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The Catholic in Recovery Workbook: A Guide to the Twelve Steps

The Catholic in Recovery Workbook: A Guide to the Twelve Steps offers a guide for working the Twelve Steps of recovery from a Catholic and sacramental perspective and is designed for those impacted by a variety of addictions, compulsions, and unhealthy attachments, loved ones of an addict, and anyone else desiring to surrender their life to God’s love and care.

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The Catholic in Recovery Workbook: A Guide to the Twelve Steps offers a guide for working the Twelve Steps of recovery from a Catholic and sacramental perspective and is designed for those impacted by a variety of addictions, compulsions, and unhealthy attachments, loved ones of an addict, and anyone else desiring to surrender their life to God’s love and care.

The Catholic in Recovery Workbook:
A Guide to the Twelve Steps

The Catholic in Recovery Workbook: A Guide to the Twelve Steps offers a guide for working the Twelve Steps of recovery from a Catholic and sacramental perspective and is designed for those impacted by a variety of addictions, compulsions, and unhealthy attachments, loved ones of an addict, and anyone else desiring to surrender their life to God’s love and care.

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