By Stephanie S. Covington
Although written over 20 years ago, this book still provides a valid message to readers today. Covington is nationally recognized for her work with women in private treatment and correctional institutions. Using the 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, she provides a “gender-responsive approach” to addiction and recovery, relationships, sexuality, and spirituality.
In the introduction, Covington describes the history of Alcoholics Anonymous and explains why she thinks women may benefit from a more focused approach to recovery, one that is specific for women. Readers will find thoughtful and inspiring stories from women who worked the 12- Steps. A diverse group of women share their stories and challenges and they do so with honesty and courage.
Any reader, male or female, dealing with alcohol or any other addiction, will find nuggets of grace throughout this book. This book has companion pieces including a workbook, a facilitator’s guide for professionals, and a DVD.
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