If you have a loved one that is an addict there are some incredible books and resources out there that can be valuable tools to help you as you walk through this journey. I want to recommend just 5 of those that might prove helpful for you. From Bitterness to Reconciliation
Bitterness and Anger become two issues that can plague any family member. It's completely understandable how this can happen. When you are hurt by the let downs and disappointments and experience the frustrations associated with addiction you can get angry. When anger isn't quickly and rightly dealt with it can turn to bitterness. This book teaches methods right from the scripture on how to break free from bitterness.
Allison does an incredible job in this book teaching families how to get back their S.A.N.I.T.Y. Literally and figuratively as she uses this is an acronym for a six step process to help families regain control of their homes and their lives.
Dr. Henry Cloud and John Townsend
So often in attempts to love and be unselfish it easy to forget that we have needs as well. When we love and give with no regard to our own needs it's easy to lose control of our lives and reality. In this book Dr. Cloud and Dr. Townsend teach how boundaries are key to regaining control and living a healthy life. Learn when to say yes and when to say no!!
The concerned persons group is an incredible resource. But its most useful when gone through in a small group settings. Each week we offer a small group in Woodstock, Va where loved ones can come together and learn from each other and heal from the hurts caused by their loved ones addiction.
Five Ways You're Sabotaging Their Recovery
This free resource is something I created for families that struggle with enabling. There is such a fine line between helping in harming. In this free download I address some behaviors that you could be doing that are unknowingly sabotaging your loved ones recovery.