It Will Never Happen to Me

It Will Never Happen to Me Author Claudia Black
ISBN-10 9781592857715
Year 2009-06-03
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster

With her reassuring and informative approach, Claudia Black expertly identifies common issues faced by children who grew up in alcoholic families--shame, neglect, unreasonable role expectations, and physical abuse. First published 20 years ago, It Will Never Happen to Me is the definitive book/workbook for adult children of alcoholics.With her reassuring and informative approach, Claudia Black expertly identifies common issues faced by children who grew up in alcoholic families--shame, neglect, unreasonable role expectations, and physical abuse. Using narratives and profiles, she describes survival techniques characteristic of children raised in alcoholic families, including the unspoken laws of don't talk, don't trust, and don't feel. First explaining how such learned responses cause difficulties in adulthood, Black carefully guides readers in identifying self-defeating, destructive behaviors and finding a healthier, happier way to live.Key features and benefits: a proven seller by a respected recovery authorcontains easy-to-follow, useful exercisescan be used by individuals or in a therapeutic setting.

Loving an Adult Child of an Alcoholic

Loving an Adult Child of an Alcoholic Author M. D. Bey
ISBN-10 9781590771730
Year 2007-05-25
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher M. Evans

The child of an alcoholic develops patterns of behavior during childhood which carry over into adult life. As children they were taught to cover up the family secret and suppress their feelings. No matter what is going on, as adults, when asked how she or he is doing your partner will likely answer "fine." Distrust, fear of abandonment, and sensitivity to criticism are all major issues for your adult child. Recognizing these patterns and changing the ones that cause problems will help you and your partner enjoy a deeper relationship.


ISBN-10 9781480905535
Year 2014-05-23
Pages 482
Language en
Publisher Dorrance Publishing

Alcoholism, like other forms of addiction, is a complex disease, but treatment does not have to be complicated. The stigma/shame of the disease comes from the behaviors developed from the disease. These behaviors must be addressed and changed using a therapy program. Sobriety is more than abstinence and relapse prevention. Family members are severely emotionally and mentally injured and need as much treatment as the alcoholic/addict so they can become healthy persons. A clinical social worker, author Alice M. Lebron has dedicated her career to finding and developing information to help individuals suffering from alcoholism/addiction, as well people directly affected by the disease-their families. The author believes that “recovery enables a person to become the person they were born to become,” and through this book, she aims to guide you and your family down the path of change and healing, which she has been doing for more than forty years.

Understanding and Treating Adolescent Substance Abuse

Understanding and Treating Adolescent Substance Abuse Author Philip P. Muisener
ISBN-10 0803942761
Year 1994
Pages 252
Language en
Publisher SAGE

Biological, psychological and social factors are considered in this volume in its exploration of adolescent substance abuse, with adolescents presented as a clearly defined group with unique needs and concerns. The author examines issues such as assessment, treatment planning, service provision and the recovery process, and proposes creative treatment approaches. Integrating the complex elements which impact upon the initiation, maintenance and treatment of young substance abusers, the author uses his biopsychosocial model to examine normative issues for adolescents and how impairment in these areas can cause - or be the result of - substance abuse. Consideration is also given to particularly vulnerable young people, such a

The ACOA Trauma Syndrome

The ACOA Trauma Syndrome Author Tian Dayton, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9780757316456
Year 2012-09-03
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher Health Communications, Inc.

Growing up in a home where there is addiction or relationship trauma puts a child at great risk for long-term, post-traumatic stress effects that adversely compromise adult relationships. Bestselling author, psychologist, and psychodramatist Tian Dayton examines this trauma through an exploration of the way the brain and body process frightening or painful emotions and experiences in childhood, and she shows how these traumas can become catalysts for unhealthy, self-medicating behaviors including drug and alcohol abuse, food issues, and sex, gambling, and shopping addictions. Through Dr. Dayton's insightful analysis and thoughtful examination, Adult Children of Alcoholics will learn how and why the pain they experienced in childhood plays out in the

Chemical Dependency

Chemical Dependency Author Eileen B Isaacson
ISBN-10 9781135836559
Year 2012-12-06
Pages 198
Language en
Publisher Routledge

This helpful book underscores the importance of working with both the individual and family as part of a comprehensive biopsychosocial approach in assessment, intervention, and treatment of chemical addiction. With many case studies highlighting the treatment guidelines, Chemical Dependency is an ideal guide for professionals and students in addictions studies, mental health, and other human service related fields intent on working with and providing services to individual and family addiction.

All in the Family

All in the Family Author Rita B. Hays
ISBN-10 9781449702281
Year 2010-07-20
Pages 204
Language en
Publisher WestBow Press

Many excellent and informative books have been written on addiction. These books have provided information about the nature of the disease, characteristics of the addictive life-style, and ways to offer recovery to the addict. There have also been helpful books written on the dynamics of family life when family members have an individual who has an addiction. However, few books have been written to help families as they struggle with the faith questions and issues that arise when addiction is a part of the family. This book will help families deal with these faith questions and issues such as where is God, how do I pray, and is there hope? This book is written for families that are dealing with the addiction of a family member. It is intended to address the faith issues that these families are struggling with as they also deal with the family dynamics associated with addiction.

Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Author Stephen P. Apthorp
ISBN-10 9780595265442
Year 2003-01-01
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher iUniverse

How does a minister respond to a cry for help when the concern is alcohol or drug abuse? With one out of eight adults in the country suffering from alcohol dependency or drug abuse and one out of four families distressed by someone's use of chemicals, clergy frequently deal with related problems whether they are willing and capable, or not. How does a congregation respond to a minister who might be suffering from chemical dependency? Clergy are just as likely to suffer from the disease as any lay person, and yet denominational leaders and superiors, called upon by concerned members of the congregation, may feel powerless to discern the truth and act. Though parishioners are often called on to deal with the chemically dependent person or those suffering from the fallout, few are trained in this area. And because few clergy are trained as treatment specialists, often they only make the problem worse through personal, empathetic involvement. Instead, Alcohol and Substance Abuse shows how clergy and laity can be pastoral problem solvers, not practitioners, through intervention and referral. Throughout, the aim is to provide spiritual answers to the spiritual questions of dispirited people. This is a how-to handbook with specific descriptions and suggestions, featuring a comprehensive list of organizations and agencies equipped to help.

Alcoholic Iliad Recovery Odyssey

Alcoholic Iliad Recovery Odyssey Author Jeff Sandoz
ISBN-10 9781599425115
Year 2009
Pages 228
Language en
Publisher Universal-Publishers

Alcoholic Iliad/Recovery Odyssey focuses on the use of metaphor within addiction and recovery counseling. The central core of the book involves the telling of the story of one who undergoes a transforming life event and wishes to share that experience with others. This book offers a treasure trove of metaphorical images which will not only assist the counselor, but also the client throughout the various stages of recovery.

The Male Teenager s Nine Middle Signs of Alcoholism

The Male Teenager s Nine Middle Signs of Alcoholism Author Becki Bateman
ISBN-10 9781462405916
Year 2013-04
Pages 60
Language en
Publisher Inspiring Voices

Many people still carry a stereotypical image of who an alcoholic is and what he or she does. The trouble is that this stereotype applies to only the chronic stage of alcoholism-a stage that only represents 3 percent of the alcoholic population. What about the other 97 percent? In The Male Teenager's 9 Middle Signs of Alcoholism, authors Becki Bateman with Dave Payne explore the fact that while many teens would be part of that 97 percent, most have a tough time accepting the fact that they might be alcoholics. One in ten people who drink in the US are alcoholics-approximately 17.6 million people. What's more, each alcoholic directly affects five to eight people, including their mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, children, closest relatives, and friends. The Male Teenager's 9 Middle Signs of Alcoholism is the second book in the ALERT (Actual Learning Examples to Recognize Trouble) series, and it continues where volume one ended by providing more examples of behaviors in teens that might indicate that they have a potential drinking problem. These guides are informative and easy to read, offering resources and explaining where and how to get help. Designed for use not only by teens but also by parents, friends, or anyone concerned about helping a friend or loved one, this guide provides the help needed to beat teen alcoholism before it's too late.

I Love a Cop Revised Edition

I Love a Cop  Revised Edition Author Ellen Kirschman
ISBN-10 1606238108
Year 2006-12-16
Pages 340
Language en
Publisher Guilford Press

Nothing worth doing is easy--and that includes loving a cop. Being a member of the law enforcement community is a source of pride for officers and families alike. But long hours, unpredictable shifts, and the crisis-driven nature of the profession can turn life on the home front into an emotional roller coaster. Dr. Ellen Kirschman, a psychologist who's worked with police officers for more than 30 years, gives you practical ways to deal with the challenges that come with the territory. Packed with stories from cops and their significant others, this book explains how to reduce spillover from on-the-job stress and cope with loneliness or worry during extended deployments. Dr. Kirschman acknowledges the tough realities of 21st-century law enforcement and offers frank, realistic suggestions for handling serious issues like alcohol abuse and domestic violence. She also covers special topics for women and minorities on the force. Whether you read it from cover to cover or reach for it when problems arise, I Love a Cop is an indispensable tool that everyone in your family can depend on. Mental health professionals, see also Counseling Cops: What Clinicians Need to Know, by Ellen Kirschman, Mark Kamena, and Joel Fay.

Neuro Linguistic Programming in Alcoholism Treatment

Neuro Linguistic Programming in Alcoholism Treatment Author Bruce Carruth
ISBN-10 9781317837923
Year 2016-01-28
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Routledge

Here is a practical and clearly written guide to the use of Neuro-Linguistic Programming in the treatment of alcoholism and other addictions. This comprehensive volume illustrates how the focus of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) on the individual and the family increases the effectiveness of counseling by targeting the uniqueness of each individual and his or her family system. Professionals will also learn how NLP facilitates effective interventions and helps alcoholics create internal coping skills to begin and maintain the recovery process. Neuro-Linguistic Programming in Alcoholism Treatment is a wealth of innovative, state-of-the-art information on the history of NLP, basic NLP assumptions, concepts for establishing rapport with clients, and essential family participation in NLP. Each chapter directs itself either to a specific NLP technique, featuring clear case demonstrations and a step-by-step outline for applying the technique to the development of the counseling process in working with addicted systems, or to a particular group affected by addiction, such as alcoholics, children of alcoholics, or the addicted family as a unit. Clinicians focus on alcoholism and other addictions as treatable conditions, applying specific strategies and techniques--initially developed in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy--adapted to meet the demands of alcoholism and addiction treatment specialists. This important volume allows for a substantial increase in the repertoire of treatment choices available to professionals and enables clinicians to individualize treatment. An extensive bibliography is included to further assist readers in gaining additional skills in the treatment of alcoholics and other addicts.

Children of Methamphetamine Involved Families

Children of Methamphetamine Involved Families Author Wendy L. Haight
ISBN-10 9780195326055
Year 2009
Pages 250
Language en
Publisher OUP USA

This text follows a case in rural Illinois, where in the mid-1990s methamphetamine production & misuse became a big problem &, as a result, child welfare professionals saw an influx of children whose parents were involved with the drug. This is an account of the problems the children faced, and of the efforts to help them.