Site materials are based on the research, theories and clinical treatment and organizational development strategies of Martin G. Groder, M.D. and Anastasia Rosen-Jones (formerly Marcia E. Rosen). The Groder-Rosen formal name for the "Dark Side" is the "Survivor Addict".

Surviving (Adrenalin) Addictions

Surviving (Adrenalin) Addictions, Book One, 1991
By Marcia (Anastasia) Rosen-Jones

Book copyrighted -- Random House, 1988 – 2006, Marcia Anastasia Rosen-Jones (formerly Marcia E. Rosen), 2006

About this book.

This book is a primer on the mysterious capability of the personality’s most powerful biological influence, the survival instinct, described in terms of the basic principles of Transactional Analysis (TA). (Ms. Rosen-Jones is a Certified Clinical Transactional Analyst, credentialed 1981.)

This mysterious capability of the personality’s most powerful biological influence that I sometimes call the Force manifests itself in the form of a rebellious or defiant aspect of the Inner Child. We identify this facet of the Inner Child as the Rebellious Survivor Child, Rebellious Survivor Inner Child (RSC), Survivor/Addict or Adrenalin Addict. It can be used for good or ill.

The Groder-Rosen Addiction Development theory (the GRAD theory, earlier referred to as the SAD theory (the Survivor Addiction Development theory) also identifies this personality manifestation as the Dark Side or Dark Side Warrior in its least life-affirming mode. Transformed to its highest level of human development, GRAD identifies it as the Compassionate Warrior, the Inner Warrior Hero or the Light Side.

Darth Vadar of the movie Star Wars exemplifies the Dark Side or Dark Side Warrior. Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela epitomize the Inner Warrior Hero. The Dali Lama and Murat Yagan, New Horizons community development mentor, also personify the Inner Warrior Hero who incorporates the steadfastness of the warrior with the capacity for a wonderously boundless love of humanity in all its frailities. 

Along with Mother Theresa these Inner Warrior Heroes typify the Compassionate Warrior, a being who has mastered the art of turning warrior or fire energy into love, passion and creatitivity along with a well-balanced capacity for excellence in all human affairs.

The intent of the book is to guide readers to develop this personality aspect, the Rebellious/Survivor Inner Child, in such a manner as to aid the individual in attaining optimum health; body-mind and spirit, on a day-to-day basis, personally and interpersonally.  This is what New Horizons considers to be personal and collective transformation.

The table of contents below is as it was presented originally to Random House, Inc. in manuscript form in October, 1990 and revised in 1991.

Surviving (Adrenalin) Addictions Table of Contents

Dedication

Acknowledgements


Table of Contents
  1. Introduction: Surviving (Adrenalin) Addictions
  2. Do You Have A Survivor/Addict Personality?
  3. Surviving: Scripts and Survival Scripts
  4. The Survivor Hero’s Journey
  5. Ego States and (Adrenalin) Addictions
  6. The Developing Inner Child
  7. The Path Through Denial
  8. The Survivor Addict
  9. Stroking The Rebellious/Survivor Inner Child
  10. Energy and Power In the Rebellious/Survivor Inner Child
  11. The Bridge of Empowerment
  12. Diving To The Depths I: The Surface Script
  13. Diving To The Depths II: The Survival Script
  14. Diving To The Depths III: Initiation
Epilogue
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

The book is dedicated to --

My "Mom" who showed me that motherhood is much more than biology

 Marty Groder who taught me the art of "surviving addictions"

Madison who has almost always been there for me, and

My son, Eric, for the beauty of his just being Eric.


Acknowledgments as originally presented, 1990 -- 1991







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