Smoke and Mirrors: The Magical World of Chemical Dependency

Smoke and Mirrors: The Magical World of Chemical Dependency

by Dorothy Marie England
     
 

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Smoke and Mirrors exposes the unreal world in which the dependent person lives and the tricks used to deceive self and others. Drawing from the twelve-step program of Alcoholics Anonymous, Mrs. England completes the circle of addiction recovery by clearly establishing the importance one’s relationship with God plays in a full and freeing recovery. An important

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Smoke and Mirrors exposes the unreal world in which the dependent person lives and the tricks used to deceive self and others. Drawing from the twelve-step program of Alcoholics Anonymous, Mrs. England completes the circle of addiction recovery by clearly establishing the importance one’s relationship with God plays in a full and freeing recovery. An important book for any leader and for those who deal with dependency in their friends and family.

Editorial Reviews

Earl Alfred Loomis MD
[Smoke and Mirrors makes] the chemically dependent person come alive for the reader as a plausible being, despite the compulsiveness, the impulsiveness, the ruthlessness, and the dishonesty…not just as a target for our contempt and rejection, nor as one to be excused and pitied, but as a powerful and clever deceiver—so clever that she/he fools her/himself as well.
Gloria M
Ms. England has made accessible for both professionals and the general public the theory linking neurochemical science to the behaviors and relational patterns observed in persons with addictions and those who love them. As a professional working with families ravaged by addiction, and as a member of Al-Anon seeking to grow and be a good steward of the life experiences that are mine, I am challenged by this book to seek ways to apply its techniques with clients and my own life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015941142
Publisher:
Forward Movement
Publication date:
11/05/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
429,569
File size:
301 KB

Meet the Author

Dorothy Marie England is a pseudonym used in deference to
Alocoholic Anonymous’ (A.A.) tradition of anonymity at the
level of the press. A recovering alcoholic and drug addict, Ms.
England practiced as a Certified Addiction Counselor for many
years and served as Director of Alcohol and Drug Programs
for a regional mental health center. She wrote numerous
articles and books that were published in national professional
journals and by Forward Movement. Ms. England, a mother
and grandmother, died in March 2008.

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