Learn What the Alcoholic Wants from Us



by Alberta Sequeira

ISBN: 97814921382

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Book Description

Do you ever wonder why some alcoholics and drug addicts recover and put their lives together while others die from this horrible worldwide problem? What gives them the physical and mental strength to fight this battle and come out winning? Here is a book, not only for the substance abusers, but for family members, society, doctors, and counselors to learn, not only what the addict is looking for with support to help them through with their recovery, but new ways to help the addicted. You will learn that childhood emotional wounds mold us into what we become in adulthood.


Format: Paperback
I have learned a lot from family and friends who are in recovery and this book took it one level deeper. The stories are raw, honest and heartfelt from the people who lived through the pain and came out on the other side. I would recommend this book to family members or friends who want to know how an addict/alcoholic thinks. It's also could be a good way to open a conversation with a loved one who is struggling to come to grips with whether they have a problem. We all want to know the right way to handle things and I think Alberta's book gives us insight that there is no "pat" answer that applies to every addict. Bravo to the folks telling their stories! ~Tom Cirignano


Alberta Sequeira’s book is a valuable compilation which immerses you deeply within the delusional workings of the alcoholic and drug addicted mindset.  What better source of insight and understanding could there be than the thoughts and beliefs of those afflicted with the disease?  Search no further.  There is none!  ~Thomas M. Cirignano, Author of The Constant Outsider and 67 Cents 

Addicts Statements: 

Negotiating the ups and downs of the first few years of recovery contain numerous pitfalls which those in recovery must have the right kind of help with.  The best-intention of friends, family, lovers, and co-workers can be healthy supports or obstacles to long-term sobriety. Having the addicts tell their story of what worked for them and what didn’t or doesn’t work would be a most helpful addition to the literature on the subject of addiction and recovery. Addicts sharing their experience, strength and hope with others is something that only a recovering addict or alcoholic can do. It is a unique gift.  ~John Daubney, Author, Mentor, and RetreatLeader     

     I was tired of getting sick, my hands shaking, my vision deteriorating, my nose bleeding, my bowels moving sporadically, not sleeping and feeling safe, along with the violence and running from many situations being paranoid to the point of staying home all day.  ~CW

       I would tell doctors and counselors to listen to us.  We are drinking for a reason, but we can’t stop on our own.  Help us to identify the reason we are drinking.  What are we afraid of?  What are we trying to hide, our insecurities, our short-comings?  Maybe we just don’t like who we are sober and truly believe we are better people when we are drinking or using drugs.  Most of all treat us as humans, not a disease.  ~Anonymous

          It was very enjoyable to write this and take a look back at the journey to recovery!  It helps a lot with letting go.  The past does not define me anymore.  It also reinforces the gratitude I have for sobriety.  ~ Anonymous

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