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