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While many desperately need the help of the 12-step recovery program, the traditional AA model's focus on an external higher power can alienate people who don't connect with its religious tenets. Refuge Recovery is a systematic method based on Buddhist principles, which integrates scientific, non-theistic, and psychological insight.

Viewing addiction as cravings in the mind and body, Noah Levine shows how a path of meditative awareness can alleviate those desires and ease suffering. Refuge Recovery includes daily meditation practices, written investigations that explore the causes and conditions of our addictions, and advice and inspiration for finding or creating a community to help you heal and awaken.

Practical yet compassionate, Levine's successful Refuge Recovery system is designed for anyone interested in a non-theistic approach to recovery and requires no previous experience or knowledge of Buddhism or meditation.

©2014 Noah Levine (P)2016 Tantor

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Avoid the audio version at all costs

I had read the other reviews criticizing the audio version of this and since I had left my copy of the physical book elsewhere ages ago and just wanted to listen to one chapter to discuss with someone. I had an Audible credit and thought that it would also be great to have the meditations in the back of the book in audio format. I have read folks having issues with the pronunciations, but having been with a lot of folks who have their introduction to Buddhism just through Refuge, I'm used to hearing things pronounced in all sorts of ways, with all the usual 'not sure If this is right'. I figured, it'd be great if they did tend to that detail, but I really can't answer to that, because I could not get that far into the recording. The narrator uses a tone that I can only describe as "slick". It felt so incongruous with the text, that I had to stop listening. As far as using the meditations in the back, alas, that does not work here. The narrator simply reads off the script of the meditations. In the written text, after the guided statements, the text says "PAUSE"... which the narrator simply reads the word "pause" and continues on. I understand that maybe it might make sense to package meditations separately or something, but without those being usable and the narration being too grating, I wound up deleting this book. I have not done this with any other audio books. I always enjoy a great narrator, but I've listened to mediocre tellings of good books many times; this is the first time a narration interfered with my ability to continue listening .

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Refuge Recovery Is An Recovery Option

I was in AA for about six months when I came across a Refuge Recovery meeting and discovered this book. And with it I have found true recovery. I’ve been in the program almost a year now and have found a greater sense of serenity than I have ever had before. With the combination of meditation and right living you can find sobriety and a great program of recovery, and this book shows you how.

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excellent!

excellent. helped me so much! I can definitely recommend this to anyone who struggles with anything.

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Essential reading

This book is essential reading for those in recovery who struggle with theistic/ Abrahamic/ organised religious doctrine.
Based on Buddhist principles, this title offers an alternative or adjunct path to recovery.

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Not great.

I don't know what it is exactly, but I just could not get through this audiobook. The basic concepts are fine and good but something just seems off. It's almost like the book goes out of it's way to be a book for hipsters or those with new age inclinations. It's nothing like the Zen practice I've experienced in my local community. Also, the more I learned about the author, the less I liked and respected him. With all this said, these things lead me to find the whole course inadequate and disappointing.

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I had my doubts overturned

Narration is good.
I am an alcoholic that while dedicated to Celebrate Recovery and Christ centered based recovery, I am open to other inputs. I had read Dharma Punk and while not moved, I felt I should read this.
It is worth it and I will pass it along to those that are not open to faith based recovery.