- Hardcover: 106 pages
- Publisher: Health Communications, Inc (1989)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000720PS8
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.6 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (271 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,371,586 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Adult children of alcoholics Hardcover – 1989
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This is a simple book, it avoids jargon and academic theories and as a result is clear to read and therefore easy to understand. The book will mean different things to different people, depending on experience and perspective. Therefore, Woititz herself suggests the book may be useful in a number of ways:
To gain greater knowledge and understanding of what it means to be a child harmfully effected by a parent's use of alcohol.
As a self-help guide, for use in an individual's move towards development and growth.
As a basis for discussion groups for adult children of alcoholics.
The book is broken down into four linked chapters: What happened to you as a child, What is happening to you now, Breaking the cycle and What about your children. Each chapter is short yet to the point (indeed the book is only 106 pages long) and gives the reader an insight into the there and thens, the here and nows and possibilities of the future.
I grew up in a family where one of my parents used alcohol in a way that was destructive not only to her but to her children. As a child I had no idea of what to expect in my family - the only constant that I knew was that on a regular basis my mum would be drunk when I came home from school.Read more ›
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This book is easy to read and very helpful to any adult child of an alcoholic. I highly recommend it.Published 22 days ago by Retired girl
Oldie but goodie. Detailed behaviors of those raised in a home with alcoholic(s). Education and awareness is worth everything!Published 22 days ago by cbplow
a great foundatiional book for those working with ADOA's as well as COAs themselves...a true classicPublished 2 months ago by Emily Bennett
An excellent book which is a must reading for the professional treating this population.Published 2 months ago by wilfred j villafane
This book is both fascinating and painful to read at the same time. I found that after decades of denial, that I actually had to be ready to be receptive to its information. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Silicon Valley Girl