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By Sheppard B Kominars

ISBN-10: 0585346666

ISBN-13: 9780585346663

ISBN-10: 1568381204

ISBN-13: 9781568381206

An predicted 10 million addicts and alcoholics within the U.S. are gay or bisexual. in reality, the speed of substance habit rises from one in ten within the common neighborhood to might be as many as one in 3 within the homosexual group. Accepting Ourselves, first released in 1989, was once the 1st booklet to handle the issues and wishes of substance abusers within the gay group. Now, during this totally revised and multiplied moment version which incorporates a workbook structure, Accepting Ourselves and Others examines the difficulty of restoration because it impacts the gay and bisexual groups of the nineties, in addition to their pals, relatives, and therapists. The authors handle the connection among substance abuse and being a sexual minority either inside and out of doors of conventional Twelve Step versions. in addition they provide new study at the dating of HIV and AIDS to substance abuse within the homosexual neighborhood, in addition to the connection to different matters similar to nervousness, melancholy, sexual abuse, and studying disabilities. a distinct part built for therapists assists the pro in operating with homosexual consumers struggling with addictive/compulsive habit by way of addressing the impression concerns akin to abstinence, relapse, homophobia, and the present denial of the significance compulsive behaviors have in this neighborhood. The Kominars provide a highway map to these within the homosexual group looking out to appreciate themselves and their addictive/compulsive habit, supplying necessary assist in keeping long term restoration. This booklet is the 1st complete, in-depth exploration of restoration for homosexual, lesbian, and bisexual humans, and for counselors, therapists, clinicians, and clergy who paintings with them. Accepting Ourselves and Others is a dynamic, frank primer that will get correct on the center of concerns that convalescing homosexual, lesbian, and bisexual humans face. The authors supply extra in-depth information regarding the publication at

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Gays and lesbians in their early twenties who are not getting married, when most heterosexuals are getting married, must deal with the issue of being single in the midst of their peers. Later on in their thirties, when heterosexuals are creating a family with children, gays and lesbians experience certain developmental issues about being without this type of family. In their forties, gays and lesbians face additional issues that arise at the time when children are being sent off to college, or, when caring for elderly, infirm parents.

These individuals are struggling with a hunger to get such needs met and to have this void filled. The behaviors they utilize work to overcome the feeling of not having enough, of not being filled enough. Often, individuals who begin recovery think that their problem is the substance itself; when the substance is taken away, they discover, however, that the hunger is still there. Their pain remains. Page 19 The substance is not the problem. Chemical dependency is internal and not external. That is why it is so complicated: everyone responds to alcohol/drugs differently because everyone has grown up with different genes, environment, culture, and background.

The circle, the spiral, of our experience in recovery is always opening beyond our original encounter with it. Saying that the actual recovery process is circular simplifies what is very, very complex. As in all cases, the complexity depends on the individual's past experience, heredity, and behavior. When individuals develop a dependency on a substance or a behavior to solve or respond to needs, the problem is not in the substance but in the individual's behavior. Substance abuse is a way of filling a void caused by unmet needs.

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