Counselor and interventionist Debra Jay shows alcoholics, other
addicts, and their loved ones how to work collaboratively and as
individuals to take on the roles and responsibilities that support
long-term sobrietyMost books on recovery from addiction focus
either on the addict or the family. While most alcoholics and
addicts coming out of treatment have a recovery plan, families are
often left to figure things out for themselves. In It Takes a
Family, Debra Jay takes a fresh approach to the recovery process by
making family members and friends part of the recovery team,
beginning in the early stages of sobriety.In straightforward,
compassionate language, she outlines a structured model that shows
family members both how to take personal responsibility and to
build a circle of support to meet the obstacles common to the first
year of recovery. Together, family members address the challenges
of enabling, denial, and pain while developing their communication
skills through practical, easy-to-follow strategies and exercises
designed to create transparency and accountability. With this
invaluable guide, family members work together as they reinvent
their relationships without the all-consuming dysfunction of active
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