This is a book for recovering addicts and alcoholics who are in recovery, working the steps, taking inventory, but are still left with feelings of fear, anger and grief about their lives.
Recovery author Barb Rogers believes that just as you had to hit a life bottom with your addiction in order to begin recover, sooner or later you will also hit an emotional bottom with your fear, anger, and grief. She challenges readers investigate the unresolved grief and loss in their lives.
Rogers begins with a "Grief" list, that helps recovering addicts understand where, when, and how fear, anger and grief took control of their lives. Then she walks readers through the process and offers a set of questions to help them identify how this anger and grief is still holding them back in recovery:
Do you have fear associated with real intimacy and trusting another human being, an inability to make a true commitment? Why?
What situations bring on tears of sorrow that you might convert into a feeling of self-pity or anger?
How do you use anger to disguise other feelings that make you uncomfortable?
Are you using addiction in an attempt to obliterate or distract yourself from the truth?