Many people who try Twelve Step programs struggle with the spiritual aspects of recovery. This fourteen page workbook assures them they can believe in whomever or whatever they want and stay in recovery. On the other hand, this workbook challenges them to ask why they believe or disbelieve as they do. Choosing a Higher Purpose offers guidance for finding a purpose that includes other people and strengthens recovery.
About the Author
I did a lot of personal research into the life of an alcoholic. The last time I had a drink I made an illegal left turn at 3:00 a.m., hitting a county sheriff. I was $35K in debt. I had just gotten kicked out of my Ph.D. program. My divorce was a month from being final. I lived in an apartment with no furniture. My cat was blind.
I learned about mental illness by spending ten years helping people with schizophrenia overcome addiction. We’d talk about why partying with the voices was a bad idea, or the importance of not mixing Prolixin with crack. I was humbled by folks who stayed sober despite delusions, paranoia, hospitalizations, and horrible medication side effects.
I started writing when I was in my early thirties. I wrote Dancing With Rachel in 1995, got a literary agent, and became an expert on rejection letters. Greenbriar Treatment Center asked me to write the workbooks we gave to patients. We began selling them online and at conferences, where they were very well received.
I have a wife and two children. They amaze me everyday. I work at a rehab. The people there amaze me as well. Much of what I write is inspired by their struggles. I am working on AArdvarks another daily meditation book for recovering addicts, a series of short stories, and a novella about the clash between a shadow government, the real government, and people forced to take sides.
My Resume Says:
Ken Montrose is the Director of Training and Publications for Greenbriar Treatment Center. He has worked for Greenbriar since 1999. For eight years he worked as an addiction specialist on a schizophrenia unit of a psychiatric hospital. He was the Director of Clinical Services for Greenbriar for two years. A Certified Addictions Counselor, he also holds a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology. He has been sober since October 2, 1988.
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