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The Resource Love & addiction : a memoir, Lorraine Wood

Love & addiction : a memoir, Lorraine Wood

Label
Love & addiction : a memoir
Title
Love & addiction
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Lorraine Wood
Title variation
Love and addiction
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lorraine Wood tells the story of her devastating family legacy of addiction in the hopes that it will inspire people to start, and stay, on their own difficult path to addiction recovery. This is her memoir that records her story. Born to alcoholic parents Lorraine struggled through childhood as the eldest of six children living on a rural farm in New Zealand. She married young and quickly had four daughters. After months of persuasion the family finally moved to the city of Auckland. There, fate introduced her to her true soul mate, Bill. The only problem was that Bill was also a married man. But their love could not be denied and before long, two divorces were navigated and one family of seven children was formed in Sydney to start afresh. It was then that the cracks began to show. Bill, also a former alcoholic, had transferred his addictive tendencies to financial risk, racking up a millions of dollars in debt. An intervention was needed. For both of them. It was only at this stage that Lorraine understood the true generational damage of addiction. When one person is addicted, an entire family suffers and need their own rehabilitation and support to truly recover and heal. Lorraine?s purpose in life was born. In 1993 she and Bill took the greatest financial risk of all and opened South Pacific Private, a hospital that specializes in addiction treatments. Since Bill?s tragic death, Lorraine continues to run the hospital solo, now known as the only Australian equivalent to the renowned US treatment facility, The Meadows. With engaging, heartwarming anecdotes Lorraine opens up her life and bares her soul in this memoir
Biography type
contains biographical information
Dewey number
362.2920994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Love & addiction : a memoir, Lorraine Wood
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925384086
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits (some colour), facsimile
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Love & addiction : a memoir, Lorraine Wood
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925384086
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits (some colour), facsimile
Specific material designation
regular print

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