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Being Sober: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting to, Getting Through, and Living in Recovery

Authors: Haroutunian, Harry
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, Harmony/Rodale, Harmony Rodale
BISAC/Subject: SEL021000, SEL006000, SEL013000
ISBN: 9781623360061, Related ISBNs: 0593236238, 1623360056, 1623360064, 9780593236239, 9781623360054
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 272,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: 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.

With a foreword written by Steven Tyler, Being Sober uses clear, straightforward language and offers a proven path toward an emotional sobriety and a rewarding new life based on gratitude, dignity, and self-respect.
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