addictions & codependency specialist, author, speaker
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.
In my books, CDs, and DVDs there is a foundation for understanding addiction, family systems, family roles and rules, and relationship dynamics and tools that will give you the opportunity to break the silence, let go of your denial, say ‘No’ to your shame, discover your self-worth and develop greater self-esteem.
I am probably best known for It Will Never Happen to Me in which I offer a foundation for understanding what occurred growing up in an addictive family. You will experience validation of your history, a framework for understanding what happened and why you are where you are today, and hope for the future.
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 and it will help you to understand the beliefs and behaviors that have perpetuated your pain. I offer a path wherein you live with choices versus living a family script.