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Ordinary Recovery

Mindfulness, Addiction, and the Path of Lifelong Sobriety

Written by William AlexanderAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by William Alexander
Foreword by Kevin GriffinAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Kevin Griffin

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The key to ongoing freedom from alcoholism or any other kind of addiction is right before us, here and now, in the ordinary and perfect present moment. The problem is that addictions are often the result of our efforts to escape living in the present in the first place. Bill Alexander’s unique approach uses mindfulness (a nonjudgmental awareness of our moment-to-moment experience), story, and meditation to help alcoholics and others learn to come back to the present moment and find healing there. Emerging scientific research suggests that mindfulness can help prevent addiction relapse.

Ordinary Recovery is a revised edition of Alexander’s book Cool Water, with a new foreword, a new preface by the author, updates throughout the book, and a new resources section.
Praise

Praise

“Bill Alexander gets at the blood and soul of recovery.”—Kevin Griffin, author of One Breath at a Time

“Unpretentious and profound. Alexander’s book shows readers that simple awareness itself has the magical power to heal.”—Publishers Weekly

“The engaging story of an ordinary alcoholic who takes an extraordinary path to recovery, as he combines the ancient wisdom and tough discipline of Zen practice with the time-tested path of the Twelve Steps.”—Jan Chozen Bays, author of Mindful Eating

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