Craig Shell’s The New Solution to Sober Living in Phoenix Arizona is a quick thirty-one-page guide that covers all the basics of transitional living. What makes…
Craig Shell’s The New Solution to Sober Living in Phoenix Arizona is a quick thirty-one-page guide that covers all the basics of transitional living. What makes Craig Shell’s book so helpful is that he not only explains the transition plan from jail to halfway house, but also why going from living on the streets to working in an organized house can be such a blessing and improvement to your life. And while I agree with many of Craig Shell’s assessments (especially regarding the state of today’s economy), I think part of what keeps people out of these transitional houses is fear. Fear of losing their homes and fear of being on the streets, is a valid fear, and I’d like to assure you, as a former street kid myself, that it wasn’t all that bad!
My biggest issue with this transition book is that it does not go into the specifics of transition specifics, which I believe should be the number one concern for anyone who is thinking about living in an organized way. You want to know if you are eligible for transitional housing and how much it will cost. It’s great that Craig Shell has gone into this in great detail, but as someone who struggled with living on the streets, I know that this info could be overwhelming. There have been mixed reviews concerning Craig Shell’s book and I personally felt that I had missed some great bits and pieces, but overall, this was a great little book to help those in search of a transition home or halfway house understand the process.
Overall, I liked The New Solution to Sober Living in Phoenix Arizona and think anyone who has difficulty with their transition from jail to halfway house should give it a read. It’s a very helpful book for anyone who is struggling in today’s economy and would like to know what options they have to make their transition a success. The book is also available for purchase on the internet and I would definitely recommend this book to anyone facing transitional times or even just a little bit more trouble staying on a budget.