Passages Through Recovery: An Action Plan for Preventing Relapse by Terence T. Gorski
(description from Hazelden.com)
Abstinence from alcohol and other drugs is only the beginning of sobriety. It's the ticket to get into the theater, not the movie we are going to see." -- Passages through RecoveryOne of the most important things we learn in recovery is that there really is a way out of all the misery -- if we know which way to go. But abstinence from alcohol and other drugs is just the beginning of our journey, not our destination. And, that journey can be a rough one if we don't know what lies ahead.
Based on the experiences of thousands of recovering men and women, Passages through Recovery presents an action plan for preventing relapse, one that can help us understand how recovery works and what is needed to move from active addiction to sobriety. Gorski's pioneering work describes six stages of recovery from chemical dependency and offers sound advice for working through the challenges of each stage -- challenges that can create frustration and lead to relapse.
Passages through Recovery clearly demonstrates that sobriety is more than just healing the damage. "It's a way of thinking, acting, and relating to others," Gorski writes, "That promotes continued physical, psychological, social, and spiritual health. The skills necessary for long-term sobriety are all directed at finding meaning and purpose in life."
Use this book as a compass in your recovery to help you stay on course.
Jordan Maahs, Lost and Found Intern
“The word definitely needs to get out” says Mary Jo, Licensed Professional Counselor at First Step Recovery. Mary Jo thought of Lost and found as a place dealing with only drugs and alcohol abuse. But when she walked into The Lost and Found Ministry library, she was surprised with what she saw.
The Lost and Found library started as a resource for addictions material but has expanded to include information on suicide, divorce, health, violence, parenting, and a variety of other topics for all ages. As a licensed counselor, she found what she affectionately refers to as the “golden nugget” of Moorhead.
“I always purchased my own materials” said Mary Jo. Because she does not have to buy each individual item, she’s able to better help those she serves in the FM area by providing them with a rich set of resources. Mary Jo’s story reflects that of other professionals in the area, who rely on the resources at Lost and Found.
But Mary Jo would be the first to tell you that the resources at Lost and Found are not just for professionals. At over a quarter of a million dollars’ worth of resources, the Lost and Found Library is a unique asset for just about anyone. Whether you’re a child, a parent, grandparent, teacher, business person, or just concerned citizen, you can find something useful for you or a loved one.
It’s surprising what can be found on the shelves. Stop by; be surprised!
Lost and Found Recovery Center is located at 111 7th St South Moorhead MN; feel free to call us at 218-287-2089
Lost and Found Recovery Center
111 7th St. So.
Moorhead, MN 56560