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Unlocking the Mind of an Addict...with Lenny Harner

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Survivors join us as you will learn one of the dark sides of a recovering victim...now a recovering addict! Lenny will take you on a journey that you will never forget! "Unlocking the mind of an addict is an innovative book designed to help parents fight addiction on a front that can make a difference; the familial front. Parents will be educated on the disease concept of addiction, stages of disease progression, parental denial and enabling. Readers will learn that addicts have two people inside one body. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde adequately describe this phenomenon. Exposing Mr. Hyde (addictive personality) and learning how to defend against the manipulation by implementing cognitive/behavioral techniques like Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and Thought Stopping will ultimately decrease family system chaos, misery and ultimately the death of the addict. Making the right decision for the appropriate level of care is good treatment strategy. The information in this book clearly outlines the different levels of care offered in the field of chemical dependency in an easy to understand language that everybody can comprehend. Parents, for the most part, are like fish out of water when it comes to experiencing and expressing thoughts and emotions concerning their loved ones substance abuse. In an attempt to help parents understand that they are not alone, I have assembled actual letters from parents to the addict illuminating their raw emotions. The reader will take an empathic journey experiencing a variety of emotions as the addict journeys through the different stages of addiction. In closing, addicts are extremely manipulative and parents need skills and tools to defend against the manipulation; or the disease stays activated. The information in this book gives parents the needed skills and tools to adequately fight the disease so their loved one doesn't end up dead, bagged and toe tagged." - Lenny Harner

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