Communication and Connection

aka Relapse Prevention

Non-Fiction - Self Help
146 Pages
Reviewed on 04/25/2023
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Author Biography

I am fortunate enough to have 'discovered' a way to achieve sobriety after years of out-of-control usage and behaviours. I am grateful to be in recovery and would love the world to become familiar with talking about addictions as the mental health illness that it is.
I worked for many years in addiction rehabs and continue to try to help others, (and there are many others) who continue to struggle and suffer.
I live in the South of England, have a small private therapy business and write books to try to get the world to take notice. I use the tag of 'Changing Perceptions One Book at a Time'
There are so many myths and misconceptions which keep the disease of addiction misunderstood and the sufferers stigmatised. I would love for this to change, which would mean of course that more people would seek help or even 'swerve' getting sick in the first place.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

Addiction is one of the most insidious illnesses plaguing society. It can come in various forms and through different substances, such as drugs or alcohol, and behavioral addictions, like gambling, food, or sex addiction. Often, recovering addicts fall back into their old destructive patterns and out-of-control behaviors. In Communication and Connection, trained therapist and recovering addict Sarina Wheatman dives into an in-depth exploration of addiction and focuses on the methods and strategies for relapse prevention. Drawing upon her own experiences, Wheatman provides valuable insights into addictive behaviors and emphasizes the need for acceptance to break out of denial and walk the path to recovery. She also highlights the importance of caring for the mind and body, building self-esteem, forging connections for communication, forgiveness, and letting go.

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction issues, Communication and Connection is a book you should look into. Sarina Wheatman gives a comprehensive overview of the three types of addiction, Chronic, Progressive, and Fatal, as well as the three stages of relapse, Emotional, Mental, and Physical. She also provides examples of out-of-control behaviors and lists the signs that can lead to a relapse. Between the chapters, real people from different backgrounds recount their own stories and experiences with addiction. Working toward recovery is never easy, but this informative and illuminating guide can help those who walk the path of recovery. Highly recommended.