A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps: The Classic Guide by Patrick J Carnes Ph.D

By Patrick J Carnes Ph.D

This workbook offers a distinct set of dependent types and workouts to aid convalescing humans combine the Twelve Steps into all features in their lives.

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You know that it’s Avenue D for dope and East Twelfth for cocaine, and then you get beeper numbers and cell phone numbers, which change all the time because of fear of getting caught, but you remember those too. You try to keep track of which friends you can use in front of, who has the best glass coffee tables for cutting lines, and you remember which ones you have to hide it from, when you have to sneak. You remember which public bathrooms are the best for getting loaded, which ones have nonporous ceramic tiles, and which ones only have toilet bowl lids.

She converted to Judaism, they got married on a boat, now they’ve got two girls born less than a year apart, with that interesting mix of Asian and Jewish genes that has made them both boringly obedient. They clear the table without being asked to, they get good grades without being pushed, but I can’t stand that they are eleven and twelve and still such goody-goodies. They sing in the Hebrew school choir. They are hall monitors. ” I ask. “When I was your age I listened to the Sex Pistols and Patti Smith.

You are spinning out gold. ” My first book was, after all, just me prattling on and on about my problems; now I am composing essays, examining other lives, thinking about the whole wide world. I decide to mention to Betsy that I’m on Ritalin, that I believe it is helping me to think more clearly and fluidly, that it’s been really good for the work. And she says she is glad to hear it. She’s heard so many mixed stories about people’s experiences with Ritalin, and she’s happy to see that it seems to be helping me so much.

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