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What Addicts Know: 10 Lessons from Recovery to Benefit Everyone

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New York Times bestselling author Christopher Kennedy Lawford revisits addiction in his latest book, What Addicts Know, this time framing the discussion in an entirely new way—the lessons addiction and recovery offer to those of us who haven’t battled addiction.

For too long, society has considered addicts as an unfortunate group that faces incredible and unique challenges.
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by BenBella Books (first published January 1st 2014)
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The author speaks from experience. That is good and credible. However, I found much of his book to be superficial. On making amends, Lawford, does not explain how. If someone you offended, is dead,then what? Do you stand at their grave site, and weep "tears of repentance"? And what do you do, if a person that you offended, refuses to accept to even hear your voice? What if you take full responsibility, and the offended person(s), refuses; stating that is best for the offender to go away, and nev ...more
This tapped my compassion for addicts. I am a maple tree. I do believe that what's essential to recovery is beneficial to anyone. The ways in which we are all alike make for beautiful contemplation.

I agree with the author about the importance of breath, though not about the existence of God.… We're on the same page, then, for the important stuff. I'm glad I pulled this off the library shelf.
This book provided a basic understanding of addictive personalities as well as the steps taken in recovery from addiction. There are 10 lessons in the book that anyone can apply to their lives. Those 10 lessons identified a conscious way of living that marries nicely with my faith and is a refresher of The Purpose Driven Life. I am getting The Message.
Excellent book with lots of good info
Amy Sorensen
Good life concepts. Just not very engaging.
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Mahree Moyle
We all know someone with an addiction, many that are close and dear to us. They are wonderful, intelligent, compassionate, talented.........yet, tear our hearts to shreds watching them struggle. This book helps one to see the positive side instead of only seeing the negative. We can learn a great deal from addicts as this book will truly prove. A definite read for everyone, including those with addiction.
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