The adult children of alcoholics syndrome: from discovery to recovery

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Health Communications, Jan 1, 1986 - Self-Help - 150 pages
More than 28 million Americans grew up in alcoholic families. They bear a painful legacy of confusion, fear, anger and hurt--and they are at shockingly high risk of marrying an alcoholic or becoming alcoholics themselves. In this authoritative book, Wayne Kritsberg shows how to recognize--and remedy--the long-term effects of the dysfunctional, alcoholic family. His proven techniques, based on extensive clinical experience using the Family Integration System offer REAL help and REAL hope for adult children of alcoholics--and those they love.

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This book is more geared toward how to handle the problem therapeutically that about insights into the disease, though it gives some good insights. The therapeutic approaches are wonderful, even those you could try by yourself without a therapist. Although many of the approaches would be positive, they do seem like extraordinary work.  


The Four Rules of the Alcoholic Family
The Alcoholic Family and the Healthy Family
Chronic Shock

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Kritsberg is a therapist and author. Wayne is widely recognized as a pioneer in the treatment of survivors of trauma.