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Welcome to Beach House Center for Recovery’s Monthly Book Club! Each month, a member of our community recommends a book that inspired them, changed their life, helped a loved one through a tough time, or is simply too helpful to overlook.
To help start 2018 on a positive note, Melinda Dixon, a Beach House Admission Counselor, recommends “Strengthening My Recovery: Meditations for Adult Children of Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families”. This daily reader offers quick meditation tips to help start or continue your recovery this January. Below Melinda has provided some helpful passages and readings tips to ensure that you get the most out of this recovery book. Enjoy!
How did you hear about the book?
I belong to the ACA Fellowship, it’s the book we use to start our weekly meeting at my home group.
Who is the book’s intended audience?
Anyone who grew up in an atmosphere where trauma, abuse and/or neglect was/is present.
Is there a chapter or passage that is particularly meaningful to you? Can you briefly describe it?
The passage on Abandonment, December 6th, page 353. The last few sentences at the bottom of the page “On this day I know I am not alone. I have the support of my ACA family that is helping me heal my past and build a strong future.”
What do you think is the most effective pace to read or listen to the book?
The book is a daily reader. It’s a quick 5 minute read/meditation, like a thought for the day.
Why would you recommend it?
It speaks to the core of healing yourself from within while surrounded by fellow travelers. You’re never alone in fellowship.
Physical copies of Strengthening My Recovery: Meditations for Adult Children of Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families can be purchased on the ACA website or E-reader versions can be purchased, here.
If you or a family member is struggling with recovery in a dysfunctional household, a Family Program may help. Learn more about how family therapy can help recovery from alcohol or drugs.