|About the Book|
Combining new information alongside clinical observation with her personal exerience and knowledge of the diseases of alcohol and drug addiction, author Addie Lee offers hope to all whose families suffer from these terrible maladies. CriticallyMoreCombining new information alongside clinical observation with her personal exerience and knowledge of the diseases of alcohol and drug addiction, author Addie Lee offers hope to all whose families suffer from these terrible maladies. Critically informative, it steps outside the norm by focusing not on the addict but on the co-addict, and crafts a compelling and positive blueprint for successful change in their life dynamic. By using her own life story as a learning tool, she clearly defines and demonstrates the progression of the diseases and the stages co-addicts will have to go through in their recovery, pulling back the curtain on the mysteries of addiction and removing the scariness, fear, and reluctance to seek assistance. Unknowingly as a co-addict, Lee was juggling her life as mother, wife, and professional without the tools to understand or improve her situation. After meeting with an enabler support group and receiving guidance from a proficient chemical dependency counselor, however, she began to reclaim her life. All things came together when her husband finally admitted he had a problem and began to honestly pursue recovery, thus beginning the five phases of the process: Admission, Compliance, Acceptance, Surrender, and Reconstruction. Today Addie and Geoffs life is a twenty-eight success story of continuing sobriety. A powerful reminder that the human will is the strongest force in the world, Addie Lees journey through the deeper recesses of alcohol and drug-addiction to a life of familial sobriety and happiness is a beacon of hope for anyone lost in a similar circumstance. She provides a path that empowers, the information needed to save yourself, and the advice that will guide you and your loved ones toward health. From insight into the psyche of the co-addict/addict coupled with identifying the necessary experts for treatment of each addiction to outlining the five stages of recovery, ITS OKAY TO BE DUMBFOUNDED, JUST DONT STAY THAT WAY! is the ultlimate source for inspiration and direction through the dark days of addiction and the bright light of recovery.