The twelve-step program has proved to be a fully effective treatment for alcoholism and other addictions. Segal shows how the program can bring relief from stress, anxiety and discontent in non-addicts too. As a first-rate philosopher and cognitive scientist, he offers an incisive science-based account of the psychological causes of restlessness, irritability and discontent and explains how the program works to overcome them.
As a practitioner of the steps, he provides clear, easy-to-follow but thorough instructions for anyone, addict or not, wishing to do them. Written four years after the publication of the highly successful first edition, this revised and expanded second edition of Segal’s Guide is the result of extensive further research into what makes the twelve-step program work. This book is must-reading for anyone seeking psychological good health and peace of mind.