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Dell Miller, CADCII, has been working in the field of addictions since 1972. Linda Miller has been working in the field of Addictions since 1985. Dell has worked in Outpatient, Inpatient, and Long Term Residential treatment facilities, ranging from private to non–profit. Originating out of Minnesota, he started working in the field in the early 1970’s, being involved with the original Triad of Johnson Institute, St. Mary’s, and Pharm House in Minneapolis, Minn. He then moved to Tucson, Arizona where he met Linda. In Tucson, Dell was involved with St. Josephs, O’Reilly Care Center, Padre Kino, and Sierra Tucson, and was involved with The Meadows Facility working with Pat Melody in Wickenburg, AZ from 1984 to 1994. Dell also worked with the Victim Witness Program in Tucson, AZ which was the first of its kind and is now in every County Attorney’s Office. Over a ten year period of time in Arizona, Dell periodically did trainings for the Hopi, Navaho and Apache Nations. Dell and Linda were involved as part of the team that developed and started Prescott House in Prescott, AZ where Dell was Clinical Director and Linda was the Office Manager for four years from its onset. Dell and Linda have been working and living in Oregon since. He has been working as both Clinician and Clinical Director and she has been Administrative Director for Heron Counseling Services, State Licensed Outpatient Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center, DBA Better Choices in Oregon since 1996. Dell wrote, while Linda assisted, writing his book in 1994 called “Re-union, Healing our Victim and Offender Patterns”. In 1986 he designed and produced “The Sobriety Game”, a therapeutic game for those in Twelve Step recovery which was in the Newsweek , 1987 cover story on “Alcohol and the Family.” He also designed and implemented the “Adult Children Game” in 1987, which was a therapy game to assist children and adults who were sexually and physically abused as children to help share their story and process issues in a therapeutic setting. Linda also assisted in writing their most recent works “Twelve Steps Unlocked.” Dell has been in Twelve Step Recovery since 1973 in AA and NA. Linda has been in Twelve Step Recovery Since 1985, involved in Al-Anon and Co-Dependency Anonymous.
on Aug. 24, 2011 :
I have been a counselor in addictions field for 7 years. I found this book to be amazing, it opened my eyes to the steps in a way that I hadn't seen before. The stories are a great mix in the book and brings out what the authors' are trying to get across. I thought the three patterns of addictions that is written in the beginning of the book really fits. I am eager to hear more, keep writing. Nikki W.
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)
on Aug. 21, 2011 :
I have been in recovery for 14 years and am an avid reader of 12 Step recovery materials. After reading this book I was impressed with the authors' view on addictions that I hadn't heard before. The material covering the 12 Steps was incredible, I found myself ready to work the steps again with this new and deeper perspective of my recovery. The Website is also a treat and has the ability to download worksheets for Step work, just what I was looking for. My husband also read the book and he has suggested it to several people that he sponsors.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)