Topics Include: Chemical Free Sobriety, God is in the Addict, Alcohol, and Drug Recovery Essentials for the First 90 Days, why important scheduling brings success, why we need to seek God first, the reasons why support groups are so important, nutritional healing for specific drugs and in general, how to honor your body, cultivating a sacred space, and finding hope through the darkness of addiction
Suzanne L. Thistle MA, MLADC
Author of Chem-Free Sobriety and
God is in the Addict
Consulting and Education
Specializing in substance use disorder prevention,
intervention, treatment, and recovery. Instagram: https://instagram.com/naturally.sober......
Chem-Free Sobriety: 101 Trailblazers share wisdom and insight about their natural recovery from substance use disorders ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087RRTHWN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_61HECKR56G5HS7A04EJG )
God is in the Addict: Alcohol and Drug Recovery Essentials for the First 90 Days ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08Z7P4486/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_F32MRE888TGCADRC2R7R )
Suzanne Thistle began her recovery journey in 1987, which led her to become a licensed alcohol and drug counselor. Her professional addiction experience spans over 20 years, and she currently teaches about substance use and misuse at a local university. Her roles have included executive and clinical director of two agencies, a manager, and a therapist. While serving in these positions, she received the “Legislative Advocacy Award” for addiction professionals and the “Treatment Agency of the Year Award,” both from her peers. Suzanne enjoys being with family, traveling, hiking, and relaxing on Newfound Lake during time off.
Primary area of expertise:
Suzanne is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor of 16 years and worked in prevention prior. I am also a person in long-term recovery, 34 years. Her road to recovery was not an easy one, laced with a traumatic childhood and emotional pain. During her entire recovery path, reading and studying addiction, attending therapy, getting an undergraduate degree in Health Education: Wellness Management and a Masters’ degree in Counseling Psychology with a substance abuse concentration gave her the ability to live life on life’s terms. Suzanne thanks God every day for life second to none. Suzanne's dreams are coming true, and now she can help others through her work and her professional and personal experience.
Title of book: Chem-Free Sobriety.
The book Chem-Free Sobriety highlights how to stay sober without addictive medication.
It was an Amazon New Release Best Seller in April and May of 2020.
One hundred and one recovery trailblazers, with 1-49 years of sobriety, 7 with over 40 years, and most with over a decade, provide an inside look at recovery.
5% of all net sales from Chem-Free Sobriety help end addiction to alcohol and other drugs in NH.
Available as an ebook, audiobook, and paperback.
Where you can get this book: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Gibson’s
New release for 2021
God is in the Addict: Alcohol and Drug Recovery Essentials for the First 90 Days.
This book is a guide I wish was available when I got sober in 1987. It explains why important scheduling brings success, why we need to seek God first, how to balance emotions naturally, the reasons why support groups are so important, nutritional healing for specific drugs and in general, how to honor your body, what professional help and case management needs are available, how to prevent relapse, why telling the truth is so essential, successful sleep methods, how to create sacred spaces, and what to do after the 90 days. There are further readings suggestions at the back of the book.
Available on Amazon in paperback, ebook, and soon audiobook.
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