Loving An Addict Loving Yourself

Author: Candace Plattor
Editor: Being at Choice Consultants
ISBN: 9780981385037
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This workbook helps readers understand what will and won't work in their relationships with their addicted loved ones--and in their relationships with themselves. As people become familiar with the top 10 survival tips for loving someone with an addiction, they will learn how to offer healthier and more effective choices to the addicted loved one.

Loving The Addict

Author: Raven Storm
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475953399
Size: 11,22 MB
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"Loving The Addict" is based on a true story.This story has everything from love, lust, hate, dominance, obsession, sex, police chases, drug lords, violence, abuse, deceit, betrayal and most of all survival.Know one understood the power that Jake controlled over my heart. A Spell some would say that could not be broken.An addiction I would say.In the beginning the motivation behind writing the book "Loving The Addict" was a jotting down in a journal as self therapy to cope with what happened to me., and was used to help me deal with the abuse that had occurred in my life

Loving The Addict In Your Pew

Author: Charles Robinson
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530071852
Size: 19,51 MB
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It is assumed by many that addiction is not a major issue for those involved in a faith community. But that is a myth. There are many people in virtually every congregation that struggle with addictive behavior and most are too afraid to admit it. Yet, the church is the ideal place to get help. This book equips pastors, church leaders, lay counselors and volunteers to build an effective and life-changing recovery ministry in their local church.

How To Love An Addict

Author: Therese Small
Editor: BalboaPress
ISBN: 9781452532028
Size: 13,12 MB
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"How To Love An Addict" is a book filled with practical advice regarding how to love the addict in your life. The book is written from the inner core of life experience as the mother of an addict attempts to understand the effects of addiction in the lives of those who love an addict, but are not suffering from active addiction themselves.

Life With An Addict

Author: Sheila Fejeran
Editor:
ISBN: 9780578612331
Size: 18,40 MB
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This book is meant to assist those people living with those experiencing additions and is meant to help those people who bear the consequences of the actions of the addict. There are little or few substantial resources for everyone else dealing with the addict. This is for you. This is meant to be an honest look at what we go through. It is meant to let you know you are not alone. This is meant to give you hope that someone understands what you are really going through behind closed doors.

Love Addict

Author: Ethlie Ann Vare
Editor: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 075731595X
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Giddy euphoria, an elevated heart rate, clammy hands, increased blood pressure, facial flushing, dilated pupils . . . these are the physical effects of 'falling in love' or being sexually aroused. These tell-tale signs of attraction are, in reality, caused by a cascade of electrical and chemical reactions in the reward centers of the brain, a reaction that also significantly increases feelings of well-being. Who wouldn't want to feel this way all the time? In fact, it would seem that love and sex (or their chemical components) are great drugs, and relatively safe too. But what happens when those euphoric feelings wane or someone calls it quits or the feelings are unrequited? Most people would move on; the same way most casual users of a drug such as cocaine or a behavior such as gambling don't become addicts.

Helping The Addict You Love

Author: Laurence M. Westreich, MD
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416539751
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It's okay to love them. It's your right to help them. Addiction destroys people and can even end lives. When you know or suspect that someone you love is suffering from addiction you have two goals: getting your loved one into treatment and turning that treatment into full-fledged sobriety. Many addiction experts tell you that you have to disengage or risk being an enabler, a codependent bystander, in the wreckage of an addict's life; that you have to cut all ties or be taken advantage of financially and emotionally; that you have to protect yourself from your loved one, who isn't the person you used to know. But many friends and family members find it unnatural, even impossible, to turn away from a person they love who is at his lowest point, and refuse to believe that their addict is lost to addiction. Backed by his years of experience, Dr. Westreich guides you through the process of getting the addict you love on the road to treatment and recovery. He provides detailed scripts to lead you through pivotal conversations with the addict in your life, highlighting the words that he's found to be most effective and the words to avoid. With this book in hand, family and friends will know, for example, how to motivate their addict to recognize his problem based on the addict's own definition of what addiction looks like; how to "raise the bottom" that addicts so often must hit to a more acceptable level -- such as embarrassment, job loss, or ill health; and when to use gentle disagreement, quiet listening, or forceful confrontation to move the addict toward treatment, while managing and protecting their own emotions. Dr. Westreich also shows you how to engage a therapist in the process and provides methods for combating an addict's defense mechanisms. By outlining several treatment options, he helps you to weigh what each can and cannot accomplish, which is the most effective treatment for the kind of addiction you are dealing with, what each treatment requires of the recovering addict and the friend or family member, and how successful each is. Dr. Westreich also takes care to discuss the kinds of special situations you may face when the addict in your life, in addition to having a substance abuse problem, is a minor, is pregnant, has mental or medical diseases, or has other issues that are likely to affect recovery. Helping the Addict You Love is the guide that so many loved ones of addicts have desperately needed. Dr. Westreich supports you through the emotional process of helping the addict you love, tells you it's okay to want to help, and teaches you how to do so.

Is It Love Or Is It Addiction

Author: Brenda Schaeffer
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1592858368
Size: 14,67 MB
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A fresh, updated, and expanded edition of the book that changed the way we think about romance and intimacy. Many of us confuse longing and obsession with true love. Through two previous editions, Is It Love or Is It Addiction? has helped countless people find their way from the trials and confusion of addictive love to the fulfillment of whole and healthy relationships. As the author reveals, we can begin to work through relationship difficulties with compassion and lasting effect by increasing our awareness of the ways that we express love.In this expanded third edition, Brenda Schaeffer draws on years of feedback and new developments to foster an understanding of love addiction: what it is and what it is not, how to identify it, and, even more important, how to break free of it. Stories of real people struggling to develop sound relationships illustrate the characteristics of healthy love and help readers to free themselves to find real intimacy. Included is the most up-to-date information about the biological basis of addictive behaviors and the impact of technology on intimate relationships. The author also explores the influence of past abuse and trauma on the predisposition to love addiction.

Sex And Love

Author: Eric Griffin-Shelley
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275960650
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This volume provides a detailed definition of sex and love addiction as well as an explicit outline of treatment and recovery. Griffin-Shelley provides in-depth examples and suggestions for change and supports the growing involvement of Twelve-Step programs in mental health.

Ending Addiction For Good

Author: Richard Taite
Editor: Wheatmark, Inc.
ISBN: 1604949171
Size: 15,45 MB
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There is hardly a family in the post-industrial world that hasn't been affected in some way by addiction. Yet seeking treatment for a struggling loved one is, for most people, a frightening and overwhelming prospect. Ending Addiction for Good offers a powerful message of hope. Drawing on their own histories of addiction recovery, authors Taite and Scharff examine the unique and highly successful treatment protocol practiced at the Cliffside Malibu Addiction Treatment Center. Using clear and direct language, they look beyond the limits of conventional treatment to show how creating an individualized, evidence-based, and integrated approach that targets the whole person — mind, body, and spirit — not just the addiction, can provide a sure path to recovery. In doing so, they empower both the addict and the families of addicts to begin their recovery. Ending Addiction for Good may well be the most important book dealing with alcoholism and drug addiction to come along in years.