Download e-book for kindle: Addict In The Family: Stories of Loss, Hope, and Recovery. by Beverly Conyers

By Beverly Conyers

ISBN-10: 1417596104

ISBN-13: 9781417596102

ISBN-10: 156838999X

ISBN-13: 9781568389998

Witnessing the dependancy of a friend or friend is a heart-rending event. yet wish can be triumphant, as proven during this compelling new ebook. the following, the gripping tales of fathers, moms, sons, and daughters of addicts supply very important classes on loving, detachment, intervention, and self care.

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They create a huge gulf between themselves and their families, who end up feeling hurt, confused, and vulnerable. While not all addicts will turn to crime, most of them will cross the line into illegal activities at some point during the course of their addiction (that is, in addition to obtaining and using controlled substances). My daughter and her boyfriend, for example, knowingly wrote a number of bad checks before local merchants caught on to them. A former neighbor’s husband, who unbeknownst to her had progressed from being a weekend cocaine user to a fulltime heroin addict, repeatedly pawned the family’s televisions The StrangerYou Love and stereo equipment and claimed they were stolen.

He was really angry. But a friend of his had told me he was addicted, so I kept after him. He finally admitted to snorting heroin ‘a little bit’ at parties and things like that. He acted like it was nothing. Then he started stealing money from my pocketbook. All that time I was confused because I felt things were bad, but he kept assuring me he had things under control. Then he sold his guitar, and I knew I couldn’t go along with his denial anymore. I forced him to see a counselor. I found out he was shooting up four times a day.

No one would want me,” and pity would make her relent. One day he took her car without permission (as he The StrangerYou Love often did) and got into a serious accident. One of his legs was permanently damaged. He took to lying in bed or on the couch for hours on end, smoking cigarettes and watching television. The only time he was motivated to move was when he ran out of alcohol, at which point he would hobble to the corner store. Doreen suggested that if he was healthy enough to get alcohol, he should be healthy enough to get a job and move out.

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