The Healing Journey for Adult Children of Alcoholics, By Daryl E. Quick
The Healing Journey for Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Length: 180 pages
  • Published: August 27, 1990
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 1328
  • ISBN: 9780830813285

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I feel like people leave me abandoned all the time.

Sometimes I'm so afraid for what seems like no reason.

I just don't seem to have any energy.

Why do the same thoughts keep racing through my mind?

I usually don't feel happy or sad.

If there isn't real excitement, I feel bored.

I want to be close to people, but I just never make it.

Do you see yourself in this list? Children of alcoholic parents have suffered wounds that affect their lives for years to come. They learn to protect themselves from the pattern of hurt that they have come to expect in life. The results of such constant vigilance against pain can range from ulcers, sleeplessness, addictions, depression and anger to a string of broken relationships.

But adult children of alcoholics can go through a healing journey that will help them recover from their painful past and be set free to live as God intended. Daryl Quick takes readers step by step through new ways of feeling, thinking and acting that will replace the ineffective patterns they have been locked into for years. With moving stories and helpful exercises, Quick shows how adult children of alcoholics can find hope and healing.

A book for those who want to recover from their past.


The Journey Begins
1. Surviving the Trauma
2. Roadblocks on the Healing Journey
3. The AAA Recovery Format
4. Discovering Our Emotions
5. The Variety of Feelings
6. Healing Emotions: The Need for a Comforter
7. Healing Emotions: Grief
8. Building Awareness of Our Thoughts
9. Renewing Our Minds: Challenging Our Self-Talk
10. Renewing Our Minds: More Strategies
11. Building Awareness of Our Behavior
12. Changing Our Behavior
13. Recovering Relationships
14. The Journey Continues

Daryl E. Quick is CEO and president of Western Psychological and Counseling Services, having earned his Ph.D. from the Western Conservative Baptist Seminary. He also speaks and presents throughout the Northwest on the issues dealt with by adult children of alcoholics.