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Starting Fresh: Making the Most Out of Sobriety

Starting Fresh: Making the Most Out of Sobriety

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Starting Fresh: Making the Most Out of Sobriety by Patrick Meninga

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Contents:

  • How Creative Recovery Can Help You Overcome Triggers and Urges to Use Drugs. 1
  • How creative recovery handles triggers and urges proactively. 3
  • Addiction, Recovery, and Relationships. 6
  • Your relationship with yourself. 7
  • Your relationship with a higher power 9
  • Romantic relationships in early recovery. 10
  • Letting go of old “friends”. 11
  • Stick with the winners. 12
  • Communicating feelings – a critical concept 13
  • Connecting with a sponsor 14
  • Action items – what you can do: 15
  • Living Sober 16
  • First things first: the baseline must be a drug and alcohol free body. 16
  • Making the transition to living sober 17
  • Living sober = Purposeful living. 19
  • Purposeful living in sobriety means finding your passion. 20
  • Holistic principles. 21
  • Action items – what you can do: 23
  • A Detailed Analysis of How Addicts and Alcoholics Recover 25
  • Spiraling out of control 25
  • Hitting bottom.. 27
  • Motivation through pain. 29
  • Becoming willing. 31
  • The moment of surrender 33
  • Taking action. 33
  • Following through. 38
  • Finding the path. 40
  • Creating a new life. 41
  • Suggestions for friends and family. 42
  • Should you do an intervention?. 44
  • I am an addict or an alcoholic. What should I do?. 47
  • About the Author 49
  • Get Help for Addiction Now   50
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