Sober But Stuck: Obstacles Most Often Encountered That Keep Us From Growing In Recovery

November 16, 2014 - Comment

People in recovery soon find out that maintaining abstinence from alcohol and other drugs is only half the battle. Sober But Stuck addresses the issues that can act as barriers to serenity and ultimately threaten sobriety. Topics include fear of failure, unhealthy or dependent relationships, resentments, and more. Provides needed encouragement for maintaining recovery from

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People in recovery soon find out that maintaining abstinence from alcohol and other drugs is only half the battle. Sober But Stuck addresses the issues that can act as barriers to serenity and ultimately threaten sobriety. Topics include fear of failure, unhealthy or dependent relationships, resentments, and more. Provides needed encouragement for maintaining recovery from alcohol and other drugs.

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ammospiza says:

Like “Big Book II” for people with several years’ sobriety If you are “sober but stuck,” then this book really may be for you. I know when I was sober nine years, I felt like I was slogging through mud; I wasn’t happy and I felt somewhat hopeless to expect things to improve. I mentioned this feeling and somebody recommended that I read this book. I took their advice (uncharacteristically for me at the time) and got it, and I am very glad I did. Reading it and taking some of the suggestions found within really gave me a needed boost in my sobriety. The book is organized like the book “Alcoholics Anonymous,” story by story, and features personal contributions from men and women on each of many tough topics that alcoholics face in recovery after they have gotten to a place of steady sobriety. Many alcoholics survive active addiction only to find they have channeled their disease into other destructive outlets like gambling, sex addiction, codependency, etc. Even if you haven’t had to deal with secondary addictions, it is a highly worthy title on…

M. Daly "DBA" says:

“Alcohol is but a Symptom….” When I came into AA a year ago, I heard from others with good, solid sobriety that even though the alcohol is gone, the “ism” keeps popping up in other places…. man oh man, is that true for me! The minute I opened this book and saw chapters with titles like “Fear of Intimacy”, Feelings of Inadequacy”, “Fear of Rejection and Abandonment” and “The Need to Control Others” I just knew I had to have this book.Within each topic are personal narratives, like the stories in “The Big Book”, in which men and women in recovery share their lives before and after coming into AA, and how they discovered and solved the problems that came up, even after years of sobriety and working the program. They have very specific ways that they worked them through, which are generously shared, and easy to identify with.I’d recommend this book to anyone in any stage of recovery, though it seems to be aimed at helping those that are “stuck” after some years of sobriety. In my case, as…

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Trudging the Road 0

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