Author Bajeerao Patil possesses an enormous wealth of knowledge on the subject of addiction from his over 20 years work as an addiction counselor. In the pages of Insanity he answers the questions on the minds of readers everywhere - Why are some people able to break the cycle of addiction while others are simply unable or unwilling to?
Author Patil was born in India and now lives in Media, Pennsylvania with his wife and three children. Passionate about his work, he toils sixteen-hour days, seven days a week in pursuit of helping others overcome their addictions.
Lifelong Sobriety is the first recovery book that emphasizes the importance of taking care of emotional health. This book is action-oriented. It will guide addicts on the path toward recovery while recovering addicts will find a resource for maintaining their sobriety. They will find new hope by easily relating to the book’s key concepts, which will contain interviews and anecdotes, relating the experiences of dozens of recovering addicts. Additionally, these stories will help readers gain insight into their own compulsive behavior, their distorted thinking and help them find the answers to their issues.
This book is a natural extension of my first book, Insanity Beyond Understanding. In that book, I helped readers understand the behavior and attitude of addicts that keep them sick. Now, in Lifelong Sobriety, my focus is on helping readers find solutions to their issues, change their past behaviors, attitudes and learn how to manage their lives more effectively. The key to this book is in its brevity and accessibility to an audience that typically lacks the attention span to sit down to read a fact-filled book.
As a drug and alcohol therapist over two decades, I have closely observed their behaviors and have found out that addicts allow their overwhelming emotions to govern them and consequently remain sick. I closely relate to these individuals because, after all, they are human beings and have same emotions as I do. I feel depressed, stressed, anxious, angry, frustrated, lonely, bored etc., as they do. Only difference is that they rely on drugs to deal with their issues and I manage them without using drugs.