Addict In The Family

Addict in the Family by Beverly Conyers

Although families can’t cure a loved one’s addiction, they can provide support without enabling, set boundaries, prioritize self-care, and find healing.
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Beyond Addiction

Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change by Jeffery Foote

Helping loved ones conquer addiction and compulsion problems through positive reinforcement and kindness.
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Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud and Dr John Townsend

Take control of your life and set healthy, biblical boundaries with your spouse, children, friends, parents, co-workers, and even yourself.
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Clean by David Sheff

Addiction is a preventable, treatable disease, not a moral failing. As with other illnesses, the approaches most likely to work are based on science, not faith, tradition, contrition, or wishful thinking.
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Co-dependents Guide to the 12 Steps by Melody Beattie

Advice on how to find and choose the recovery program for you, as well as a directory of the wide range of Twelve Step programs.
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Dangerous Drugs: An Easy-To-Use Reference for Parents and Professionals by Carol Falkowski

An up-to-the-minute guide covering all current drugs of abuse.
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Don’t Let Your Kids Kill You: A Guide for Parents of Drug and Alcohol Addicted Children by Charles Rubin

A self-help recovery guide for parents.
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Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy

Fully charting the devastating opioid crisis in America, from a bestselling author and journalist who has lived through it.
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Everything Changes: Help for Families of Newly Recovering Addicts by Beverly Conyers

A compassionate, user-friendly handbook for family and friends navigating the many challenges that come with a loved one’s new-found sobriety.
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From Monsters to Miracles: Parent Driven Recovery Tools by Anette Edens

Regardless of how much we believe we know, we raise our children pretty much by what feels like instinct, doing what our parents did.
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Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening by Robert J. Meyers

The powerful, award-winning, scientifically proven new system of intervention that is turning the recovery field on its head.
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Grace in Addiction: The Good News of Alcoholics Anonymous for Everybody by John Z

Carrying the unexpected good news of AA out of the basement and into the pews--and beyond!
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Helping Your Chemically Dependent Teenager Recover by Peter R. Cohen

For the parent whose child has serious problems with alcohol or other drugs.
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If You Loved Me, You’d Stop! What You Really Need to Know When Your Loved One Drinks Too Much by Lisa Frederiksen

The first of six books dedicated to helping family members answer these kinds of questions.
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Inside Rehab: The Surprising Truth About Addiction Treatment—and How to Get Help That Works by Anne M. Fletcher

An eye-opening tour of the addiction treatment industry explores the gap between what should happen and what does.
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It Takes a Family by Debra Jay

Showing alcoholics, other addicts, and their loved ones how to work collaboratively and as individuals to take on the roles and responsibilities that support long-term sobriety.
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It’s Not Okay to Be a Cannibal: How to Keep Addiction from Eating Your Family Alive by Robert Poznanovich and Andrew T. Wainwright

Today’s top addiction consultants guide families devastated by a loved one’s addiction.
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Love First by Debra Jay

This revised and expanded edition of the most popular and effective book on intervention features enhanced tools and techniques to help loved ones face addiction.
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Loving Lions: A Guide for Families Struggling With Addiction by Mike Wilson

A glimpse into the darkness and confusion of addiction, from the addict’s perspective and the family’s experience. A detailed description of his journey through active addiction and the recovery process.
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Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie

The Work is simply four questions that, when applied to a specific problem, enable you to see what is troubling you in an entirely different light.
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Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction by Judith Grisel

Once a daily drug user and college dropout, now a neuroscientist, Judith Grisel shares what she and other scientists have learned about addiction.
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No More Letting Go: The Spirituality of Taking Action Against Alcoholism and Drug Addiction by Debra Jay

A powerful, informative guide that provides comfort, hope, and practical advice to anyone affected by a family member’s addiction.
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Not By Chance: How Parents Boost Their Teen’s Success In and After Treatment by Tim R. Thayne

This book serves up concrete tools, hope, confidence, and stamina for families, professionals and mentors.
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Now What by William C. Moyers

Addiction and recovery insider and expert William Cope Moyers answers the question “Now What?” for addicts and their loved ones, every step of their journey from contemplation through intervention, treatment, and recovery.
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Painkillers, Heroin, and the Road to Sanity: Real Solutions for Long-term Recovery from Opiate Addiction by Joani Gammill

