A guide to all kinds of addiction from a star who has struggled with heroin, alcohol, sex, fame, food and eBay, that will help addicts and their loved ones make the first steps into recovery-This manual for self-realization comes not from a mountain but from the mud...My qualification is not that I am better than you but I am worse.- --Russell BrandWith a rare mix of honesty, humor, and compassion, comedian and movie star Russell Brand mines his own wild story and shares the advice and wisdom he has gained through his fourteen years of recovery. Brand speaks to those suffering along the full spectrum of addiction--from drugs, alcohol, caffeine, and sugar addictions to addictions to work, stress, bad relationships, digital media, and fame. Brand understands that addiction can take many shapes and sizes and how the process of staying clean, sane, and unhooked is a daily activity. He believes that the question is not -Why are you addicted?- but -What pain is your addiction masking? Why ar...
|Title||:||Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions|
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Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions Reviews
There is a little anecdote in the book where Brand is speaking with a counselor, a grueling session that has gone on and detailed the darkest parts of his life and the severity of his addictions. When she stops speaking she looks at him awestruck, and in that little pause, that on a sheet of paper is 2 tiny spaces, your mind reels with the thoughts that could fill pages... She simply tells him what a survivor he is to have found drugs. Think about that.
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**Listened again and upgraded rating from 4 to 5 stars**
As a person in recovery who did not use a 12-step program for support, I have always thought that 12-step programs were a little too prescriptive and dogmatic to be of use to me. However, I found Russell Brand’s personal spin on the meaning and benefit behind the rules of The Program (i.e. Alcoholics Anonymous) approachable, relatable, and practical. I believe this book (and its free online companion) could help a lot of people in need.
I really liked this. It’s obvious that Russell is a very deep and intelligent person, I was amazed by how beautiful he can write. The book is part personal memoir and part self help, following a 12 step program for getting rid of basically any type of addiction that a human being can have.
I didn’t necessarily agree with everything that was written, but there were some very interesting ideas in this book. Also, it was deeply personal in places, so I guess it wasn’t easy for Russell to be t ...more
I'm really glad I decided to grab this book on Audible... You don't need to be an addict to gain something valuable from this book.
Fantastic...I laughed, I cried, I nearly peed myself! Russell takes you on an expedition of self-actualization and wonder. He lays out a convincing argument espousing we are all just experiencing a temporary journey through what Prince would call "this thing called 'life.'" It is an absolute must read, and the new "Under the Skin" podcast (subscribe here! subscribe here!) is a must hear. Rusty you blimey done it again mate, I can't turn me head round without you breaking more barriers between us ...more
I don’t have one of the more obvious addictions that everyone thinks of, but I still think this book is life changing. I will never be done reading it, I will need to go back and listen to it again and again. RB thinks of addiction as something on a contiuuum. We are all participating in addictive behavior of some kind, just by virtue of living in our society. I’m glad I really took my time with this one. There were some passages that I listened to over and over.
A few favorite quotes and ideas f ...more
A very pleasant surprise. Puts the 12 Step program into perspective for anyone to apply for their life.
Russell Brand’s "Recovery: Freedom From Our Addiction" is a great guide to begin an understanding of what addiction is. It is a fantastic medley of honesty, humor, and compassion with eye opening perspective that invites the reader to observe any patterns of habits in their own behavior that may be unhealthy. Brand interlaces his own personal experiences with addiction and recovery within his own interpretation of a twelve step program. I enjoyed this book on many levels as Brand carefully weave ...more