Addict in the house : a no-nonsense family guide through addiction & recovery / Robin Barnett, EDD, LCSW.Material type: BookDescription: viii, 190 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781626252608; 1626252602.Subject(s): Substance abuse | Substance abuse -- Treatment | Addicts -- Family relationships | CodependencyDDC classification: 362.29
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
<p> "This is a straightforward, rich resource for anyone who lives with, and loves, an addict."<br> -- Publishers Weekly <br> <br> 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. </p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p>
Includes bibliographical references.
Understanding addiction -- Addicts' behavior -- and your own -- Communication -- Setting strong boundaries -- Treatment options -- Supporting your loved one's recovery -- Healing family relationships -- The teenage addict -- Toward healthy independence -- Recovery for life -- Appendix: The 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.
When there's an addict in the family, you may find yourself in a codependent role: trying so hard to keep your loved one alive, out of jail, or emotionally appeased that you actually prevent them from realizing they need help. Barnett offers a step-by-step guide to dealing with a loved one's addiction, coping with the emotional hurdles of having an addicted family member, and making informed decisions on how to best help them-- and yourself.
Table of contents provided by Syndetics
- Foreword (p. v)
- Introduction (p. 1)
- 1 Understanding Addiction (p. 5)
- 2 Addicts' Behavior-and Your Own (p. 19)
- 3 Communication (p. 35)
- 4 Setting Strong Boundaries (p. 51)
- 5 Treatment Options (p. 69)
- 6 Supporting Your Loved One's Recovery (p. 93)
- 7 Healing Family Relationships (p. 111)
- 8 The Teenage Addict (p. 131)
- 9 Toward Healthy Independence (p. 151)
- 10 Recovery for Life (p. 169)
- Appendix: The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (p. 183)
- References (p. 185)
- Acknowledgments (p. 191)