Author: Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, inc
Publisher: Al Anon Family Group Headquarters
Release Date: 1996-11
Genre: Family & Relationships
COURAGE TO BE ME: LIVING WITH ALCOHOLISM, written by Alateens & their sponsors, speaks the language of young people whose lives are in jeopardy because of someone else's drinking. In these pages, young people tell the truth about what happens in their homes. By sharing with each other, they realize how valuable they are as individuals. Through Alateen's Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions, they discover that they are not alone & that there is hope. Their struggles, worries & pains become opportunities to share experience, strength & hope. They learn how to take care of themselves while continuing to hope that their parent, sibling or other relative will get better. Little by little, they stop blaming themselves for disappointments, problems & tragedies that occurred in their families. They begin to relax & have fun. Gradually, as they share with each other, they claim the courage to be themselves. COURAGE TO BE ME: LIVING WITH ALCOHOLISM is an inspirational book for readers of all ages, especially those who love someone with a drinking problem. Order from Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., 1600 Corporate Landing Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23454. 757-563-1600, FAX 757-563-1655.
Author: Dennis Wholey
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 1984-11-28
Genre: Health & Fitness
Wilbur Mills is an alcoholic. Billy Carter is an alcoholic. Grace Slick is an alcoholic. Jason Robards is an alcoholic. So are writer Tom Tryon, comedian Sid Caesar, musicians Doc Severinsen and Pete Townshend, and baseball's Bob Welch and Don Newcombe. So are actress Gale Storm, writer-comedian Graham Chapman, and novelist Elmore Leonard. And so is Dennis Wholey, the host of the PBS television series LateNight America, who has collected the powerful and frightening stories of these and many other well-known alcoholics. Their moving stories, told in their own words, portray the eventual nightmare of drinking, the quitting, and now the happiness. There are more than 20 million alcoholics in America and more than one third of the population is directly affected by alcoholic behavior. Alcoholism is truly a family disease. In The Courage to Change, Rod Steiger talks about his alcoholic mother; the Reverend Jerry Falwell tells about growing up with an alcoholic father; Lois Robards, Sybil Carter, and Florence Caesar relate their own stories as wives of alcoholics. How do you know if you are an alcoholic? What are the symptoms? What should you do if someone in your family is an alcoholic? Where is the help? Is there hope? These and many other questions about the disease of alcoholism are answered by some of America's alcoholism experts, complementing the personal stories. This book offers practical advice as well as inspiration. It may be a book that will give an alcoholic, or the family of one, hope and the motivation to seek help.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2009-09-29
A Day at a Time is an essential recovery tool for compulsive gamblers, these daily reflections and prayers offer us hope, support, and guidance throughout the year. A Day at a Time is an essential recovery tool for compulsive gamblers, these daily reflections and prayers offer us hope, support, and guidance throughout the year. It also addresses the issues and fears often faced by those of us in recovery.
Author: Dennis Wholey
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: 1988-12-05
In this powerful, inspiring volume, former "Late Night America" host and recovering alcoholic Dennis Wholey tells his story. In addition, celebrities from Doc Severinson to Sid Caesar to Jason Robards speak in their own words about the devastating effects of alcoholism.
Author: Misti B.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-08-11
Daily meditations that provide healing insight with a lighthearted touch into the common struggles that codependents and those in Al-Anon frequently face. “By the time I’d gotten to Al-Anon… people responded with ‘Thank God,’ or ‘It’s about time.’ I wasn’t a horrible person. It’s not like I had buried bodies under my floorboards. I was just a little dramatic and a tiny bit controlling.” –Misti B.Most people in the throes of codependency’s problematic behaviors typically don’t see their plight as a laughing matter. And yet, judging by the peals of laughter often heard coming out of Twelve Step meeting rooms, many eventually do find the humor in their self-defeating thoughts and actions.If You Leave Me, Can I Come with You? is full of refreshingly original meditations for each day of the year. Infusing her wisdom with self-revealing honesty and humor, Misti B. provides healing insight with a lighthearted touch into the common struggles that codependents and those in Al-Anon frequently face. Issues such as people pleasing, lack of boundaries, and perfectionism don’t have to overwhelm us if we work a solid Twelve Step program and learn not to take ourselves so seriously. Misti B. shows how to do both, delivering the right mix of support, inspiration, and healthy irreverence.