Third Year Sobriety
Finding Out Who You Really Are - Guy Kettelhack
In the final book of this series, Kettelhack offers moving and triumphant stories of individuals in their third year of sobriety. In doing so, he brings alive the ongoing process of building self-esteem and explores what this process means at this point in recovery--"turning it over" to a Higher Power, doing service, developing an increasingly positive attitude toward health, relationships, and family, and creating a new definition of success in sobriety. "We begin to discover," writes Kettelhack, "the greatest adventure sobriety offers us: discovering who we are and what we have the capacity to become." These are people who are alternately amazed, appalled, delighted, depressed, illuminated, disturbed, or simply thrown by their first days, weeks, and months of sobriety. Kettelhack explores the challenges all seem to face: learning to break through loneliness, isolation, and fear; finding ways to deal with anger, depression, and resentment; and learning how to deal with a new and sometimes overwhelming happiness. Read the introduction to and chapter one of: First Year Sobriety. This file is in PDF format. Guy Kettelhack has written seven books on recovery. He is completing a Master's degree in psychoanalysis, and is an analyst-in-training at the Boston and New York Centers for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies. A graduate of Middlebury College, Kettelhack has also done graduate work in English literature at Bread Loaf School of English at Oxford University. He lives in New York City.