This is a book written for parents in recovery from alcoholism, co-dependence, and other addictive problems. It helps recovering parents to understand the impact of parental alcoholism and co-dependency on family structure, and on the developing child. It also helps them to become therapeutic parents: active and compassionate listeners and sensitive guides to children in crisis.
Dr. Barbara Wood is a licensed psychologist with a general psychotherapy and forensic practice in Bethesda, Maryland. She specializes in the treatment of trauma, alcoholism and other substance abuse problems and is the author of Children of Alcoholism: The Struggle for Self and Intimacy in Adult Life. Washingtonian Magazine has identified her as one of the top 123 psychotherapists in the Washington, D.C. area. She lectures widely on her work.