A LifeRing convenor, K.M. Cusack, has written a book that brings together many themes that will be familiar to those who have been involved with LifeRing meetings. Even the chapter headings will be recognizable from discussions: Barriers to Change, Relentless Self-Honesty, and Commitment, for example. These and other topics are discussed along with revealing insights into Cusack’s own experiences.
The goal of the book is to help the recovering addict to make the choice not to drink or use so deeply ingrained as to become second nature – something that is no longer an active issue. To that end, Cusack covers areas of thought and behavior that may need to be changed during the recovery process. Many of us have learned that we need to change a lot more than just our drinking/using behavior and this little book probes into many of those areas.
The book is an easy read, avoiding deep analysis in favor of accessibility. It can be found at Amazon.com http://tinyurl.com/3rhua4c . And you can visit the author’s website at www.secondnaturesobriety.com