Sober Siblings: How to Help Your Alcoholic Brother or Sister--and Not Lose Yourself

Sober Siblings: How to Help Your Alcoholic Brother or Sister--and Not Lose Yourself

by Patricia Olsen, Petros Levounis
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Sober Siblings: How to Help Your Alcoholic Brother or Sister--and Not Lose Yourself by Patricia Olsen, Petros Levounis

In the vein of Adult Children of Alcoholics comes the first book geared specifically to the siblings of alcoholics. Patricia Olsen, sister of two alcoholic brothers, shares her personal experiences along with interviews with other sober siblings, while Petros Levounis, M.D., the director of The Addiction Institute of New York and chief of addiction psychology at St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals in New York City, offers expert advice. Whether the alcoholic is in recovery or relapsed, in AA or therapy, Sober Siblings helps brothers and sisters gain greater awareness of their own situation, offering practical wisdom and suggestions on: feelings of shame, frustration, hopelessness, and anger; the difference between helping and enabling; setting boundaries; the nature of alcoholism; coaddictions; and how to help your sibling while not losing yourself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600940552
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 06/30/2008
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 946,915
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Patricia Olsen has written for many publications, including the New York Times, USA Weekend, the Chicago Tribune, Family Circle, and Spirituality & Health. She lives in New Jersey.

Petros Levounis, M.D., M.A., is the director of The Addiction Institute of New York and chief of addiction psychiatry at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals in New York City.

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