He shares some of his own experiences with the twelve-step program and puts it into new wording. Why Should Anyone Read Recovery? I have seen it work many times with people with addiction issues of every hue: drugs, sex, relationships, food, work, smoking, alcohol, technology, pornography, hoarding, gambling, everything. Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name. This is a more than just his story fit into a guidebook, more than just another life preserver thrown out to those sinking. When such actions are performed, the person is rewarded a flood of dopamine that makes them feel pleasure. After reading, I tend to agree and intend to re-read and follow the programme.
Excellent work by Russell Brand. In Recovery Brand waxes evangelical about the virtues of the Twelve-Step program, a program which delivered Brand from his own ontologically numbing addiction and its accompanying destructive behaviour. I also bought the audio so I can listen to him on the way to school. If anything, it is at times over written to disguise the fact that it gets repetitive as it goes along. He first applied the Steps to alcohol and drugs, and when he found that they work, he used the Steps to address his issues with sex, food, and work.
No, this is a book about you. Step Eight: Prepare to apologize to everyone for everything affected by your being so f-cked up. I however on the whole did enjoy this book and loved Russell's writing and was happy to read in its entirety. We are all in the mud together. I have that type of personality. I really wanted to like this book and more then I actually did.
I'm not sure if it's entirely fair that I took a star away from this book; even in its beautiful prose, it's far from perfect, but it's still perfectly marvelous. In doing so, he makes the admittedly-daunting Steps more accessible to the rest of us. Russell walks you through the steps in a logical way that isn't over the top and is especially great if you are not a religious person. Brand acknowledges this point wistfully and poetically: My old way of life is with me still like a worn-down coin in my pocket that I toy with from time to time. Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other addicts, and to practice these principles in all of our affairs.
The Cockney accent combined with the bad word in the middle of the cover asterisked makes the money-coming-out-your-wallet bit feel a little less chump-to-champ. Over the years its principles would continue to be honed and adapted by Wilson and Dr. It allows anyone to enter the realm of re programming their minds to improve their quality of life. I am about sick of watering down the program. This book contains 12 steps given to deal with addictive issues.
If you are even the slightest bit unhappy or dissatisfied with your life and want to make changes but don't know how, I urge you to read this book. Do you want to stop it? And I don't believe feeling occasionally anxious and or depressed and or struggling with relationships or lack of direction means that you are completely 'fucked' and you have no resources or plans to get you out of this other than the 12 steps, I think that it just makes you human. Either do it as it is written. It alters your consciousness in a very holistic and simple way, helping you unpick your previous way of being and giving you an opportunity to access a new one. Such well-intentioned methods, he argued, did little to redress the deep-seated emotional and psychological pain that propelled addicts into a cycle of addiction in the first place. No sens What an amazing and beautiful book.
Rusty you blimey done it again mate, I can't turn me head round without you breaking more barriers between us Fantastic. It reminded me that life is infinitely better with the support and vindication of people around you, that recovery is futile without crossing the bridge to human connection. Why are you running--into the wrong job, the wrong life, the wrong person's arms? By detailing how the Steps helped him recover and stay clean for so many years, he does more than inspire others. I also thought Brand's definition of addiction and how that broadened interpretation fit into our current world was significant. I wanted to give this book 3.
He applies the 12-steps to a wide variety of the obstacles that might be keeping us from being the person we are meant to be drugs, alcohol, food, anger, selfishness, depression, etc. Heroin literally took over his life. Our email address is listed at the bottom of each page should you wish to contact us. Sure he was once at rock bottom, but he recovered and flourished. Now i'm not even close to having the same issues he has, but that's the point of this book. My qualification is not that I am better than you but I am worse.
And then, out of seemingly nowhere, I heard news of the impending release of this book. No, this book is about you. As a new father, Brand has even said that he will raise his daughter in accordance with the Steps, because it is the best way he knows to live a balanced life. That we do not have to present at 12 step meetings in order to need the 12 steps, or to benefit from their principles. This is known as drug tolerance. He has most certainly delved into the depths of his own consciousness to unders Russell Brand here has put together a 12-step comprehensive and very detailed recovery program for addicts who suffer in their multiple or singular addictions. The old garden variety drunks like me, are gone.