Living in the Wake of Addiction: Lessons for Courageous Caregiving, provides professionals and the caregivers of people with addiction disorders valuable navigation techniques through the murky waters of codependency. The Lessons in this book offer reinforcing guidance through a compassionate, honest journey that goes well beyond a mother's loss of her son to heroin. Her personal experience becomes compelling, weighed against her once naiveté about addiction, and the knowledge she shares now about the current medical understanding of this chronic brain disease.
The timeliness of this publication is important for it is imperative now, more than ever, to move the disease of addiction from the shadows of shame and stigma into the light of awareness, understanding and acceptance. Gloria's message is clear: "People who suffer from substance use disorders deserve the same medical treatment and compassion as anyone suffering from a chronic illness. Lives depend on it."
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About the Author
Arts degree in Human Development. As a certified Recovery Coach, she works with individuals and families dealing with an addiction to alcohol, drugs, food, and relationships. Gloria has personal as well as professional knowledge of addiction and recovery-her oldest son, Aaron, died of a heroin overdose in 2007. As an accomplished public speaker, advocate and published author, Gloria brings a message of hope and recovery to others. For more information please see: www.recoveringu.com