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bluewave

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Registered: 6/15/10
Other books to read
Posted: Jun 17, 2010 1:12 PM
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I found so much help in reading Beautiful Boy. Are there other books out there that address the needs of families of addicted children? I am going to attend my first Al-Anon meeting tonight. Don't know what to expect but I feel I need an outlet where people will understand my pain.


lilypad

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Registered: 10/14/09
Re: Other books to read
Posted: Jun 17, 2010 10:21 PM
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I just found a really great book - I have not finished it but so far it makes a lot of sense. "No More Letting Go" by Debra Jay. Anything by Melodie Beattie is good too. She has a lot of stuff on codependency.


lauren

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Registered: 5/4/10
Re: Other books to read
Posted: Jul 21, 2010 12:44 AM
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Hi Bluewave,

How did your 1st meeting go? Thanks for your heartfelt posts...
I have some book suggestions, too:

It's Not OK to Be a Cannibal:How to Keep Addiction From Eating Your Family Alive
By Andrew Wainwright & Robert Pozranovich

Addict in the Family
By Beverly Conyers (David Sheff mentions this one in
Beautiful Boy)

Setting Boundaries With Your Adult Children
By Allison Bottke

Knowledge is power!


lauren

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Registered: 5/4/10
Re: Other books to read
Posted: Jul 21, 2010 12:49 AM
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Lilypad,

Thanks so much for your book suggestion. I'm in the middle of 'No More Letting Go' and I love her description of how the addicted brain works.

So far, this is one of the best books I've read on the subject!





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