A Sober Mom's Guide to Recovery: Taking Care of Yourself to Take Care of Your Kids by Rosemary O'ConnorA Sober Mom's Guide to Recovery: Taking Care of Yourself to Take Care of Your Kids by Rosemary O'Connor

A Sober Mom's Guide to Recovery: Taking Care of Yourself to Take Care of Your Kids

byRosemary O'Connor

Paperback | August 28, 2015

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Rosemary O’Connor brings her many years of experience working with women in recovery to addressing the key life issues mothers face at all stages of their recovery path.

Recovering from an addiction is tough enough, but when you throw in the tremendous responsibilities of motherhood, resisting cravings and remaining abstinent—much less enjoying the rewards of sobriety—can seem like an impossible challenge.Rosemary O’Connor brings her many years of experience working with women in recovery to addressing the key life issues mothers face at all stages of their recovery path. At once affirming, engaging, and practical, A Sober Mom’s Guide to Recovery combines down-to-earth advice with the inspiring stories of recovering moms, including the author’s, to offer guidance on over fifty vital topics, including stress, relapse, relationships, sex and intimacy, spirituality, shame, gratitude, dating, and, of course, parenting. The result is an inspirational and practical handbook, not just for getting through the day, but for building a sense of well-being that radiates outward, allowing you to be present with your kids and loved ones, and find hope for the future.
Rosemary O’Connor is founder of Recovery Services for Women and a certified recovery/life coach who had worked as a workshop facilitator for Bayside Marin and has been on the staff of the Alta Mira Recovery Programs, Muir Wood Adolescent Family Program, and Five Sisters Ranch. Rosemary serves on the advisory board of Stepping Stone, th...
Title:A Sober Mom's Guide to Recovery: Taking Care of Yourself to Take Care of Your KidsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.4 × 5.35 × 0.5 inPublished:August 28, 2015Publisher:Hazelden PublishingLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Acknowledgements

Preface

Topics:

1. Hitting Bottom
2. Guilt
3. Exhaustion
4. Loneliness
5. Dating
6. Money Money Money
7. Intimacy
8. Drama Mama
9. Love Relationship Dysfunction
10. Supermom
11. Anger
12. Sexual Trauma
13. Codependency
14. Living the Dream
15. Joy and Laughter
16. Spirituality
17. Communication
18. Worry
19. Surviving Domestic Abuse and Violence
20. Shame
21. Self-Care
22. Having Fun and Celebrating Life in Sobriety
23. Relapse and Triggers
24. Life Vision
25. Ho Ho Ho and the Not-So-Merry Holidays
26. Forgiveness of Self and Others

Editorial Reviews

"Rosemary O'Connor is such a warm and experienced companion for women trying to manage the difficult and exhilarating path of sober motherhood. She has such a good sense of humor, and a lot of both practical and spiritual wisdom. I wish I'd had this book when I had my child in early recovery--I would have gone less crazy, less often, had amazing tools with which to navigate and enjoy both passionate challenges a lot more."--Anne Lamott"I have had the opportunity to work with Rosemary O’Connor and her excellent Recovery services for several years. She is a role model for 12 step recovery. Her services for women and outstanding continuum of care has contributed a great deal by fulfilling the need in the San Francisco Bay Area for excellent treatment of addiction.”--Dr. David E. Smith, Diplomate American Board of Addiction Medicine, Founder Haight Ashbury Free Clinic“This book provides loving guidance that your whole family will feel.”--NEW YOU"... O'Connor tells her story and hopes to help other moms stay on track to sober lives."--Newsday"This is a guidebook for recovering women who have struggled with balancing their recovery and parenting."--The Phoenix Spirit