By Christopher Cavanaugh
What does a codependent say to his mate while he wakes up?
"Good morning, how am I?"
--Overheard at a Codependents nameless meeting
Throughout the realm this day, greater than million alcoholics and thousands of drug addicts, compulsive overeaters, intercourse addicts, compulsive gamblers, codependents, and different addicts abstain from their dependancy, having chanced on a brand new existence via practising the 12-step software of restoration built through Alcoholics Anonymous. Over the years, their practices have advanced right into a manner of life--the 12-Step Culture.
"I do not keep in mind my first assembly, yet i have been advised that I talked for a truly lengthy time."
--Mary, a member of Narcotics Anonymous
AA to Z is the 1st e-book to record the richness and variety of the lives of improving humans and to supply an encyclopedic examine this specific subculture. Less self-help than enlightenment and leisure, AA to Z is made out of real-life tales of convalescing addicts in addition to an "addictionary" of restoration terminology. Everything from the well known slogan "One Day at a Time" to extra esoteric phrases like "pigeon" (a lovingly insulting time period for a newcomer to this system) and "Wharf Rats" (sober Deadheads) is defined with readability, perception, and humor.
"How it really works, you ask--slowly and well."
--Cooper, a member of Alcoholics Anonymous
Conversational, witty, and fascinating, AA to Z is a must have for all 12-step contributors and their household, and it bargains the uninitiated a desirable firsthand examine some of the most influential but least-documented cultural activities of our time.
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