Andrina is a psychotherapist and a professor of Health Studies for over 30 years at Nassau Community College where she teaches courses on Alcoholism, Addictions & Abusive Behaviors, and Concepts of Healthful Living and Stress Management. She holds a BS in Microbiology & Public Health, an MA in Community Health Education, and an MSW specializing in Health, Mental Health & Chemical Dependency. She has educated and counseled adult children of alcoholics, guided by her passion for helping individuals recover from the traumatic effects of alcohol and other drug addictions. It is her hope that this book will help inform families about how to prevent and deter childhood addiction-related traumas.
A powerful story of hope for children growing up in families with addiction.
Told through the eyes of a young child, It's Not My Fault! is an honest, authentic account of how families experience alcoholism.
One day, Mommy brings 5-year old Rina, 9-year old Larry, and their alcoholic father to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and an Al-Anon meeting where families share feelings and experiences without fear. The children learn that they are not alone, addiction is not their fault, and recovery is possible.