Life with an addict or alcoholic is heartbreaking. It also presents one impossible situation after another. While the heartbreak may be unavoidable, The Real Dope on Dealing with an Addict can take the “impossible” out of the equation. It supplies you with the real-world information, strategies and skills you need to manage your life well, even in the face of an active addict.
Dealing With An Addict
P. O. Box 221
Tryon, NC 28782
Beth Brand & Meridith Elliott Powell
Half the members of sisters’ Beth & Meridith’s immediate family have died of addiction. Their father and their two brothers. In addition, and not as surprising as it sounds, both also lost their first husbands to the disease. Through it all, they have had each other to turn to, to talk to, to lean on. Something they realized as they talked was that from their first intervention with an addict (their father) in the 1980s to the last one (their brother Ted) nearly 30 years later, not much had changed in the world of treatment for average addicts and the people who loved them.
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