12 Steps That Can Save Your Life: Real-Life Stories from People Who Are Walking the Walk

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Conari Press, Sep 1, 2009 - Self-Help - 160 pages
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Clean and sober twenty days or twenty years -- it makes no difference. We all need a little help every once in a while. Barb Rogers has been sober for a long time. And she knows that doesn’t make a difference -- what makes a difference is that she’s clean and sober today. Rogers' newest book offers true stories from real life people. Their addictions have led them to a 12-step program. Yet, in working the program, they have found, as the saying goes, things are simple but not always easy. The important thing is -- no matter what difficulties we have with any of the steps -- is to keep working the steps, as many times as it takes. There is no perfection, there is no goal, there is only walking the talk, one day at a time. In 12 Steps That Can Save Your Life, Barb Rogers once again offers down-home sensible advice, along with stories a struggling reader can identify with. Twelve step programs are neither cult, curse or cure. They work because they are ongoing, because of the focus is inward and outward, and because people recognize that their lives are better when they work them.
 

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User Review  - mbaland - LibraryThing

This is a well written book with personal examples and stories to illustrate the meaning behind each of the 12 steps. For those unfamiliar with the steps, perhaps this book is a good way to introduce ... Read full review

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User Review  - alluvia - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this quick, straightforward guide through the 12 Steps and how they have been put into practical use in people's lives. The tone is very positive and seems to align very well with the spirit ... Read full review

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Contents

Step 1
18
Step 2
25
Step 3
32
Step 4
38
Step 5
47
Steps 6 7
57
Steps 8 9
66
the promises
77
We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows
90
Selfseeking will slip away
92
Our whole attitude and outlook on life will change
94
Fear of people and economic insecurity will leave us
97
We will intuitively know how to handle situations that used to baffle us
101
We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves
105
Are these extravagant promises?
112
maintenance steps
117

We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness
82
We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it
84
We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace
85
No matter how far down the scale we have gone we will see how our experience can benefit others
87
That feeling of uselessness and selfpity will disappear
89
Step 10
118
Step 11
125
Step 12
135
Conclusion
144
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About the author (2009)

Barb Rogers wrote several books on recovery, alcoholism, addiction, and wellbeing, including TwentyFive Words and Keep It Simple and Sane. Barb died in early 2011.

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