenal books!!!”
Amazon Review – Lee Ann Boyer