Beyond Recovery

The Quest for Serenity

by George E. Griffin MD

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 01/02/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781504373449
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781504373456

About the Book

This work offers a compendium of insights as to what is possible for those in recovery in any of the many varied twelve-step programs. Based on over forty years of personal and clinical experience with both addiction treatment and the recovery process in North America, Europe, and Asia, Dr. Griffin provides an expanded context through which to view the recovery process. The presentation is crafted to be accessible to both the newcomer and those with many years of recovery. Through reassessment of traditional tools and exploration of many recent additions to the recovery process, the reader will be introduced to a path, which will lead to experiencing the promises at an ever-increasing depth and level of serenity. Special attention is paid to the most up-to-date tools for the treatment of PTSD, which, for a high percentage of those in recovery, serves as a stumbling block to achieving true freedom of the spirit. The message offered is clear. Contented abstinence, which for many has been all they thought possible in recovery, is really only the beginning. Recovery is clearly an ever-expanding process, and the potential to achieve truly serene recovery is within the grasp for those who have the right information, the right tools, and the willingness to use them effectively.

About the Author

Dr. George E. Griffin is a 1962 graduate of NYU College of Medicine. He is Board Certified in General Surgery and Addiction Medicine and for over 40 years has been actively involved with Addiction treatment in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. 

Dr. Griffin is a retired, decorated senior officer of the US Navy Medical Corps. He served in Viet Nam and is a qualified Navy Deep Sea Diver, Submarine Medical Officer, and Radiation Health specialist. During his Navy career, Dr. Griffin Commanded hospitals and medical facilities in the US and Japan. He also served as a special assistant to two US Marine Corps Commandants as The Medical Officer, US Marine Corps. 

Dr. Griffin lives in Keene, NH with his wife Susan, with whom he shares 7 children, 11 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Although over 80 he is still an avid weight lifter, yoga practitioner and continues to complete a marathon each year.