Millions of people have transformed their lives by working the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Their success has come from their ability to truly understand these principles and to apply them in their daily lives. Yet for many embarking on the road to recovery, the Steps can seem vague, even confusing. This practical, no-nonsense guide takes the mystery out of the Twelve Steps, presenting a straightforward explanation of what each step means, as well as examples of how it translates to real life. Written by a certified alcoholism and drug abuse counselor with more than twenty years of experience, it offers a wealth of wisdom, knowledge, and genuine support for anyone in recovery. Understanding the Twelve Steps features: —Clear, easy-to-understand interpretation of the Twelve Steps—the vital building blocks of recovery —Checklists that summarize the tasks and objectives of each step —The Twelve Promises -- the positive changes you can expect in your life if you follow the Twelve Steps —What happens at Twelve Step meetings and why it is important to have a sponsor —The experiences, strength, and hope of other recovering people
About the Author
Terence T. Gorski, MA, N.C.A.C. II, is the president of CENAPS® Corporation, a consultation and training firm that specializes in alcoholism, drug dependence, and mental-health services. He lives in Flossmoor, Illinois.