Just for Today

Author: Narcotics Anonymous World Services
Publisher: Narcotics Naonymous World Services
ISBN: 1557761515
Release Date: 1991-01-01
Genre: Religion

The twelve steps and Twelve traditions reprinted for adaptation by permission of AA World Services, Inc.--T.p. verso.

Twenty Four Hours A Day

Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781592857586
Release Date: 2009-06-03
Genre: Self-Help

This best-selling meditation book for those in recovery offers daily thoughts, meditations, and prayers for living a clean and sober life. Since 1954, Twenty-Four Hours a Day has become a stable force in the recovery of many alcoholics throughout the world. With over six and a half million copies in print (the original text has been revised), this "little black book" offers daily thoughts, meditations, and prayers for living a clean and sober life. A spiritual resource with practical applications to fit our daily lives."For yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision" is part of the Sanskrit proverb quoted at the beginning of the book which has become one of the basic building blocks for a life of sobriety. In addition to a thought, meditation and prayer for each day of the year, this handy, pocket-sized volume also contains the Serenity Prayer and the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. It is a simple, yet effective way to help us relate the Twelve Steps to everyday life and helps us find the power not to take that first drink each day.

The Language of Letting Go

Author: Melody Beattie
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
ISBN: 9780894866371
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Religion

Concentrating on self-esteem and acceptance, this book offers meditations for men and women recovering from codependency and aids them in their attempt to gain control of their lives

Keep It Simple

Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781592857968
Release Date: 2009-09-29
Genre: Self-Help

The meditations in Keep It Simple focus on the Twelve Steps, stressing the importance of putting into practice new beliefs, slogans, and fellowship. There is no end to new beginnings. If you have just set out on the journey of recovery with the Twelve Steps as your guideposts, or if you are beginning again with renewed spirit, these daily meditations will help you along your way, illuminating at every turn the simple beauty of the cornerstone concepts of recovery.By providing a year's worth of encouragement, reflection, and prayer, Keep It Simple gently integrates recovery wisdom into your everyday life with 366 simple action-for-the-day reminders.Like all the Hazelden meditation favorites, Keep It Simple is a dependable companion, extending a helping hand to those who seek a daily dose of strength, support, and guidance.

Day by Day

Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781592857623
Release Date: 2009-08-10
Genre: Self-Help

Day by Day's inspirational messages augment and reinforce NA principles about coping with today's problems while staying chemically free. Newly revised, this classic meditation book has brought an eloquent message about living one day at a time to more than a million recovering addicts. Its inspirational passages augment and reinforce AA principles about coping constructively with life's daily problems, staying sober, and growing spiritually.

Just For Today

Author: Pope John XXIII
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802854612
Release Date: 2015-04-27
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"This decalogue for daily living from a beloved pope and saint offers the perfect reminder of how to make the most of every day"--Back cover.

Beyond Belief Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life

Author: Joe C.
Publisher: Rebellion Dogs Publishing
ISBN: 9780988115712
Release Date: 2013-01-21
Genre: Psychology

A 21st century look at addiction and recovery, Beyond Belief is the first daily reflection written for everyone, regardless of ones worldview. Over 500,000 daily reflection books are bought every year. There are specialty books for women, men, youth, newcomers, people who love addicts/alcoholics and substance or process specific addictions. Beyond Belief is the first in the genre that includes humanists, agnostics and atheist into the Twelve Step/Twelve Tradition dialogue. Drawing on philosophy, psychology, art, science, the wisdom of the rooms and existing Twelve Step and recovery literature ,Beyond Belief offers 365 one day musings with a 21st century slant at life in recovery. An index of over one hundred subjects, end notes and a bibliography offer readers extensive resources if they have a more in-depth appetite for a certain subject than offered by a one-page thought for the day. John McAndrew, MDiv of Sensible Spirituality Associates, Palm Springs CA says, "Thank you Joe for this wonderful place to start each day. No arguments about God, no belief systems to defend or attack--just a wealth of rich, thoughtful reflections." Ernest Kurtz, author of Experiencing Spirituality and Not God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous, says, "The book is aimed at a general 12-Step readership, but it is mindful that there heretofore exists no such aids for unbelievers, freethinkers, and the unconventionally spiritual. Given that the latest Pew survey found that twenty percent of American people list their religion as 'None,' it is certainly time that the Recovery world took into consideration this population's needs. Beyond Belief addressees that need in a confident, non-aggressive way. I doubt that any believer will find anything objectionable in its pages. This believer, for one, finds much that is spiritually helpful.".


Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781592857944
Release Date: 2009-09-29
Genre: Self-Help

Speaking straight to men who are striving for serenity or trying to maintain emotionally and spiritually balanced lives, these daily touchstones offer affirmations for intimacy, integrity, and spirituality. "Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was."--R.L. Evans"One cannot always be a hero, but one can always be a man" Johann Wolfgang von Goethe tells us, but sometimes simply being a man can be a mighty struggle. Take heart from this companionable book of daily meditations, a year's worth of friendly words to cheer you on your way.Speaking straight to men who are striving for serenity or trying to maintain emotionally and spiritually balanced lives, these daily touchstones begin with quotations from sources as varied as William Shakespeare, Wendell Berry, Michael Spinks, and Woody Allen and conclude with affirmations that underscore the lessons of intimacy, integrity and spirituality. They explore the masculine role of lover or spouse, father or friend and, like a helping hand extended, ease the daily strain of making a man's way.

The Recovery Book

Author: Al J. Mooney
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761183150
Release Date: 2014-09-09
Genre: Self-Help

Announcing a completely revised and updated second edition of The Recovery Book, the bible of addiction recovery. Written for the 23 million Americans struggling with alcohol and drugs, it is “a clear, accurate, and comprehensive resource—for patients, their families, and helping professionals” (Anthony B. Radcliffe, M.D., former president, American Society of Addiction Medicine). Dr. Al Mooney, who lectures internationally on recovery, writing with medical and health journalists Howard Eisenberg and Catherine Dold, covers all the latest in addiction science and recovery techniques. Extensive research in neuroplasticity, for example, sheds new light on how alcohol and drugs actually alter pathways in the brain—but also how this same process, when trained in recovery, can remold the brain, making sobriety a routine way of life. A new understanding of gender and addiction leads to revised insights, techniques, and new hope for treating women in recovery. The book also covers the latest problems and treatments for prescription drugs (now more pernicious than illegal drugs); up-to-date models for intervention; and more. But what really sets the book apart is its question-and-answer format—“My wife wants me to go to AA, and I think that’s ridiculous. How can I settle this argument?” “I take a few oxycodone pills each week. They’re prescription, so they must be safe, right?” “I’ve been in this treatment center for nearly a week. I feel great. I’m cured. Why can’t I leave now?” That simple, direct approach makes the daunting journey to sobriety doable.


Author: Erica Spiegelman
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
ISBN: 9781578265664
Release Date: 2015-04-28
Genre: Psychology

A REVOLUTIONARY NEW APPROACH TO ADDICTION RECOVERY FROM AN ADDICTION EXPERT Rewired is a new, breakthrough approach to fighting addiction and self-damaging behavior by acknowledging our personal power to bring ourselves back from the brink. Centered on the concept of self-actualization, Rewired will guide you towards not only physical sobriety, but a mental, emotional, and spiritual sobriety by learning to identify key principles within yourself, including authenticity, honesty, gratitude, and understanding a need for solitude. Rewired addresses the whole self; just as addiction affects every part of one’s life, so too must its treatment. By helping us to build a healthy space to support our own recovery, we can rewrite the negative behaviors that result in addiction. Usable in conjunction with or in place of 12-step programs, Rewired allows for a more holistic approach, helping to create a personalized treatment plan that is right for you. Each section in Rewired includes: - Personal anecdotes from the author’s own struggles with alcoholism and addiction - Inspiring true success stories of patients overcoming their addictions - Questions to engage you into finding what is missing from your recovery - Positive affirmations and intentions to guide and motivate With all the variables, both physical and emotional, that play into overcoming addiction, Rewired enables us to stay strong and positive as we progress on the path to recovery. Rewired teaches patience and compassion, the two cornerstones of a new, humanist approach to curing addiction. Remember, addicts are not broken people that need to be fixed—they just have a few crossed wires.

Narcotics Anonymous

ISBN: 1557767483
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Drug addicts

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) describes itself as a "nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem". Narcotics Anonymous uses a traditional 12 step model that has been expanded and developed for people with varied substance abuse issues. This work is the so-called "Basic Text" and is divided into two parts. Part 1 discusses the basics of the NA fellowship program and the twelve steps and traditions. Part 2 is composed of many personal recovery stories.

Refuge Recovery

Author: Noah Levine
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062123091
Release Date: 2014-06-10
Genre: Self-Help

Bestselling author and renowned Buddhist teacher Noah Levine adapts the Buddha's Four Noble Truths and Eight Fold Path into a proven and systematic approach to recovery from alcohol and drug addiction—an indispensable alternative to the 12-step program. While many desperately need the help of the 12-step recovery program, the traditional AA model's focus on an external higher power can alienate people who don't connect with its religious tenets. Refuge Recovery is a systematic method based on Buddhist principles, which integrates scientific, non-theistic, and psychological insight. Viewing addiction as cravings in the mind and body, Levine shows how a path of meditative awareness can alleviate those desires and ease suffering. Refuge Recovery includes daily meditation practices, written investigations that explore the causes and conditions of our addictions, and advice and inspiration for finding or creating a community to help you heal and awaken. Practical yet compassionate, Levine's successful Refuge Recovery system is designed for anyone interested in a non-theistic approach to recovery and requires no previous experience or knowledge of Buddhism or meditation.