Captivating Journey through Addiction Recovery: Dr. Ben Canha Unveils

Dr. Benjamin Canha, a distinguished professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, brings forth an innovative and engaging approach to navigating the path of addiction recovery with the release of his latest book, "Recovery Cartoons: The 12 Steps."

Drawing from over 36 years of personal experience in 12-Step programs and a remarkable career as an addictions research nurse at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Canha has crafted a transformative journey through the 12-Step recovery process. The book, set to be a beacon of hope for individuals on the road to recovery from alcohol and drug use, offers a fresh, insightful and humorous perspective on the challenges of today’s society.  Dr. Canha’s approach, utilizing a blend of insights and hilarious one-liner cartoons to reach a desperate population of alcoholics and addicts that tend to reject rules, warnings, consequences and scare tactics. This substance use epidemic welcomes the innovation of this approach.

Each of the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of the recovery process is explained (including the 13th Step), drawing on a synthesis of the best recovery literature and Dr. Canha’s personal experience of working the steps.  Over 200 cartoons then reinforce the principles in a way that is both powerful and amusing.

"Humor adds great insights and levity to the recovery process," remarks Dr. Canha. "It feels so good to laugh and have good, clean fun in a life of recovery."

The book promises to make the journey to sobriety more accessible and understandable for readers of all backgrounds. Whether you're embarking on your own path to recovery or seeking a deeper understanding of addiction and the 12-step program, "Recovery Cartoons: The 12 Steps" is a must-have resource.

In addition to his extensive experience in the field of nursing and research, Dr. Canha is a sought-after lecturer at medical conferences, where he shares his expertise on humor in recovery and conducts powerful cognitive behavior therapy exercises that helps those affected confront their denial.

"Recovery Cartoons: The 12 Steps" is not just a book; it's a companion for those navigating the challenging yet rewarding recovery terrain.  Dr. Canha explains “This text is a working document. You can turn to any page at random, read a paragraph, then the corresponding cartoon, and get a strong message of recovery at any time.”  It offers a beacon of hope, a source of inspiration, and a reminder that laughter and joy are integral parts of the journey.

About Dr. Benjamin Canha

Dr. Benjamin Canha is a University of Maryland School of Nursing professor with over 36 years of experience in 12-step programs. His published research investigated the culture of humor in 12 Step recovery programs and the importance of connections with others, having fun and not taking ourselves and life too seriously.


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