|Drunks, Drugs & Debits
How to Recognize Addicts and Avoid Financial Abuse
Doug Thorburn, Author
$19.95 - Hard Cover, 362 pages, ISBN 0-9675788-3-3
|Identify Early-Stage Alcoholism and
Avoid Becoming a Victim...
It could take years for the average person to learn that their spouse, friend or business partner is an addict...and that they, themselves, could become financially and phychologically ruined!
Doug Thorburn graphically illustrates how alcohol and other drug addictions can cause financial disruption to spouses, children, parents, sigificant others, partners, co-workers and others. A financial professional who learned about addiction the hard way, Thorburn vowed "never again," then proceeded to learn everything possible about this under-studied subject.
Thorburn tells his story hoping to help others and prevent the sort of tragedy that befell both him and his ex-fiance.
A note from the author...
My name is Doug. I'm not an alcoholic or other drug addict. I got lucky.
Others, through the fate of genes inherited, were not. This book is dedicated to those unlucky ones, the alcoholics and other drug addicts. It's also dedicated to their victims including their closest friends and lovers, who heretofore have never been given the tools required, either to diagnose the disease or assist in the healing process. The victims include not only immediate family, but also everyone with whom the addict comes into contact: co-workers, employers, employees, renters, landlords, others who are victims to violated contracts and against whom frivolous lawsuits are brought, not to mention motorists and law enforcers, both risking their lives. It's dedicated as well to healers, the caring and concerned doctors, therapists, nurses, psychiatrists, priests, ministers, rabbis, chaplains and others.
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