Addict in the House: A No-Nonsense Family Guide Through Addiction and Recovery by Robin Barnett

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Everyone suffers when there’s an addict in the family. Written by an expert in alcohol and drug addiction and recovery, this no-nonsense guide will help you understand the causes of addiction, end enabling behaviors, support your loved one’s recovery, and learn how to cope with relapses.

If you’re the family member of an addict, you may feel confused, guilty, and scared of doing the wrong thing. And when you don’t know how to help, you may find yourself in a codependent role, trying so hard to keep your addicted loved one alive, out of jail, or emotionally appeased that you may actually prevent them from realizing they need help.

Drawing on her own personal experience with her brother’s addiction, Addict in the House offers a pragmatic, step-by-step guide to dealing with a loved one’s addiction, from accepting the reality of the disease to surviving what may be repeated cycles of recovery and relapse. You’ll learn how to encourage your addicted loved one to get help without forcing it, and finally find the strength to let go of codependence.

With this revealing and straightforward book, you’ll have the support you need to take an honest look at how addiction has affected the family, cope with the emotional hurdles of having an addicted family member, create and maintain firm boundaries, and make informed decisions about how to best help your loved one.

Title : Addict in the House: A No-Nonsense Family Guide Through Addiction and Recovery
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ISBN : 1626252602
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 192 pages


Ana rated it ★★★★☆

July 01, 2016

This was a great book. I’m pleasantly surprise by it. I was attracted to it from the description, which make a very good job explaining what the book is about. It was very straightforward and the concepts shared by it, are very helpful to begin to understand what an addiction is about, and how a...

Suz rated it ★★★★☆

August 10, 2017

I didn't find this particularly full of epiphanies, but then I've been a family member of addicts for an awfully long time. I picked this up due to a particularly difficult recent situation to see if there was anything helpful or enlightening, and while there wasn't, I really didn't expect there...

Tracy rated it ★★★★★

August 16, 2017

Where was this book 3 years ago when my son started the more severe spiral? I've now reached the point of "mourning the living" while trying to restart my own healthy mind & dig out of the financial hole I blind loving allowed myself to dig.

Pam rated it ★★★★★

January 22, 2017

Easy to read with lots of practical ideas for families with an addict. Not a fix all book, however a good start.

Anna rated it ★★★★★

September 02, 2016

Addict in the house - A No-Nonsense Family Guide Through Addiction and Recovery - by Robin Barnett is a book where you will find sufferance and all that elements characterizing the world of addiction. The author, strong of her personal experience, will tell you how to cope with your beloved addic...

Heatherlyn rated it ★★★★★

September 22, 2017

This straight forward guide to dealing with facets of addiction is invaluable. Sections in communication, explaining different programs and how to foster a loving relationship with firm boundaries were excellent.

PENNY rated it ★★★★★

December 31, 2017

This book is awesome. As I was reading the book, it was as if I as the one writing the book.

Robs rated it ★★★☆☆

August 09, 2017

Another informative book or a sad topic

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