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By John C. Friel Ph.D., Linda D. Friel M.A.

ISBN-10: 0932194532

ISBN-13: 9780932194534

It truly is anticipated that as many as 34 million humans grew up in alcoholic houses. yet what concerning the remainder of us? What approximately households that had no alcoholism, yet did have perfectionism, workaholism, compulsive overeating, intimacy difficulties, melancholy, difficulties in expressing emotions, plus the entire different character features which may produce a kinfolk process very similar to an alcoholic one? numerous thousands folks fight with these types of dysfunctions on a daily basis, and till very lately we struggled by myself. Pulling jointly either idea and medical perform, John and Linda Friel supply a readable rationalization of what occurred to us and the way we will rectify it.

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It does not allow its members to use its name for personal promotion of any kind. In fact, all of its members must remain anonymous, for all practical purposes. According to one of this organization's statements on this issue, "Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio and films. "1 This successful worldwide 1These are the 11th and 12th Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous, reprinted with permission of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

In fact, we can think of two people who came from healthy families but seemed to inherit the biological predisposition to become hooked on alcohol and they handled the problem in a very functional way. " They talked to their family and friends about it, and then they sought help to stop the addiction. The difference for most of us is that we're too dysfunctional to do that. The symptoms that we develop have certain characteristics that seem to hold true for most Adult Children. Our symptoms ...

Acknowledgments We would like to thank all the friends, mentors and colleagues who have shared in and contributed to our professional development and personal recovery: Terry Kellogg, Robert Subby, Lawrence Murphy, Robert Milligan, Lawrence and Sandra Weiss, John Nesselroade, John Cone, Charlie Olsen, Walt Ayotte, Bill Byxbee, Richard and Maureen Oevirtz, Diane Naas, Suzanne James, James Maddock, John Nolan, Richard V. Anderson, Arlene Katchmark, Mary Pietrini, Mary Bell, Lynn Brennan, Lynda Winter, Stan Huff, Evelyn Leite, Linda Murdock, Ken Adams, Bruce Smoller, Virginia Leone and Chuck Ellwanger.

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