Recovery A Guide for Adult Children of Alcoholics

ISBN-10: 0671645285

ISBN-13: 9780671645281

Edition: 1987

Authors: Herbert L. Gravitz, Julie D. Bowden, Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse

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Rich with insight and awareness, Recovery explores the secrets, fears, hopes and issues that confront adult children of alcoholics. Authors and widely respected therapists and ACOA workshop leaders Herbert Gravitz and Julie Bowden detail in a clear question-and-answer format the challenges of control and inadequacy that ACOAs face as they struggle for recovery and understanding, stage-by-stage: Survival * Emergent Awareness * Core Issues * Transformations * Integration * Genesis. If you feel troubled by your post, Recovery will start you on the path of self-awareness, as it explores the searching questions adult children of alcoholics seek to hove answered: * How con I overcome my need for control? * Do all ACOAs ploy the some kind of roles in the family? * How do I overcome my fear of intimacy? * What is all-or-none functioning? * How can ACOAs maintain self-confidence and awareness after recovery? * How do ACOAs handle the family after understanding its influence? * And many other important questions about your post, family and feelings. Written with warmth, joy and real understanding, Recovery will inspire you to meet the challenges of the post and overcome the obstacles to your happiness.
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 9/15/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Herbert L. Gravitz, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist in Santa Barbara, California. He is a founding Board Member of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA), and currently serves on the Advisory Board. He was Executive Editor of "The Network," a publication of NACOA and authored the Children of Alcoholics Handbook.Julie D. Bowden, M.S., is a Marriage, Family, and Child Psychotherapist in private practice in Santa Barbara, California. She developed the first Alcohol/Drug Awareness Program for the University of California system and has consulted on both inpatient and outpatient recovery programs. She is a founding Board Member of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA), and its first treasurer. She currently serves on the Advisory Board. She is the adult child of an alcoholic.Together, they conduct recovery retreats, individual and group psychotherapy, and educational seminars for adult children of alcoholics as well as other adult children of trauma and the professionals who serve them. They began the University of California's first therapy group specifically for adult children of alcoholics. They have authored numerous articles and are coauthors of an upcoming book, Genesis: The Spiritual Dimension of Recovery for Children of Alcoholics and Other Children of Trauma.

Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse is a nationally known consultant, educator, and author of 17 books, many of which have been translated to French, German, Spanish, Greek, Portuguese, and Japanese. She was the founding chairperson of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics.nbsp;As a family therapist, she has conducted workshops around the worldnbsp;consulting with the military, school systems, business and industry, treatment centers, and corporations. She is a past winner of the Mary Mann awardnbsp;in recognition for her achievements and contribution to alcoholism communications and is the subject of several DVDs used for training purposes. She has appeared on The Phil Donahue Show , The Oprah Winfrey Show twice, and Good Morning America. Sharon lives in Las Vegas. Learn more at www.sharonwcruse.com.nbsp;

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Roots
What is an adult child of an alcoholic?
What is an alcoholic?
Why is alcoholism called a family disease?
What is a home like when there is an active alcoholic in the family?
What is a ""normal"" home like?
Does it make a difference how old I was when my parents or parent became alcoholics or if they left home when I was a child?
What if both parents are alcoholic?
How does all this apply to me if my parents were addicted t
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