Understanding Codependency, Updated and Expanded by Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse
The Science Behind It and How to Break the Cycle

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The groundbreaking book Understanding Co-Dependency ushered in a new way of thinking about codependency and helped millions of people discover if they were co-dependent, if they were living with a co-dependent, and how to break the cycle. Now, in this revised edition, Joseph Cruse, founding medical director of The Betty Ford Center, provides findings and insights into codependency. Thirty years ago, clinicians viewed alcoholism as a liver disease; today research has revealed that addiction and many codependent behaviors are related to brain functioning. Cruse explores this brain connection and expands on the all-important issues of traumas it relates to codependency, denial, low self-esteem, and self-worth. With updated case studies and exercises, Understanding Codependency dispels the notion that the cycle of codependency can't be broken, offering readers a lifeline to the fulfilling relationships and lives they deserve. 


About Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse

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Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse is a nationally known consultant, educator and author of seventeen books, many of which have been translated to French, German, Spanish, Greek, Portuguese and Japanese. She was the founding chairperson of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics.As a family therapist she has conducted workshops around the worldconsulting with the military, school systems, business and industry, treatment centers and corporations. She is a past winner of the Mary Mann award as a top communicator and has appeared on "The Phil Donahue Show," "The Oprah Winfrey Show" twice and "Good Morning America." She is the subject of several DVDs used for training purposes.Sharon lives in Las Vegas. Sharon and her books are available at www.sharonwcruse.com . Joseph Cruse, M.D.,is an addiction medicine specialist, author, writer, and lecturer. He is the founding medical of the Betty Ford Center. He served as president of the medical staff at Eisenhower Hospital and as a medical director of Onsite Workshops. He has consulted for corporations, school systems, hospitals, and alcohol and drug treatment centers. He has appeared on60 Minutes, Good Morning America,andThe Late Night Show.
Published June 5, 2012 by HCI. 192 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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