This review appeared on Valerie’s blog The Blessings of Family Life.
For those who are stuck in their addictions this book is a godsend. The Waterfall Concept was written by a recovering addict himself who became an addiction counselor wanting to help addicts and their families.
Roger Stark explains in simple language the process in which anyone struggling with any kind of addiction can return to recovery.
From three basic phases, discovery, recovery and maintenance, addicts learn to heal themselves to a life of happiness and fulfillment.
With the idea of water flowing over a falls and the understanding that the pull of an addiction is as powerful as a waterfall, those dealing with addictions can learn to move safely up stream. This book also includes the 12-step process from the LDS Recovery Program workbook and a checklist of mental, emotional, physical, behavioral and spiritual aspects of a recovering addiction.
The Waterfall Concept would be very helpful for all involved in an addict’s life and can give new insight on a life without addiction.