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Family Resources for Adult Children

Recommended Books

Get Your Loved One Sober
Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening
Dr. Robert Meyers and Dr. Brenda Wolfe

Co-author Dr. Robert Meyers spent ten years developing a treatment program that helps Concerned Significant Others (CSOs) both improve the quality of their lives and to learn how to make treatment an attractive option for their partners who are substance abusers.

Beyond Addiction
How Science and Kindness Help People Change
Jeffrey Foote, Carrie Wilkens, Nicole Kosanke, and Stephanie Higgs

Goes beyond the theatrics of interventions and tough love to show family and friends how they can use kindness, positive reinforcement, and motivational and behavioral strategies to help someone change.

The Gifts of Imperfection
Let Go of Who Your Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
Brenè Brown

Brené Brown's game-changing book shows us how to find courage to overcome paralyzing fear and self-consciousness, strengthening our connection to the world.

It Will Never Happen to Me
Growing Up with Addiction as Youngsters, Adolescents, and Adults
Claudia Black

Children who grow up in addictive families abide by certain rules: don't talk, don't trust, don't feel. The rigid survival roles and youthful coping behaviors they take on, such as the responsible child, the adjuster, the placater, and the acting-out child can eventually contribute to problems of depression, loneliness, and addiction in adulthood. Using poignant personal stories, thoughtful explanations, and helpful exercises, Black helps readers gain personal insights and develop new skills that lead to a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life.

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Videos

ShatterProof - Just Five
Delivers the most important concepts and facts regarding addiction in just five minutes.

Pleasure Unwoven - Dr. Kevin McCauley
Uses the spectacular landscape of Utah’s State and National Parks to describe the brain areas involved in addiction, turns complex neuroscientific concepts into easy-to-understand visual images that will help people in recovery feel better understood, and their families and friends feel hope that recovery is possible.

Podcasts

Episode: The Journey Back to Self
How to Feel Okay Despite a Loved One's Addiction

Author Beverly Conyers offers advice for parents and loved ones in this hopeful conversation with William C. Moyers on the Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery Podcast.

Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery Podcast
Hear what leading addiction and recovery experts are talking about—addiction trends, topics and challenges as well as research, practices and advances that point the most promising way forward.

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