I Love You – But Not Your Addiction: Stuff You Need to Know for Family and Friends

This book is an attempt to present some beginning exposure to the topics and experiences one might find in a program for family and friends of persons with an addiction. One out of three Americans are said to be concerned about some else s harmful use of drugs. Some have no doubt that there is a problem, some are at a dis-ease about the person and have no clear way to think about it.Mostly, people tend to ignore it in the hope that something better will happen. Hope is a wonderful companion and a poor guide.There is no formal life education about effective response or support for the problem. Secrets, shame, innocent ignorance and stigma abound.

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Anonymous on May 28, 2019 at 19:08.

I actually attend a support group led by the author. She has MANY years of helping families recognize what they are dealing with in a family dynamic with a addicted member. Reading her book is like having her talk to you alone, with her wit and real world experience in this field, she offers hope, steadiness, and reality to those of us who need an anchor in the stormy sea of addiction. If you are caught in the chaos of addiction and don’t know what to think or how to find a good path, please…

Anonymous on May 28, 2019 at 19:32.

More than 25 years ago, I begrudingly sat in a chat group session led by Nan Reynold’s. I was there because my “not really” ex partner was in rehab and I had been told that I needed to learn what my role in his addiction had been. Really?? I was fine! I hsd moved on. He was the one with the problem. Little did I know that that chat group and what I learned there from Nan over the next year would change my life forever. The tool box of wisdom I collected in that group has helpped me deal with…

Anonymous on May 28, 2019 at 19:37.

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