A Spiritual Pathway to

Recovery from Addiction

A Physician's Journey of Discovery

Can You Get Sober by Reading a book?

Probably not, but this one might help.  It's the memoir of a cancer doctor addicted to drugs and alcohol and how he found his way back. A story of hope, and a pathway to healing and forgiveness.

Even if you've failed before or relapsed, you may still find the help you need.  Here you will learn about the disease of addiction, and how to treat it by the use of spiritual principles, like honesty and kindness.

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....who was addicted to drugs and alcohol and how he found his way back.  His inspiring and gripping story takes you deep into the dark world of addicted physicians.  He shares the techniques and principles they used to recover.  Here you will find hope and healing.


A step-by-step guide for understanding and treating substance abuse.  Even if you’ve relapsed or failed other programs, here you will find the help you need.

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"If there is any book you plan to read about addiction this year, it should be

this one as it will be a classic for anyone wanting to understand

the mind of addicted physicians (and others) and what it takes to recover.

This inspiring publication is a fascinating and monumental exploration of a

pathway for recovery from serious addiction."

Ralph Snyderman, MD

Chancellor Emeritus, Duke University

Find Answers to These Questions

•   Am I an alcoholic? Am I an addict?

•   What is this affliction and how did I get it?

•    Can it be cured?  Treated?

•    How can I get over this insane craving?

•    How can spiritual principles help me?

•    Why are prayer and meditation important?

•    What is a Higher Power, and why do I need one?


Topics Covered Include

•   The disease concept of addiction

•    Overcoming denial

•    Finding openness, and honesty

•    Dealing with past mistakes

      Removing my character defects

•     Finding forgiveness and hope

•     Control the thoughts in my head

•     Finding serenity in a crazy world

•     Finding happiness within myself

Who will benefit from

reading this book? 

The reader who wants to know if his drinking is out of control.

The reader who knows he is in trouble, and wants to change.

The old-timer who wants to learn more about his disease.

And the practitioner who treats these people.

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It’s the one that doctors use.

The techniques are not new, but when applied intensively,

over 70% of these physicians will be clean and sober—and practicing medicine—five years later. This is the method used to beat alcoholism and drug addiction through the

use of spiritual tools—a simple and successful treatment that works for impaired physicians and can be used by anyone.


A Physician's Journey of Discovery

is the memoir of a group of physicians working their way through rehab for drugs and alcohol.  As they proceed on a course of personal self-discovery, they shared their frustration, their anger, and their fear. 

They were at the absolute low point of their life, and all they worked for was rapidly going down the drain. 

They didn’t want to be there, but if they were to have a life, it must start now.

Foremost was the idea that living by spiritual principles would solve all their problems, including dependence on drugs and alcohol. 

Wrapping their heads around this new way of thinking was not easy.  To embrace this concept required a thorough psychological house cleaning. 

Old ideas and behaviors that fueled their using had to go.  New ideas about their relationship with a Higher Power and their fellows were needed.  It was the beginning of a process that must last a lifetime.

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