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Russell Brand’s Recovery: Freedom From our Addictions Book Review by Nikki Buckstead

Russell Brand’s Recovery: Freedom From our Addictions Book Review by Nikki Buckstead

The owner and founder of Transformative Coaching & Consulting Services in Huntington Beach, Nikki’s central gift to the world is helping other people find their unique talents, so that they can become architects of their own lives. She also holds a certification in Workplace Wellness Management as well as certifications in Life Coaching, Meditation, Yoga and Ayurveda. Currently, Nikki also serves as the President of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce of Huntington Beach. She is one of the co-authors of The Recipe for Success with Jack Canfield.

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Russell Brand’s Recovery: Freedom From our Addictions discusses not just the traditional addictions we think of to substances, but also anything and everything that leaves us desperate, distracted and disconnected. This is a book that everyone can learn and gain something from, regardless of whether they fall into any of those categories. Because as Russell reminds us in his eloquent way, addiction has no rules. It doesn’t care who it afflicts, tears down and tears apart.

His path to addiction and road to recovery is helpful, insightful and mainstream. This is a must-read book for everyone (unless you are offended by curse words then forget it). It doesn’t matter if you have had direct experience with an addiction. Nowadays, we all know someone who has suffered the grips of the disease. This book will be so much more relatable to a newer generation of those seeking recovery and those in recovery. Maybe due to the cussing – but mostly due to his straight-forward, no nonsense, unapologetic way he shares his experience, strength and hope with others.

The cornerstone to his recovery is the 12-step recovery program of Alcoholics Anonymous. He talks about failed attempts at abstinence prior to AA – and how his addiction was a spiritual malady – fueled by feelings of inadequacy, disconnection and rock bottom self-worth. His half-measured attempts of getting clean and staying in recovery were futile until, as he said, he could admit his life was completely unmanageable; a direct result of his multiple addictions. And he also talks about how AA has helped with those as well.

Russell takes the reader through the 12-steps of AA. This is informative for those who aren’t familiar, as well as a thoughtful and mindful way of telling it from his experience – which I believe can be very beneficial to a younger generation. He is able to talk about the most cringe-worthy aspects of being an addict with compassion, humility and humor.

Russell helps dispel myths and stigmas of addictions, 12-step recovery and what it means to have a higher power. He is raw and forthcoming with his past and present struggles – even with over 14 years of sobriety.

Russell also does a tremendous job of breaking the stereotypes of addicts and addictions. He takes away the shame and offers up his life, journey and path to recovery, as a way to build a bridge and open dialogue and offer solutions for those who may be suffering. I recommend this to anyone who may be struggling with their own addictions.

About Nikki Buckstead:

The owner and founder of Transformative Coaching & Consulting Services in Huntington Beach, Nikki’s central gift to the world is helping other people find their unique talents, so that they can become architects of their own lives. She also holds a certification in Workplace Wellness Management as well as certifications in Life Coaching, Meditation, Yoga and Ayurveda. Currently, Nikki also serves as the President of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce of Huntington Beach. She is one of the co-authors of The Recipe for Success with Jack Canfield.

https://www.nikkibuckstead.com Email: coaching@nikkibuckstead.com  Tel: (714) 880-4134

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