The family recovery classic, Addict in the Family, has been revised and updated to offer parents and other family members even greater support when faced with the reality of a loved ones addiction. Solid, actionable advice and information about what helps and what doesntand how to care for themselvesmake this an indispensable guide.
For families of addicts, fear, shame, and confusion over a loved ones addiction can cause deep anxiety, sleepless nights, and even physical illness. The emotional distress family members suffer is often compounded by the belief that they somehow caused or contributed to their loved ones addictionor that they could have done something to prevent it.
Addict in the Family is a book about the pain of addiction, but more importantly it is a book of comfort, understanding, and hope for anyone struggling with a loved ones addiction. As the compelling personal stories reveal, family members do not cause their loved ones addictionnor can they control or cure it. What family members can do is find support, set boundaries, detach with love, and eventually discover how to enjoy life more fully. This book helps them do just thatwhether the loved one achieves recovery or not.