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12 Steps That Can Save Your Life
Real-Life Stories from People Who Are Walking the Walk
Barb Rogers
ISBN: 9781573244220
Book (Paperback)
Conari Press
5 x 7
152 pages
September 1, 2009


Clean and sober twenty days or twenty years -- it makes no difference. We all need a little help every once in a while. Barb Rogers has been sober for a long time. And she knows that doesn't make a difference -- what makes a difference is that she's clean and sober today.

Rogers' newest book offers true stories from real-life people. Their addictions have led them to a 12-step program. Yet, in working the program, they have found, as the saying goes, that things are simple but not always easy. The important thing -- no matter what difficulties we have with any of the steps -- is to keep working the steps, as many times as it takes. There is no perfection, there is no goal, there is only walking the talk, one day at a time.

In 12 Steps That Can Save Your Life, Barb Rogers once again offers down-home sensible advice, along with stories a struggling reader can identify with. Twelve-step programs are neither cult, curse, or cure. They work because they are ongoing, because the focus is inward and outward, and because people recognize that their lives are better when they work them.

* A welcome addition to core recovery literature -- why and how 12-step programs work -- for alcoholics, addicts, overeaters, workaholics, and more.

* True stories offer inspiration to overcome roadblocks at each of the steps.

* Alcoholism alone affects at least 15% of the population, and other addictions affect millions more of us.

Barb Rogers wrote several books on recovery, alcoholism, addiction, and well-being, including Twenty-Five Words and Keep It Simple and Sane. Barb died in early 2011. (Photo: Greg Carlson)
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