Codependents' Guide to the Twelve Steps: New Stories

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 9, 1992 - Psychology - 224 pages
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The New York Times bestselling self-help book that offers advice on how to find and choose the recovery program for you, as well as a directory of the wide range of Twelve Step programs, including AA, Codependents Anonymous, Codependents of Sex Addicts, Adult Children of Alcoholics, and more.

Millions identified with Melody Beattie in Codependent No More and gained inspiration from her in Beyond Codependency. Now she’s back to help you discover how recovery programs work and to help you find the right one for you. Interpreting the famous Alcoholics Anonymous Twelve Steps specifically for codependent issues for the very first time, this groundbreaking book combines Melody’s expertise with the experience of other people to:

• Explain each step and how you can apply it to your particular issues
• Offer specific exercises and activities to use both in group settings and on your own
• Provide a directory of the wide range of Twelve Step programs—including Al-Anon, Codependents Anonymous, Codependents of Sex Addicts, Adult Children of Alcoholics, and more

The uniquely warm and compassionate voice of Melody Beattie will inspire you to turn your life around—one step at a time.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Step Two
30
Step Three
46
Step Four
59
Step Five
83
Step Six
97
Step Eight
116
Step Nine
130
Step Ten
153
Step Eleven
168
Step Twelve
182
Working a Program
199
Glossary of Recovery Terms
215
Recovery Book List
232
The Twelve Traditions
254
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<p>In addiction and recovery circles, Melody Beattie is a household name. She is the best-selling author of numerous books, including <em>Codependent No More, Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, More Language of Letting Go,</em> and <em>52 Weeks of Conscious Contact.</em> Her first book, <em>Codependent No More,</em> was published by Hazelden in 1986. </p><p> Melody's compassionate and insightful look into codependency--the concept of losing oneself in the name of helping another--struck a universal chord among families struggling with a loved one's addiction. Twenty years later, the concepts continue to ring true for millions worldwide, as the book has sold more than four million copies and has been translated into more than a dozen languages. </p><p> Melody currently has 13 titles with Hazelden and several more with other publishers. One of Melodies more recent titles with Hazelden is, <em>The Grief Club</em>, which was published in 2006. This inspirational book gives the reader an inside look at the miraculous phenomenon that occurs after loss--the being welcomed into a new ""club"" of sorts, a circle of people who have lived through similar grief and pain, whether it be the loss of a child, a spouse, a career, or even one's youth. She writes, ""There's a secret to getting through loss, pain, and grief. If we're alone we can't see who we are. When we join the club, other people become the mirror. Through them, we see ourselves and gain an understanding of what we're going through. Then slowly, real slowly, we learn to accept who we see in the mirror."" </p><p> In 2007, Hazelden published Melody's newest title, <em>Gratitude</em>, a beautifully illustrated collection of passages from Melody's earlier work that encourages readers to reconnect with what's truly important in life--the everyday blessings that are ever-present and ever-sustaining. For more information about Melody and her books, visit the author's Web site. </p>

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