“The program in this book has given me freedom from all addictions, and it will do the same for you. This system offers nothing less than liberation from self-centeredness, a new perspective, and freedom from the illusion of suffering for anyone who is willing to take the necessary steps.” –Russell Brand
This is an age of addiction. We are facing an epidemic so all-encompassing that many of us don’t even realize we are in its grasp.
Russell Brand is a comedian, writer, and addict. He’s been addicted to drugs, sex, fame, money, and power. His documentary From Addiction to Recovery showed Brand to be both serious and knowledgeable about addiction, and he has become a recognized spokesperson on the subject. His recent work running the Trew Era Café, staffed by recovering addicts, showed him putting some of that insight into grassroots action to help those in recovery. Brand performs as a comic and is studying for an MA in Religion in Global Politics. He has 2 cats, a dog, a wife, a baby, 10 chickens, and 60 thousand bees, in spite of being vegan curious.
Obvious addictions like drugs and alcohol, right through to socially acceptable chemicals such as caffeine and, all the way to invisible and often endorsed addictions like work, stress, bad relationships, and digital media. Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions is a self-help book for everyone that will change your life. Offering a definitive guide to addiction from someone who has struggled with heroin, alcohol, sex, fame, food, and staring at their phone. This important new book will help anyone who is an addict (or loves an addict) move toward recovery.
Within the book Russell explores how the process of staying clean and connected is a daily activity. He shares the practical toolkit that he uses himself, and offers a recovery plan to anyone who believes their life could be better.
With a powerful mix of honesty, humor, and compassion, Russell Brand tells his intimate yet universal story and shares the practical advice and wisdom he has been taught through his fourteen and a half years of recovery. He speaks to those suffering along the full spectrum of addiction – from serious, life-threatening misuse of substances, to the subtler habits we use to hold our lives together, like food, technology, or unhealthy relationships. Russell understands that addiction is amorphous and migratory. This book asks and addresses; “What pain is your addiction masking? Why are you running–into the wrong job, the wrong life, the wrong relationship?” and most importantly, “When are you going to recover the person you were born to be?”
RECOVERY: Freedom From Our Addictions By Russell Brand