Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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This is the age of addiction, a condition so epidemic, so all-encompassing and ubiquitous, that unless you are fortunate enough to be an extreme case, you probably don't know that you have it. What unhealthy habits and attachments are holding your life together? Are you unconsciously dependent on food? Bad relationships? A job that doesn't fulfill you? Numb, constant perusal of your phone, looking for what? My qualification for writing this book is not that I am better than you, it's that I am worse. I am an addict, addicted to drugs, alcohol, sex, money, love and fame.
The program in Recovery has given Russell Brand freedom from all addictions, and it will do the same for you.
This system offers nothing less than liberation from self-centredness, a new perspective, freedom from the illusion of suffering for anyone who is willing to take the necessary steps.
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|Listening Length||7 hours and 50 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||21 September 2017|
|Publisher||Macmillan Digital Audio|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 542 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
1 in Twelve-Step Programs (Books)
1 in Twelve-Step Programs (Audible Books & Originals)
5 in Substance Abuse & Recovery
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Firstly, the profanity - the 12-steps is about developing a purity of heart - and paraphrasing the steps with the 'f' word is distateful. Secondly, it is surely against the 11th tradition which stresses anonymity at the level of press, radio and film. It's against the rules to promote recovery, because if he slips, it will discredit the programme.
But hey, maybe that's my own resentments at work. I read the whole book. I found it complemented the many other recovery texts I cherish - A New Pair of Glasses, God of our Understanding, The Steps We Took - I also managed to get my wife interested in reading it.
RB is sincere, and the book explains the process in a grown-up way, making it persuasive to a secular readership. He can vouch for the emptiness of sexual conquests, Hollywood fame and political meddling. Although given that he got clean in the early 2000s, it's surprisingly how long it took him to wake up and put the principles to work in all his affairs.
I like taking the message to those who still suffer, and this book is one I can recommend to people for a gentle introduction into the Bill Wilson philosophy. Bournemouth, where I live, is one of the 12 step capitals of the UK. It has grown out of the rehab community. I hope this book attracts more people to the many fellowships that exist here and across the UK.