From Publishers Weekly
Getting and Giving HelpIn The Tao of Sobriety: Helping You to Recover from Alcohol and Drug Addiction, longtime therapists David Gregson and Jay S. Efran offer a self-help book designed either to work in tandem with 12-step programs or to help addicts get sober without group help. After a brief explanation of Taoism (a Chinese philosophy and religion whose practitioners seek inner peace), the authors present the Tao, a Chinese term meaning "the way," as an ideal vehicle for attaining and maintaining freedom from substance addiction. Replete with anecdotes, exercises (meditations, questions to explore, affirmations) and real-life applications of Taoist precepts (letting go of attachments to guilt and other "self-condemnation" behaviors that lead to substance abuse), this guide uses the firm but gentle approach that is the trademark of many Eastern practices.
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"A clear, accessible, and insightful guide that draws on the profound wisdom of the Eastern world." -- Stephanie S. Covington, Ph.D., author of Helping Women Recover and A Woman's Way Through the Twelve Steps
"A compassionate guide to self-love and acceptance." -- Claudia Black, Ph.D., author of It Will Never Happen to Me
"This book has more ideas about recovery than you're likely to find in any other ten books. Highly readable, too." -- Robert F. Forman, Ph.D., director of the Technology Transfer Treatment Research Institute and Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania