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Recovery from Abusive Groups

Copyright 1993 by Wendy Ford.

This book is a revised, second edition of Some Thoughts on Recovery, copyright 1990, Wendy Ford.

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner without written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles and reviews. For information, write the publisher:

American Family Foundation
P.O. Box 2265
Bonita Springs, FL 33959.

You can order Wendy's book from the American Family Foundation or from Amazon.com.

This book has been translated into Dutch (first edition) and Russian (second edition).

The Dutch translation by Els Pawels can be ordered from Wendy's husband Mike Wolfberg. The Russian edition is part of a compilation by Professor Yevgeny N. Volkov; it is only available as a PDF here. ther translations, such as Greek, have been available but are not tracked by the author.

Cover graphic by Jennifer Powell.

Library of Congress Catalog Card No: 93-071153
ISBN 0-931337-04-6

Printed in the United States of America

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Intended Audience

This handbook was written for people who have been traumatized by abusive groups, in particular cults. This handbook is also helpful for those who have been hurt by someone else's involvement in an abusive group. Cults are characterized as closed groups that use extreme psychological manipulation (abuse) to exploit people. Chapter Four is written specifically to the friends and family of someone in recovery.

If you were not in an abusive group, or are close to someone who was/is in an abusive group, you may still find in these pages ideas that can help you. Many who read the first edition and who came from abusive relationships, alcoholic families, or other all-consuming situations, have found this book very encouraging and helpful.

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