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A Spiritual Workbook for the Recovery of Addictions

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Recovery of Addictions Synopsis

If you are addicted to alcohol or drugs, you already know what it’s like to live in a way that dishonors life and that causes pain. If you have dishonored life through living as an addict, you know more than anyone else how very much you miss living a full life. You know how you have misled yourself. You know how many persons you have hurt and possibly driven away from you. You know how little joy you have. You know how empty your soul is, leaving you feeling distant from God. You know how remote from life you feel. You know the emptiness of many of your relationships. You know how much money and time you have lost from your life. You know all of this and much more if you are an addict.

At the heart of Full Life: A Workbook for Spiritual Recovery from Addictions is a method of living honestly, as a flawed human being. Francis A. Martin Ph.D. has drawn from his years of experience as a professor, mental health counselor, academic administrator, health care administrator, and a volunteer in mental health and medical agencies to create Full Life: A Workbook for Spiritual Recovery from Addictions. The text is more than a simple workbook for a spiritual-based recovery from addictions. Using the classic 12 step model, Dr. Martin’s method is based on a 12 hour clock system. No matter what hour of the day or night, you can turn to the appropriate hour and find unique prayers and exercises to bolster any 12 step program you are following.

What is the theory behind Full Life: A Workbook for Spiritual Recovery from Addictions? A full life means that you grow and change. If you grow and change, you become someone who is likely to be better tomorrow than you were yesterday, but it also means that living in the here-and-now is more and more possible. If you grow and change, you become a better friend to yourself. Strangely, this means that as you change, you gain an ability to manage your life. Instead of linking the parts of your life with episodes of using your addictive substance, you become free to select the better parts of your life and to cherish them. Isn’t it time to start living a full life today?

Book Details
Pages: 183
BISAC Primary Subject Code: SEL026000
Self-Help / Substance Abuse and Addictions / General
BISAC Secondary Subject Code: SEL029000
Self-Help / Twelve Step Programs
Print ISBN-13: 9780966131796
Print ISBN-10: 0966131797

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About Full Life: A Spiritual Workbook for the Recovery of Addictions Author Francis A Martin, Ph.D.

Francis A. Martin, Ph.D., comes to Grave Distractions/Green Hills Press, after professional service as a professor, mental health counselor, academic administrator, health care administrator, and a volunteer in mental health and medical agencies.  He has written widely, with several books, including Coping with Cancer, Prayers from Where You Are, Coping with Personal Crises, Vocational Guidance, Prayers for Recovery, and several others.  He is a frequent presenter at professional meetings, along with holding offices in professional associations.  With degrees from Hannibal LaGrange College, Oklahoma Baptist University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, he also completed studies at the University of Missouri, University of Louisville, and Vanderbilt University.  

Dr. Martin has maintained his early commitment to the effective delivery of professional mental health services.  He has concentrated on his own professional development, but also on the professional development of his students, his colleagues, and members of his professional associations.  In addition, he has demonstrated his long commitment to understanding and articulating a sensible, realistic, and meaningful understanding of spirituality. 

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