Written by Brenda Iliff, Director of the Hazelden Women's Recovery Center
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If you are a woman who has found the courage to start down the road of recovery, know that you are never alone. Others have walked before you and have experienced recovery's promises of radical change. This book, written by the executive director of Hazelden in Naples (and former director of the Hazelden Women's Recovery Center), explains how you, too, can live a life "beyond your wildest dreams." Its pages are filled with expert advice, caring support, and personal stories of women who have found their way out of the mess of addiction.
Here you'll read about
- the basics of addiction, the principles of the Twelve Step program, and how to get started in recovery
- how addiction and recovery are different for women
- what self-care means--physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually
- recognizing and working with feelings in a mature way
- how recovery affects relationships, including those with your children
- how the promises of recovery can transform your life, inside and out
Glimpse the freedom that accompanies recovery. Learn how other women with similar struggles have built new, meaningful lives without alcohol or other mood-altering drugs. Most important, grab the lifeline of hope offered in this book, the knowledge that recovery is possible.
From the print version, read the introduction to
or chapter 1
of A Woman's Guide to Recovery
. Both files are in PDF format.