It's Not About You, Except When It Is: A Field Manual For Parents of Addicted Children

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Central Recovery Press, LLC, Oct 16, 2012 - Self-Help - 200 pages
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Straight-talking self-preservation tools and techniques for parents of addicts in or out of recovery.
  

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For those that are going through rough times with their child or spouse with addiction and mental illness this book gives you a nice clear insite how to deal with issues in handling them and helping yourself at the same time. Read full review

Review: It's Not About You, Except When It Is: A Field Manual For Parents of Addicted Children

User Review  - Goodreads

For those that are going through rough times with their child or spouse with addiction and mental illness this book gives you a nice clear insite how to deal with issues in handling them and helping yourself at the same time. Read full review

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Contents

What Just Happened?
1
Its Not About You 1 Planet Paradox
13
Your New Comrades
29
Whoda Thought?
38
Dont Ask Me How I Am Today I Might Have to Tell You
58
The Abyss
65
The TwoHeaded Dragon
73
Except When It
83
The Shame Factor
85
Detachment
95
Codependence
116
Taking Care of Your Precious Self
128
This Is Your Life
144
Am I Okay Now?
154
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About the author (2012)

Barbara Victoria: Barbara Victoria is a freelance writer and journalist with experience in graphic design, copywriting, and editing. She has written and worked for multiple small community newspapers and other publications, primarily in Kentucky. She is the parent of a child who struggled with active addiction. She worked for a time as a caseworker at a respite program and as a mental health technician in a group home for adolescents with addictive and co-occurring disorders. She is an active member of Al-Anon. Ms. Victoria has a BA in painting and printmaking from the University of Kentucky.

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