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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Is Someone in Your Family Struggling With Addiction?

Every family deals with baggage, dysfunction and conflict to some degree, and it’s further compounded when addiction enters the picture. Unbroken by Annie Highwater tackles this difficult subject in a very real and personal manner. Available today.

Navigating the Madness of Family Dysfunction, Addiction, Alcoholism, and Heartache

By Annie Highwater

I feel like I’m drowning!

Does that describe you at times? Addiction, conflict, and dysfunction can destroy a family. But even in the depths of adversity and despair, there is hope. You can learn to cope and overcome the pitfalls:
• Drama, drama, drama
• The silent treatment
• Enabling
 • How do I detach?
• Arguments and denial
• Relapses
• Division and grief
• We won’t be victims
You can find the means to not only persevere and find peace but create a life that is manageable and even amazing!

$13.95 Print ISBN 9781939844521
$4.99 eBook ISBN 9781939844538
Self-Help - Substance Abuse & Addictions/Personal Growth/PTSD
Freedom Fox Press

“Unbroken promotes boundaries and provides examples of self-care; something that can easily be overlooked when we love and care for an addict.” - Elsie Amata, author of Steps Along My Shore

“With input from experts in the field of addiction, alcoholism and family therapy...this book is a guidebook for anyone needing direction, hope and healing.” - Sherry Gaba, LCSW, Certified Recovery Coach and author

“Unbroken’s most important lesson is that we are all vulnerable. And only after we acknowledge this vulnerability can we truly start living.” - Daniel Skinner, Ph.D, Ohio University

Annie Highwater - writer, speaker, podcast host and family advocate. She is a life-long researcher of Behavioral Science with particular interests in family pathology and concepts of dysfunction, addiction, alcoholism and conflict. Annie resides in Columbus, Ohio and enjoys writing, long distance running, hiking, the great outdoors and visiting her son in Southern California as often as possible.


Sherry Ellis said...

Overcoming addiction and dealing with dysfunctional families is very difficult! It sounds like this book might be able to offer some hope.

Sandra Cox said...

This book is very relevant to today's society.
Wishing much success.

SpacerGuy said...

I was addicted to chocolate for years and then one day I made up my mind to nourish my brainbox. I flicked a switch and haven't looked back and tbh you don't miss sugar when you give it up, like anything I guess break the habit and you're no longer hooked. The trick is to replace it with a better fix, hehe.

DMS said...

Sounds like a powerful book. I know I have people in my life who struggle with addictions and it can be hard to watch. Thanks for sharing this book with us.

Chrys Fey said...

This book will help so many.

cleemckenzie said...

Fortunately, my family has escaped these heartbreaking situations, but I know of some who have not. This sounds like a book that could be a help.

Donna McDine said...

Thank you for bringing this author and book to my attention. This book will certainly help people to realize they are not alone.

Please be safe with the stormy weather!

Gossip_Grl said...

Addiction to heroin is something I live every day. They say when someone you love suffers from addiction, the whole family suffers. That is a true statement. I will definitely be checking out this book! Thanks for the share!

RO said...

Wishing you much success with this book because it's so relevant for many of us, and very difficult to cope with. Thanks so much! RO