Tag: recovery

Aug 12

What economic recovery?

[Translate]  The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) recently published this study showing that for the majority of workers laid off in the recession of 2007-2009, a recovery of full time work has not happened. Great Recession Job Losses Severe, Enduring Of those who lost full-time jobs between 2007 and 2009, only about 50 percent were employed in …

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Jan 23

My Updated Audiobook Now On Sale

[Translate] It took a lot of stumbles on my part and a heap of patience on the part of the professionals at ACX, the Audiobook Exchange, but the second audiobook edition of my book Empowering Your Sober Self is now up and available. This edition updates my perspective on the LifeRing pathway to addiction recovery.  The …

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Mar 23

My Recovery Audiobook is Out

[Translate] My narration of Empowering Your Sober Self, the LifeRing Approach to Addiction Recovery, is published at last.  You can get it: At audible.com At amazon.com At iTunes (search audiobooks for “Nicolaus LifeRing”) The audio runs 6:45 (six hours and 45 minutes).  I have no control over the price, which is higher than the print …

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Oct 02

Celebrating 20 Years Clean & Sober

[Translate] It gives me great pleasure to celebrate today, Oct. 2 2012,  my 20th anniversary clean and sober.  This milepost, which once seemed so dim and remote, is now a present reality, and I feel an inner glow of happiness and empowerment.  Truly, getting sober is among the very best decisions I have made in …

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Sep 25

My article on LifeRing published in Treatment Groups journal

[Translate] An article I wrote late last year about the LifeRing recovery group has now been published in the Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery, Vol. 7, 2012.  This is a special double issue on the theme “Broadening the Base of Addiction Mutual Support Groups: Bringing Theory and Science to Contemporary Trends.” This is …

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Sep 20

Organizing amid chaos

[Translate] These are my class notes from the CERT class on Organization, Sunday morning Sept. 16. Thanks to Emily Kenyon for reviewing and adding good stuff. Disaster brings chaos. Survival and recovery spring from organization. The CERT class this past Sunday morning at the Berkeley Fire Department taught a full room of participants the elements …

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