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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Counseling Professional Shares Sobriety Secret

Title: Lifelong Sobriety
Author: Bajeerao Patil
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Genre: self-help
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Submitted by Yvonne Wu 

Addiction and the subsequent healthcare costs—accidents, crime, incarceration, clinics—cost Americans over $484 billion every year. 

Drugs are big business.  Throwing more money, more in-patient treatment, or more aggressive state intervention rarely addresses the underlying causes.  Addicts need help, but they need more than “tough love.”  Instead, they need an alternative to help them manage the toughest obstacle of all:  Their Emotions.
Many people tend to ignore their emotional health. As a drug and alcohol counselor for over 25 years, I have worked with hundreds of individuals who manage their emotions through the use of mood altering chemicals.  I realized there needs to be an addiction recovery book that offers straight talk in plain sensible language.   A book that offers motivational stories and real-life successes.  A book that offers the kind of simple advice a recovering drug addict might encounter in a recovery group. No academic jargon that would confuse an individual seeking help or family member. I decided to write such a book.
After 7 years of writing my book about addiction “Insanity Beyond Understanding” was published in 2009. With my new book Lifelong Sobriety, the focus is on helping readers find solutions to their issues, change their past behaviors, attitudes and learn how to manage their lives more effectively.

Lifelong Sobriety is the first recovery book that emphasizes the importance of taking care of one’s emotional health. The thirty-four chapters contain the kind of simple advice a recovering drug addict might encounter in a recovery group. The book has real-life experiences of dozens of recovering addicts. Readers will not only learn from these experiences but can benefit from the success stories of many of these individuals. 

Individuals who suffer from addiction need more than tough love. They need encouragement and proper guidance to make well informed decisions to sustain long term sobriety.  The healing starts within this book helps them find the solutions they need.
About Bajeerao Patil

Bajeerao Patil has been treating addictions as a drug and alcohol counselor for over 25 years. He has Masters Degrees in Social Work and Human Resources. He is an avid teacher of addiction and recovery.  He is affiliated with the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association. To learn more about Bajeerao Patil and his work, visit http://www.amazon.com/dp/0989569810/ and http://www.bajeeraopatil.com/.

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