It's Not About You, Except When It Is: A Field Manual For Parents of Addicted Children

It's Not About You, Except When It Is: A Field Manual For Parents of Addicted Children

by Barbara Victoria
     
 

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Based on the author's own experience as a parent with an addicted child, she provides straight-talking self-preservation tools and techniques for parents of addicts in and out of recovery. An essential book to help parents navigate this confusing and uncharted landscape—in the author's words, "Planet Paradox."

Barbara Victoria is a parent who

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Based on the author's own experience as a parent with an addicted child, she provides straight-talking self-preservation tools and techniques for parents of addicts in and out of recovery. An essential book to help parents navigate this confusing and uncharted landscape—in the author's words, "Planet Paradox."

Barbara Victoria is a parent who struggled with her own child's addiction. She has been active in Al-Anon for many years.

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Library Journal
Caseworker Victoria has lived through the addictions of both her children and has come out intact with an abundance of aid for other parents in similar positions. She helps readers dispense with good intentions, assumptions, and platitudes that no longer work, then guides them in dealing with the current situation in a manner that enables growth and health for both parent and child. The essence of the book is in her assertion that "you didn't cause it, you can't control it, and you can't cure it." Help for parents who are going through this particular hell is finally here in the form of this riveting book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936290949
Publisher:
Central Recovery Press, LLC
Publication date:
10/16/2012
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
848,503
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


Barbara Victoria: Barbara Victoria is a freelance writer and journalist with experience in graphic design, copywriting, and editing. She has written and worked for multiple small community newspapers and other publications, primarily in Kentucky. She is the parent of a child who struggled with active addiction. She worked for a time as a caseworker at a respite program and as a mental health technician in a group home for adolescents with addictive and co-occurring disorders. She is an active member of Al-Anon. Ms. Victoria has a BA in painting and printmaking from the University of Kentucky.

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