Tuesday, March 30, 2010
ARLS Library: Getting Sober - A Practical Guide to Making It Through the First 30 Days
5.0 out of 5 stars If you're ready to stop drinking...
"This is an awesome book. Well written in a non-judgemental, compassionate manner I found real-life help to stop drinking. It's fairly small and easy to tuck-away in a bag or desk. Even if you're just thinking about quitting alcohol, pick-up this book. I love the "banned from my hand" technique to resist temptation -- it really works. Lot's of other great information about AA (what meetings are like, etc.), ways to curb cravings (drink a couple glasses of water -- you might be thirsty!), and other real-life ways to make the internal committment a reality from a professional with years of experience with alcoholics. Would also pick-up The Big Book from Alcoholics Anonymous as well, even if AA is not for you. If you're serious about addressing your drinking problem, this book is the way to help you get through the first 30 days. Highly recommended."
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!
"Getting Sober is one of the best, down to the nitty gritty books, I have read on alcoholism. Finding sobriety is scary and baffling for many and reading a book such as Getting Sober will make the understanding of the process easier. What I liked most about this book is that it does NOT talk down to anyone.
Rather, it takes an honest look at what sobriety really is and then helps guide the reader towards the first 30 days of sobriety. It takes a detailed look at AA and manages to remove some of the "mystery" and "stigma" that sometimes can be associated with the program. It also gives some wonderful tips on how to deal with emotions, fears and judgment that may come.
Getting Sober is a compassionate and inspiring road map for all those on the road to sobriety, especially those who might feel extremely shaky or scared.
By the way, Getting Sober is also excellent for those who are already in recovery - it always helps to remember what those first 30 days were like!
Buy this book."