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Addict in the House : A No-Nonsense Family Guide Through Addiction and Recovery
by Robin Barnett and Darren Kavinoky


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"This is a straightforward, rich resource for anyone who lives with, and loves, an addict."
Publishers Weekly
Everyone suffers when there s an addict in the family. Written by an expert in alcohol and drug addiction and recovery, this no-nonsense guide will help you understand the causes of addiction, end enabling behaviors, support your loved one s recovery, and learn how to cope with relapses.  Read more...


 
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Overview

"This is a straightforward, rich resource for anyone who lives with, and loves, an addict."
Publishers Weekly
Everyone suffers when there s an addict in the family. Written by an expert in alcohol and drug addiction and recovery, this no-nonsense guide will help you understand the causes of addiction, end enabling behaviors, support your loved one s recovery, and learn how to cope with relapses.

If you re the family member of an addict, you may feel confused, guilty, and scared of doing the wrong thing. And when you don t know how to help, you may find yourself in a codependent role, trying so hard to keep your addicted loved one alive, out of jail, or emotionally appeased that you may actually prevent them from realizing they need help.

Drawing on her own personal experience with her brother s addiction, Addict in the House offers a pragmatic, step-by-step guide to dealing with a loved one s addiction, from accepting the reality of the disease to surviving what may be repeated cycles of recovery and relapse. You ll learn how to encourage your addicted loved one to get help without forcing it, and finally find the strength to let go of codependence.

With this revealing and straightforward book, you ll have the support you need to take an honest look at how addiction has affected the family, cope with the emotional hurdles of having an addicted family member, create and maintain firm boundaries, and make informed decisions about how to best help your loved one.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781626252608
  • ISBN-10: 1626252602
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publish Date: August 2016
  • Page Count: 208
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6.06 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Self-Help > Substance Abuse & Addictions - General
Books > Psychology > Psychopathology - Addiction
Books > Self-Help > Codependency

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-05-30
  • Reviewer: Staff

This is a straightforward, rich resource for anyone who lives with, and loves, an addict. It is presented as an intimate, personal narrative to supplement the alarming statistics surrounding addiction. Having grown up in a household marked by addiction, behavioral health specialist Barnett is the ideal guide through a journey that, as she writes, is rocky at best. Rather than adopt the tone of an expert, which risks coming off as condescending, she writes as a fellow traveler. Navigating a life with an addict is not easy: the most basic aspects of communication are compromised, and freedom from the cycles that entangle most addicts’ families requires breaking long-established patterns. Barnett presents her discussion with the qualification that it is condensed, in keeping with the “no-nonsense” self-description of the title. Each chapter is introduced by the words of addicts, but readers seeking more detailed, first-person accounts will not find them here. And instead of answers, they will find a process, presented more as a hopeful beginning than an ultimate cure. (Aug.)

 
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