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Adult Children of Alcoholics | [Janet Geringer Woititz]

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Ten years ago, Janet Woititz broke new ground in our understanding of what it is to be an adult child of an alcoholic. Today, she re-examines the movement and its inclusion of adult children from various dysfunctional family backgrounds who share the same characteristics. After more than 10 years of working with ACoAs, she shares the recovery hints that she has found to work. Listen to Adult Children of Alcoholics to see where the journey began and for ideas on where to go from here.
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Publisher's Summary

Ten years ago, Janet Woititz broke new ground in our understanding of what it is to be an adult child of an alcoholic. Today, she re-examines the movement and its inclusion of adult children from various dysfunctional family backgrounds who share the same characteristics. After more than 10 years of working with ACoAs, she shares the recovery hints that she has found to work. Listen to Adult Children of Alcoholics to see where the journey began and for ideas on where to go from here.

This book provides wisdom and information for all adult children of dysfunctional families.

©1990 Janet G. Woititz (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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    Michele Santa Maria, CA, United States 12-26-10
    Michele Santa Maria, CA, United States 12-26-10 Member Since 2012
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    "Finally"

    I had the book in print for years and it's dog-eared pages and highlighted text well, sometimes was really hard to put down and then pick up again. Hearing it was really amazing...so glad this is in audio finally. One AHA moment that I had was the patience or "now" factor...why I must do things or have things "now" this was something I didn't fully get from the written text. I wish all her titles on this topic were in audio.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Virginia United States 02-07-12
    Virginia United States 02-07-12
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    "A must read"

    If you had an alcoholic parent ... i think you should read this book even if you think you don't ... this book awakened me to facts i have never even considered ... it helped me understand so many aspects of my personality and deal with so many of my problems

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    kay3k 09-11-14
    kay3k 09-11-14
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    "Less problem more solution"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I get these kinds of books looking for solutions. I know the problem. I'd prefer more focus on getting better.


    Could you see Adult Children of Alcoholics being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Montina DALY CITY, CA, United States 06-21-11
    Montina DALY CITY, CA, United States 06-21-11
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    "Great information Horribel narrator"

    I found the information in this audio book very helpful and informative but the narrator sounded almost robotic. Very hard to listen to at first but got past it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Angeline 01-07-15
    Angeline 01-07-15
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    "CONCISE PROBLEM ANALYSIS. SOLUTIONS, NOT SO MUCH."

    I really found this book to be very enlightening. It was written and read well. As it is not my first book on the subject, it was more reinforcing in nature, which was fine. It helped me articulate issues that I needed to convey to my therapist. The narrator did a great job, she made the book feel less technical and more humanistic, as it should be.

    The format of the book as that each of the characteristics of ACOA's were concisely explored first. Then when we got to the section where she was to offer some ways to address the related issues. Well, it seemed she rehashed the explanation of the issues again.

    But I see the problem with this. The bottom line is, all one can do is offer some generalized insight on how to address these issues. Overcoming them is a very daunting and personal challenge. So I don't fault her. I'll keep this as a reference and highly recommend it to others who are ACOA's. It's definitely ON POINT!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    denise anderson 04-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Unbelievable. She spoke my life, my truth."

    Beyond expression and gratitude for this work. My life began to change on page one and the first time I understood the why's.

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    Daniel 04-05-15
    Daniel 04-05-15
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    "Do you have a life? Or are you ACOA ?"

    Excellent overview of ACOA
    Good narration Excellent content

    If you know an alcoholic this is a must.
    If you are an alcoholic make sure your sponsor is with you when you hear

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    Shirlene A. Reeves SAN JOSE, CA, US 03-01-15
    Shirlene A. Reeves SAN JOSE, CA, US 03-01-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Lots of great insight"

    Really enjoyed the narrator in this book. Use lots of different voices and is very talented at relating the message with inflection and enthusiasm. If you were a child of an alcoholic this book will help you a great deal. I didn't even know I was a child of an alcoholic until I listened to this book. This is a don't miss!

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    Kathryne Darcangelo Hialeah, Fl. 02-14-15
    Kathryne Darcangelo Hialeah, Fl. 02-14-15
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    "EXTREMELY well narrated!"

    Amazingly written and narrated so well, it was hard to put down. I do recommend this book for anyone who's had one or both alcoholic parents AND anyone they are in a relationship with. I've never written a review before, but if you are reading this and considering this book, stop considering.... I wish I had months ago when i was first told about it. Now to get everyone I care about to read (listen) to it too!

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    Chad San Tan Valley, AZ, United States 01-13-15
    Chad San Tan Valley, AZ, United States 01-13-15
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    "Hit the nail on the head!!!"

    If you are a COA, this is a must listen! Lots of things in this book struck home for me.

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    11/18/14
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    "Very good in content but very much too concise"
    Would you try another book written by Janet Geringer Woititz or narrated by Therese Plummer?

    I don't know. The reader was okay (a bit too quick). The book itself good in content but extremely concise. I am ACoA and part of my recovery/therapy is read or listen to good texts. This book is almost like reading an Encyclopedia, so brief. I wish it had more examples written in more elaborate manner. I got a great deal from this book but was frustrated with the approach.


    If you’ve listened to books by Janet Geringer Woititz before, how does this one compare?

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    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Narrator was okay. The only thing maybe would be to read slower. The text is so packed with meaning that it could allow the listener to absorb the content better.


    Any additional comments?

    I will hold to this book inspite of my frustration expressed earlier. I need to listen to it again and pause at times in order to digest the content and relate it to my life, think of other examples.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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