Warrior Lush: The Battle With Combat PTSD Addiction (The

ABOUT Leilani Anastasia

Leilani Anastasia
Leilani Anastasia is a passionate Self-Help Author. Recently, she authored the “Warrior” series. In this compelling series, Leilani takes a witty approach to helping partners of Combat Veterans navigate the many obstacles that arise in a PTSD relationship.



Is your Warrior committing suicide by substance abuse? Are you watching your life spiral out of control because of your partner using drugs or alcohol? Are you afraid of your partner becoming the next casualty in "Club 22"?

If you've answered yes, to any of these questions then this book is for you. Packed with great information and understanding of the war that is addiction, "Warrior Lush: The Battle with Combat PTSD Addiction" addresses the many facets of addiction that go hand in hand with Combat Trauma and gives the caregiver useful tips on how to address them.

Written in a conversational tone, this book is "like group therapy" for those that have yet to attend a meeting. Delve into this book to share the personal experiences of the author who witnessed lethal alcoholism in her family at a very young age, learn different treatment options for help for both you and your Warrior and get educated on the flip-side of addiction that is just as damaging: codependency.

This book is a MUST-READ for anyone who is living with a Combat Veteran who is an addict and abuses substances! Don't let your Warrior become the next member of "Club 22"!

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on April 6, 2017
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HOLY MOLY! I thought the last book was amazing, and again Leilani surpasses my wildest expectations. I laughed, I cried and I honestly felt she was talking directly to me. I too am co-dependent, as I grew up with an alcoholic father, and admitting you're part of the problem (in current relationships) is a tough pill to swallow. The book does an excellent job of tackeling every part of addiction and why it's important in every relationship, but especially with combat vets, to seek help for the both of you - neither should feel as if they're alone and admitting fault and moving on to healing is so important. Gosh, I want her to write a novel - so much of her personal life was a part of this and I felt the struggle and the heartbreak in her writing. This is tough to do and I applaud her for being upfront and honest. I sure hope there are many more books to come in this series! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
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on April 5, 2017
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What a great resource! I picked this up because I have several friends who suffer with combat PTSD issues. Warrior Lush is well-written, insightful and very practical. I LOVED it and will be recommending it to everyone I know who can benefit from Leilani's insight and compassion! You won't regret purchasing this one!
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on March 26, 2017
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Addiction in a combat veteran can present the "chicken or egg" dilemma. Did the combat veteran develop addiction as a result of traumatic experiences? Were they genetically predisposed to addiction? Or is it some combination of factors? This book looks at the myriad possibilities that can lead to addiction in combat veterans. Most importantly, the author of this book addresses the ways "warrior lovers"--a terms she uses to refer to the spouses and partners of combat veterans--can better understand the problem and confront it in the most effective way.

The book has an extensive section on recognizing the signs of addiction, some of which might go unrecognized if the warrior lover does not know what to look for in their combat veteran partner. There are a number of signs that can signal problems with addiction, but if one has no understanding of these, they can sometimes be dismissed for other, more easy to accept explanations such as lack of sleep, stress, normal moodiness, etc. This is probably the most important section of the book, in that it educates the reader on how to recognize addiction indicators that could mean the difference between life and death.

Combat veterans commit suicide every day, to the tune of an average of around twenty per day. Other vets also die from substance abuse problems, which as the author points out, may be a form of suicide that doesn't involve a firearm or other direct and immediate method. For the warrior lovers out there, learning how to recognize addiction and taking steps to combat it, may be the most important thing that can ever be done.

Leilani Anastasia's book will help anyone who is in a relationship with a combat veteran and may be confronting potential problems with addiction and codependency. The author has done extensive research on this topic and has the personal experience that allows her to really present this material in a manner that is based on both science and real world experience.