Chemical Addiction & Family Members

What Family Members Need to Survive and Thrive

by Robert W. Bailor



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 23/12/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781504967648

About the Book

This small book is for all those noble souls who have endured the trials and tribulations of being family members of an addict or alcoholic and have continued to love them. It is offered as a lifeline so that family members can survive the struggle and even thrive in spite of it. This book explains chemical addiction and its traumatic effects on family members, but mostly it shows family members how to successfully navigate the challenges they face. Family members need help to heal just as much as their addicts/alcoholics do because chemical addiction is a family disease. The insight that drives this small book is the same as the insight that drives the recovery of every addict/alcoholic: If you work a program, it works for you. It will not be easy, but in the end all can be well.

About the Author

Bob Bailor currently works as a Chemical Dependency Counselor at Talbot Hall, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, OH. He is a State of Ohio Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. He received a Masters degree in Community Counseling from the University of Dayton and degrees in Philosophy from Holy Cross College and Loyola University of Chicago. He has taught Philosophy at Loyola University of Chicago, Purdue University Calumet Campus, Ohio Dominican College and Columbus State Community College. In addition, Bob has given numerous talks on Counseling and Philosophy and has published articles in professional journals in both fields as well as two books. He lives in Westerville, OH with his wife, Mary Rose, and has three children.