Children of Alcoholism

Children of Alcoholism

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Children of Alcoholism by Judith S. Seixas, Geraldine Youcha, Geraldine Youcha

If one or both of your parents were alcoholics ... you are still suffering, and you care not alone.

At least 22 million American adults were raised by an alcoholic parent, and nearly all of them live with scars — both psychological and physical -as a consequence. Coming from homes filled with loneliness and terror, children of alcoholics grow up unable to lead lives free from inexplicable guilt, deep insecurity, lack of self-esteem, and intense sadness. Now there is help.

Chidren of Alcoholism exposes "the terrible family secret" and draws on interviews with over 200 survivors to share the realities of family alcoholism, such as the frequent occurrence of child abuse, the ruined family holidays, the "crazy" fantasylike atmosphere of the alcoholic home. Childern of Alcoholism also discusses in detail how survivors can:

  • tend to become alcoholics themselves, or marry alcoholic partners
  • confront addictive behavior, including alcoholism
  • recognize symptoms
  • openly discuss drinking with their own children

Filled with invaluable techniques for reversing destructive patterns and extensive information on therapy and peer support groups Children of Alcoholism offers objective, sympathetic advice on how to come to terms with the past and how to seek additional help if necessary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060970208
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/28/1986
Edition description: 1st Perennial Library ed
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.78(w) x 5.26(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Judith S. Seixas, a certified alcoholism counselor who has worked with alcoholics and their families for fifteen years, is the author of several books for young readers including Alcohol: What It Is, What It Does and Living With A Parent Who Drinks Too Much.

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