A radically effective approach for those struggling with opiate addiction, sharing sometimes controversial tips that have worked for others who are in long-term recovery.
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Parent’s 20 Minute Guide by The Center for Motivation and Change

Gives parents the best tools to help a loved one change their substance use while staying connected and using the power of science and kindness.
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Recover to Live: Kick Any Habit, Manage Any Addiction by Peter Lawford

How to determine if your bad habit is becoming a dependency, what treatments will work best, how to help yourself or a loved one recover from addiction, etc.
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Recovering My Kid by Dr. Joseph Lee

Explains the nature of youth addiction and treatment, and how families can create a safe and supportive environment for their loved ones during treatment and throughout their recovery.
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Recovery Options: The Complete Guide by Joseph Volpicelli M.D. Ph.D.

A clear and compassionate guide to overcoming substance problems.
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Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children: Six Steps to Hope and Healing for Struggling Parents by Allison Bottke

Help for parents coping with dysfunctional adult children. Empowering families to regain control in their homes and in their lives.
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Teens Under the Influence by Katherine Ketchum

Addressing the immediate dangers that threaten these kids—exploring the effects of their addiction and giving parents solid, sensitive, practical advice to combat this growing epidemic.
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Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence by Alex Berenson

In this meticulously reported book, the former New York Times reporter explodes the myths surrounding marijuana.
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The Steps We Took by Joe McQ

This is a book of plain-spoken wisdom for people with addictions and people who love them.
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Under the Influence by Katherine Ketcham

Under The Influence examines the physical factors that set alcoholics and non-alcoholics apart, and suggests a bold, stigma-free way of understanding and treating the alcoholic.
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Weed Inc. by Ben Cort

The truth about what happens when capitalism meets a mind-altering substance.
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What Addicts Know: 10 Lessons Recovery to Benefit Everyone by Christopher Kennedy Lawford

The lessons addiction and recovery offer to those of us who haven’t battled addiction.
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Why Don’t They Just Quit by Joe Herzanek

This book offers a message of hope to families and friends, giving practical solutions so they can help anyone struggling with addiction to begin the road to recovery.
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A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction by Patrick J. Kennedy

A personal and political battle with mental illness and addiction, exploring mental health care’s history in the country alongside his and every family’s private struggles.
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A Mother’s Story: Angie Doesn’t Live Here Anymore by Maggie C. Romero

PARENT PERSPECTIVE A Mother’s Story is a searing and intimate portrait of addiction and how it has been passed down in Maggie Romero’s family from generation to generation.
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A Very Fine House: A Mother’s Story of A Mother’s Story of Love, Faith, and Crystal Meth by Barbara Cofer Stoefe

PARENT PERSPECTIVE An intimate memoir of a Christian mother’s Norman Rockwell family turned upside down by her daughter’s descent into meth addiction and crime.
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Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction by David Sheff

PARENT PERSPECTIVE Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction is a memoir by David Sheff that describes how his family dealt with his son Nic’s methamphetamine addiction.
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Book Authority’s Best Addiction Books of All Time

As featured on CNN, Forbes and Inc – BookAuthority identifies and rates the best books in the world.
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Broken by William C. Moyers

Candid, shocking, and unforgettable, Broken is a haunting and clear-eyed tale that offers hope for all those wrestling with addiction.
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From Dope to Hope: A Man in Recovery by Tim Ryan

A grueling journey into addiction, loss and recovery. Walk with him as loved ones are torn from his reach. Rejoice with him as lives are miraculously recovered.
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If You Love Me: A Mother’s Journey Through Her Daughter’s Opioid Addiction by Maureen Cavanagh

FEATURED PARENT PERSPECTIVE The story of a mother who suddenly finds herself on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic as her daughter battles–and ultimately reckons with–substance use disorder.
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Jagged Little Lies by Lorelie Rozzano

FEATURED All she’d ever wanted was to have a happy family. What happened? Where did she go wrong?
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Moments of Clarity: Voices from the Front Lines of Addiction and Recovery by Christopher Kennedy Lawford

A myriad of different moments, shedding light not only on personal experiences, but also on the journey we all take as human beings.
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Off the Rails: One Families Journey Through Teen Addiction by Susan Burrowes

PARENT PERSPECTIVE The raw, honest, compelling voices of Hannah and her shocked and desperate mother―each one telling her side of the story.
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Saving Jake: When Addiction Hits Home by D’Anne Burwell

