When Nobody’S Home by Michael S. Oden M.A
Sometimes we need to go through the darkness to get to the light and that it may be emotionally painful. . .” the Needs Based Method of [overcoming] alcohol and drug abuse,” and how Oden deals with the why dependency happens. Many can benefit from Oden’s eye-opening and highly successful method. -”the emotional, physical, or social absence of or ‘neglect’ by a caretaker, or when nobody’s home.” -Us Review of Books.
About the Author
“When Nobody’s Home” Uncovering the origin of drug dependency on individuals, especially fatherless children, who did not know how to deal with the deep rooted issues of childhood trauma or painful experiences such as: abandonment, neglect, emotional and physical abuse. And that is what I think of as “The Final Step.”
“When Nobody’s Home” sheds light on how traumatic experiences in childhood may impact ones choice to engage in long term drug/alcohol dependency to meet certain social/emotional needs. I have conducted 8000+ interviews with alcohol and drug offenders for over a 7 year period. The common denominator that I uncovered or discovered with my client’s are that over 90% were abandoned, abused, or neglected by their paternal caretaker. I also discovered that this behavioral neglect occurred in all ethnicities and socioeconomic classes. This information informed me that if our main caregivers do not meet the majority of their child’s social/emotional needs then the child (victim) will seek other ways to get those needs met, usually in a tragic manner, such as criminal behavior, unwanted pregnancies, aggressive behavior, or dropping out of high school.