The Tao of Sobriety: Helping You to Recover from Alcohol and Drug Addiction (Paperback)

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The Tao of Sobriety: Helping You to Recover from Alcohol and Drug Addiction By David Gregson, Jay S. Efran, G. Alan Marlatt (Foreword by) Cover Image


The Tao of Sobriety shows how to apply eastern philosophy to enhance recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. With a few simple mental exercises, readers can learn how to quiet "The Committee," those nasty mental voices that undermine serenity and self-esteem. With leaders of the recovery movement enthusiastically endorsing this uniquely helpful book, The Tao of Sobriety is an invaluable addition to the recovery bookshelf.

About the Author

David Gregson is a counselor currently specializing in drug and alcohol misuse issues. He is the co-author of The Tao of Sobriety. He practices at West Coast Alternatives Society with the best crew in all of beautiful British Columbia.

Jay S. Efran, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Psychological Services Center at Temple University and has been a therapist for more than thirty years. He has served as President of the Academic Division of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and is the recipient of several teaching awards. He also presents workshops for psychotherapists and family therapists here and abroad.

Praise For…

"After a brief explanation of Taoism (a Chinese philosophy and religion whose practitioners seek inner peace), the authors present the Tao, a Chinese term meaning "the way," as an ideal vehicle for attaining and maintaining freedom from substance addiction. Replete with anecdotes, exercises (meditations, questions to explore, affirmations) and real-life applications of Taoist precepts (letting go of attachments to guilt and other "self-condemnation" behaviors that lead to substance abuse), this guide uses the firm but gentle approach that is the trademark of many Eastern practices." - Publishers Weekly
Product Details
ISBN: 9780312242503
ISBN-10: 0312242506
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: January 21st, 2002
Pages: 192
Language: English