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Addict In The Family: Stories of Loss, Hope, and Recovery.
     

Addict In The Family: Stories of Loss, Hope, and Recovery.

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by Beverly Conyers
 

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For families of addicts, feelings of fear, shame , and confusion over a loved one's addiction can cause deep anxiety, sleepless nights, and even physical illness. And the emotional distress family members suffer is often compounded by the belief that they somehow caused or contributed to their loved one's addiction-or that they could have done something to prevent

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For families of addicts, feelings of fear, shame , and confusion over a loved one's addiction can cause deep anxiety, sleepless nights, and even physical illness. And the emotional distress family members suffer is often compounded by the belief that they somehow caused or contributed to their loved one's addiction-or that they could have done something to prevent it.As the heart-wrenching personal stories of this book reveal, family members do not cause their loved one's addiction. Nor can they control or cure addiction. What family members can do is find support, set boundaries, detach with love -- and eventually discover how to enjoy life whether their loved one finds recovery or not. Addict in the Family is a book about sorrow deception, and pain. More importantly, it is a book of comfort, hope, and understanding for anyone struggling with a loved one's addiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592857555
Publisher:
Hazelden Publishing
Publication date:
06/03/2009
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
96,232
File size:
481 KB

Meet the Author

Beverly Conyers, MA, is an editor and freelance writer who lives in New England. She is also the author of Everything Changes.

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Addict in the Family 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
By far, the best book on addiction I have ever read. With two family members suffering from addiction, it clarified so many things for me and made me feel sane. I will keep this book and refer to it many times for years to come.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book allowed me to see that there are others, in all walks of life, who are going through the same situations and feelings that I am. I've been so ashamed, so it has been very helpful to know I'm not alone. For those experiencing or realizing they have a loved one who is addicted, I would highly recommend reading the book. The author has lived it but also brings in other resources to add to the understanding. My husband bought this for me - what a great choice!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book for a counselor education course and found it to be a fairly quick read. As a student, it gave me a lot of insight towards working both with addicts and their families, and I also found a few of the comparisons made between addiction and other disorders to be different from anything I'd learned about before, which was refreshing.
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This was a very helpful book
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I am reading this book for school. This is as real as it can get. My entire family is plagued with addiction or enabling. I gave it to make entire family. It woke them up a little bit and they are changing for the better. If you know anyone that has an addict in the family this is a must read.
pennyp More than 1 year ago
This is a great book, and will provide tremendous support and information for families struggling with a family member who is abusing or addicted to substances. The family stories were heartbreaking, but helps readers understand this devastating disease. As a substance abuse treatment professional, I will recommend this book to all of the families I work with. I have also recommended it to several addicts themselves to help them get a better perspective on what addiction looks like from a someone elses eyes.
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