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KJ NIVIN (pseudonym) who wishes to remain anonymous has worked the 12 step programs for over 27 years. The Compulsive Debting 12 Step Workbook is a standalone workbook for working through the process of the 12 Steps for compulsive debting/spending addiction with a sponsor and by attending recovery meetings for Compulsive Debting. Nivin has sponsored many recovering people through the 12 Step process in different recovery programs and has worked in the recovery community with their families and friends. He has a vast experiential knowledge of recovery by working for organizations like Father Martin's Ashley Drug and Alcohol Recovery Program, worked with patients outside of the facilities assigned for treatment in the United States Army Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program, Jail recovery meetings, and by staying sober himself. He is now retired military having traveled the world in recovery and was sober as a soldier in Desert Storm. He has been invited as a speaker to many recovery groups, TV news programs, Universities, and organizations interested in addiction. KJ Nivin has published Circle of Life workbook recovery series: The Process of Sexual Recovery and The Alcoholic Recovery workbooks and now is presenting this workbook for Compulsive Debting developed from his own experience in recovery from compulsive debting.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 290 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 18, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450559514
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450559515
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.7 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #672,868 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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E-mail Enjoy My Books Below.

Personal Anecdote: My name is KJ Nivin. I have been in Recovery from addiction since 1983. I suppose I deserved becoming an Alcoholic. When I was a kid living in rural Appalachia, maybe in the third grade, I would steal my dad's liquor as he lay passed out from being drunk the night before or, if that didn't work out, I would find bottles along our dirt road that had been discarded with maybe a swallow left in the bottom of the container and use it for my own entertainment. No, I didn't drink it.

My entertainment came in the form of catching bullfrogs or toads. Some boys in my neighborhood would do the same but they would catch these critters for the purpose of chasing the girls and scaring the wits out of them. I, on the other hand, had more diabolical reasons for catching these poor little defenseless animals.

When I had gathered a sufficient amount of booze and at least one toad or bullfrog I would open their mouths and, you guessed it, I would offer them little sips of alcohol. I would find a small stick and prod them until they attempted to get away. I anxiously awaited in great anticipation each time of what might happen when they tried to jump.

They would usually spring high into the air but in using only one leg for their takeoff for their spring to freedom they would do a flip in the air and then fall to the earth only to crash and burn.

For this reason I say to you "I deserved to become an alcoholic." What goes around comes around!! I feel somewhat guilty for feeding those poor little helpless frogs booze but also, who knows, I may have started an entire generation of croaking alcoholic frogs.

You can find my website at:
You may get them directly from my site or go to or Google the book title or my name.

I hope to get some E-mails from those interested in recovery. Send me a note or, better still, send me a funny experience you had during your Addiction:

I am presently working on a new book and I am interested in Recovery Stories. If you are interested in getting your story in my book...take the time to write and send it to me. We will take care of the editing for you.

See You Sober KJ

PS If you need a speaker at a Recovery Retreat, Convention, or Workshop let me know.

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By Kathy on October 17, 2013
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didnt like not really what i wanted. It just wasnt for me, its a good book but not for me.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rodrigo Delgado on March 2, 2013
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It reallt helped to guide my talk with my spounsor . If you are in a 12 step programm you should read it .
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