The book is divided into four parts. The first part, in which the author fleshes out the narrative approach, describes the journey from addiction to recovery. He elucidates the stages of denial, anger, acceptance, bargaining, and letting go. In part 2 he gives a masterful description of Alcoholics Anonymous, which is a narrative approach to addictions, and how it must be integrated into psychotherapy with people with addictions. In part 3 Diamond applies his ideas on addiction and its treatment to work with children, families, and therapists in recovery as well as to people with addictions who have comorbid trauma and eating disorders. In the final part he offers a summary, conclusions, and some additional thoughts.