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The stories of tragedy and redemption found within Tales of Addiction are not about the well known celebrities you find in the usual tabloids. Rather, these stories are true-grit tales told by people you will never meet but whose words will haunt you for months, years maybe. The author collected the stories for over two years through a "call for stories" she put in journals, workshops and lectures. Interwoven throughout, Barbara and her son share their own story of pain and struggle. In this book, you'll learn:
Praise for Tales of Addiction
"This inspiring and penetrating new book by Dr. Barbara Sinor shows us how we gather the courage and the force of will to make a transformational change."
--Mark Thurston, PhD, author Willing to Change: The Journey of Personal Transformation
"Like a tapestry, this book works by holding the reader's interest with unique tales smoothly interwoven with both a spiritual and intellectual thought process."
--Bill Ford, Addiction Recovery Blog
"Filled with stories of heroic struggle, victory and defeat, it is both illuminating and inspiring.
The book is intensely personal yet sadly universal, the stories recounted are for anyone touched by the trials of addiction."
--Rev. Steve Doolittle, Astara, author From the Heart: Five Minute Inspirations
"These heart-wrenching and ultimately heartwarming stories, provide the inspiration for each one of us to know that recovery works."
--Ken Seeley, PhD, host of Intervention 911, author, Face It and Fix It
About the Author
Barbara Sinor, Ph.D. is a Psychospiritual Therapist dealing with childhood abuse/incest, PTSD, addiction recovery, and adult children of alcoholics. Dr. Sinor uses integral holistic methods encompassing forms of hypnotherapy, regression therapy, Jungian dreamwork, and other transpersonal techniques. Dr. Sinor holds a Doctorate in Psychology, a Master of Arts from John F. Kennedy University, and her Bachelor of Arts degree is from Pitzer College of the Claremont Colleges.
Learn more at www.DrSinor.com
From the Reflections of America Series at Modern History Press
PSY038000 Psychology : Psychopathology - Addiction
SEL013000 Self-Help : Substance Abuse & Addictions - Drug Dependence
SEL003000 Self-Help : Adult Children of Alcoholics
Posted May 3, 2010
Addiction is a disease that often doesn't present itself in a form that onlookers notice; it's often hidden by the addict to a point even the closest friends and family don't know about it. And, at other times the family of the addict cover it up so well that closest friends don't even realize there is a problem. As I read each story in "Tales of Addiction" by Dr. Barbara Sinor I felt the pain, dismay, denial, and hopelessness of each writer. Some stories are just down-right difficult to read and offered much contemplation as I reflected back on my own life and experiences.
Yet, every one of the stories offers hope. We get the distinct guidance that a shift happens in us and we begin to accept the addiction as real and seek recovery. This goes for both - the addict and the family member. Just because we don't have a substance addiction, it doesn't mean we aren't susceptible to enabling, which ends up being an addiction in itself.
Poignant, reflective, and offering the knowing there is hope and recovery, "Tales of Addiction" gives the reader the sense they are not alone. But most of all, the stories reflect compassion and in the end the true identity of each person.
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Posted May 11, 2010
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