Hauling it to the Curb: Cleaning up your life in early recovery

Hauling it to the Curb Cleaning up your life in early recovery This page workbook helps newcomers explore their denial deal with early recovery and work the first five steps of AA NA In addition to practical advice and thought provoking exercises this book

  • Title: Hauling it to the Curb: Cleaning up your life in early recovery
  • Author: Ken Montrose
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • This 168 page workbook helps newcomers explore their denial, deal with early recovery, and work the first five steps of AA NA In addition to practical advice and thought provoking exercises, this book tells the story of Matt and Rachel, a young couple in early recovery Some of us are born into a dump Our parents have filled our homes with loads of emotional garbage EvThis 168 page workbook helps newcomers explore their denial, deal with early recovery, and work the first five steps of AA NA In addition to practical advice and thought provoking exercises, this book tells the story of Matt and Rachel, a young couple in early recovery Some of us are born into a dump Our parents have filled our homes with loads of emotional garbage Every room holds memories of screaming arguments, or worse yet, stony silences Every day we pretend we live in a normal home, and every day garbage arrives The stench of denial is stifling We leave as soon as we can to turn our new homes into dumps, taking with us as much garbage as we can carry Some of us create our own dumps from scratch We grow up in loving homes where getting drunk or stoned does not excuse immature behavior We order loads of garbage until our parents accept living in a dump or force us to leave In either case, many of us suddenly realize we live in a dump Be it a mansion or a mission, it is a dump Every day the dumptrucks pull up, driven by bitter children, ex spouses, angry bosses, police officers, and unsympathetic judges We cannot understand why they keep dumping on us It takes some of us a long time to remember we ordered this garbage It takes us even longer to realize we can refuse delivery on other people s trash Not using alcohol and other drugs AAOD , slows the pace of delivery Loads still arrive, but most often they are loads ordered before we got clean and sober The alcoholic who stops drinking still lives in a dump, but with luck most of the garbage will rot away He may have to deal with other people s loads Recovery requires cleaning out the dump We get rid of old garbage and learn to refuse other people s garbage In recovery we get out from under loads we don t remember ordering that arrive after we get clean and sober If you seem to have misplaced your mansion under the mounds of garbage, read on It is time to start digging out.

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