A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps: The Classic Guide for All People in the Process of Recovery

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Hazelden Publishing, 2012 - Medical - 377 pages
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The twelve steps tap into the essential human process of change and will be regarded as one of the intellectual and spiritual landmarks in human history. ?Patrick Carnes

It was out of his reverence and respect for the wisdom and therapeutic value of the Twelve Steps that Carnes wrote A Gentle Path through the 12 Steps, now a recovery classic and self-help staple for anyone looking for guidance for life's hardest challenges.

Hundreds of thousands of people have found in this book a personal portal to the wisdom of the Twelve Steps. With updated and expanded concepts and a focus on the spiritual principles that lead to lifelong growth and fulfillment, Carnes' new edition invites a fresh generation of readers to the healing and rewarding experience of Twelve Step recovery.
  

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Review: A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps: The Classic Guide for All People in the Process of Recovery

User Review  - Joe - Goodreads

as far as 12 step guides I have seen, I haven't seen its equal. you have to like writing. there are writing exercises for every Step. Read full review

Review: A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps: The Classic Guide for All People in the Process of Recovery

User Review  - Chris Gager - Goodreads

Not an official book of any 12-step organization but helpful. This was one of my late younger sister's books I "inherited". Read full review

Contents

Introduction to the Updated and Expanded Edition
1
The Neuroscience of Recovery
7
Working the Program
15
Step One
27
Steps Two and Three 1 13
113
Steps Four and Five
173
Steps Six and Seven
233
Steps Eight and Nine
259
Step Ten
285
Step Eleven v
317
Step Twelve
325
Beginning Again
335
Getting This Far
341
Notes
369
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About the author (2012)

Patrick J. Carnes, PhD, is the founder of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) and Gentle Path Press. His extensive background in the field of addiction therapy led Dr. Carnes to develop multiple cutting-edge recovery programs aimed at treating addictive disorders. He serves as executive director of the Gentle Path Program, a residential treatment program for sexual addiction in Hattiesburg, Miss.

With more than 30 years in the sexual addiction treatment field, Dr. Carnes continues to spread his extensive knowledge as a speaker, presenter and interview subject. His assessment tools and related materials deliver an unprecedented approach to addiction recovery for practitioners of addiction treatment and sexual addicts.

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