It Will Never Happen to Me
Growing up With Addiction as Youngsters, Adolescents, AdultsUnknown - 2002
First published 20 years ago, It Will Never Happen to Me is the definitive book/workbook for adult children of alcoholics.
With her reassuring and informative approach, Claudia Black expertly identifies common issues faced by children who grew up in alcoholic families-shame, neglect, unreasonable role expectations, and physical abuse. Using narratives and profiles, she describes survival techniques characteristic of children raised in alcoholic families, including the unspoken laws of don't talk, don't trust, and don't feel. First explaining how such learned responses cause difficulties in adulthood, Black carefully guides readers in identifying self-defeating, destructive behaviours and finding a healthier, happier way to live.
Key features and benefitsa proven seller by a respected recovery author contains easy-to-follow, useful exercises can be used by individuals or in a therapeutic setting