Addict In The Family
Stories Of Loss, Hope, And RecoveryeBook - 2003
Witnessing the addiction of a family member or loved one is a heart-rending experience. But hope can prevail, as shown in this compelling new book. Here, the gripping stories of fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters of addicts offer important lessons on loving, detachment, intervention, and self care. Through compelling testimonials, along with the latest research and information on addiction and recovery, Conyers combines a personal and compassionate voice with one of authority. She takes a step even further revealing her own daughter's addiction and how she learned to lovingly detach herself and become more helpful. This book is for the hidden victims of addiction--families.For families of addicts, feeling of fear, shame, confusion over a loved one's addiction can cause deep anxiety, sleepless nights, and even physical illness. And the emotional distress family members suffer is often compounded by the belief that they somehow caused or contributed to their loved one's addiction--or that they could have done something to prevent it.As the heart-wrenching personal stories in this book reveal, family members do not cause their loved one's addiction. Nor can they control of cure addiction. What family members can do is find support, set bounderies, detach with love--and eventually discover how to enjoy life whether their loved one finds recovery of not. "Addict in the Family" is a book about sorrow, deception, and pain. More importantly, it is a book of comfort, hope, and understanding for anyone struggling with a loved one's addicton.
Publisher: Center City, Minn. : Hazelden, c2003.
Characteristics: ix, 171 p. ; 22 cm.