[[ kindle ]] Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud: Relapse and the Symptoms of SobrietyAuthor Scott Stevens – Bilb-weil.de

This book definitely has changed many of my views on alcohol. This is an empowering and life changing book Mr Scott Stevens is an authority on the subject of alcoholism, and this book is an indispensable tool for anyone struggling with alcoholism or fear of not being able to retain sobriety Co dependents will also find it useful as it can contribute to a better understanding of their own psychology and enabling tendencies The book offers shrewd observations on human behavior, insights difficult to find in most psychology books Anyone who seeks a bette This is an empowering and life changing book Mr Scott Stevens is an authority on the subject of alcoholism, and this book is an indispensable tool for anyone struggling with alcoholism or fear of not being able to retain sobriety Co dependents will also find it useful as it can contribute to a better understanding of their own psychology and enabling tendencies The book offers shrewd observations on human behavior, insights difficult to find in most psychology books Anyone who seeks a better understanding and compassion for human nature will profit from this read, as a lot of the behaviors described are universal The book gains much of its power from the author s personal experiences and wisdom derived while going through his struggle with alcoholism It is an honest expression of feelings, witty analogies, personal struggles, and shining victories The author s research explains in simple language the nature of this disease, and dissolves some of its myths Although the author says that Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud isn t a crusade to cure people, this book can be life changing Just being aware of people, places or things that trigger relapse is not enough One has to be aware also of the inner stressors that contribute to the secretion of excess cortisol, the major factor in relapse Several ideas and solutions are mentioned as a way to ease or prevent the symptoms brought out by stressors like guilt, shame, forgiveness, and grief These thoughts and ideas the author s way of dealing with problems common to himself and others are extremely psychologically sound and empowering Chapters 4 7 The author goes through the secrets to succeeding in sobriety Chapter 8 provides valuable suggestions for anyone who struggles with communication skills or assertiveness A lot can go wrong in group self help, group therapy, counseling, therapy programs, or AA and Chapters 9 10 provide information on what works and what doesn t Chapter 10, in particular, focuses on the success characteristics of group therapy and group self help Some of the stories included there would be hilarious if they were fiction, but are disturbing when they demonstrate the obscurity and stupidity of social programs that ignore these characteristics for success That is why it is cleverer for one to shop around for help before one is forced into something that is not working The book shows what to look for.Relapse is not a deliberate, willful decision Inner stressors, alcoholism and cortisol are all knitted together The understanding gained from reading this book has the ability to restore bruised self esteem, dignity, and confidence, which the system and uninformed people can strip from a fellow human being born into some biochemical imbalance How can a system be so harsh over an alcoholic s choice , when like Sophie s Choice , it may not be a choice at all Such clouds can lead a relapsed alcoholic into an unnecessarily miserable life, much as they led Sophie The na ve judgments and stigma attached are unfair and counterproductive.Alcoholism, the author explains, is not a moral shortcoming due to lack of self control More than anything, it is due to chemical imbalance The chemical imbalance contributing to alcoholism is different from the one contributing to relapse However, life does not have to return to chaos When one recognizes the sobriety symptoms and does not react by drinking, life becomes better It would be interesting to also read What the Early Worm Gets , because an imbalance of neurochemicals like serotonin and dopamine can be responsible not only for alcoholism but also for the unhappy lives that a lot of us live in silent desperation, but we do not even know it The author has superb writing skills I envy He has lived up to his journalistic background Anyone in search of valuable statistics pertinent to alcoholism will find the final chapter a valuable resource As a reporter, the author also clarified terms that many are inclined by mistake to use interchangeably for example, shame vs guilt, sobriety vs recovery vs abstinence, alcoholism vs alcohol abuse The book Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud is the product of obvious intelligence and understanding Highly recommended Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud Relapse and the Symptoms of Sobriety by Scott Stevens is a must read for every alcoholic and those living with those suffering with the disease The author never plunges the reader into why me whining but brings sound knowledge and insights from many sources Scott also explains the discovery of cortisol which inhibits the sufferer and makes it sodifficult to stay off the booze Every page brings a fresh slap in the face to wake us up to the real effects o Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud Relapse and the Symptoms of Sobriety by Scott Stevens is a must read for every alcoholic and those living with those suffering with the disease The author never plunges the reader into why me whining but brings sound knowledge and insights from many sources Scott also explains the discovery of cortisol which inhibits the sufferer and makes it sodifficult to stay off the booze Every page brings a fresh slap in the face to wake us up to the real effects of alcohol This is a book that should be available reading in every library and needs to be made aware to all governments, medical practitioners and psychiatrists worldwide I must admit, my blinkers have been removed and I will for ever see alcoholism in a different light, not tainted by prejudice and ignorance.I give this book FIVE STARS for its bold approach and brutal truthfulness Well done Scott Stevens This is a very informative look at alcoholism, and the symptoms of relapse I learned a lot of valuable new information that I was not aware of Researchers have now discovered that high levels of cortisol determine a true alcoholic Cortisol is related to adrenalin, and explains why alcoholics aresensitive to everything Imagine your most stressful day, this is the baseline for alcoholics Relapse often occurs due to added stress which producescortisol This book takes a look at how This is a very informative look at alcoholism, and the symptoms of relapse I learned a lot of valuable new information that I was not aware of Researchers have now discovered that high levels of cortisol determine a true alcoholic Cortisol is related to adrenalin, and explains why alcoholics