Welcome To Self-Renewal.com

At this website, professional addictions counselor Jerry Dorsman offers useful information on drug and alcohol addictions as well as support for individuals who want to break those addictions. Jerry has worked in the field of mental health and substance addiction for more than 35 years and is a leading authority on alternative approaches to addiction treatment. He is the author of two books: How to Quit Drinking Without AA and How to Quit Drugs for Good. His quit-drinking book now has more than 125,000 copies in print. In addition, Jerry is the coauthor of How to Achieve Peace of Mind, a practical self-help book presenting more than 100 proven methods for reducing stress. He also coauthored Live Longer while Feeling Younger, a book offering techniques for improving longevity.

This Website Offers Information On:

  • Breaking addictions to alcohol and drugs
  • Reducing stress
  • Improving longevity

Recovery Bestseller:


This book was a *recovery bestseller* in the 1990s. Currently the 2nd edition, published by Penguin Random House, sells in bookstores in the U.S. and Canada as well as online. New copies now available for as low as $7.99 at Amazon.com.

“A step-by-step recovery book with checklists, worksheets, and exercises to meet social, emotional, nutritional, and spiritual needs. Dorsman guides readers through stages to discover how much they need alcohol, whether they want to quit drinking, and the best way to do so.”
-Mike Snider
USA Today
(Click here for more reviews of this book.)

Alternatives to 12-Step Programs:

Now You Can: Live Longer while Feeling Younger

Live Longer while Feeling Younger -final for web

The Print-on-Demand paperback edition of Live Longer while Feeling Younger is now available at Amazon.com for $14.95.  Or get your free Kindle Edition of this book at the same link. To learn more about this book and how to improve your longevity, see the blog post: Live Longer while Feeling Younger.

Proven, Step-by-Step Guide to Breaking Alcohol Addiction:

Practical Techniques for Personal Growth:

At this site, you’ll discover how to make some significant changes in your life. If you need help for an addiction or if you want information about addictions, see breaking addictions. If you want to learn a few methods for reducing stress, see the section on improving inner peace. This website is written and managed by Jerry Dorsman, an expert on addiction and addiction treatment and teacher of stress management techniques. On these webpages, you’ll find excerpts from the following books: