It may be the natural counselor in me. I got this book for a couple of reasons. First, the issue of codependency comes up again and again in my work as a counselor at Sanford House. Codependency is strongly linked to substance abuse. So much so, in fact, psychologists have developed theories to address it specifically.
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I also refer people to the official Adult Children of Alcoholics web site - which has a page on which one can search for local meetings world wide. And lately, I have been adding that the internet is a great resource for finding meetings, and telling people how to search in a way that will help them find meetings locally. I know from my experience on the internet how very different results can come from searches on different search engines - and how the way one enters the search term can greatly affect the outcome of the search. So, I set out to find out what kind of information it was possible to find on the internet. That quest has resulted in this page which I hope will be useful to anyone out there who is seeking some local support.
Children of alcoholics often grow up in volatile and unpredictable households. As a result, they may lack experience with healthy relationships and may develop unhealthy coping mechanisms. The good news is that people who suffer the negative consequences of growing up in an alcoholic household can get help and recover.