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Family Resources for Teens

Recommended Books

Coping with an Alcoholic Parent
Kay M. Porterfield

Suggestions for dealing with alcoholic parents so their drinking doesn't control their children's feelings and their lives.

Different Like Me
A Book for Teens Who Worry About Their Parent's Use of Alcohol/Drugs
Evelyn Leite & Pamela Espeland

Explains the nature of chemical dependence, advises children of drug or alcohol dependent parents what they can do to handle the situation, and clears up misconceptions about drugs.

For Teenagers Living With a Parent Who Abuses Alcohol/Drugs
Edith Lynn Hornik-Beer

Answers questions about alcoholism asked by teenagers. What causes alcoholism? Where can I get help? What do I do about the abuse? Should I stay at home? Where can I go? Why do I fight with my parents even when they are sober?

The Secret Everyone Knows
Help for You If Alcohol Is a Problem in Your Home
Cathleen Brooks

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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