Pat Samples is a transformational educator and writer. She is the author of Daily Comforts for Caregivers, and she is also the principal author of Self-Care for Caregivers: A Twelve-Step Approach, and the author of three other books. Samples is the editor of The PHOENIX, a newspaper based in St. Paul, Minnesota, that focuses on personal growth. She has published hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles on health, aging, human behavior, addiction, and codependency.Samples speaks and conducts workshops on care giving for family and professional caregivers. Her workshops have been supported through a grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services and also sponsored by many health care, social service, and religious organizations. She also gives talks and workshops on conscious aging and teaches a course called 'Writing Your Own Permission Slip' on using writing and the wisdom of the body to reveal and revise your personal power story.Samples has a master's in Human Development from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.Hamilton, Tim is the author of 'Twelve Steps and Dual Disorders A Framework of Recovery for Those of Us With Addiction and an Emotional or Psychiatric Illness', published 1994 under ISBN 9781568380186 and ISBN 1568380186.