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Saving Jake gives voice to the devastation shared by the families of addicts, and provides vital hope. Above all, it is a powerful personal story of love and redemption.
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Secret No More: A True Story of Hope for Parents with an Addicted Child by Lisa Hillman

PARENT PERSPECTIVE A story of discovery, shame, denial, and finally acceptance, Secret No More tells the story of one mother’s ultimate struggle with her son’s addiction and how it taught her a new way to love.
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Shoot My Ashes From A Cannon: Beyond Addiction—The Letters by Danni Morford

Danni gently pulls us into the reality of her world, letter by letter, capturing the thoughts and feelings of mothers with addicted children. Exquisitely painful and achingly gorgeous. A true gift.
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Stay Close: A Mother’s Story of Her Son’s Addiction by Libby Cataldi

PARENT PERSPECTIVE One mother’s tough, honest, and intimate tale that chronicles her son’s severe drug addiction. A story of deep trauma and deep despair, but also of deep hope―and healing.
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The Joey Song: A Mother’s Story of Her Son’s Addiction by Sandra Swenson

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Sandy Swenson beautifully orchestrates a mother's lessons of love and loss, while surviving her son's addiction—while coming to terms the fact that he may not.
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The Lost Years: Surviving a Mother and Daughter’s Worst Nightmare by Kristina Wandzilak

PARENT PERSPECTIVE A child caught in addiction. A mother unable to save her. A real life story, each giving their first-hand accounts of the years lost to addiction and despair.
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The Only Life I Could Save by Katherine Ketcham

PARENT PERSPECTIVE The impact of addiction on families, the relationship between spirituality and recovery, and what she deems the most important lessons of faith, hope, acceptance, and forgiveness.
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101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think by Brianna Weist

Why you should pursue purpose over passion, embrace negative thinking, see the wisdom in daily routine, etc. Each will leave you thinking: this idea changed my life.
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BALM: The Loving Path to Family Recovery by Beverly A. Buncher

FEATURED Written for those who know how difficult it can be to cope with the lifestyle of a using loved one, BALM empowers families to transform their inner attitudes and relationships.
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Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Natalie and Emily Nagoski

This groundbreaking book explains why women experience burnout differently than men—and provides a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize stress, manage emotions, and live a more joyful life.
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Codependent No More

Codependent No More: How To Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melodie Beattie

The key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.
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Courage to Change: One Day at a Time by Al Anon Family Groups

Daily meditations, reminders, and prayers help families encourage their recovering alcoholic loved ones and point to Al-Anon’s impact as a vital part of recovery.
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It’s Okay Not to be Okay: Moving Forward One Day at a Time by Sheila Walsh

Yesterday can sometimes leave us stuck, sad, shamed, scared, and searching. Encouragement to face the pain head on and then start again, from right where you are.
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Readings for Moms Of Addicts [Hazelden]

FEATURED146 new readings, complementary to Sandy Swenson’s book Tending Dandelions. Convenient and searchable. A perfect tool for use in support groups, or when you need connection and motivation.
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Readings for Moms Of Addicts [Hazelden]

FEATURED146 new readings, complementary to Sandy Swenson’s book Tending Dandelions. Convenient and searchable. A perfect tool for use in support groups, or when you need connection and motivation.
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Tending Dandelions

Tending Dandelions: Honest Meditations for Mothers with Addicted Children by Sandra Swenson [Hazelden]

FEATURED Mothers of addicted and alcoholic children share a deep connection—one that is rarely understood by anyone who hasn’t experienced a similar path. Sharing our perspectives helps us all grow stronger, together.
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The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

One person’s year-long attempt to discover what leads to true contentment. An engaging, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation.
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The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie

Concentrating on self-esteem and acceptance, this book offers meditations for men and women recovering from codependency and aids them in their attempt to gain control of their lives.
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The Truth About Everything by Brianna Weiss

Writing about her own experiences, Brianna uncovers life’s greatest truths in pieces that you’ll turn to when in need of answers, comfort or a little tough love.
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Today a Better Way by Families Anonymous

A daily reading for Families Anonymous.
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When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron

Advice that goes against the grain of our usual habits and expectations—moving toward painful situations with friendliness and curiosity, relaxing into the essential groundlessness.
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