Beverly Conyers

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Beverly Conyers is the mother of three grown children. She began writing about addiction when she discovered that her youngest daughter was addicted to heroin. She knows first-hand the anxiety and heartache that families endure, and she has gained deep insight into the process of recovery from addicts who share their experiences in her books. Above all, she knows that there is no such thing as a hopeless case. Everything can change even when we least expect it, and the miracle of recovery happens every day.

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Why did you start writing about addiction?
When I discovered that my daughter was addicted to heroin, I knew nothing about addiction. I was one of those people who thought, “This will never happen in my family
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Controlling Conflict


It’s said that control is the flip side of fear. When we’re afraid that disaster will strike, we want to seize control and hold on for dear life. Ironically, the harder we fight for control, the more chaotic things can become. This is especially true when we try to force our will on others.
I remember a time when almost every conversation I had with my daughter ended in anger. In my mind, she wa... Read more of this blog post »
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Robert Louis Stevenson
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“For almost every addict who s mired in this terrible disease, other -- a mother or father, a child or spouse, an aunt or uncles or grandparents, a brother or sister -- are suffering too. Families are the hidden victims of addiction, enduring enormous levels of stress and pain. They suffer sleepless nights, deep anxiety, and physical exhaustion brought on by worry and desperation. They lie awake for hours on end as fear for their loved one's safety crowds out any possibility of sleep. They liveeach day with a weight inside that drags them down. Unable to laugh or smile, they are sometimes filled with bottled-up anger or a constant sadness that keeps them on the verge of tears.”
Beverly Conyers, Addict In The Family: Stories of Loss, Hope, and Recovery

“Few experiences in life quite match the feelings of horror, fear, helplessness, and grief that families experience when someone they love becomes addicted to alcohol or other drugs. They watch in dismay as the addict becomes alienated from the family and undergoes profound changes. Activities that once brought the addict pleasure are abandoned, old friends are pushed away, and the addict withdraws into a world that is inaccesible to anyone who tries to help.”
Beverly Conyers, Addict In The Family: Stories of Loss, Hope, and Recovery

“The truth most families eventually discover is that no one can cure another person's addiction. Omly addicts can do that for themselves.”
Beverly Conyers, Addict In The Family: Stories of Loss, Hope, and Recovery

“Self-esteem isn't everything; it's just that there's nothing without it.”
Gloria Steinem

“Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
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