Starting Fresh: Making the Most Out of Sobriety

Patrick
  • By Patrick

    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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