At last, a book that reveals why alcoholics think, feel and behave the way they do. This book looks into the heart and mind of the alcoholic; it explains their thought processes, how they feel and why they behave so self-destructively.
Written by an addictions therapist and recovered alcoholic, it answers the question that every alcoholic and their loved ones have always asked, "Why do I/they drink this way?" It then goes on to offer a solution by explaining how alcoholism is a three part disease: a physical addiction, a psychological craving and obsession, and a spiritual illness, all of which have to be dealt with, especially the little understood spiritual component. This book, written in easy to understand language, isn't prescriptive but offers a deep understanding of the vital components that drive an alcoholic - and this in turn illuminates the way out. It is simply a must read for any struggling alcoholic and their loved ones.
A must -listen for anyone who loves someone who drinks too much. Tired and frustrated in trying to help someone who seems to just want to drink their life away? This book will help you understand what they are thinking and feeling and therefore why they drink the way they do. With this information you will clearly be able to see what you can do to love and support your loved one. Recommended by addictions counselors and treatment center managers, this book is a great resource for clients early in recovery.
©2013 Veronica Valli (P)2014 Veronica Valli
Spot on for anyone who wants to face up to stop drinking and change for the better person in side them. Veronica Valli speaks from the heart and knows what it's like to live with addiction of alcoholism.
I've read/listened to a number of other books on this subject. This one is different. She teaches you to heal your inner spirit and to love yourself again. Well worth a listen. I'm going to listen to it again right now. Lovely voice as well which helps!
"Educational and Soul Touching! 2 Thumbs Up!"
Veronica absolutely captures the raw emotions and heart wrenching struggles experienced by alcoholics. She weaves a story while educating the reader on the destruction of the disease. I appreciate her honesty, creativity, and her ability to relay a message of both despair and hope!
Many thanks Veronica for getting the word out about this disease that effects so many lives and for letting us know that the soul sickness can be stopped! Great Job!!
"Easy medicine for the reluctant"
For a troubled drinker the author does a great job of introducing self-actualization goals (I won't call them spirituality.) to direct the reader to something that an atheist or agnostic could welcome in a path to recovery. On he other hand, don't let your wife listen to it. It won't turn out the way you expect.
"Very complete, effective approach"
I've read/heard many books on this topic and I can say that this one is the most complete and effective one, as it covers the whole range of factors that affect dependency on alcohol. I've read/heard books that provide "easy" solutions that really do not last. Unfortunately, to fix alcoholism, there is no single "silver bullet" which was my initial thought when I first encountered this problem. The key is not just on one thing, it's MANY things, and is not a single battle, it's a war. A war in which all fronts must be constantly conditioned: your body, your mind, and your spirit. This book can unlock the key, it did for me.
I enjoyed listening to this book. I also heard AA program, big plus, in my opinion.
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