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The Resource Out of the wreck I rise : a literary companion to recovery, Neil Steinberg and Sara Bader

Out of the wreck I rise : a literary companion to recovery, Neil Steinberg and Sara Bader

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Out of the wreck I rise : a literary companion to recovery
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Out of the wreck I rise
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a literary companion to recovery
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Neil Steinberg and Sara Bader
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Literary companion to recovery
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eng
Summary
Addiction is easy to fall into and hard to escape. It destroys the lives of individuals, and has a devastating cost to society. The National Institute of Health estimates seventeen million adults in the United States are alcoholics or have a serious problem with alcohol. This scourge affects not only those who drink or use drugs but also their families and friends, who witness the horror of addiction. Both the afflicted and those who love them are often baffled by what is happening, never mind what to do about it. With Out of the Wreck I Rise, Neil Steinberg and Sara Bader have created a resource like no other{u2014}one that harnesses the power of literature, poetry, and creativity to illuminate what alcoholism and addiction are all about, while forging change, deepening understanding, and even saving lives. Structured to follow the arduous steps to sobriety, the book marshals the wisdom of centuries and explores essential topics, including the importance of time, navigating family and friends, Alcoholics Anonymous, relapse, and what Raymond Carver calls 2gravy,3 the reward that is recovery. Each chapter begins with advice and commentary followed by a wealth of quotes to inspire and heal. The result is a mosaic of observations and encouragement that draws on writers and artists spanning thousands of years{u2014}from Seneca to David Foster Wallace, William Shakespeare to Patti Smith. The ruminations of notorious drinkers like John Cheever, Charles Bukowski, and Ernest Hemingway shed light on the difficult process of becoming sober and remind the reader that while the literary alcoholic is often romanticized, recovery is the true path of the hero. Along with traditional routes to recovery{u2014}Alcoholics Anonymous, out-patient therapy, and intensive rehabilitation programs{u2014}this literary companion offers valuable support and inspiration to anyone seeking to fight their addiction or to a struggling loved one
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ICU/DLC
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Out of the wreck I rise : a literary companion to recovery, Neil Steinberg and Sara Bader
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Upon breach of my late vows: relapse
  • Gravy: on life anew
  • Introduction: Why put it off?
  • Best of life: the good times sour
  • I don't want to do that: the end of the party
  • Direction you least trust: making the leap
  • Nothing to lose: early recovery
  • Wait, for now: the importance of time
  • Somewhere to go: Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Shakespeare's child: family and friends
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sky2ocm78997005
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22 cm
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xiv, 281 pages
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9780226140131
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(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015042766
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Label
Out of the wreck I rise : a literary companion to recovery, Neil Steinberg and Sara Bader
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Upon breach of my late vows: relapse
  • Gravy: on life anew
  • Introduction: Why put it off?
  • Best of life: the good times sour
  • I don't want to do that: the end of the party
  • Direction you least trust: making the leap
  • Nothing to lose: early recovery
  • Wait, for now: the importance of time
  • Somewhere to go: Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Shakespeare's child: family and friends
Control code
sky2ocm78997005
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 281 pages
Isbn
9780226140131
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015042766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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