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A gentle path,
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This review is from: A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps for All People in the Process of Recovery: A Guidebook (Paperback)
Some helpful suggestions, but defintely not the end all be all of 12 step guides. Remember, most of these "Guides" are written by individuals, not by group concience of any 12 step program. Therefore someone is making a profit over spritiual principles that are freely available and that SHOULD be freely given away.
I noticed in step 4 he has a section about "bad" anger and then "good" anger. This division is NOT in the Big Book of Alcoholics anonymous. This is purely some group therapy thing Carnes came up with. According to the Big Book, we addicts have to strive be free of anger. Period. I still get angry, don't get me wrong, but the difference is that I take action to turn away from anger. This is one big problem I have with the book. The 12 and 12 of AA is much better.
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Initial post: Feb 2, 2011 11:52:18 AM PST
I found this book to be written with integrity and has been extremely helpful for me. Patrick Carnes is dedicated & committed to supporting people in recovery and his pioneering work in sex addiction has been a tremendous gift to the recovery community. Even in the rooms the literature is not free. This book is clearly not meant to take the place of 12 step material but to provide individuals support as the do their steps.
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