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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What readers are saying…
“I love the way you and your sister wrote (The Real Dope on Dealing With An Addict) – straightforward, and without a lot of extraneous “feel good” fluff — it contained the things I needed to hear all of my life, and I am grateful to have found it – it is the best (book) I have found on enabling.”Sheri
I just finished reading your book. I had heard it all before, of course. But for some reason, this time was overwhelmingly different. I wanted to share the following quote. It’s not from anyone famous. It’s just something said by a character on a tv show I watch regularly. Yet, it is incredibly poignant in this circumstance.
People are fond of saying that you can’t unring a bell. While that may be true, you can certainly smother its ring under the dull roar of conjecture and lies. But…NB
“Just wanted to let you know that I gobbled up the book on Thursday – and it’s helped so much already. I think the action speaks louder than words (in the context of detaching) was a real game changer for me because, although I’ve heard the statement before, it really sunk home. I think that had to do with how well you positioned the importance of detachment, what that means and your advice on how to actually put it into practice. I’ve been trying so hard to talk things through…Sharon (from South Africa)
“Wow…. I have just completed your book and am out of breath. I believe that this book will help many break their chain of destruction and build a stronger and more productive future. You both have a gift of expression – exhale all you’ve got for as the Irish say, “May the wind be at your back…” and may your lessons carry forward for others to grow positively.”Kate R.
“I have read The Real Dope on Dealing with an Addict and found it to be one of the most “real” books on dealing with addiction that I have ever read. The authors have opened up their lives and experiences for all to see in such a way that any reader that has had any exposure to addiction with their family members or friends will easily relate to what they are saying. The tools that they offer up to help cope with dealing with addiction are extremely helpful and are very…Roseanne M.
“A must read for anyone dealing with an addict. Thank you.”Kevin T.
“I absolutely needed this book right now! I will probably read this every day to keep me strong during my breakup and my move over the next few weeks. Thanks again for your book. The words are still circling and resonating in my head.”Michelle P.