Helping an Addict or Alcoholic and Keeping Your Sanity
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To solve a problem you must first understand the problem. Unfortunately, that's hard to do with addiction and alcoholism because it makes no sense. Why do people keep on with their substance use when it's ruining their life and making them miserable?
Most people who try to help an addict become too involved in the problem, which may do more harm than good. They get drawn into the addict's circle of chaos, and end up participating in the addiction by being enablers. This creates chaos and insanity in their own life, and does nothing to stop the addiction. They mean well, but they don’t know what to do to help.
Introducing “Understanding and Helping an Addict (and keeping your sanity),” the best-seller from Recovery Folio Publishing, now available on amazon.com (see link below). (También disponible en español.)
In this important book, medical doctor and addiction survivor Dr. Andrew Proulx – a leading expert on addiction psychology – explains the effects of addictive substances on the brain and mind, and why addicts and alcoholics behave the way they do.
Dr. Andrew then goes on to explain exactly how form a bond with an addicted loved one and to use this bond to help the addict to move to a willingness and mental readiness to accept the help they need. He then explains your role in your loved one’s treatment and subsequent recovery and relapse prevention.
Dr. Andrew provides guidance for loved ones of addicts to remove themselves from the addict's circle of chaos and to take a different approach to helping the addict that's more informed and also allows them to take back their own life and sanity.