Rediscover the classic guide for recovery with this tenth anniversary edition “that transcends genres by seamlessly integrating the 12-Step approach, Buddhist principles, and a compelling personal struggle with addiction and a quest for spiritual awakening” (Donald Altman, author of Living Kindness).
Since 2009, The 12-Step Buddhist has touched thousands of lives, presenting a complementary guide for recovery to traditional 12-step programs. With The 12-Step Buddhist 10th Anniversary Edition, author Darren Littlejohn expands his original handbook with the newest research on the brain as well as controversial treatments that could help a new generation of recovering addicts—including CBD and psychedelics.
Working with the traditional 12-Step philosophy, the author shares his own path out of addiction and how practicing Buddhism supported his recovery. By integrating meditations and exercises, he shows how each step—including taking self-inventory, seeking help, making amends, and being of service to others—can be enhanced by Buddhist practice. Those who need more than the traditional confines of the Judeo-Christian based 12 steps will find Littlejohn’s book an invaluable resource.
This 10th anniversary edition will explore developments in recovery over the past 10 years, including the role of traumatic brain injury on addiction, PTSD and other mental health disorders. He also addresses scandals that have rocked recovery and spiritual circles, showing readers how to cope with such disruptions. The 12-Step Buddhist 10th Anniversary Edition provides addicts in recovery with spiritual coping mechanisms and holistic tools to address their unhealthy attachments and liberate themselves from suffering.