Introduction. Setting the Scene. Part I: Lost in the Labyrinth of Addiction. A Shameful Secret. Down and Out. Ambivalence Second Time Round. Lost in the Labyrinth of Addiction. Part II: The Turning Point. I Did it My Way. Time to Stop Drinking with the Boys. I Was Able Just to be Me. The Prize Fighter. The Turning Point. Part III: The New Task. Starting from Scratch. Putting Away My Crutches. What I Learned When I Stopped Drinking. A Most Astonishing Thing Happened. The New Task. Part IV: In the Long Term. A Bleak Picture: Hoping Against Hope. A Very Major Change for Me. Stepping Away from Co-dependence. This Intense Relationship with Life Itself. In the Long Term.
Mary Addenbrooke is a Jungian analyst who has worked in the field of substance misuse and a professional member of the Society of Analytical Psychology.
"Addenbrooke's beautifully written and innovative approach gives addicted individuals the chance to express themselves, making clear what does and does not work for them in their struggle. Then she adds canny and well-informed thinking and realistic reflection on this very demanding kind of therapeutic work. All mental health professionals carry addicted individuals in their practices and will be grateful to learn from this fine book, whilst addiction specialists will find it essential reading." - Andrew Samuels, Professor of Analytical Psychology, University of Essex, UK "Easy to follow, Mary Addenbrooke's thoughtful and profound explorations into the voices of addiction recovery is essential reading for anyone who works with, or cares about an addict." - Addictionblog.org, May 13, 2011