By Allen Berger Ph. D.

This ebook promises the instruments you must paintings via twelve pitfalls that you're prone to stumble upon in your route to long term restoration. no matter if you're dealing with relapse, studying to overcoming complacency, or take accountability on your emotions and activities, this e-book will equip you to beat probably the most universal relapse hazards.

Recovery from dependancy is frequently in comparison to a trip the place you meet new humans, rejuvenate your brain, physique, and spirit, and research new issues approximately your self that provide you with desire for the longer term. yet like several trips, there also are pitfalls which may jeopardize your sobriety.With his renowned booklet, 12 silly issues That reduce to rubble restoration, Allen Berger has proven many folks easy methods to confront self-defeating innovations and behaviors that could sabotage their sobriety. during this sequel, Allen provides the instruments you want to paintings via twelve pitfalls that you're prone to come upon in your route to long term restoration. no matter if you're dealing with relapse, studying to beat complacency, or taking accountability on your emotions and activities, this booklet will equip you to beat one of the most universal relapse risks as you are making your trek alongside “the street of satisfied Destiny.”

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The addict self is as smart—and often more clever—than the rational, healthy selves, so it’s a worthy adversary. Stop and reflect on these characteristics. Do you recognize your addict self? Can you see how it has taken over your life? Take a moment to write about your addict self. Can you put your finger on when it took over your life? How much control does it have over your life now? Think of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. ” In other words, we have allowed our addict self to take complete control of our lives, with the result that our lives have become unmanageable.

The addict self is as smart—and often more clever—than the rational, healthy selves, so it’s a worthy adversary. Stop and reflect on these characteristics. Do you recognize your addict self? Can you see how it has taken over your life? Take a moment to write about your addict self. Can you put your finger on when it took over your life? How much control does it have over your life now? Think of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. ” In other words, we have allowed our addict self to take complete control of our lives, with the result that our lives have become unmanageable.

It is not interested in having but rather in being. This part of us does the right thing because it’s the right thing to do. The recovery self is committed to resolving differences and to being of value to others. ” When our motivation is grounded in our recovery self, we strive to grow. This growth-based motivation is a new development for us. It’s different from the motivation of our lower self, which is based on avoiding pain or correcting a deficit. The motivation of our recovery self is robust and not easily diminished by setbacks or lapses.

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