aresensitive to everything Imagine your most stressful day, this is the baseline for alcoholics Relapse often occurs due to added stress which producescortisol This book takes a look at how to keep stressors down, and also delves into court appointed rehabs, how to choose the best professional help andA great short read for anyone interested in alcoholism Every Silver Lining has a Cloud Scott StevensAn enlightening book by StevensI was given an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review Scott Stevens has written a clear, insightful and informative book Differentiation and perception are explored in the writing which, I am sure, will help many people comprehend the unique difficulties involved with alcoholism in a true manner I am not an expert in these issues, although, the book has detailed physiological and psychological details Every Silver Lining has a Cloud Scott StevensAn enlightening book by StevensI was given an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review Scott Stevens has written a clear, insightful and informative book Differentiation and perception are explored in the writing which, I am sure, will help many people comprehend the unique difficulties involved with alcoholism in a true manner I am not an expert in these issues, although, the book has detailed physiological and psychological details Every Silver Lining has a Cloud will guide, aid and reach out to help those that need it most an enlightening book by Stevens A Great Book for Everyone Scott Steven s extremely readable Every Silver Lining Has A Cloud is SUCH an important work Powerful, clearly written, enormously informative, this book taught me not only about the emotional rollercoaster an alcoholic takes, but also about the chemical science of alcoholism, which basically stacks the genetic biochemical deck against him or her.Scott also goes into Al Anon, the legal system, and the futility of incarceration programs as well as how dysfunctional fa A Great Book for Everyone Scott Steven s extremely readable Every Silver Lining Has A Cloud is SUCH an important work Powerful, clearly written, enormously informative, this book taught me not only about the emotional rollercoaster an alcoholic takes, but also about the chemical science of alcoholism, which basically stacks the genetic biochemical deck against him or her.Scott also goes into Al Anon, the legal system, and the futility of incarceration programs as well as how dysfunctional families play such a large role in alcoholism Peppered throughout the book are well versed truisms and great chapter opening quotes, which I personally thought added an extra punch to it all And lest you think this book is like so many other self help books, filled with one unprovable case study after another, here, every eye opening statement or life example is backed up by worthy sources A true find for everyone HIGHLY recommended I just cannot read another word of this book It seems the author is intent on blaming cortisol and Society for alcoholism It s everyone else s fault Society is mean and projects shame and this projecting of shame is what makes alcoholic relapse Well, that and cortisol of course The author is supposedly giving an explanation of the course of the disease of alcoholism But he comes across as a whiny complainer trying to force society to take the blame for his behavior. This was a great, easy to read and understand book This book is for anyone dealing with sobriety or knows and loves someone who is This book is helpful, insightful, but most of all very encouraging. Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud Relapse and the Symptoms of Sobriety by Scott Stevens is a remarkable book about alcoholism that has busted a few myths for me, taught me a few truths and filled in other gaps in what I thought was comprehensive knowledge on the subject of addiction and alcoholism.With journalistic precision and competence Stevens informs his readers in excellent fashion about the correlation between alcoholism and cortisol, a chemical in the body related to stress and stresso Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud Relapse and the Symptoms of Sobriety by Scott Stevens is a remarkable book about alcoholism that has busted a few myths for me, taught me a few truths and filled in other gaps in what I thought was comprehensive knowledge on the subject of addiction and alcoholism.With journalistic precision and competence Stevens informs his readers in excellent fashion about the correlation between alcoholism and cortisol, a chemical in the body related to stress and stressors Stevens also brings in psychological aspects and data, statistics and the impact of spirituality and communication on recovery.I found Stevens approach refreshing because unlike other self help books there is no agenda or one simplifying message about the subject This is an informed and personalised account of facts that can clarify patterns, help understanding them and shed new light on the subject without trying to force them into a one trick pony of a book.The book includes many great quotes on the matter and should be helpful for alcoholics and those around them just for the inspirational impact of those alone but I also personally related particularly well to the rational journalistic approach interspersed with the personal.I commend Stevens for his honesty when it comes to his own private experiences and for his talent to chose wisely where to bring the personal into the book in the first place Here is not a sinner asking for forgiveness, or someone revealing to shock or to accuse The sobriety of his account is most rewarding and probably helps to increase the impact of what is being shared.I have already passed the book details on to my friends in recovery Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist USA Best Books Awards FinalistNine out of ten people who quit drinking relapse at least once Why would any sober Alcoholic return to the misery Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud Relapse and the Symptoms of Sobriety, shows why it s not just once without pithy slogans or trademarked solutions from a journalist who has been there Here s a book explaining how and why relapse happens, how to hold it at bay and why every non alcoholic should care, without reading like a clinical journalThis read is for drinkers, ex drinkers and anyone who knows an alcoholic celebrates and encourages sobriety while giving an ominous warning of the not so secret thief in the healthcare system What are the Symptoms of Sobriety and how do Alcoholics and non Alcoholics guard against them What four overlooked stressors trip up recovery Can you hit bottom sober Informative and very personal, the narrative dashes along peaks of anger, joy, desperation, relief and hope interspersed with solid data on the disease and guidance for avoiding relapse traps Alcoholics and non alcoholics sometimes believe sobriety is the silver lining to the cloud of alcoholism but it s not enough to just stop drinking I I ve been soberyears this is the best recovery book I ve read One of than a dozen five star reviews on