Under Construction: 25 Life-Building Tools for Living with Addiction, Anxiety and Depression (Paperback)

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By Rick H
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Rick H. often starts his "talk" at recovery meetings with this statement: "I come here because the Rick of old will drink again. So, I need to change, and this is where my professors are." He then adds that, to live a sober, happy life, he had to find a replacement for the alcohol that he used in his struggles to cope with the realities of life. As his recovery from alcoholism proceeded, he recognized that associated anxiety and depression were also holding him back from a fulfilling life. No one knows without question the connection between addiction, anxiety and depression. Some people suggest anxiety and depression may be the prelude to addiction; other say it's the engagement of addictive activities that causes anxiety and depression. Still others suggest these illnesses develop in tandem. These debates didn't really matter to Rick. He understood he is prone not only to alcoholism, but to anxiety and depression as well, whether it be by nature or nurture or both. He accepted this reality. What he desperately wanted to know is how to live a good life and strive to be the best version of himself given that he had these challenges. What are the practical tools he could implement to allow him to be the best version of himself? With this critical need in mind, Rick H. expanded the scope of a previously written book (Under Construction, 25 Life-Building Tools for Addicts in Recovery) to include anxiety and depression. The new book, titled "Under Construction, 25 Life-Building Tools for Living with Addiction, Anxiety and Depression," is a compilation of tools that reflect a wide range of powerful insights and practical wisdom learned over many years from fellow sufferers met in countless meetings, retreats and workshops. The book's primary purpose is to provide a simple reference guide consisting of 25 coping tools, described in a practical, easy-to-read format. It also includes real life stories of how these tools have been applied. In addition, he includes probing questions that will challenge the reader to explore how these 25 tools can help the reader's personal journey of healing. Proceeds from this book will be donated to organizations supporting addiction and mental health.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781449767013
ISBN-10: 144976701X
Publisher: WestBow Press
Publication Date: November 16th, 2012
Pages: 182
Language: English