Kickstart Your Recovery by Taite Adams

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Mar 30th, 2014

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If you are in very early sobriety or are thinking of getting sober, I highly recommend that you read

Kickstart Your Recovery by Taite Adams

It's long title is Kickstart Your Recovery: The Road Less Traveled to Freedom from Addiction.  This is Adams first recovery book and she targets her audience as those who are looking to "get sober" and have questions about how it works.  This is very common and many alcoholics and addicts will not even consider a life-changing step like this unless they can get their questions answered and there are not many places to get reliable answers to those questions and remain anonymous, as most of us still insist upon doing at that stage.  A book that answers many frequently asked questions is just the ticket.

Kickstart Your Recovery talks about such things as what a "bottom" is, addiction as a disease and the always-asked question of "Should I Go to Treatment?"  She talks about the Pro's and Con's of going to treatment and even outlines the different types of treatment centers should you decide to go.   Adams also talks about AA meetings, what they are about, how they are run, and even basic meeting etiquette.   She discusses the 12 Steps (yes, she's an advocate) and why they're done, sponsorship and even spirituality in recovery.  There are also chapters about family and career in early recovery, dealing with the consequences of addiction and even learning how to have fun in sobriety.

First published in 2013, the book is well over 150 pages, so not some short essay that's going to leave you hanging.  It's a fairly quick read but packs in a great deal of information for the newcomer and keeps it to the point for those that have short attention spans.  As with her other books, Adams also infuses many of her personal addiction and recovery experiences into the book, giving it a very personal touch.  We highly recommend this book as a must read for anyone in early sobriety anyone who is considering sobriety and wants their questions answered.

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5 Responses to “Kickstart Your Recovery by Taite Adams”

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  2. […] First published in 2007, the book is just over 200 pages and does not appear to have been updated since the initial release.  I think that the material is still relevant but am surprised that a book that has been out for 7 years has only 9 reviews, although all pretty good ones.  The only negative about this book is that it's a bit pricey compared to others in it's category, even the Kindle version.  It is a good read, however, and we recommend it if you are looking to fill a library and your time while early in sobriety.  The other book that we recommend, that is also more affordable, can be found here. […]

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