3 Steps to Recovery: One Man’s Triumph over Alcohol and Drugs

Dan Farish
T-87 Publishing (2011)
ISBN 9780983581109

Reviewed by Carol Hoyer, PhD, for Reader Views (11/11)

As a recovering alcoholic, I have tried every program there is. I didn’t like the whining at 12-Step programs and discontinued going. However, when I read Farish’s book on his history of abuse I took a new look at where I stood. This is a book that is honest and straightforward. Alcoholics Anonymous is a great program but it is not for everyone.

Faish's honest, open discussion about his use related to what I was feeling. He knew there was a problem but he could control his abuse. When he went into rehab many said he wouldn’t make it- he would be the first to fail. Parish took this information and resolved to do the best he could and beat his addiction. He worked the program in his way- he found a Higher Power to guide him. Not everyone is religious and Higher Power means different things to different people.

There are many times when an addict has the best intentions, but a cookie-cutter treatment is not for everyone. Farish made a decision and he stuck with it. It worked for him and I’m sure it does for many others. 

Once you start reading this book you will not be able to put it down. In no way did he bash AA or inpatient programs. He was very honest in his opinions. “3 Steps to Recovery” really is a must read for all of those suffering from addiction.

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