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Reclaim Your Life: You and the Alcoholic/Addict Paperback – July 7, 2011
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I know this book will be a practical and valuable tool for family and friends of someone addicted to alcohol or other drugs. Reclaim Your Life is an invaluable guide to understanding the nature of addiction to alcohol and other drugs, understanding how the family is affected, assuming personal responsibility for their own recovery, and loving someone who is addicted to alcohol or other drugs while taking care of themselves. - --Robert Lindsey, President/CEO National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
Charles Donelan Santa Barbara Independent. ABOUT THE AUTHOR For over twenty years, Carole Bennett, MA, has been personally enmeshed in the world of addiction and recovery with her own family s alcohol and drug dependency issues. Professionally, her Masters of Clinical Psychology has afforded her work as a treatment counselor for The Salvation Army and the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. Carole writes regular blogs for Psychology Today and the Huffington Post on addiction and recovery. She is currently a practicing clinical counselor, with her own practice, Family Recovery Solutions located in Santa Barbara, California. A percent of the author's proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to recovery program scholarships. --Charles Donelan - Santa Barbara Independent
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A decade ago, Carole founded Family Recovery Solutions; a counseling center geared toward the families and friends that are struggling with their loved ones addiction issues. Here, in a safe, confidential environment, Carole works with the family members as they learn about their own healing process and the important role they play in their loved ones' recovery - or not.
Carole is a blogger on addiction and recovery for the Huffington Post's Living Section, has written numerous articles for recovery newspapers, lectured and presented commentary for KCBS in conjunction with the television movie about Lois Wilson; the co-founder of Al-Anon.
Carole's first book Reclaim Your Life - You and the Alcoholic/Addict, has become an invaluable guide for the family members and friends, clinicians, recovery centers as well as the alcoholic/addict themselves. It is endorsed by the President/CEO of the National Council on Alcoholism and other Drug Dependencies, Inc and is displayed and referenced at the Betty Ford Center. Carole will be the featured counselor for Al-Anons yearly magazine Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism in 2012. Carole has done numerous radio interviews across the country promoting her book and is developing programming for reality based television based on her counseling experiences.
Carole's practice in Santa Barbara, California stretches globally as she counsels by phone as well as in person.
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Russell Bishop, Senior Editor at Large, The Huffington Post
One of the worst parts of the role of the enabler in an alcoholic's life is our denial. Carole helps pick away at our worst fears and emerge as a whole person again. For anyone contemplating this book, you will read it and feal a huge sense of calm at the end of the book.
Nothing about our struggle is simple and having our eyes opened in a new way is what Carole's book is all about. I highly recommend it.
The short chapters make the book easy to read. I actually started reading this book at about 9am on a Sunday and I didnt put it down till i had read it cover to cover! Unlike other self help books that can go on a bit, Carole made this book really easy to read and even easier to understand.
If you are living with a problem drinker / addict this book is a definate must!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have purchased several copies for friends and family members who live with a addict of one kind or another.Published 5 months ago by Bill Tompkins
I recommend this book if you are dealing with an addict in your life.Published 15 months ago by Thereze Berquist
Gave much useful information. The biggest thing I got was no matter how much you will them to change it has to come from within themselves. Read morePublished 21 months ago by linda
It is a very well written book and is helpful to us as parents of an alcoholic. I especially appreciated the end part where it shows the feelings of the addicts. Read morePublished 21 months ago by V. E. Newcomb
This book really helped me understand alcoholism/addiction and gave me tools to help in my recovery as the spouse of an alcoholic/addict new in recovery.Published 24 months ago by Sarah borgomini
I have been in the relationship from hell with someone I love dearly who I tried to fix in every way I could. Read morePublished on February 8, 2014 by Gina Fant-Saez
Gave me the necessary information to make the final decision to throw in the towel without losing my home and integrity,
I found this book extremely helpful with practical suggestions that I put into practise. Truly a life changing book :)Published on November 23, 2013 by Jordanna