Struggling for Sobriety and Serenity – Author Shares the Significance of Spirituality in New Book
Alcoholism is a global issue, as families across the world find themselves reeling from the effects of the disease and struggling to find ways to save their loved ones and help break themselves from the chains of this debilitating disorder. According to a 2017 study published by JAMA Psychiatry, alcoholism in the United States rose by a shocking 49% in the first decade of the 2000s. One-in-eight American adults, or 12.7 percent of the U.S. population, now meets diagnostic criteria for alcohol use disorder. With such an overwhelming epidemic striking families everywhere, how can we best address the disorder and save lives?
In her new book, Sober and Pissed Off, author and recovering alcoholic Jane Zarse shares her personal story of recovery and describes how she regained her emotional sobriety after becoming a dry, miserable alcoholic. With no known cure for alcoholism, Zarse found that the only proven treatment to combat the disease was through finding her spirituality. When Zarse got tangled up emotionally, her spiritual condition suffered greatly, and when a recovering alcoholic loses serenity, sobriety is usually next. Sober and Pissed Off illustrates why sobriety is so much more than simply not drinking, and is written for the countless people in recovery who are physically sober and emotionally struggling.
“Alcoholics Anonymous’ success rate for long-term sobriety is at an all-time low- less than 10%,” says Zarse. “Less than 20% of people in treatment can even maintain sobriety for a year. As a recovering alcoholic myself, I can firmly say that the road to recovery requires more than just weekly meetings. Sober and Pissed Off takes a look at the spiritual elements required to recover not just physically, but emotionally, and begin your own personal path to healing.”
Filled with an abundance of guidance and enlightening insight, Sober and Pissed Off discusses:
- The difference between physical and emotional sobriety
- The misconception that after one quits drinking the work is over and they are immediately cured
- The importance of addressing alcoholism as a mental disorder
- The constant work required to maintain sobriety
- How addiction and relapse are two forms of self-sabotage
- The correlations between anxiety, depression and addiction
Please let me know if you would be interested in receiving a review copy of Sober and Pissed Off and/or speaking with Jane Zarse. I sincerely appreciate your time and consideration!
About the Author
Jane Zarse was born and raised in Lake Forest, Illinois. She graduated from Boston University on the Dean’s list before acting in New York City and trading in Chicago. She spiraled into alcoholism before joining Alcoholics Anonymous and finding her way back. Sober and Pissed Off is the second book for Zarse. Her first book, Love and Compassion Is My Religion (A Beginner’s Book Into Spirituality), is a guide for finding one’s spiritual self. Zarse’s first book received excellent reviews and gained worldwide attention. She has built an impressive author platform with tens of thousands of people who are in recovery following her on social media and is a top 2% Twitter influencer.