Road Map for Life Seminars:
Understanding The Addict In Your Life: Awakening To Recovery (Part 1)
"If you don't heal the wounds of your childhood, you bleed into the future."
~ Oprah Winfrey
Substance abusers live in a no-mans land, trapped in a past that controls them and a future
that terrifies them. It is indeed, an excruciating place to be. Just ask any of the 20 million
Americans who are alcoholics or the 9 million who use illicit drugs.
But the tragedy hardly stops there. In this country alone there are more than 22 million adult
children of alcoholics and 15 to 17 million youngsters who have a chemically dependent parent.
In these families, substance abuse gets in the way of healthy relationships, bonding and growth.
And the traumas get passed down through the generations. Many who grew up in a dysfunctional
family go on to repeat the same familiar behaviors. An estimated 60 percent of women married
to alcoholics, had fathers who abused alcohol.
These are not bad or morally weak people. These are individuals who despite their best efforts
find themselves trapped in a world with no way out. Look at this seminar as an exit sign on
the highway of addiction. Take it and you'll be taking the first steps out of a vicious cycle,
where emotional hunger is never quenched, where numbness replaces feelings and old wounds
trigger violent outbursts.
You'll discover why substance abusers are often control-freaks until they drink and blow up.
Or why the conflicts between values and behaviors wreak havoc in their lives. We will
explore why guilt, shame and humiliation are not enough to motivate change and why the
addict must reach his own rock bottom.
If you're chemically dependent, the adult child of an alcoholic or grew up in a dysfunctional
family, this seminar is a starting point. It's a place for the millions of addicts who find
sex, spending, and food just as powerful as cocaine and whiskey, to begin to unravel the
mysteries of their behaviors.
Recovery starts here, with an understanding of why addicts use substances to fill the hole
in their souls, how they can break destructive patterns and what families can do to heal
themselves. A different life is possible. This seminar is merely a road map, but it is a
place to begin the journey of recovery.
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