In the United States alone, more than twenty-two million people are addicted to alcohol and other drugs. For every individual with this disposition, there are four or more family members or friends directly involved with their loved one’s substance abuse issues.
Reclaim Your Life: You and the Alcoholic/Addict was written for the millions of people who struggle with this heartache, frustration, confusion, and resentment, and who urgently seek help as they navigate the murky waters of addiction. This reader-friendly guide teaches specific communication tools that empower you to implement confident boundaries.
Reclaiming your respect, dignity, and peace of mind are achievable goals through the theories, concepts, and case studies this book offers.
“I know this book will be a practical and valuable tool for family and friends of someone addicted to alcohol or other drugs. Reclaim Your Life is an invaluable guide to understanding the nature of addiction to alcohol and other drugs, understanding how the family is affected, assuming personal responsibility for their own recovery, and loving someone who is addicted to alcohol or other drugs while taking care of themselves.”
—Robert Lindsey, President/CEO
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
For over twenty years, Carole Bennett, MA, has been personally enmeshed in the world of addiction and recovery with her own family’s alcohol and drug dependency issues. Professionally, her Masters of Clinical Psychology has afforded her work as a treatment counselor for The Salvation Army and the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.
Carole is a staff blogger on addiction and recovery for The Huffington Post, has written numerous articles for recovery newspapers, has written for the magazine Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism, and was profiled for KCBS in conjunction with the television movie about Lois Wilson, the co-founder of Al-Anon. Carole’s practice in Santa Barbara, California, stretches worldwide, as she provides personal, in-depth counseling by phone as well as in person.