By Phillip Z.
What percentage folks have felt like Phillip Z? He has a staunch trust within the Twelve Steps, but struggles with the concept that of a better strength. In A Skeptic's consultant to the 12 Steps, the writer investigates all of the Twelve Steps to achieve a deeper figuring out of a better strength. He examines what could seem like "unsettling" thoughts to us together with surrendering one's will and lifestyles to God, and he encourages us to appreciate the religious trip of restoration regardless of our skepticism.
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When I reached my goal weight I had lost almost fifty pounds. I looked and felt like a new person. I bought new clothes in the same sizes I had worn in high school. At this point, my diet counselor put me on a maintenance eating plan. In addition to following the expanded diet I was to come in to be weighed several times a week. At first I followed the new diet, weighed in regularly, and kept my weight stable. Then I began having occasional slips, little bouts of cheating. One night I made a midnight attack on ice cream.
I came with a minimum of curiosity and a thin thread of hope. I also brought a great deal of suspicion and skepticism. Had a book like this been available, it might have eased my doubts and given me an understanding of the process I was about to undergo. Many books are being written these days praising the power of Twelve Step programs. Their authors extoll the Page 9 importance of the recovery process in helping those suffering from various addictive and compulsive illnesses. Other books are critical of various aspects of this growing movement.
He maintains a private therapy practice where he works with individuals, couples, and families, and offers training and consultation to mental health workers. He is the former clinical director for a family treatment program specializing in alcohol and other drug-related problems and also served as an adjunct faculty member in a university graduate program in psychology for several years. Page iii A Skeptic's Guide to The 12 Steps Phillip Z. HAZELDEN® INFORMATION & EDUCATIONAL SERVICES Page iv First published October 1990.