Author, Roger Stark writes addiction/recovery books, with two under his belt so far. His first release is titled; “The Water Fall Concept, A Blueprint for Addiction Recovery.” His most recent new book has just released early June 2016 titled; “Reclaiming Your Addicted Brain: A Recovery GPS: How to find your path to recovery and not get lost.” Both books are available in e-book and paperback and sold online on Amazon.com, Amazon Kindle Store, and on the author’s websites: The Waterfall Concept & Reclaiming Your Addicted Brain .
Now one of my favorite social media places believe it or not is over on LinkedIn! This is where Roger and I connected. He sent me a message ‘begging me’ to help him promote his new book, well, …. OK, he didn’t quite beg, but he did ask about my promotion services! LOL. LOL. Here is more about both of his books and a wee bit more about him and his co-author, Irwin Morse ….
About The Book Waterfall Concept:
This is an addicts owner’s manual. It is truly a blueprint for recovery. It is a practical description of addiction and what must be done to recover. Whether the struggle is drugs, alcohol, gambling, pornography or any other sexual addiction, it is all covered in this book. It is written with the understanding that only an addict/clinician can have It is the book I wish had been given to me the day I realized, I was in fact, an addict.
In my own recovery from addiction, in my studies which qualified me to practice as an addiction counselor and in my ensuing work with addicts, I have been taught. What I have come to understand is presented here.
Are you seeking to understand addiction or looking to find recovery? Please, let us help. Our goal is to help you understand the mess addiction is.
The Waterfall Concept, A blueprint for addiction recovery, is the new standard in LDS addiction recovery books. It provides insights that give understanding to addiction and well as solutions that lead to recovery. It was written by a recovering addict and trained addiction counselor who combines his life experience, education, cases studies and clinical best practices to produce a truly unique recovery guide.
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About The New Book Reclaiming Your Addicted Brain:
Inexplicable logic is normal fare in addict land. Friends and family are baffled by the behaviors, antics, and thinking of the addicted one. Their patience, tolerance, and love are depleted quickly. Eventually, their empathy and compassion exhausted, they say the inevitable, “He will just have to hit bottom,” as they shake their heads and walk away.
The tool of self-destruction so effectively wielded by the addict is his own mind. The addict takes a perfectly good brain and, by relying on thinking errors, rationalization, justification, and every form of denial known to man, creates an addict where a person used to be.
“Reclaiming Your Addicted Brain” reviews the return journey from addict land, the learning of how to leave our thinking errors behind. Written around the recovery story of one man from alcohol and sex addiction, clinical notes, and comments appear throughout the story helping the reader to understand this baffling disease. Addicts report being able to see their own behaviors that were previously hidden from them when they are manifest in someone else. Reading George’s (the book’s addicted character) story and misadventures creates ‘aha’ moments of understanding that can open the doors to recovery.
This is definitely a “How To” book. George presents his “legs of a stool” analogy that eloquently describe the needed steps to recovery. The clinician’s voice adds step by step directions on how to gain the key ‘Skills of Recovery.”
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About The Author:
Roger and his wife Susan live in the Pacific Northwest in the great State of Washington.
Roger is an avid bicyclist. Married to his wife Susan for over 45 years, they raised seven children, have eight grandchildren with two more on the way. He and Susan love to travel and see the sites and cultures of the world. They indulge in the sport of Geocaching on their travels. Roger works as a licensed addiction counselor in the State of Washington, (CDP), and is Founder of The Waterfall Concept, located in Vancouver, WA. Visit his website for all the services he offers: Waterfall Concept .
Roger also offers Mini-Camps through Reveille, Awaken To Recovery.
Designed specifically for addicts, their families and helpers, Reveille Speaking Engagements and Mini-Camps are intensive recovery experiences. The curriculum brings understanding by making sense of the addiction mess and provides the solutions that make recovery possible. These events are specially designed for those who have struggled to find healing or have experienced treatment failure.
Mini-Camps are cost-free and work on:
- Education – Understanding the disease
- Planning — Charting the Recovery Path
- Goals — Outlining the goals of recovery
- Change — How compulsions are extinguished
- Helpers — The helpers role
- Rules of Recovery — The rules that lead to recovery
- Benchmarks — How we measure success
- 12 Step Work – The key to spiritual healing
- Skill Building — Raising the ability to change
- Tool Gathering – Acquiring the tools of recovery
Usual Suspects — These guarantee recovery failure
“Bring your desire to change, we will show you how.”
About The C0-Author, Irwin Morse:
“Reclaiming your Addicted Brain” is Irwin Morse’s first writing effort. Irwin writes about addiction and recovery from the perspective of his first-hand experiences. This book includes events from his life including his 26-year journey of recovery, some of those events successful, many not. He shares his experiences in an effort to be true to Step 12 of Alcoholics Anonymous: to reach out to the addict who still suffers. Irwin was born and raised in New York and has traveled extensively, including living overseas. He currently resides in the South and is an active supporter of both the AA and SAA communities there. You can learn more on his website: Reclaim Your Addicted Brain . . . .
Now, I have been working closely with Roger for past the few weeks, and I can tell you he has a great sense of humor and down to earth. I just finished reading his first book, Waterfall Concept and my is it truly a guide to a successful recovery for those who are in early recovery. Great advice and resources in this book! I also have just started his new book with Irwin, and so far it is an exceptional read. Here are a couple book reviewers take on just how well written and fantastic both books are!
WaterFall Concept: “Packed with helpful suggestions”
Roger Stark is not only an addiction counselor and a recovering addict himself. He approaches this book with the same attitude required of anyone attempting recovery — humility. He offers so many tools in this book and covers all the bases: spiritual, emotional, physical. His suggestions progress from the easiest to follow early recovery techniques to more challenging techniques in later stages and the maintenance phase.
Stark clearly defines what an addict is and describes how they got to their place of addiction. I found it to be a good book for any parent who may have a child that is beginning to use drugs or alcohol as a coping technique for their feelings. I think many of the suggestions could be used as preventative tools, not only as recovery tools.
Stark is positive and encouraging throughout the book. He helps put relapses into perspective so they can become learning experiences rather than stumbling blocks.
What I loved most about his book is that many of his techniques are helpful overall life skills. Anyone can benefit from learning and incorporating the suggestions for coping, self-care, and expressing feelings.
The book had a lot of grammar and punctuation mistakes that made the reader have to work a little too hard. But it was well worth the effort. I strongly recommend this book to anyone, those who are currently in addiction recovery, parents, or anyone looking to become healthier emotionally.
Review of Reclaiming Your Addicted Brain: “Great Resource”
Format: Kindle Edition
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Author/Columnist, Catherine Townsend-Lyon