From Library Journal
This work addresses a question that many 12-step program (Alcoholics Anonymous, etc.) participants have undoubtedly asked: "Where do I go from here?" While never denying the benefits of these programs in helping to maintain abstinence from addictive behavior, Tessina, author of Lovestyles: How to Celebrate Your Differences (Borgo Pr., 1987), suggests that program involvement may not have to be lifelong, and that many participants may be able to "graduate" to autonomous living. To help achieve this, she provides exercises and guidelines on how to manage life after 12-step programs. An excellent chapter on developing healthy, intimate relationships is also included. The premise of this intelligently written title is bound to cause some controversy. Recommended for popular psychology, self-help, and recovery collections.- Linda S. Greene, Chicago P.L.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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From the Author
Dear readers: So many of you have written and e-mailed to ask about "The Real 13th Step" that I'm delighted to have this new edition in print. It's the culmination of twenty years of working with clients who are in recovery. It will help you in your recovery, or if you have other issues from growing up in a troubled family. One reader wrote: "I wanted most of all to tell you how profoundly your discussion on not being able to think clearly due to all the different voices in my head being in conflict has had on me.