Thursday, March 19, 2009

Empowering Your Sober Self: The LifeRing Approach to Addiction Recovery

By Martin Nicolaus

ISBN-10: 047037229X
ISBN-13: 978-0470372296

review by Alceon

This is the latest book by our very own Marty N., one of the founding members and first CEO of LifeRing. These are only a few of the reviews from the Buzz page at

  • "This introduction to LifeRing Secular Recovery’s principles [and] philosophy for overcoming addiction—without the religious underpinnings of most 12-step programs—will be well received by those seeking support on their road to recovery. Highly recommended for university libraries supporting the helping professions and larger public libraries.Background: Nicolaus (Recovery by Choice), founder and CEO of LifeRing Secular Recovery, a nonreligious addiction recovery treatment alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous, provides an engaging guide for individuals and addiction treatment professionals seeking nonspiritual support and strategies. The author distinguishes LifeRing Secular Recovery from 12-step programs, includes numerous testimonials from members, and focuses on informing readers rather than converting them.—Dale Farris, Groves, TX, in Library Journal 3/27/09.

  • "In the words of our president, 'it’s time for a change' and nowhere is this more evident than in the field of addiction treatment. Nicolaus has written a wonderful book that presents LifeRing, a new model for self-help groups. A model based on empathy, scientific evidence, and giving people the power make their own choices about treatment options. Indeed, change has come." -- Joseph R. Volpicelli M.D., Ph.D., Executive Director of the Institute of Addiction Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and co-author of Recovery Options: The Complete Guide.

  • "Introduces a new, rational approach to addiction recovery, grounded in secularity, and informed by modern science. The LifeRing program mobilizes the power of caring and connection to liberate the sober self that lives inside everyone who struggles with addiction." -- Tom Moon MFT; columnist, San Francisco Bay Times

  • "Thoughtful and provocative -- issues a long overdue challenge to the accepted wisdom surrounding recovery from addiction, and illuminates a viable, alternative perspective on recovery." -- Sarah E. Zemore Ph.D., Scientist, Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville California

.Read all of the reviews on the Buzz page here and more about the book and Marty here.

Now available for sale at the LifeRing Press.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The book reviews on this site are excellent. Thanks, reviewers.