New PDF release: Accepting Ourselves and Others: A Journey into Recovery from

By Sheppard B Kominars

ISBN-10: 0585346666

ISBN-13: 9780585346663

ISBN-10: 1568381204

ISBN-13: 9781568381206

An envisioned 10 million addicts and alcoholics within the U.S. are gay or bisexual. in truth, the speed of substance dependancy rises from one in ten within the common neighborhood to maybe as many as one in 3 within the homosexual neighborhood. Accepting Ourselves, first released in 1989, used to be the 1st ebook to deal with the issues and desires of substance abusers within the gay neighborhood. Now, during this totally revised and extended moment version which incorporates a workbook layout, Accepting Ourselves and Others examines the difficulty of restoration because it impacts the gay and bisexual groups of the nineties, in addition to their buddies, kin, and therapists. The authors handle the connection among substance abuse and being a sexual minority either inside and outdoors of conventional Twelve Step types. in addition they supply new study at the dating of HIV and AIDS to substance abuse within the homosexual neighborhood, in addition to the connection to different concerns equivalent to nervousness, melancholy, sexual abuse, and studying disabilities. a unique part built for therapists assists the pro in operating with homosexual consumers struggling with addictive/compulsive habit by way of addressing the impression matters reminiscent of abstinence, relapse, homophobia, and the present denial of the significance compulsive behaviors have in this neighborhood. The Kominars supply a highway map to these within the homosexual group looking to appreciate themselves and their addictive/compulsive habit, supplying useful assist in protecting long term restoration. This e-book is the 1st complete, in-depth exploration of restoration for homosexual, lesbian, and bisexual humans, and for counselors, therapists, clinicians, and clergy who paintings with them. Accepting Ourselves and Others is a dynamic, frank primer that will get correct on the middle of matters that getting better homosexual, lesbian, and bisexual humans face. The authors provide extra in-depth information regarding the e-book at http://sibyllineofbooks.com/acceptingourselves.html.

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Some people, in addition to addictive/compulsive behavior, may have some other disorder. We will explore this in the next chapters. <><><><><><><><><><><><> Page 23 Chapter 3 A New Look at the No-Nos A great deal of advice about recovery that people in Twelve Step programs offer newcomers and old-timers alike is based on sound, common sense. Some advice, however, deserves careful scrutiny as well as reconsideration in looking at the recovery process of individuals who come from a broad spectrum of backgrounds.

We can begin journaling now to help our memory, and this supports us in turning what might not seem very special or unusual into events of significance. Instead of losing good times to the "same ol' same ol,'" we can have them back again. Observing the new focus on our efforts at balance today is evidence of progress. Depending on one's own disposition, journaling and dating things can be very beneficial. However, for people who don't find writing that easy or creative, it can be helpful to reflect on the different kinds of people we once had in our lives, and those who are in them now.

It is absolutely essential to draw the distinction between self-medicating and receiving appropriate medical attention that calls for the use of certain drugs for psychiatric or physiological interventions. The sense of guilt that people experience over using appropriately prescribed medication needs to be eliminated. " In effect, these physicians switched alcohol dependency problems to Valium dependency problemsas if that and other barbiturates were the solution. There is always an interaction between the culture, what we know at the time, and how people view problems.

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