Item description for It Will Never Happen to Me! by Claudia Black...
Overview Offers personal advice for the children of alcoholics and discusses the family relationships of alcoholics
Publishers Description This " little green book, " as it has come to be known to hundreds of thousands of C.O.A.'s and A.C.O.A.'s, is meant to help the reader understand the roles children in alcoholic families adopt, the problems they face in adulthood as a result, and what they can do to break the pattern of destruction.
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Claudia Black: Claudia Black, PhD is a renowned addictions and codependency expert, author, and trainer internationally recognized for her pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictive disorders. Since the 1970s, Dr. Black's work has encompassed the impact of addiction on young and adult children. She has offered models of intervention and treatment related to family violence, addiction, relapse, anger, depression, and women's issues. Dr. Black designs and presents training workshops and seminars to professional audiences in the field of family service, mental health, addiction, and correctional services. She serves on the Advisory Board for the National Association of Children of Alcoholics, and the Advisory Council of the Moyer Foundation. Dr. Black is the author of It Will Never Happen to Me; Changing Course; My Dad Loves Me, My Dad Has A Disease; Repeat After Me; It's Never Too Late to Have a Happy Childhood, Relapse Toolkit; A Hole in the Sidewalk; Depression Strategies; Straight Talk; The Stamp Game; Family Strategies; Anger Strategies; and Deceived: Facing Sexual Betrayal, Lies, and Secrets. She has produced seven audio CDs addressing issues of addiction and recovery. They are A Time for Healing, Putting the Past Behind, Triggers, Emotional Baggage, Trauma in the Addicted Family, Imageries, and Letting Go Imageries. And, she has over 20 DVDs for professionals to use working with families and clients. The Wisdom of Hope is her first title for Central Recovery Press. Dr. Black is the Senior Clinical and Family Services Advisor for Central Recovery Treatment and Senior Editorial Advisor for Central Recovery Press. Cara Tripodi: Cara Tripodi, LCSW, CSAT-S, received her MSS from the Bryn Mawr School of Social Work and Social Research in 1991. She is a licensed social worker in the state of Pennsylvania, and since 2001 has been the Executive Director and owner of an outpatient treatment center specializing in sex addiction-STAR-Sexual Trauma and Recovery, Inc. in Wynnewood, PA. She has also been a workshop leader at the Pine Grove Behavioral Health program in Hattiesburg, MS. Pine Grove was founded by Patrick Carnes, and is one of the most renowned sex addiction treatment programs in the US.
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Great Book!! Jun 9, 2008
This book was a requirement for my Drug and Alcohol Awareness Class. It was a VERY easy and QUICK read. Completely informative and so helpful. Very well written!!!
It will never happen to me Jan 20, 2008
Still the best introduction to the impact of chemical dependency on the family. I must give about 5 copies of this away to my students every year.
Really good May 15, 2007
This is a great read for anyone who has grown up or is growing up in an alcoholic family. It helps the reader in very simple ways to understand the dynamics of alcoholic families and offers concrete ways of dealing with issues and problems. I recommend it to anyone currently dealing with alcoholism or dealing with the aftermath of an alcoholic upbringing, or even for someone just curious about the effects of alcoholism on families.
awakening Jan 18, 2006
This book was recommended by my therapist and after reading it I gave it to a friend who is also an adult child of an alcoholic. I haven't got the book back so I'm buying another copy for myself. I NEED to read it again and again. It opened my eyes and put a lot of the pieces of the puzzle together for me. Although it's hard to face some of the realities this book points out, I believe it to be one of the vital steps I am taking in trying to change my life for the better. It's never too late.
accurate and helpful Oct 29, 2005
claudia black is a respected author in the field of addictions. she writes for adults and children for both alcoholics and their families. i have read many books in this area and she is one of my favorite authors. the book is short, accutate,compassionately written, and forever timely. worth reading!