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February 19, 2014

Straight Out of the Box: What Addiction Can Teach Us

Filed under: Info, Straight Out of the Box — Tags: , , , , , — ErinM @ 1:04 pm

Jacket1What Addicts Know: 10 Lessons from Recovery to Benefit Everyone is best-selling author Christopher Kennedy Lawford’s new book on addiction and recovery, and what it can teach all of us. From alcohol and drugs to other forms of addiction, he addresses the challenges that everyone faces, and shares the coping and wellness skills people in recovery have learned with the broader non-recovery community. The techniques are not just for addicts – they are for everyone.

As the author and spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson so eloquently states: “In a way, we’re all addicts—addicted to the fears and limitations of the world in which we live. By shedding light on the realities of recovery, Lawford sheds light on how anyone can best achieve the mindset of wisdom and inner peace.”

His 2005 autobiography, Symptoms of Withdrawal: a Memoir of Snapshots and Redemption is the very readable story of his life growing up as the son of Peter Lawford and Pat Kennedy, sister of JFK.   He currently works with the White House, the World Health Organization and United Nations, also consulting with profit and non-profit organizations around the globe on behalf of those in recovery. — Pam

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