Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite
Slim as it looks, The Rebel’s Guide to Recovery by Jost Sauer is a gem for anyone living in the claws of addiction, a book with groundbreaking techniques for achieving freedom from drugs and other addictions. Here is a book that offers a holistic, revolutionary approach to achieving inner freedom and getting clean. With powerful and endearing lessons from his own experience — hard-won lessons — the author helps readers locate the key to healing from addiction, right in their own experience and nature. Here is an approach that allows the reader to transform their addiction into a creative tool, making the journey toward healing one of growth, self-awareness, and conquests. In this book, readers will find elements of Eastern philosophy and something close to Western thought, but the journey doesn’t feel like the Calvary that most people undergo in rehabilitation centers.
As a chain smoker, I found so many useful elements in this book. Jost Sauer dispenses wisdom I haven’t read anywhere else and readers will enjoy his perceptive insights about life and self-realization. Here are two among the many powerful sayings in this book to ponder: “Admit you have a solution rather than a problem,” and “Don’t go back to normal, go forward into new territory.” The Rebel’s Guide to Recovery will teach readers the right way to handle shame and self-pity, to orient their healing journey towards a purpose, and to embrace themselves with loving tenderness while connecting with the liberating energy that flows through the cosmos. In this well-written and very accessible guide, readers will find techniques that are transformative, and mantras that will help them shift their focus. It’s a book that allows the reader to journey with an expert who has walked down the same path of addiction and has found freedom. This book is highly recommended for all kinds of addicts.
I’ve just started reading your book! 10 pages in, and FINALLY, someone who’s actually understanding of the many, many people who have fallen into the drug scene in some way or another. Wow, finally someone who knows how it really is for a recovering addict. Sam
If you are wanting to let go of the crutch of drugs or would like to understand more about what is in the mind of someone taking drugs then read this book. Jost is a funny guy too and his truth and honesty come unashamedly out from the pages. Steve
I am a former binge drinker and ‘drug user’, when I read Jost’s book all the ideas clicked and I felt inspired to make a change and shift my preconceived ideas about drug use. I have not read any other author who comes close to understanding ‘drug addiction’. I could not believe the huge amount of insights I gained and ‘ah ha’ moments I had when reading it. Michael
If you are between 15-80 and you take drugs, read this book. If you are thinking of taking drugs, read this book. If you know someone you care for, or are concerned about, who takes drugs, read this book. If you have given drugs and alcohol away, read this book. I have seen this model work, successfully, first hand. On me. Anthony
Rebel’s Guide is quite clearly written for people with the attention span of a 2 year old kid, much like myself. If you have no idea about Chinese medicine it doesn’t matter. Jost’s explanations are nothing short of superb. It is witty, honest and quite simply genius! Shane
I would recommend this book to anyone who has taken drugs and to anyone who hasn’t, and particularly to those who need to find a new way to approach addiction – either their own or that of someone close. Jost Sauer shares his knowledge and experience generously. Aelf.
Rebel’s Guide delivers the insights and conceptual shifts necessary for someone to move beyond the negative emotional states that comes with long term drug/alcohol use and into a life that is more addictive and fulfilling than the drug states themselves. Michael
If you’re struggling to make sense of things after drug use or if you are somebody that partied hard and feel a bit lost, or just a person that is disenchanted about the ‘jail’ we call society today….?? Well this book will bail you out! Nick
This book explains very complex physical, mental & spiritual health (chi) building techniques, in a language that anyone could understand and relate to…even if you are totally off your face. Rick