As we are approaching the season of holiday parties and often, too much excessive drinking, I’m posting this book review I’ve recently written.
I believe it is one of the best books out there that describes the effects on the family, when living with an alcoholic.
Beyond the Booze Battle–by Ruth Maxwell
Brilliant- A Phenomenal Help for Educating Loved Ones of Alcoholics
I first learned of this book while attending a treatment center that gave lectures on alcoholism and its effects on family members of an alcoholic. What an eye-opener it is!
It certainly gave me great insights into the true nature of the disease and how terribly it affects the emotional and mental states of those who live with, and love an alcoholic/ drug addict.
The first chapter is titled “You’re Not Crazy.” Maxwell writes, “If you are living with someone who is harmfully involved with alcohol or drugs, you may be questioning your own sanity. You’re not crazy. You may feel shattered, but you are not crazy.”
What a relief it is to hear this from a professional like Ruth Maxell, who is a renowned therapist dealing with chemical dependency and all of its destructive elements. Continue reading 'Here’s a Great Book for Those Who Love an Alcoholic'»