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How and why i wrote the book an addict within

Discusses how the book “An Addict Within”: came about.

waterfall of hope for families of addicts An Addict Within”: why the book  was written

Pain and Suffering

Sunday, 16 March 2014 by
the coldness of pain and suffering

In my almost ten year journey of dealing with an addicted child and now an adult I and my family have felt pain , and anger (what I call the seven deadly angers) and believe me for 7 years of my 10 year ongoing journey we suffered, and suffered miserably. Especially me…the dad! What I

Addict is a Dirty Word

Monday, 18 November 2013 by
codependency, codependent. co dependent, codependent behavior, codependence, enabling, enabler, enablers, what does enabling mean

I actually had a revelation one day.  That revelation was in regards to the societally dirty  taboo word… “Addict”. The word addict is as dark and dirty today  as Cancer was 50 years ago, or, AIDS was 25 years ago. Even though the term Addiction has been around for more years than AIDS and probably even

Free Sample Chapter Of My Book: This book is not another story about an addict. It is the “Other Side of the Story”. The side of the story that you rarely see or hear about. That of the family. The mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers of the addict and the damage caused, the chaos caused,

Daytona 500 Enabling the Addict

Sunday, 25 August 2013 by
codependency, codependent. co dependent, codependent behavior, codependence, enabling, enabler, enablers, what does enabling mean

Enabling the Addict One of America’s largest sports is NASCAR. I have only seen one race and although not an avid fan of racing, as I watched it I thought how exciting it would be driving in a car as a passenger at  200 plus mph, bumper to bumper in a high tech machine. Physically

Types of Anger

Friday, 16 August 2013 by
the seven angers we face when dealing with a family member's addiction

Types of Anger we face with an Addict in the family   1). Anger From the addict. They are angry at Teachers or bosses they are the reasons they do drugs. They are angry at  other family members  and they are the reason they do drugs. Worst of all: We  the parents are the reason


Tuesday, 23 July 2013 by
an addict within book cover and author Mark Lipp

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein Nothing  I did, no action I took, worked in stopping My addict’s use of drugs. In fact, the drug problem my daughter had was progressively getting worse over the years even after multiple rehabs.  She started with alcohol and

When is Enough, Enough?

Tuesday, 09 July 2013 by
when you have had enough of your loved ones addiction.

When is Enough, Enough? Everyone has a different level of pain tolerance both physical and mental. My Uncle as an example, would have the cavities in his teeth filled with no Novocain when the Dentist drilled them.  Many on the other hand, would prefer to be knocked out and unconscious. The same tolerance levels to

marshmallows and drug logic

Marshmallows and drug logic—-out thinking an addict I have never been able to outthink my addict and have always been amazed at the decision making process she goes through. My addict  always has the correct decision in the set of possibilities to choose from. The problem is that addicts don’t pick the right choice. They