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Text/Workbook for Young People in Recovery

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ISBN-10: 0-88144-351-4


This book is excellent. It captures the language and needs of young people in a very powerful supportive way. Michael Yeager went directly to the heart of the matter when he translated some of the 12 steps into "young person" friendly language. Young people in recovery need to be spoken to in their own language and this book does just that.

The chapter on challenging and changing core beliefs gets to the absolute center of all addictive, self-destructive behaviors. This work assists the young person in noticing first off what their "self-talk" is. Most kids have never really been taught to stand up to, or for themselves. This work helps them do just that.

Lastly, working on grief and saying goodbye to the pain in life is so necessary but is so often left undone. The book guides the young person to let go of their relationship to chemicals, addictive behaviors, past traumas, people who are no longer in their lives, attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, or previous identities.

I wholeheartedly recommend this book.

John Bradshaw

Though we have not met in person…. You are still one of the most inspirational people! Amazing work. Your 12+2 book has helped many people I know personally and professionally…including my own teen daughter! My daughter is bipolar 2. This book was amazing! I've worked with many young adults with varying degrees of illness from addiction, depression, eating disorders....I can always use this book!

Christina Iacono

This workbook includes using the twelve steps, cognitive therapy and grief work to allow the teen reader to experience the causes and conditions that set them up for addiction and other dysfunctional behavior. The work is then designed to help them get free from these causes which will empower them to remain addiction free. References at the back of the book include AA, SMART Recovery, Women for Sobriety.

Michael Yeager B.A., LCDC, C.Ht, CTC, CEO of Contemporary Teaching, President of the 12 Step Counselors Association, Therapist, International Public Speaker/Trainer & providing live trainings, Approved Homestudy Courses, On-line Courses & The 12 Step Counselor Certification, 800-365-5950 or  713-461-3279 in Houston, Texas, and

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