Feb 19, 2021
Guest 1: Author of "Chronic Hope: Families and Addiction"
About the book:
Families of addicted individuals are in crisis. Substance abuse affects the entire family system, not just the individual. A broken family system is engaged in codependency, enabling continued substance abuse. The result? An addict's life continues to be out of control and unmanageable.
Take control. It's time to say, "Enough." You have a much greater chance for success if the whole family is engaged in recovery, not just the addict. Previous actions have been ineffective and you need a plan - one equipped with boundaries, accountability and consequences to heal the family system.
Turn helplessness into hope. In Chronic Hope: Families & Addiction, Kevin Petersen, MA, LMFT, shares an integrated, holistic approach to healing families in crisis due to addiction and codependency.
Kevin is also the Founder of The Chronic Hope Institute.
“Addiction doesn’t just impact the individual – it impacts the entire family system. The Chronic Hope Institute seeks to help families heal from addiction through family case management and professional therapy treatment.
The Chronic Hope Institute provides health services to families and loved ones who are in crisis due to an addict. Founder and Author Kevin Petersen, MA, LMFT, who wrote the groundbreaking book “Chronic Hope: Parenting the Addicted Child” has expanded his family counseling practice into a national tele-health platform for families at risk. Kevin also trains clinicians and family case managers best practices to help families dealing with addiction.
With additional counseling options offered through Petersen Family Counseling, together we can help cultivate happier, healthier relationships.”
Guest 2: Germana Rovinelli author of memoir "We Do Recover"
About the book:
This book is about my Recovery journey from a family that taught me to sacrifice myself and die early, I did twice in early addiction to finding my way out of a personal HELL that I was set up to live as a family system of Don't Think Don't Talk Don't Feel. Don't be who you are because who you are is NOT GOOD ENOUGH. Seven generations of shame and secrets were programmed into me, as I found myself asking " how did I come to believe that I am worth so little," I was lead back to my family of origin and its hypnotic programming"
I have been in recovery for 29 years and my book is a reflection of my journey, painful transparent, and factual.
It teaches us that we are all Worth Loving.
This book is for: Personal development, Relapse prevention, treatment centers, second stage recovery.
Helping people who have been abused as children understand why they've been abusing, neglecting themselves, and how to stop this cycle of self-harm and self-abandonment.