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The Monster: Helping Families Navigate Addiction

The Monster: Helping Families Navigate Addiction

by Julie Hernandez
The Monster: Helping Families Navigate Addiction

The Monster: Helping Families Navigate Addiction

by Julie Hernandez


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There is hope on the horizon.

The Monster is a guide for those who have a loved one struggling with addiction. This work has already been used in support groups and with individual families around the country. The hidden battle in addiction is often the one fought by the family members who suffer along with the addict. This book shows them how they can help themselves and their loved ones escape from "the monster" of addiction.

Julie Hernandez, NY State Retired CASAC and certified life coach, has been in the field of addiction, trauma, and parenting work for over forty years. She continues to work with individuals and families fighting addiction, as well as helping clients reinvent themselves. She is available for speaking engagements and trainings.

Julie has published numerous articles, a children's book titled There are All Kinds of Bullies So What's A Kid to Do?, and is currently working on a workbook titled, Re-Inventing Me. Julie can be reached at 516-458-1568 or at

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781954819023
Publisher: Briley & Baxter Publications
Publication date: 04/20/2021
Pages: 30
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.08(d)

About the Author

Julie Hernandez has been in the field of addiction, co-dependency, trauma, grief, parenting, and anti-bullying work for over forty years. She was a co-founder of one of the largest counseling centers on Long Island and worked as director of community relations on Long Island for a group of psychiatric hospitals and substance abuse facilities. She also hosted "Spotlight on the Issues" a radio show on WLIE. Julie has been on numerous non-profit boards, including president of New Perspectives: an organization whose mission focused on anti-bullying. She appeared on MSNBC and CNN to help families of plane crash victims, as she lost her own father in a commercial airline crash as a child. She has been quoted in Time magazine and the New York Post, and she has appeared on TV and in a few documentaries about her work in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks. She has numerous honors for her volunteer work, including being in the circle of heroes at the Barnum and Bailey Circus. Newsday and Women's World have both featured her life story. She lives in Northport, New York with her husband of forty-three years, Rich. They have two married children and five grandchildren.

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