It Will Never Happen to Me: Growing Up with Addiction As Youngsters, Adolescents, Adults
First published 20 years ago, It Will Never Happen to Me is the definitive book/workbook for adult children of alcoholics.
With her reassuring and informative approach, Claudia Black expertly identifies common issues faced by children who grew up in alcoholic families--shame, neglect, unreasonable role expectations, and physical abuse. Using narratives and profiles, she describes survival techniques characteristic of children raised in alcoholic families, including the unspoken laws of don't talk, don't trust, and don't feel. First explaining how such learned responses cause difficulties in adulthood, Black carefully guides readers in identifying self-defeating, destructive behaviors and finding a healthier, happier way to live.
Key features and benefits: a proven seller by a respected recovery authorcontains easy-to-follow, useful exercisescan be used by individuals or in a therapeutic setting.
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I have read this book many times and have recommended it to friends. It is a common sense practical approach to understanding the behaviors that complicate our lives. You dont have to be a child of an alcoholic to benefit from this. Its all about behaviors we exhibit. Read full review
This is a life saver, a must for all children that had to live with the craziness of an alcoholic parent.
Thank you you saved my life I gain my own self esteem.