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Still Standing : Addicts Talk about Living Sober

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ISBN13:

9781573244763

ISBN10:
1573244767
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/1/2011
Publisher(s):
Red Wheel/Weiser

Summary

Stories heal, and Bucky Sinister. sober since February 19th, 2002 and a veteran of the punk rock and spoken word scene, brings the stories from the trenches about how to get sober, stay sober, and live sober. Still Standingis about the stories that heal you and the hard times that don't kill you. Sinister goes beyond the 12-steps with stories from the misfits, freaks, and weirdos that have come to recovery from a variety of backgrounds - tattoo artists, bartenders, musicians to help answer the What Now? question of living sober. Here are stories that offer guidance and hope to a new generation of people looking to help themselves. Bucky Sinister is a stand-up comedian, performance artist and a poet. He lives in San Francisco, California.

Table of Contents

Introduction: From Get Up to Still Standingp. xv
Getting Sober Versus Living Soberp. 1
Steps and Anti-Stepsp. 2
What Now?p. 4
The Fuck-Itsp. 5
Amy Dresnerp. 6
More Habits Than a Conventp. 11
Ten Things Every Recovering Addict Should Havep. 13
Dannyboyp. 22
Act Like Nothing's Wrongp. 29
Seven Habits of Highly Normal Peoplep. 31
Prescription Drugsp. 37
Anger Is Energyp. 39
Jesse Mp. 42
Relapse Versus Realityp. 44
Hitting Wallsp. 49
Voltmeterp. 51
Chasing After Your First Recoveryp. 52
Finding Your Second Pink Cloudp. 56
Don't Forget to Enjoy Yourselfp. 59
Situational Habitsp. 63
Jeff Hp. 66
Ethel Pancakep. 68
As Long As You Have It All Figured Outp. 73
Hold Fastp. 75
Barnabyp. 78
The Great NotMe: Atheism, Higher Powers, and Prayerp. 83
Prayer and Atheistsp. 85
SRBp. 87
NotMy Businessp. 93
Tips for the Dreaded Job Interviewp. 96
Alexp. 97
Thirteen Things Every Addict Should Stop Doingp. 101
Coffee, Cigarettes, Porn, Gambling, and Foodp. 113
The Addiction Scalep. 114
Bernadettep. 118
MMORPGsp. 122
How Addicts Can Be of Service to Normiesp. 129
Time to Givep. 129
Who Helps The Self-Helper?p. 135
Glossaryp. 137
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