Thawing Addiction ~ Serenity Cafe Recovery Center
Thawing Addiction, Codependency, and Adult-Child Syndrome:

The Serenity Cafe Recovery Center is different than the other courses here at Serenity Cafe. Along with Serenity Cafe Live!, the Recovery Center is built to provide elements for online structure, services, and community similar to an Intensive Outpatient Coaching Program (IOCP). Having been through treatment for addiction at 29 years old and managing an intensive outpatient treatment program at our local hospital, Don believes that recovery education, relapse prevention planning, and coping skills for recovery combined with counseling or coaching services on a regular schedule provide the structure necessary for a good start in recovery.

Thawing Addiction @ Serenity Cafe Recovery Center answers questions like, "Why don't they see what they're doing and just stop (drinking, drugging, sexing, gambling, care-taking, rescuing, etc.)?" The Recovery Center dives deep into...

  • The various causes and conditions underlying addiction and codependency 
  • Why addiction is called the Family disease and the Feelings disease
  • The self-sustaining nature of addiction and codependency
  • How to prevent falling prey to chronic relapse syndrome.
  • Why the payoffs of recovery must be more valuable than the elusive payoffs of addiction or codependency

Inpatient and intensive Outpatient Treatment are harder to come by than ever before. Due to recent advances in online coaching, conferencing, webinars, and small groups online, it is now possible to fill the gap left by waning services. Serenity Cafe Recovery Center has been under development for just that reason. With the available resources at our disposal, we are now able to offer the education and coaching element, while members are enrolled in outpatient therapy and/or IOP with other addiction professionals.

Serenity Cafe Live!
It has been Don's vision to grow an online Intensive Recovery Coaching Program and community including small group coaching sessions for various kinds of addictions, codependency, and Adult-Child Syndrome. Through Serenity Cafe Live! Don will also be providing regular Q&A coaching calls and live webinars for all Serenity Cafe Members, some for free and some for an affordable, discounted fee (For more information Contact Don Carter at

Serenity Cafe Live! includes:

  • Live Q&A Coaching Calls & Replays
  • Live Webinars & Replays
  • Small Group Coaching Online
  • One-on-One Recovery Coaching Sessions
  • Online Recovery Rooms

NOTE: Serenity Cafe Live! does NOT replace professional therapy and treatment, but is a great supplement.

Full 30-Day Refund guarantee: If any of the books do not work on your device I will return the purchase price for all of the books, no questions asked.

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Don Carter's Thawing the Iceberg Bundle

Thawing Addiction is the fifth release in Don's Thawing the Iceberg Series (Sept 2018). The most recent release was Thawing the Spirit (Mar 2023). The books include. Thawing the Iceberg Online Bundle includes ONLINE COURSES for each of the six books in the series.

  • Thaw - Freedom from Frozen Feelings
  • Thawing Adult/Child Syndrome
  • Thawing Childhood Abandonment Issues
  • Thawing Toxic Relationships
  • Thawing Addiction
  • Thawing the Spirit - Blending Science with Spirituality From a Biblical Perspective
About the Author

An Integrative Psychotherapist and recovered alcoholic/addict, and author of the bestselling Thawing the Iceberg Series, Don Carter MSW, LCSW wrote Thawing Addiction as a way of paying forward his personal, professional, academic, and spiritual blessings. Serenity Cafe Recovery Center is the online companion for The book. Don holds advanced certification and experience in the treatment of trauma, Complex PTSD, attachment wounds, mood disorders, addictive disorders, and relationship issues.

In personal recovery himself, Don has accumulated over thirty-five years of specialized training and experience in the use of clinical hypnosis, ego-state therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), EMDR, Gestalt Therapy, and other complementary forms of psychotherapy,

Uniquely qualified to help others find the gift of recovery, Don shows readers the specific traps and how to cope. In 1986 he completed a 28-Day Inpatient treatment program to begin his journey, In 1994 he became the manager of an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for 8 years before going into private practice.

What Else Can Members Expect:

  • What is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome and How to Manage it for Prevention of Relapses
  • Moving from Homeostasis (Steady State) of Addiction to a Neo-Homeostasis (New Steady State) of Recovery
  • The surprising parallels between the Recovery Process and the Grief Process
  • Relationship Dysfunction, Enabling, and Other Compatible Features that Lock Addicts and Codependents Together in a Seemingly Unbreakable Bond
  • How the Stages and Symptoms of Addiction and the Stages and Symptoms of Codependency are Identical
  • The Three Most Important Definitions in Recovery: Abstinence, Recovery, and Relapse
  • The Punishment and Forgiveness Cycle
  • The Stages of Change and the Recovery Wheel
  • How to Cope with Cravings
  • Create a Personal Recovery & Relapse Prevention Plan
  • How Mental Filters and Your "Book of Shoulds" Support and Maintain Addiction
  • In Recovery "The More I learn, The Less I know!"
  • Why Some Recovering People say, "I am a Grateful Recovering Addict, Alcoholic, or Codependent"
  • Members are Eligible for Serenity Cafe Live! Events