By Laurence M. Westreich, MD
This book explains how friends and family members can actively help the addict seek and maintain a recovery program.
It encourages the individual to see the situation from the addict’s point of view. Four crucial sections of the book guide family and friends through the process:
- Addiction Primer – presents foolproof ways to know the loved one is addicted.
- Strategies for Getting the Addict into Treatment – provides scripts to help the addict get treatment and how family and friends can participate in ongoing therapy.
- Treatment Options – outlines available services and rates their success.
- When Addiction is Just One of the Problems – helps identify additional problems (such as pregnancy or mental disorder) that could influence the behavior of the addict or the treatment they should receive.