Addiction Resources for Children, Teens, Parents and the Community

Alcoholism and drug addiction are family diseases, and the whole family is affected, including the kids.

Books for Kids

Books for Kids

Emmy's Question Morningtidepress, St. Augustine, FL, 2007. By Jeannine Auth
 
My Dad Loves Me, My Dad Has a Disease MAC Publishing, Bainbridge Island, WA, 1996. By Claudia Black

Kids' Power Too! Words To Grow By Imagin Works, Dallas, TX, 1996. By Cathey Brown, Elizabeth LaPorte and Jerry Moe

My Dad's Definitely Not a Drunk Waterfront, Burlington, VT, 1992. By Ellsa Lynn Carbone

Dear Kids of Alcoholics Gurze Books, Carlsbad, CA, 1988. By Lindsey Hall and Cohn Leigh

Up and Down the Mountain Small horizons. Liberty Corner, NJ, 1995. By Pamela Leib Higgins

Welcome Home: A Child's View of Alcoholism Charles Franklin press, Edmonds, WA, 1986. By Judith A. Jance

Think of Wind. One Big Press, Rochester,NY, 1996. By Catherine Mercury

The Dragon Who Lives at our House. Rising Star Studios, LLC, Minneapolis, MN, 2011. By Elaine Mitchell Palmore

Alcohol: What It Is, What It Does Greenwillow Books, New York, NY, 1979. By Judith S. Seixas

I Can Talk About What Hurts Hazelden Publishing, Center City, MN, 1993. By Janet Sinberg and Daley Dennis

An Elephant in the Living Room. Hazelden, Center City, MN 1994. By Jill Hastings and Typpo Marion

I Wish Daddy Didn't Drink So Much Albert Whitman and Co., Niles, IL, 1988. By Judith Vigna

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Books for Parents

Books for Parents

Straight Talk from Claudia Black: What Recovering Parents Should Tell Their Kids about Drugs and Alcohol. Center City, MN: Hazelden, 2003.

Brown, S., Lewis, V., and Liotta, A. The Family Recovery Guide: A Map for Healthy Growth. New Harbinger Publications, 2000.

Clarke, J. and Dawson, C. Growing Up Again, Parenting Ourselves, Parenting Our Children. Center City, MN: Hazelden, 1998.

Diaz, P. and O'Gorman, P. The Lowdown on Families Who Get High: Successful Parenting for Families Affected by Addiction. Washington, D.C.: Child & Family Press, 2004.

Glenn, S., Nelson, J. Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing, 1988.

Nelson, J. Positive Discipline for Parenting in Recovery. Empowering People Books, 2007.

Packer, A. Parenting One Day at a Time: Using the Tools of Recovery to Become Better Parents and Raise Better Kids. Center City, MN: Hazelden, 1996.

Wood, B. Raising Healthy Children in an Alcoholic Home. New York, NY: Crossroad Classic, 1992.

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Books for Teens

Books for Teens

Alateen: A Day at a Time. Virginia Beach, VA: Al-Anon Family Groups, 1983.

Alateen: Hope for Children of Alcoholics. Virginia Beach, VA: Al-Anon Family Groups, 1973.

Brooks, C. The Secret Everyone Knows. Center City, MN: Hazelden, 1981.

Hornik-Beer, E. For Teenagers Living with a Parent Who Abuses Alcohol/Drugs. Authors Guild Backinprint.com edition, 2001.

Leite, E. and Espeland, P. Different Like Me: A Book for Teens Who Worry about Their Parent's Use of Alcohol/Drugs. Center City, MN: Hazelden, 1989.

Porterfield, K. Coping with an Alcoholic Parent. New York, NY: Rosen Publishing Group, 1985.

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Books and DVDs by Jerry Moe

Books and DVDs by Jerry Moe

Understanding Addiction and Recovery Through a Child's Eyes: Hope, Help, and Healing for Families
An eye-opening book for recovering addicts and alcoholics with stories of hope and resilience from children living in the shadow of family alcoholism or drug addiction, written for parents and professionals.

Kids' Power: Healing Games for Children of Alcoholics
This unique book presents games and activities designed specifically for children from alcoholic and other drug addicted families. All games and activities, kid-tested with young people, stress trust and teamwork in a safe atmosphere where everyone wins.

Conducting Support Groups for Elementary Children K-6: A Guide for Educators and Other Professionals
This clear and easy-to-use guide helps teachers and other professionals give children the guidance and structure they so sorely need to develop healthy living skills and deepen their resilience. It's packed with practical information for developing programs and working with children in a small group setting.

Discovery . . . Finding the Buried Treasure: A Prevention/ Intervention Program for Youth from High Stress Families
A step-by-step prevention and intervention program for youth from high stress families. It includes more than 55 games and activities which impart healthy living skills so children can talk openly, share feelings and learn about family problems.

Kids' Power Too: Words to Grow By
An affirmation book to help young people live one day at a time. It helps kids take better care of themselves, stay safe and move toward a more balanced life. An excellent tool for adults to use with children, or youngsters to use on their own.

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For the Community

For the Community

National Association for Children of Alcoholics 1-888-554-2627

Alateen 1-888-425-2666 

National Drug Abuse Hotline, 1-800-662-4357

Youth Crisis Line, 1-800-448-4663
 
Al-Anon Information Services 1-888-425-2666 

Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

National Drug Abuse Hotline, 1-800-662-4357

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