Winner of a 2018 Catholic Press Association Award: Sacraments. (Second Place).
“The Twelve Steps and the Sacraments outlines in a penetrating way the essential relationship between the beauty of each step and the specific sacramental reality that can link that step to a deepening relationship with Jesus Christ.” –From the foreword by Most Rev. Robert W. McElroy, Bishop of San Diego
“In the eight decades since their initial formulation by a handful of alcoholics with the help of a few clergymen, the Twelve Steps have aided countless numbers of women and men with various addictions overcome their unhealthy attachments and go on to lead happy, healthy, and productive lives in their homes, in society and in their places of worship. In The Twelve Steps and the Sacraments, Scott Weeman shares his own personal story of recovery and the stories of other recovering addicts to help us get a clear picture of the Twelve Steps and how they relate to the sacraments Christ established and left to his people for our sanctification. Whether you or someone you know is in recovery (or ought to be), whether you are a Catholic or not, this book will help you understand the sacraments in light of the Twelve Steps. More importantly, Weeman will help you see the Twelve Steps more clearly in the Light of Christ.” —Marcus Grodi, Founder and president of The Coming Home Network International
“At last, a book that orients the wisdom of Twelve-Step recovery toward the grace of the sacraments and vice versa. Part memoir, part manual, Scott Weeman’s The Twelve Steps and the Sacraments shows that the principles of the Twelve-Step movement harmonize perfectly with Catholic anthropology. It’s all here: the slavery to a harmful pleasure, the realization that God alone can break the chains, the need for honest self-disclosure, and the call to help sufferers break free and stay that way. Weeman’s own escape from the dark vortex of drug and alcohol addiction is proof positive that the sacraments can transform earthly sobriety into heavenly sanctity.” —Patrick Coffin, Author and host of The Patrick Coffin Show
Scott Weeman is the founder and executive director of Catholic in Recovery, a nonprofit organization that seeks to help those suffering with addictions.
Weeman has appeared on EWTN’s The Journey Home, as well as Christopher Closeup, Catholic Answers and The Catholic HipsterPodcast. His work has been featured on Aleteia and Patheos. He earned his bachelor’s degree in organizational management in 2017 from Point Loma Nazarene University, where he is a graduate student in clinical counseling.
He lives in San Diego, California, with his wife, Jacqueline.