Supporting and celebrating healthier, more loving and meaningful lives and families, free from addiction, one day and hug at a time!

Family Resources for Friends/Other Family Members

Book Recommendations

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

Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change
Jeffrey Foote Ph.D, Carrie Wilkens PhD, Nicole Kosanke PhD. and Stephanie Higgs

Addict in the Family
Beverly Conyers

Find some of these books (and many more!) at the Hazelden Betty Ford Book Store.

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Videos

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

Why Am I an Addict?
Marv Seppala shares the science behind why addiction happens, how the brain changes to create pathways that are difficult to change and how recovery can happen as it does for millions every day.

The Disease of Addiction: A Twenty-First Century Understanding and Beyond
Joe Caravella, an Addiction Counselor at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, presents the neuroscience of substance use disorder.

Tigers - Tom Hungerford
Tom uses the symbolism of a person having a tiger to help describe what it is like to experience a Substance Use Disorder and the "taming" or treatment of it.

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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