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The Recovery Formula: An Addict's Guide to getting Clean and Sober Forever Paperback – August 3, 2012
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- Wynford Ellis Owen, CEO of the Welsh Council on Alcohol & Drugs
"Beautifully written. A moving and insightful book that will help a lot of addicts understand how to start recovering successfully."
- Dr Robert LeFever, founder of Promis, the first UK rehab centre, and author of 26 books on addiction and depressive disorders.
"A brilliant mix of inspiration and information. If you're an addict and don't know where to start with sobriety, read this book."
- Michaela Jones, Community Director at Wired In To Recovery
"The Recovery Formula succeeds because it provides people in need of help with a solid, proven framework in an easy-to-understand way.
A wonderfully refreshing book."
- David Clark, Professor Emeritus of Psychology
"Beth talks about the essential elements underlying recovery in a beautiful and simple style. The advice has the potential to be easy for people who want to recover from a substance abuse problem. An excellent book indeed."
About the Author
Specialising in Addiction Recovery, Beth has also been sought out to help people overcoming serious illnesses, mental health problems, redundancy, divorce, bereavement and eating disorders, among other issues.
As someone who has herself recovered from alcoholism, social anxiety disorder, bulimia, self-harm and Borderline Personality Disorder, Beth has an empathy and insight that allows her to reach people in the darkest of places.
Beth has written articles for The Royal Society of the Arts, The Big Issue and various other publications. She writes her own 'Mind Mentor' blog as well as posting on Wired In, Ecademy and various guest blogs.
Beth's areas of expertise include Alcoholism, Addiction & Recovery, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Recovery Coaching, Stress Management and Overcoming Obstacles.
Beth has a unique way with words that touches, inspires and educates. She regularly shares her thoughts on social topics, such as addiction, alcohol, criminal justice and mental health as well as what it takes to live a healthy, happy life.
Beth lives in North London and runs her own business, as a Life & Recovery Coach at Smyls. Visit Beth at smyls.co.uk or bethburgess.co.uk
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Top Customer Reviews
The book does spend perhaps a bit too much time in exposition, asking the reader to "Get Honest" and consider whether they are really an alcoholic/addict. Unfortunately I find this is not very useful because I expect most people who are willing to buy this book have answered that question and are beyond doubt. It is perhaps a necessary beginning when outlining the abstract steps needed to overcome addiction.
My biggest gripe is that the book is pretty short for the price. While I don't think one can put a price on wisdom that leads towards recovery, I do feel that there are other books that have more content and a greater cost/benefit impact potential, such as Stanton Peele's "Recover!", which I'm still working through, or Tara Brach's "Radical Acceptance", which addresses addiction indirectly by teaching greater self-awareness and compassion. I don't have the page count for "The Recovery Formula", but I finished it the night I bought it, wondered "is that it?", and went back to another of my books.
Beth briefly mentions another one of her books in "The Recovery Formula", and I can't help but feel like it would have been better to compile her efforts into a single volume. I prefer that she keep her ideas concise and to the point, but these ideas are so interconnected that it feels like they could be tied together with just a little more effort.Read more ›
Finally, I don't feel alone in this addiction. Finally I understand the lies I have been telling myself. And finally I see the way forward. Thank you so much for writing this book! I know it will still be an effort, but now I have a trusty guide that I can identify with, to hold my hand and keep me from stumbling any more. I have some answers and some solid advice. My eyes have been truly opened. Yours in hope.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is self help book by a secular author that brings simple brilliance to the recovery field. Her main premise, in my view, is "Change your thinking and change your life. Read morePublished 19 months ago by cmw
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and I reviewed this book "The Recovery Formula" and it will a great learning tool for my clients. Read morePublished on November 29, 2013 by Amazon Customer