Climbing Out of the Rabbit Hole

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AuthorHouse, Sep 16, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 352 pages
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Just like “Alice in Wonderland,” Michael lives in a crazy world.  As a drug addict, he has tried to climb out of the rabbit hole for many years.  His struggle to overcome his addiction becomes a journey for all of us.

 

Michael’s letters from prison unfold like episodes in a reality show.  His sponsor is our hero.  Bob’s tough-love letters and guidance show us what most people fail to do in recovery and what causes them to relapse. 

 

We are there, watching Michael build the courage to put the “not-so-easy” Twelve Steps into action.  Fortunately, we are also there when he finds his way out of the rabbit hole.

 

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Contents

Pleas with Please
11
Getting Busy with the Steps
19
Starting to See
25
Exploring the Big Book
29
Into Action
32
Falling on Deaf Ears
34
Scared About Relapse
37
Introspection
49
Changing Places
189
Healing Sins in a Cell
199
Back on Track
208
TwentyFour Hours a Day
214
The Mentor
217
The Ultimatum
238
Starting Over
248
The Twelve and Twelve
257

Swinging in the Bipolar Rafters
51
Mania Versus Anger and Rage
69
Dangers of SelfMedicating
76
Michaels Arrest
83
Bargaining for Money
86
Medical Conclusions
92
Doing Deals
94
LightBulb Moments
99
Part of the Dorm Crowd
106
Words from the Wise
125
Visions and Dreams
129
Becoming Aware
132
Second Thoughts
139
Visiting The Big House
142
Came to Believe
151
Staying Focused
164
The True Religion
175
Owning It
178
More Words from the Wise
183
Step One
260
Half Measures
263
Fear Creeps In
265
At War with Anger
269
Michaels Fourth Step
271
The Reality of Amends
281
Diffuse the Fuse
284
Resisting Relapse
292
You Reap What You Sow
296
Switching Gears
308
Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself
310
The Happening
316
Michaels Notable Notes
319
The Church Choir
322
Coming Full Circle
324
All Roads Lead to Rome
327
The Seven Stages of Awareness
330
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