Being sober A step-by-step plan for getting to, getting through, and living in recovery

Harry L. Haroutunian

Book - 2013

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[Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale Inc [2013]
Physical Description
xiv, 241 pages ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (page 231) and index.
Main Author
Harry L. Haroutunian (-)
  • The disease of addiction
  • But I'm not a falling-down drunk!
  • The high-functioning addict
  • What to expect in recovery
  • The twelve steps : as simple as it gets
  • Spiritual awakening (stop yawning!)
  • The culture of recovery: working the program
  • One day at a time
  • Relapse (not again!)
  • Understanding cross-addiction
  • Prescription drug abuse
  • Hope survives
  • Making the first move
  • Promises, promises
  • The twelve traditions.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

The physician director of the Betty Ford Center describes his step-by-step plan to overcome a life of dependency and addiction by describing the phases of recovery without using the “cult-like” language of traditional 12-step programs. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

**As Featured on The Dr. Oz Show in Special Addiction Episode with Steven Tyler**The disease of addiction affects 1 out of 10 people in the United States, and is a devastating—often, fatal—illness. Now, from the physician director of the renowned Betty Ford Center, comes a step-by-step plan with a realistic "one-day-at-a-time" approach to a disease that so often seems insurmountable. With a focus on reclaiming the power that comes from a life free of dependency, Being Sober walks readers through the many phases of addiction and recovery without judgment or the overly "cultish" language of traditional 12-step plans.It also addresses the latest face of this disease: the "highly functioning" addict, or someone who is still able to achieve personal and professional success even as they battle a drug or alcohol problem. Dr. Haroutunian tackles this provocative issue head-on, offering new insight into why you don't have to "bottom out" to get help. Dr. Haroutunian is himself a recovering alcoholic and knows firsthand the challenges of sobriety. His background and expertise in the field of alcohol and drug treatment give him a powerful edge and perspective that is unparalleled in his field.Using clear, straightforward language, Being Sober offers a proven path toward an emotional sobriety and a rewarding new life based on gratitude, dignity, and self-respect. Including a Foreword written by Steven Tyler.