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Actual Testimonies in What is and isn’t Working

May 7, 2019

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Actual testimonies from the contributors of What is and isn’t Working for the Alcholic and Addicts: In Their Own Words”


Alberta Sequeira’s book is a valuable compilation which immerses you deeply within the delusional workings of the alcoholic and drug-addicted mindset. What better source of insight and understanding could there be than the thoughts and beliefs of those afflicted with the disease? Search no further.
There is none!
~Thomas M. Cirignano
Author of The Constant Outsider and 67 Cents

Addicts Statements:

Negotiating the ups and downs of the first few years of recovery contains​ numerous pitfalls which those in recovery must have the right kind of help with. The best-intention of friends, family, lovers, and co-workers can be healthy supports or obstacles to long-term sobriety. Having the addicts tell their story of what worked for them and what didn’t or doesn’t work would be a most helpful addition to the literature on the subject of addiction and recovery.
Addicts sharing their experience, strength, and hope with others is something that only a recovering addict or alcoholic can do.
It is a unique gift. ~John Daubney ~ Author, Mentor, and Retreat Leader

I was tired of getting sick, my hands shaking, my vision deteriorating, my nose bleeding, my bowels moving sporadically, not sleeping and feeling safe, along with the violence and running from many situations being paranoid to the point of staying home all day.

I would tell doctors and counselors to listen to us. We are drinking for a reason, but we can’t stop on our own. Help us to identify the reason we are drinking. What are we afraid of? What are we trying to hide, our insecurities, our short-comings? Maybe we just don’t like who we are sober and truly believe we are better people when we are drinking or using drugs. Most of all treat us as humans, not a disease.

It was very enjoyable to write this and take a look back at the journey to recovery! It helps a lot with letting go. The past does not define me anymore. It also reinforces the gratitude I have for sobriety.
~ Anonymous

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Thank You,
Alberta Sequeira
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