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for the East Bay (Contra Costa & Alameda Counties) and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Accepting Ourselves & Others
Kathryn & Sheppard Kominars

The first book to address the needs of substance abusers in the gay, lesbian and bisexual communities.  Addresses the relationship between substance abuse, recovery and being in a sexual minority;  as well as the impact of anxiety, depression, sexual abuse and learning disabilities.

"This book is destined to help thousands of gays and lesbians along the path of recovery. Therapists and counselors, especially, will come to see this book as a standard reference in their work with recovering gays, lesbians, and bisexuals."
Tom Moon, MFCC, Psychotherapist, San Francisco

"Accepting Ourselves & Others beautifully demystifies the Twelve Step healing for engaging and exploring the recovery journey."
Dr. Michael Picucci, Author of Complete Recovery: An Expanded Model of Community Healing, N.Y. City 

"The Kominars have undertaken a big task in addressing alcoholism and addictive behavior in a selected population and have accomplished it very well in this comprehensive and easy to read book. Accepting Ourselves & Others explores many important issues, and presents essential treatment guidelines for gays, lesbians and bisexuals, along with hard-to-find information. It is a highly useful book for psychotherapists in general and persons of every sexual orientation."
Dr. Gabriel Telot, Psychiatrist, Bloomington/Normal Illinois


Dry: A Memoir
Augustine Burroughs

“Hilarious…bawdy…outrageous!”  You’ve seen him: 20-something, nice suit, works in advertising, and gay.  But when the ordinary person had two drinks, he had twelve.  He lands in rehab, where his dreams of group therapy with Robert Downey Jr. are dashed, but something starts to click.  As moving as it is funny.

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