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Emotional Sobriety Means Not Being Addicted to Our Thoughts
– An Article for Attorneys

Emotional Sobriety Means Not Being Addicted to Our Thoughts – An Article for Attorneys by Scott Merrill, New Hampshire Bar Association In a special supplement to the New Hampshire Bar Association (NHBA) News - Living Well in 2022: Balancing Your Professional and Personal Growth - NHBA staffer Scott Merrill wrote an article Emotional [...]

12 Essential Insights for Emotional Sobriety – A Book Summary

12 Essential Insights for Emotional Sobriety – A Book Summary by Steve K. I have recently read psychotherapist Dr Allen Berger’s latest book ‘12 Essential Insights for Emotional Sobriety’, which offers a comprehensive interpretation of the various characteristics that comprise the concept of emotional sobriety. According to Dr Berger, the phrase emotional sobriety was first [...]

Treatment Court Program in Washington County New York Embraces Emotional Sobriety

By Melanie Gulde of Treatment Court Program in Washington County New York In March 2020, the world as we know it changed not only for individuals in recovery but also for people working to help them stay sober. Our Treatment Court Program in Washington County New York oversees felony level offenders who have serious addictions. [...]

Modern 12 Step Recovery

Glenn's new book is an outstanding resource for both counselors and clients. He translates the principles of recovery that were discovered in the 1930s through the 1950s into modern language and integrates them with cognitive behavioral therapy. You will learn a lot if you read this book and walk away with many important tools to initiate and sustain recovery. [...]

Archer Voxx on 12 Smart Things to Do When the Booze and Drugs are Gone

During the past few years, one of the areas I have focused my personal recovery on is emotional sobriety. It is a subject that I am passionate about. The book “12 Smart Things to Do When the Booze and Drugs Are Gone” is the best resource I know for developing an understanding of emotional sobriety and obtaining a set [...]

Stupid Thing #5: Feeling Special and Unique (part three)

Stupid Thing #5: Feeling Special and Unique (part three) An excerpt from 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery by Allen Berger, PhD., Hazelden Publishing PART THREE | Faith How do we develop faith? For those of us in recovery, faith comes from witnessing the transformation in others who suffer from a [...]

Stupid Thing #5: Feeling Special and Unique (part two)

Stupid Thing #5: Feeling Special and Unique (part two) An excerpt from 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery by Allen Berger, PhD., Hazelden Publishing PART TWO | Limbo If we truly accept that we suffer from a fatal illness over which we are powerless, we will experience what is called an [...]

Stupid Thing #5: Feeling Special and Unique (part one)

Stupid Thing #5: Feeling Special and Unique (part one) An excerpt from 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery by Allen Berger, PhD., Hazelden Publishing PART ONE | Humility Humility is the spiritual foundation of recovery. In order to feel worthy, we do not need to be unique. People who do best [...]

The 12 Gifts of Working the Steps (part five)

The 12 Gifts from Working the Steps An excerpt from An Abridged Version of 12 Hidden Rewards of Making Amends by Allen Berger, PhD., Hazelden Publishing PART FIVE | Authenticity, Compassion, Responsibility and Trustworthiness: Hallmark Hidden Rewards of Making Amends There are many hidden benefits, or rewards, from our efforts to adhere [...]

The 12 Gifts of Working the Steps (part three)

The 12 Gifts from Working the Steps An excerpt from An Abridged Version of 12 Hidden Rewards of Making Amends by Allen Berger, PhD., Hazelden Publishing PART THREE | The Fifth Step Creates a Solid Foundation for Recovery Based on Willingness We will never achieve serenity and peace of mind if we [...]

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