The risk of relapse for alcoholics and other addicts in early recovery is high. Aftercare can help but many find such programs incompatible with their work and family life. Renowned author and lecturer Earnie Larsen, with writer Carol Larsen Hegarty, brings those countless people an affordable program they can easily integrate into their personal lives . . . and take with them anywhere they go.
Now That You're Sober is an all-purpose, year-long compendium of recovery wisdom and inspiration to help those who are newly sober focus on practical applications of Twelve Step principles. Like a traditional aftercare program, it is designed to keep the basics of recovery front and center in one's consciousness, as it is the loss of this awareness that causes relapse at any point along the way. Earnie Larsen serves as the recovery coach, guiding and inspiring those who are feeling vulnerable in their sobriety to move past common stumbling blocks and flourish in their daily lives. Each of his fifty-two entries includes a motivational essay, or pep talk, centered on a key element of recovery followed by personal, practical, actionable steps to help readers refocus on the concepts and behaviors that are essential in a recovering person's life.
About the Authors:
Earnie Larsen is a nationally known pioneer in the field of recovery from addictive and unwanted behaviors. He has authored and produced more than fifty-five motivational and self-help books and resources on a variety of topics ranging from managing interpersonal relationships to spirituality. His most recent book is Now that You're Sober: A Full Year of Guidance and Support. Larsen lives in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.