January 29, 2011

Now on E-Readers

I am writing today with news on my latest recovery book Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery. This potent look at our nation's addiction population, and those who have loved ones with an addiction, is fast becoming the "book to read" in the addiction recovery arena.

This book is now available as an E-reader through several avenues! Here are two links where this book can be purchased for as little as $9.99 as an E-reader. Thank you for helping to promote this healing new book and for your support and sharing of it to your friends!

Amazon's "Kindle Reader"

Barnes & Noble's "Nook Reader"

Love & Light,

January 11, 2011

New Addiction Newsletter--New Book Review

I wanted to let you all know of a new Blog/Newsletter called "Addiction Professional." It contains many topics all associated with the journey of recovery from alcohol and/or drug addiction. On this new online paper, I found a wonderful Review of Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery! I feel honored to receive this praise for a book that virtually wrote itself with the help of so many contributors. Here is the Review:

"Storytelling has the power to move people toward understanding and inspiration in a way therapy cannot. Aware of storytelling’s magic, Barbara Sinor has assembled a powerful collection of recovery stories to help those struggling with addiction and recovery in “Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery: Twenty True Stories from the Soul” (Modern History Press, 2010).

When attempting recovery from alcohol, substance abuse, or any addiction, stories of how others have succeeded can be priceless. Stories are the basis of the “Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous,” one of the first and most successful recovery programs. Barbara Sinor has created a “Big Book” for the twenty-first century with twenty true stories of people dealing with addiction, undergoing recovery, and dealing with relapses. While pain and frustration fill many of these pages, so does enough hope to inspire any reader. Beyond the stories, Dr. Sinor provides insight into the steps from addiction to recovery by pulling from behavioral theory, recovery philosophy, new understandings from the world of physics, and spiritual development.

These true stories were collected from drug addicts and alcoholics as well as many authors who have written about the difficulties and ultimate successes of their recoveries. Interwoven throughout the book is the journal of Barbara’s son, illuminating his journey from alcoholism to recovery. Barbara also details the difficulties she and her husband experienced in witnessing their son’s journey.

In the book’s introduction, Barbara writes, “Addicted or not, we all have stories to tell.” Whether the reader is a codependent wishing to help an addicted loved one, or an addict him or herself, this powerful book grows with each story as readers come to understand the truth of addiction, how it affects people in different and similar ways, and how it is possible not only to choose recovery, but ultimately, to find a new day filled with hope and freedom from addiction. Although individual stories cover a myriad of substances, including alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, barbiturates, and amphetamines, the reader will begin to discover a thread of humanity which binds us all, addicted or not.

Reviewers rave about “Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery.” Ken Seeley, author of “Face It and Fix It” states, “These heart-wrenching and ultimately heartwarming stories provide the inspiration for each one of us to know that recovery works.” Leslie Lovejoy, author of “Create Your Health Using the Five Keys to Wellness” testifies, “one is struck both with the pain and suffering that was experienced, and also the hope for a healthier future.” And Elaine DiNucci of Stanford University calls the book “gut-wrenching…The stories are riveting, each starting out with family history that is inevitably pivotal to the storyteller’s current situation. A must read.”"

Here is the link to the new Blog/Newsletter:  Addiction Professional

January 09, 2011

New Addiction Newsletter


I hope you all had lots of fun and laughter during the Holiday Season. Where I live in northern California, we do not often get snow in the winter but recently we received about four inches! It was so peaceful and calm even the deer on our back hill looked posed and unreal.

Recently, I found a Newsletter surrounding the topic of Addiction Recovery of all kinds. Please check it out and let me know what you think:  Addiction Daily 

Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery is selling widely around the world... It warms my heart that this book is helping so many others on their journey. It has been released in E-Reader form also for $9.99!
Love & Light,