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A place called self : women, sobriety, and radical transformation

Author: Stephanie Brown; Yvonne Pearson
Publisher: Center City, Minn. : Hazelden, 2004.
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For many women, newfound sobriety--with its hard-won joys and accomplishments--is often a lonely and unsatisfying experience. Here, pioneering therapist Stephanie Brown, Ph. D., helps readers understand that leaving behind the numbing comfort of alcohol or other drugs means you must face yourself, perhaps for the first time. With personal stories and gentle guidance, Brown helps readers unravel painful truths and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brown, Stephanie.
A Place Called Self : Women, Sobriety and Radical Transformation.
Minneapolis : Hazelden Publishing, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie Brown; Yvonne Pearson
ISBN: 9781592857791 1592857795
OCLC Number: 697492699
Description: 1 online resource (138 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Prologue; Part One: Welcome to Recovery; Chapter One: What is Recovery?; Part Two: A Developmental Process; Chapter Two: Losing a Self; Chapter Three: Recovery Shock; Chapter Four: The Growth of a New Self; Chapter Five: Grown Up and Living Sober; Part Three: The Paradoxes of Recovery; Chapter Six: The Power in Powerlessness; Chapter Seven: The Wholeness of a Divided Self; Chapter Eight: Independence Built on Dependence; Chapter Nine: Standing Alone with the Help of Others; Part Four: At Home in Recovery. Chapter Ten: The Gifts of RecoveryEpilogue; The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous; The Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous; About the Author; Publishing Information.
Responsibility: Stephanie Brown with Yvonne Pearson.

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For many women, newfound sobriety--with its hard-won joys and accomplishments--is often a lonely and unsatisfying experience. Here, pioneering therapist Stephanie Brown, Ph. D., helps readers understand that leaving behind the numbing comfort of alcohol or other drugs means you must face yourself, perhaps for the first time. With personal stories and gentle guidance, Brown helps readers unravel painful truths and confusing feelings in the process of creating a new, true sense of self. EXCERPT: ""Recovery is not a move from bad to good, but from false to real. This is the transformati.

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