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At Wit's End: What You Need to Know When a Loved One Is Diagnosed with Addiction and Mental Illness (Paperback)
by Jeff Jay and Jerry Boriskin

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No More Letting Go: The Spirituality of Taking Action Against Alcoholism and Drug Addiction (Paperback)
by Debra Jay

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

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In a well-written, powerful narrative, Conyers shows family members at their worst before showing how they found hope and recovery. Always engaging and healing, each heart-wrenching story is true to the experience of anyone who has admitted to a spiritual powerlessness and inability to cure their own family's addiction. Conyers skillfully, compassionately, and intelligently distills key recovery points that offer invaluable lessons on loving, detachment, intervention, self-care, self-help groups, community support, addiction and recovery, neurobiology, and family dynamics.

For someone who has an addicted family member or loved one and seeks to better understand addiction in families, this is the book to read. Through compelling testimonials, along with the latest research and information on addiction and recovery, Conyers combines a personal and compassionate voice with one of authority. Conyers takes a step even further revealing her own daughter's addiction and how she learned to lovingly detach herself and become more helpful.

For anyone who has ever worried about a parent, spouse, child, relative or friend's use of alcohol or drugs, this book will help. No doubt, they'll read their own story in these pages and find hope and recovery.

Appendices: Symptoms and Effects of Major Addictive Substances (identifies major drugs and their effects on the brain and body, and symptoms and signs of use); Words of Wisdom; Resources; Recommended Reading.

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Everything Changes: Help for Families of Newly Recovering Addicts by Beverly Conyers

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Like the people who care about them, addicted individuals in early recovery are filled with hopes and fears. They want to be free of the pain and chaos their addictions have brought them. They hope to build a productive life. But they also fear that they may not be able to live without their drug of choice.

During uncertain times of early recovery, families face new and difficult challenges in their relationship with their loved one: How involved should we be? How can we be supportive without setting ourselves up for disappointment? How can we help without enabling? What kinds of boundaries should we maintain? And what kind of relationship will we ultimately have?

Everything Changes is a guide to help families navigate the first year of recovery. It explores the addicted individual's many challenges, examines ways that families can be supportive without sacrificing their own peace of mind, and suggests ways to build a new, more rewarding relationship with their recovering loved one.

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Stay Close: A Mother's Story of Her Son's Addiction, by Libby Cataldi

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First Aid for Enablers by Dr. David Curry

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