By Sheppard B Kominars
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 http://sibyllineofbooks.com/acceptingourselves.html.