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Short Synopsis
Witnessing the addiction of a family member or loved one is a heart-rending experience. But hope can prevail, as shown in this compelling revised and updated book. In Addict in the Family, the gripping stories of fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters of addicts offer important lessons on loving, detachment, intervention, and self-care.

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For families of addicts, feelings of fear, shame, and 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 cause 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 or cure addiction. What family members can do is find support, set boundaries, detach with love, and eventually discover how to enjoy life whether their loved one finds recovery or 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 addiction.

"Conyers talks about the disease of addiction, what's it's like to be an addict, how to deal with an addict and the recovery process. For loved ones and family members looking for hope, it is offered here as well as many resources for you to find peace in your own life as you weather this storm." ---Addiction Reads

Addict In The Family

Stories of Loss, Hope, and Recovery

Author Beverly Conyers

Narrated by Randye Kaye

Publication date Nov 22, 2016

Running time 5 hrs

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