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Unread 04-24-2010, 02:35 AM   #1
iloveaaron710
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its been a while since i have logged on but i am asking for some help. I am trying to find a self help book that may help my situation with my husbands case. He was in a car accident and took a woman;s life. I am trying to find ssome kind of book that i can read that i can relate to. any suggestions

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Unread 04-27-2010, 02:52 PM   #2
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I have researched this for you, so far I have found this to help:
http://http://www.drunksagainstdrunkdriving.com/

It is a difficult topic to find help on. I will continue to look, but are you still working with a counselor? How has the case progressed? and how are you holding up?
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Unread 05-01-2010, 10:57 PM   #3
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Things are going badly for me. He has been charged but not convicted yet. I am so lost with out him. I am also looking for inspiration poems or quotes about over coming alcohol.
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Unread 05-02-2010, 04:13 PM   #4
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Dear ILA,

I am glad see an update but sorry that you are struggling. Back in January you had mentioned that you both would seek counseling, was that helpful ?
Did he also deal with his alcohol issues?
Re: your request, I checked Amazon, there are many books - I also remembered the accident that the actor Lane Garrison was in a few years ago, where he was driving while intoxicated and crashed, a young girl was killed. I read recently where he has completed his sentence and talks openly about what his life is like now. Maybe you read his story ?

You are determined to stand by him, I understand, but please do not lose yourself in the process, face to face counseling can help you both get through this in a healthy way. And yes, having something to read on a daily basis, to augment your counseling is very helpful.

Is he ready to face what comes next ? Are these books for him, you or both ?

I found some options and will post them. When I was in treatment the only book I was allowed was the Big Book and some Hazeldon meditation books. I found the personal stories in the Big Book of AA very comforting and was able to identify with the struggles that they faced. I kept reading them over and over. Ultimately, they gave me hope, if these people could hit rock bottom and make their way to a life filled with happiness and peace then maybe I had a shot at it.

You know we are here for you, you will be surprised how much you can handle, overcome. Life has a way of throwing curve balls, there are no guarantees, it is how we handle the adversity that matters.

Sending thoughts and prayers to you both, keep us posted, take care, Carly

I will post the links in the next post....

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don't give up. Anne Lamott
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Unread 05-02-2010, 04:30 PM   #5
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Links to various books /biographies....

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Lit...SRI=alcoholism

http://www.hazelden.org/web/public/s...pagehttp://www.

http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Addictio...2826327&sr=1-3

http://www.amazon.com/Embracing-Jour...2826179&sr=1-5
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Unread 05-06-2010, 02:51 PM   #6
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Hi ILA,

How are you and A. doing ? We are here for you .

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
Kahlil Gibran quote
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