It Will Never Happen to Me

It Will Never Happen to Me Author Claudia Black
ISBN-10 9781568387987
Year 2002-03-08
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Hazelden Publishing
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In an all too familiar scenario, played out in millions of homes every day, children who grow up in addictive families abide by certain rules: don't talk, don't trust, don't feel. They take on rigid survival roles that are youthful coping behaviours, which can eventually contribute to problems of depression, loneliness and addiction in adulthood. Using poignant personal stories, revealing explanations and helpful exercises, Black helps readers gain personal insights and develop new skills that lead to a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life.

It Will Never Happen to Me

It Will Never Happen to Me Author Claudia Black
ISBN-10 0345345940
Year 1987
Pages 203
Language en
Publisher Random House LLC
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Offers personal advice for the children of alcoholics and discusses the family relationships of alcoholics

It Will Never Happen to Me

It Will Never Happen to Me Author Claudia Black
ISBN-10 9780345345943
Year 1987
Pages 203
Language en
Publisher Random House Digital, Inc.
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Offers personal advice for the children of alcoholics and discusses the family relationships of alcoholics

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
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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
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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.

Safe Passage

Safe Passage Author Stephanie Brown
ISBN-10 047154888X
Year 1991-10-10
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Wiley
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Describes children of alcoholics and what they, as adults, must do to cure themselves of the effects of growing up with alcoholic parents. Dr. Stephanie Brown writes about a topic she knows both scientifically as well as personally. She describes how adult children of alcoholics can recover from the debilitating effects of their childhood by learning to accept rather than deny their parent's alcoholism. She also discusses how they can discover and face the truth about themselves through self-examination, group therapy and other means.

A HANDBOOK FOR THE TREATMENT OF ALCOHOLISM ADDICTION FAMILY INVOLVEMENT AND RECOVERY

A HANDBOOK FOR THE TREATMENT OF ALCOHOLISM ADDICTION  FAMILY INVOLVEMENT AND RECOVERY Author Alice M. Lebron, LCSW, MSWAC, BCD Emeritus
ISBN-10 9781480905535
Year 2014-05-23
Pages 482
Language en
Publisher Dorrance Publishing
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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
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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

Changing Course

Changing Course Author Claudia Black
ISBN-10 1568387997
Year 2002-02-21
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Hazelden Publishing
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In Changing Course, Claudia Black extends a helping hand to individuals working their way through the painful experience of being raised with addiction. In Changing Course, the best-selling sequel to It Will Never Happen to Me, Claudia Black extends a helping hand to individuals working their way through the painful experience of being raised with addiction."How do you go from living according to the rules--Don't Talk, Don't Trust, Don't Feel--to a life where you are free to talk and trust and feel?" Black asks. "You do this through a process that teaches you to go to the source of those rules, to question them, and to create new rules of your own," she explains. Using charts, exercises, checklists, and real-life stories of adult children of alcoholics, Black carefully and expertly guides readers in healing from the fear, shame, and chaos of addiction.Key features and benefits:proven seller by a trusted recovery authorpresents a clearly articulated process for healingexcellent self-help resource for overcoming the experience of abandonment

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
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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.

The ACOA Trauma Syndrome

The ACOA Trauma Syndrome Author Tian Dayton
ISBN-10 9780757316449
Year 2012-09-03
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher Health Communications, Inc.
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The ACoA syndrome is a post-traumatic stress reaction in which pain from the stress of growing up with parental addiction emerges years—even decades—later in adult relationships. Adult Children of Alcoholics suffer from a post-traumatic stress created by their dysfunctional family situations. Through insightful analysis and thoughtful examination, bestselling author and renowned psychologist Tian Dayton shows ACoAs how and why this family trauma has such a profound effect on adult relationships and provides the tools for marshalling resilience and restoring health and happiness. Dr. Dayton explores how our brains and bodies process childhood trauma and how those traumas can become the catalyst for unhealthy, self-medicating behaviours including drug and alcohol abuse, food issues, and sex, gambling, and shopping addictions. Readers who have experienced previous trauma will learn how they developed PTSD and how they can heal both personally and interpersonally.

Chemical Dependency

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

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
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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.