It Will Never Happen to Me is a line spoken by all who have been raised in a family where one or both parents have a problem with addiction. In addictive families most children move through adolescence appearing to survive the problems and hardships of life. They abide by the laws; Don’t Talk—Don’t Trust—Don’t Feel. As resilient as children are, their survival techniques frequently contribute to a variety of problems in adulthood among them depression, inability to maintain intimate relationships, marrying an addict, or becoming addicted.
While recognizing alcohol as the primary addiction within families, this book broadens the concepts to include addictive disorders such as other drugs, money related addictions, food disorders, relationships, sex, and work addictions and expands upon the family rules and roles, family violence and shame.
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- alcohol addiction