I'm Claudia Black and I know first hand what it's like to grow up in a family affected by addiction. Alcoholism, drug addiction, compulsive disorders, depression, emotional abandonment, physical abandonment and family violence leave scars that can last a lifetime.
The journey to healing and recovery begins with breaking the silence, letting go of denial, and the willingness to go beyond yourself to find the answers.
It Will Never Happen to Me offers a foundation for understanding what occurred growing up in an addictive family.
Changing Course (which I consider to be the sequel to It Will Never Happen to Me) provides a framework for understanding the recovery and healing process from childhood family pain.
Deceived helps women who are being challenged by the addictive nature of their partner's sexual behavior.
Intimate Treason: Healing the Trauma for Partners Confronting Sex Addiction helps those confronted with sexual betrayal have a framework for their healing.
A Hole in the Sidewalk is a self-help relapse prevention workbook that can be utilized for a wide range of addictive disorders.
Repeat After Me is a step-by-step self-help workbook to recognize how your present life is influenced by your past.
The Truth Begins With You: Reflections to Heal Your Spirit provides a moment for daily reflection.
My Dad Loves Me, My Dad Has a Disease, is for children ages 5 to 12, and gives them the opportunity to own and express their feelings and perceptions through drawing and writing.
Straight Talk provides clear direction and gentle support for discussing addiction with children of all ages.
There are various Audio CDs in which I offer meditations and address the issues of emotional baggage, healing from abandonment, putting your past behind you, the trauma of being raised in an addictive family system and avoiding triggers that can lead you back into your addictive behavior.
For professionals working with addicted persons, individuals or families impacted by addiction I have created the Strategies Series. Each book offers hands on practical strategies that can be used with individual clients or within a group.
There are also Toolboxes which combine a Strategies book with a corresponding DVD.
You will find many DVDs meant to be used with clients and families.
And other DVDs that address addiction in the family, the legacy of addiction, family roles, the recovery process, issues that affect recovery, relationships, shame, denial, and how to talk with children of any age about addiction and recovery. And DVDs that address abuse both physical and sexual.
I have a new E-Book Legacy of Shame and the Recovery Process, put out by Central Recovery Press you can find out more and download the E-Book here.
And I have an interactive journal with the
Change Companies. The journal, Perspective: Exploring Healthy Sexual Behaviors, allows participants in drug and alcohol treatment programs to address co-occurring sexual behavior issues.