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A Review for What is and isn’t Working for The Alcoholic and Addict

July 2, 2017

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Available in Kindle/Free in Kindle Select
Purchase at www.amazon.com/author/albertasequeira

Paperback is being reviewed to come back into stores for purchase. Hopefully, in 7-10 days the book will be in print. Watch for the notice!

Post Number:#1 by Moniquejm » 21 Jun 2017, 08:43

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of “What is and isn’t Working for the Alcoholic and Addict” by Alberta Sequeira.]

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4 out of 4 stars
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What is and isn’t Working for the Alcoholic and Addict by Alberta Sequeira is a Narrative Non-Fiction book. The book has something to do with the life and personal experiences of the author when she lost her husband and daughter because of addiction. The major content of the book was a series of testimonies of different people who experienced and overcome addiction.

I admire the author and those who shared their lives for having the courage in sharing their sufferings and difficulties they went through while recovering. I am very thankful that I have read this book because it helped me understand many things about addiction. This book gave some answers why people involved with addiction. It also gave ideas on how relatives and friends should properly handle and help these addicts overcome their alcohol or drug addiction.

My best experience while reading the book was there were sharing and discussions with my family members and friends. I keep on sharing them every time I saw a sentence or paragraph that was inspiring or educational for them to learn from this book. From this story, we realized that sometimes the treatment towards the person involved from addiction is not the proper way, sometimes it worsens their situation. I can say that I really have a wonderful time reading this book because there was so much information I gained and I shared to others.

I rate this book What is and isn’t Working for the Alcoholic and Addict 4 out of 4 stars. I highly recommend this book for everyone because the challenges mentioned and lessons from the story can be applied to any difficulties in life. To the family members of those people who are struggling with addiction, I encouraged you to read the book because you will surely learn a lot on how you will handle, understand and support your family member in his/her critical situation. Also, this book provides awareness on the available support systems and other programs that can be extended and applied to achieve faster and higher possibility of addiction recovery.

To those people who are experiencing addiction and those who are currently recovering, I request you to read this book because it will help you a lot. It will open your mind and you will realize many things that will inspire you more to turn your back from alcohol or drug addiction.

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encouraged you to read the book because you will surely learn a lot on how you will handle, understand and support your family member in his/her critical situation. Also, this book provides awareness on the available support systems and other programs that can be extended and applied to achieve faster and higher possibility of addiction recovery.
To those people who are experiencing addiction and those who are currently recovering, I request you to read this book because it will help you a lot. It will open your mind and you will realize many things that will inspire you more to turn your back from alcohol or drug addiction.

Losing Your Best Supporter

June 11, 2017

Today, Tuesday, June 27th at 6am, I had lost my dearest friend, Anita Lopes. No- she’s not famous or well-known. To me, she was a sister instead of a sister-in-law.
Anita and I met when I was 18 years old. That was back in 1960 and today is 2017. We bonded from the first moment we said, “Hello.” There was a comfort that no one can explain. I knew that Anita was going to be an important part of my life. Anita and her husband, Sonny, were the dearest people in my life. They are both gone now and the void will never be filled without them.
It was a time in 1962, when I was married to Sonny’s brother, Richard Lopes, and our marriage was in turmoil from Richie’s drinking. Anita was there any moment that I needed a shoulder to cry on or a pair of listening ears trying to deal with an alcoholic problem in our family with all the confusion, fear, and insecurities.
Our daughters, Debbie and Lori, were born, and they bonded with Anita’s children, Paula, Gilly, and Gary. We became one close happy family.
You’re probably wondering why I’m writing about Anita. For people struggling with a substance abuse problems and everything that goes with it, we seem to cling to the closest friend we have, and Anita was the one for me.
Besides our family problems, Anita was the one who held family together. The one who had all the cookouts, pool parties, family events or just a place to drop by on a Sunday afternoon to chat. Anita and I had wonderful memories of taking our kids to different places or switched kids for sleepovers.
I’m left with the feeling of not having a frame in the family. It’s hard to hold on to reality that Anita and Sonny will not be here for me to visit again. The emptiness will be worse driving by their home in Dighton.
I guess I’m reaching out to share the loss of someone so close to my heart. Anita had suffered with a lot of health problems, but now she’s at peace with Sonny and her son, Gary, who died in 2010.
If I feel this loss so deeply, I can only imagine the pain for her children, Gilly and Paula and their families being left behind. Anita’s list of friends is long and they too will feel the loss.
There is that one person who keeps us going. I’m glad she is at peace.

Alberta Sequeira

Book cover change!

June 4, 2017

Hello all,

I decided to change the cover of my book What is and isn’t Working for the Alcoholic and Addict. Create Space should have it available within 5-7 days in paperback. It is available in Kindle and free in Kindle Select.

Old cover:

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New Cover Coming:

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See all of Alberta’s books at:
www.amazon.com/author/albertasequeira

Half-drunk is just as dangerous as whole drunk!

May 27, 2017

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Taken from the June issue, Vol. 21/No. 6: The South Coast Insider

WHEN YOU READ BETWEEN THE LINES, “demon rum” alcohol is a contributing factor n many cases of accidental injury and death, whether it’s when someone’s driving a car or a boat, smoking in bed, or just plain acting stupid. Like diving off a cliff because of a dare, setting off firecrackers in the garage, or climbing onto someone’s roof (or into someone’s bedroom) after a bout of group binge-drinking in the summertime.

Here’s a sobering statistic: alcohol is involved in 50% of all male teenager drownings, never-mind car accidents.

A half-drunk person is just an accident looking for a place to happen, oftentimes with serious collateral damage. A tipsy person’s sense of balance is obviously shot. Their neural reaction time, social inhibitions, attention span, and critical judgment skills are seriously impaired, even if they’re not “legally drunk.” They’re not fit to look after themselves, never mind keep an eye on the kiddies.

Friends don’t let friends drive drunk, that’s true. But rely good friends don”t let half-drunk friends handle the matches and lighter fluid at the Fourth of July family BBQ, or oversee the children’s entertainment at the beachside clambake. Don’t just be the “designated driver” when your friend or spouse has a buzz on and wants to drive-be the ‘designated adult in the room” and keep an eye on them and out of harm’s way, just as you would with kids on a sugar high at a birthday party.

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Alberta Sequeira
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Email: alberta.sequeira@gmail.com

Al-Anon with a talk with the effect on children with parents’s drinking

May 13, 2017

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Words for Support

March 29, 2017

Don't give up the dream

Me—an Author?

March 26, 2017

NB Book Festival

It’s amazing how we don’t realize how tragedies may cause us to go in another direction in life. I wanted to be retired to travel to beautiful, tropical islands. God had other plans for me.

I had no intensions of being an author or speaker on alcohol abuse, until I lost my husband, Richard, and my daughter, Lori, from their addiction. Losing them gave me the desire to share my enabling and wrong decisions with handling problems as a family with substance abuse. I wanted to talk about what I should have done more than just tell my stories. My books are not memoirs as much as books of lessons.

Alberta Sequeira

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