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to my Sponsor, Mama Walton, who a few moons ago
promised the sun, moon
and the stars
to me if I had the willingness to work...and
the promised was fulfilled.



Adult Children : The Secrets of Dysfunctional Families / by John C. Friel, Linda Friel (Contributor)

Reviewer: A reader from Northeast U.S. This book appears at first to deal just with additctions. Further reading proves this book to be excellent reference for any individual suffering from depression, anxiety, childhood trauma and different kinds of abuse suffered during childhood. It explains how being an addict, depressed, anxious etc...are only symptoms of a dysfunctional family system. It will become easier to understand while reading this book why we are the way that we are. It offers comfort, insight, and the how to change if we so choose to. To me this book is the Bible that unlocks the secrets of the symptoms to my sometimes very difficult life.


Escape from Intimacy : The Pseudo-Relationship Addictions : Untangling the 'Love' Addictions : Sex, Romance, Relationships / by Anne Wilson Schaef


Bestselling author Anne Wilson Schaef examines the intriguing problem of relationship addiction, applying the addictions of sex, love, romance, and relationships to her broader addiction theory.


Broken Toys Broken Dreams : Understanding and Healing Codependency, Compulsive Behaviors and Family / by Terry Kellogg


Selector's Note: This book was originally recommended a doctor to my husband to read. His comments are that this book is clearly written and offers concise explanations on the what, why and the effects of codependency.


Getting Them Sober : You Can Help! / by Toby Rice Drews

Toby Rice Drews draws upon long experience as a therapist to explore the day-by-day practicalities of getting loved ones sober. In the process she maintains professionalism without sacrificing warmth or
human sympathy. Forty-one chapters are filled with practical suggestions for coping including being gentle with yourself; don't pour out the booze; use tough love. This book is a blessing for anyone who
has to live with an alcoholic


Codependent No More : How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself / by Melody Beattie

The author, Melody Beattie: Why I wrote this book; why I believe it's message lives on. A warm hello to all my readers. I wrote this book thirteen years ago, hoping maybe 500 people would read it, but believing in its message enough to write it anyway -- because the ideas in it were changing my life.
The ideas in CNM have since spoken to millions, and they keep speaking to me. The need to take care of ourselves, and own our power -- our true spiritual power -- seems to increase, rather than
decrease, over time. Thanks to all my readers, and I'm grateful to God that my work has helped all of us, including me. Melody L. Beattie


Healing the Addictive Mind / by Lee L. Jampolsky


The Publisher, Ten Speed Press Here is the first exploration of addictive behaviors using the teachings from A COURSE IN MIRACLES. Dr. Jampolsky has worked extensively in the field of chemical dependency, relationships, and the spiritual basis for peace and conflict resolution. In this book, the nature and structure of addictive thought systems are discussed, and there are daily lessons
designed to awaken the reader to revolutionize addictive behaviors and free themselves from dependency.


Addiction and Grace / by Gerald G. May

Drawing on his experiences as a psychiatrist working with the chemically dependent, Gerald G. May details the various addictions from which we can suffer. Addiction and Grace examines the "processes of attachment" that led to addiction and describes the relationship between addiction and spiritual awareness.


smallbk.gif (4974 bytes) The Small Book : A Revolutionary Approach to
Overcoming Drug and Alcohol Dependence (Rational Recovery Systems) / by Jack Trimpey, Albert Ellis(Introduction),
Rational Recovery Systems

When the author and his wife started Rational Recovery in 1986, their program met the huge demand for an alternative to 12-step recovery programs. The Small Book--as opposed to AA's The Big Book--is the secular guide for people who want to recover through self-reliance, not through dependence on
religion, sponsors, or "Higher Powers."


normal.gif (4902 bytes) An Adult Child's Guide to What's 'Normal' / by John C. Friel, Linda D. Friel

A practical guide to begin dealing with the pain and trauma of being raised in a dysfunctional family. Your parents may not have been able to teach you lifeskills but it is not too late to learn them now. This book will help the reader to learn how to respond to the challenges, problems and traps that they are faced with daily.


ACOA.gif (4778 bytes) Adult Children of Alcoholics / by Janet Geringer Woititz


Ten years ago, Janet Woititz broke new ground in the understanding of the Adult Child of an alcoholic by listing the characteristics that ACoAs share. Here, in a new and expanded edition, the mother of the ACoA movement provides wisdom and information for all Adult Children of dysfunctional families.


quit.gif (10358 bytes) How to Quit Drinking Without AA : A Complete Self-Help Guide / by Jerry Dorsman

Offering a successful alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous, Jerry Dorsman teaches readers how to take control of their own recovery process. "How to Quit Drinking Without AA" provides worksheets to define emotional needs, methods to avoid the common traps and pitfalls of an alcoholic, and more.


betrayal.png (25710 bytes) Journey from Betrayal to Trust : A Universal Rite of Passage / by Beth Hedva


Betrayal comes in many forms.  We are all familiar with infidelities, but some betrayals are even more difficult to understand and resolve.  Rejection by on or both parents, when our children grow away from us, as well as job layoffs and dismay as our aging bodies fail, or natural and man made disasters, all initiate experiences of separation, alienation, and emotional distance.  These betrayals can stop us from growing.  But how do we resolve these conflicts?  This book blends ancient wisdom, sotires and myths with modern psychology to create exercises and tools to help anyone who wants to exchange their feelings of anger and betrayal for a lifetime of trust and contentment.


dance.gif (6229 bytes) The Dance of Anger : A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships / by Harriet Goldhor Lerner

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CASSETTE/Abridged edition

Anger is a signal and one worth listening to,"writes Dr. Harriet Lerner in her renownedclassic that has transformed the lives of millions of readers. While anger deserves our attention and respect, women still learn tosilence our anger, to deny it entirely or to vent it in a way that leaves us feeling helpless and powerless. In this vivid, engaging and eminently wise work, Dr. Lerner teaches women to identify the true sources of our angerand to use anger as a powerful vehicle for creating meaningful and lasting change. This book has inspired more "You changed my life" stories from both women and men than perhaps any other bestseller on the American scene today. The Dance of Anger has sold more than 2 million copies and been translated into more than 30 foreign editions. The previous statement was the publishers.  The proprietor feels that this is not a book gender specific and BOTH genders can benefit from this classic.


12steps.gif (4935 bytes) 12 Steps for Adult Children / by Friends in Recovery


This is a unique tool for the millions of adults who suffer the effects of having grown up in a dysfunctional environment.  It is the first book written which focuses on the Twelve Steps as they specifically apply to Adult Children.  Children raised in addictive and other dysfunctional families rarely develop a sense of personal security or genuine feelings of self-worth.By releasing the past and opening up to the present, individuals begin to develop self confidence in the realization that they are
valuable and worthwhile persons.


language.gif (11945 bytes) The Language of Letting Go / by Melody Beattie




enchanted.gif (6469 bytes) Leaving the Enchanted Forest : The Path from Relationship Addiction to Intimacy / by Stephanie Covington, Liana Beckett


In Leaving the Enchanted Forest, Covington and Beckett offer solid guidance to help readers recognize their addictive relationships--their enchantment--and discover, through new relationship skills, the rewards of responsible love. Advice and step-by-step guidelines for those seeking to recover from addictive relationships.



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