Practical advice, trusted research, plus definitions, causes, and solutions to helping a loved one recover from addiction. You can be free of the harmful effects of a loved one’s addiction! Dr. Gregory Jantz believes every person can find a unique pathway through powerlessness, fear, guilt, shame, and despair back into the light and fresh air of freedom because God is the Great Healer, for whom anything is possible.
Discover ways to:
Recognize the difference between compassion and codependence
Identify signs and symptoms of addictions, as well as types of addictions
Make your own health and wellbeing a priority
Stop enabling your loved one’s addiction
Set boundaries and stick to them
Hold a positive, productive intervention
Find the right kind of treatment program
Support your loved one in treatment and beyond
By grounding yourself in a clear understanding of what addiction is, how and why it takes hold in someone’s life, and how to protect yourself while maintaining your love for them, you’ll be far better equipped to offer appropriate help. This book will help you gain the awareness you need to move forward in truth and grace, to succeed at what you can do: love the addict unconditionally and be a positive presence in their life, guided by healthy boundaries that protect everyone.
Trustworthy: Filled with up-to-date research, this solid resource provides trusted facts and proven advice to help a loved one with addiction
Relevant: Whether your loved one is dealing with a substance, emotional, or behavior addiction, this resource includes advice broad enough to help with most addictions and specific enough to tackle root causes effectively
Easy to Read: Packed with summaries, checklists, and bullet lists, it’s never been easier to digest practical and informative research
Practical: Includes practical courses of action to take when helping a friend or family member along the recovery process
Easy to Carry: Compact, lightweight, and easily fits in your hand, purse, and bag