The Catholic in Recovery Workbook

A Guide to the Twelve Steps

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Format: Paperback

Publication date: October 14, 2022

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The Catholic in Recovery Workbook is the first step-by-step guide for working through the Twelve Steps of recovery from a Catholic perspective. If you struggle with addiction, dependency, or unhealthy attachments—or love someone who does—this book will help you discover the life-changing mercy of Jesus Christ through Church tradition and the grace of the sacraments.

The workbook includes

  • an overview of the Twelve Steps and insights from well-known recovery resources;
  • relevant excerpts from the Catechism of the Catholic Church;
  • the wisdom of saints and teachings of theologians;
  • powerful prayers and inspiring testimonials; and
  • practical tools such as discussion questions, journaling prompts, personal inventories, and reflection exercises.

The Twelve Steps and the sacraments have the power to set you free, no matter what your addiction or unhealthy attachment, and this workbook offers the steps, insights, and practices that can lead you to healing and recovery.

The Catholic in Recovery Workbook can be used with person, or in a group. This book can stand alone or alongside Weeman’s award-winning book The Twelve Steps and the Sacraments.

Founded in 2015 by Scott Weeman, Catholic in Recovery is a non-profit outreach that ministers to thousands of people every year who are suffering from addictions, compulsions, and unhealthy attachments. The organization won the top prize in the OSV Institute for Catholic Innovation Challenge Showcase in 2021.

Product Details

Pages: 192

Trim size: 8.5 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9781646801787

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

  • “This workbook will make a difference in the lives of many faithful Catholics.”

    “Scott Weeman has beautifully fused the effectiveness of the Twelve Step recovery model and the wisdom of the Church into a compassionate, interactive guide. This workbook will make a difference in the lives of many faithful Catholics in recovery for years to come.”

    Rachael Killackey
    Founder and executive director
    Magdala Ministries

  • “Potentially lifesaving.”

    “Scott Weeman deftly handles one of the most complex subjects at the intersection of faith and real life: addiction. His personal, clinical, and ministerial experience shine through the pages of this workbook, which many will find helpful, and potentially lifesaving.”

    Roy Petitfils
    Licensed therapist and author of Helping Teens with Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

  • “A gift to the Church!”

    “After several decades of recovery from compulsive overeating, it’s refreshing to find a fellowship and a workbook that blends the sacraments with the Twelve Steps. What a gift to the Church!”

    Sr. Margaret
    Portland, Oregon
    Catholic in Recovery participant

  • “The missing link.”

    “Catholic in Recovery is the link I was missing in my more that twenty-year Al-Anon recovery program. The Catholic in Recovery Workbook uses scripture readings along with the Twelve Steps in a way that is relatable to my Catholic faith, bringing Jesus Christ and a loving God to the forefront of my program.”

    Panama City Beach, Florida
    Catholic in Recovery participant

  • “Amazing source of strength.”

    “Catholic in Recovery and The Catholic in Recovery Workbook have been amazing sources of strength for me. As a result of God’s grace and working the Steps with a small CIR workbook group, my family relationships are healing and I’ve remained sober from alcohol, drugs, and lust for longer than I can ever remember.”

    Chula Vista, California
    Catholic in Recovery participant

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