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Publisher's Summary

Are you feeling exasperated and helpless about your family member's addiction? Are you at your wit's end, having tried everything you can think of to make them stop? Whether the addict in your life is your spouse, partner, parent, child, friend, or colleague, the key to changing this reality for yourself lies in shifting your focus from your loved one's addiction to your own self-care.

This book presents a dramatically fresh approach to help you get off the roller-coaster chaos of addiction, maintain your own sanity and serenity, and live your best life.

©2018 Candace Plattor (P)2018 Candace Plattor

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Similar to something found in a women's magazine

Heavily anecdotal with the obvious shallow recommendations. No new information to be found within this book.

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Great for professionals and self help

I loved this book! As a professional in the mental health and addiction field sometimes it can be hard to find literature for continuing education and to recommend to patients. This is a great book for both professionals and individuals seeking self help.

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The best advice

This book gave me the best advice and tools. It has really opened my eyes to my relationship with my partner. I feel hopeful again after many years.

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Nothing new

I expected much much more of this book. If you have listened to one or two of Candace Plattor's YouTube videos then you do not need this book, you have already heard most of what she has to say. There is nothing new or profound, just lots of repetition and very broad statements and stories. You will not find any specific help or guidance. If you are a Christian, I recommend the book "Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave" by Ed Welch. Even though it does not specifically focus on the loved one of an addict, it does address the loved ones as well as the addict.

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Very helpful book and good advice if you're ready to take it. A lot of things I already knew but hearing it sometimes helps it sink in more.

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Helpful.... extremely

sensible truthful common sense that I have forgotten ... I will listen to this more then once .... EXCELLENT

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Very Helpful

This book has definitely helped me to understand more about the addict in my life but to also understand that it is okay and very important to take care of myself during these hard times. Definitely learned so much throughout this listen!

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Just Okay

it was okay...BUT I need real help, real advice, living with someone with an addiction is a complete nightmare. DON'T EVER DO IT TO YOURSELF. THEY DON'T CHANGE.

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Beautiful book

Anyone that lives with an addict should read it! And take action in its life. So many great advices to follow!

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Such a great help

This book might be the very best book I’ve encountered in dealing with an addicted loved one. I will listen to it many times, I think. Such great insight and wisdom.

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An author that's obviously walked her talk

I'm a 12 stepper that never recovered stuck in the belief this was a disease and I was powerless. Candace turns that on its head. My greatest fear is that tough love will backfire