Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 15, 2010
Life Scripts Press announces the release of Rewriting Life Scripts: Transformational Recovery for Families of Addicts written by Liliane Desjardins, Nancy Oelklaus, and Irene Watson. Rewriting Life Scripts (ISBN: 978-1-932690-97-2, $19.95 US, $22.95 CAN, Trade Paper, 184 pages) is now available wherever fine books are sold.
A groundbreaking and much-needed guide written by three of the country's preeminent experts on addiction, recovery, and personal growth, Rewriting Life Scripts addresses a crucial issue: what families need to know about recovery.
In Rewriting Life Scripts, authors Desjardins, Oelklaus, and Watson maintain that in one sense, alcoholics and drug addicts are the fortunate ones, as they are forced to learn a new way to live or risk death, incarceration, and the loss of everything they hold dear. But what about the other members of an addict's family who aren't forced to find a new way to live?
Because so many family members believe that the addict is the problem, they do nothing to change their own habits of mind and heart and continue to live in resentment, anger and fear, feeding their own stress level and shortening their lives in a way that very different from the addict--yet, on another level, remarkably similar to the cycle of addiction.
Rewriting Life Scripts: Transformational Recovery for Families of Addicts addresses everything family members of addicts need to know to bring about their own recovery. Filled with information, explanations, and processes for change, Rewriting Life Scripts explains how families can find peace of mind, forgiveness, reconciliation, and the ability to truly live happily ever after.
In the book's foreword, Douglas Ziedonis, MD, MPH, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center, calls Rewriting Life Scripts "An important book [that] reinforces and augments what therapists, treatment programs, and mutual support Twelve-Step programs provide. This book is wonderful resource and catalyst for change. Family members will gain new insights, learn new skills, and have more hope."
Liliane Desjardins, LCAS is a Certified Clinical Addiction Specialist who has over 32 years of clinical experience. Desjardins, along with her husband, are co-founders of Pavillion International, a recovery treatment facility. She lives in Texas. Irene Watson, MA brings over 40 years of life-changing experiences and study into her hands-on retreats and workshops. Her background includes psychosynthesis therapy and entrepreneurship. She and her husband live in Austin, Texas. Nancy Oelklaus, Ed. D. has more than 30 years in education, specializing in curriculum development, professional development, and leadership development. She lives in Texas.
Members of the news media wishing to request additional information about Rewriting Life Scripts or its authors are kindly asked to contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone - (615) 297-9875. For more information about Rewriting Life Scripts, please visit: http://www.rewritinglifescripts.com.
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