Fifty Years Sober

An Alcoholic's Journey
 
 
Hybrid Publishers
  • erschienen am 1. Februar 2020
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  • 200 Seiten
 
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978-1-925736-35-9 (ISBN)
 
"The reality is that if I hadn't stopped drinking and drugging at twenty-five years of age, I wouldn't have made twenty-six."

This is Ross Fitzgerald's 42nd book, an updated edition of his 2010 book My Name is Ross. Although he has now succeeded in not drinking alcohol or using drugs for 50 years, in this revised edition the author still calls himself an alcoholic, and pays extended tribute to the role of Alcoholics Anonymous in keeping him on the wagon. His involvement in AA has become a way of life; he still attends two or three meetings a week.

A key aspect of AA's therapeutic process involves what can be termed the mechanism of surrender. Instead of telling alcoholics to use their willpower, control their drinking or pull up their socks, AA suggests that a much more efficacious strategy is to admit that, at least in relation to alcohol, they are beaten. With his insight into the scourge of numerous kinds of addiction, Fitzgerald traces the journey of many alcoholics and drug addicts.

In this brutally honest and intimate portrayal of his fascinating life - his struggles as well as his successes - Fitzgerald doesn't shy away from his difficult times and regrets, but ultimately has written an uplifting and inspiring book. With the prevalence of alcohol in our daily lives for every celebration or sad occasion, a book like this is needed more than ever.
  • Englisch
  • La Vergne
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  • USA
  • 1,99 MB
978-1-925736-35-9 (9781925736359)
weitere Ausgaben werden ermittelt
  • Intro
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Dedication
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • Preface to the First Edition
  • 1. Life, death, insanity
  • 2. Suicide and murder
  • 3. Shock
  • 4. Damaged and desperate: slowly the poison
  • 5. Sydney town
  • 6. 'Adequacy, not perfection'
  • 7. Silver trays
  • 8. Raffles, spies and Brissy
  • 9. Genesis and birth: opposition and repression
  • 10. Spiritual experience and anarchism in practice
  • 11. Bears and Lions and Peter Beattie
  • 12. Father as hero
  • 13. Waste, regret, and into action
  • 14. The AA professor
  • 15. The switch
  • 16. Under the influence
  • 17. A power greater than myself
  • 18. Do not be discouraged
  • Epilogue
  • The Serenity Prayer
  • How to contact AA
  • Notes
  • Bibliography

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