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Addict In The Family: Stories of Loss, Hope, and Recovery. by Beverly Conyers

By Beverly Conyers

Witnessing the habit of a friend or family member is a heart-rending event. yet desire can be triumphant, as proven during this compelling new ebook. right here, the gripping tales of fathers, moms, sons, and daughters of addicts provide vital classes on loving, detachment, intervention, and self care.

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Then he started stealing money from my pocketbook. All that time I was confused because I felt things were bad, but he kept assuring me he had things under control. Then he sold his guitar, and I knew I couldn’t go along with his denial anymore. I forced him to see a counselor. I found out he was shooting up four times a day. ” Peggy, married to a police officer hooked on cocaine, faced a similar experience. “He was spending every cent he made on cocaine,” she said. “He stopped paying the bills, stopped buying groceries, so I had to take on all the household expenses.

He stopped paying the bills, stopped buying groceries, so I had to take on all the household expenses. I kept threatening to walk out on him, and he kept saying I was crazy. He didn’t have a problem. You know something? I honestly think he believed it. ” The pattern of denial that Peggy and Denise confronted is typical of most addicts. Denial is the mental mechanism that enables addicts to give up more and more of the things that The StrangerYou Love are truly valuable in life in favor of an artificial and fleeting sense of well-being induced by a chemical.

He acted like it was nothing. Then he started stealing money from my pocketbook. All that time I was confused because I felt things were bad, but he kept assuring me he had things under control. Then he sold his guitar, and I knew I couldn’t go along with his denial anymore. I forced him to see a counselor. I found out he was shooting up four times a day. ” Peggy, married to a police officer hooked on cocaine, faced a similar experience. “He was spending every cent he made on cocaine,” she said.

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