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Recovery Now

A Basic Text for Today

In times of crisis, it's often wise to go back to basics. For those in recovery during the coronavirus pandemic, this up-to-date companion to the twelve-step journey brings the basics back to you.

An accessible basic text written in today’s language for anyone guided by the Twelve Steps in their recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

For decades people from all over the world have found freedom from addiction--be it to alcohol, other drugs, gambling, or overeating--using the Twelve Step recovery program first set forth in the seminal book Alcoholics Anonymous. Although the core principles and practices of this invaluable guide hold strong today, addiction science and societal norms have changed dramatically since it was first published in 1939.

Recovery Now combines the most current research with the timeless wisdom of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and other established Twelve-Step program guides to offer an accessible basic text written in today’s language for anyone recovering from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

Marvin D. Seppala, MD, offers a “doctor’s opinion” in the foreword to Recovery Now, outlining the medical advances in addiction treatment, and updating the Big Book’s concept of addiction as an allergy to reveal how it is actually a brain disease.

Regardless of gender, sexual orientation, culture, age, or religious beliefs, this book can serve either as your guide for recovery, or as a companion and portal to the textbook of your chosen Twelve Step Program.

These meditations were written for service members by service members. These people are serving—or have served—in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force, Reserves, Army National Guard, Air National Guard, or the Commissioned Corps of the NOAA and Public Health Services and are in recovery from alcoholism or addiction. We thank them for their sacrifice and service.

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