RESOURCES – Books
Drawing on research, experience, and compelling personal stories from others to explain that although families can’t cure a loved one’s addiction, they can provide support without enabling, set boundaries, prioritize self-care, and find healing.
Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend help you to take control of your life and set healthy, biblical boundaries with your spouse, children, friends, parents, co-workers, and even yourself.
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, including AA, Codependents Anonymous, Codependents of Sex Addicts, Adult Children of Alcoholics, and more.
A self-help recovery guide for parents in the devastating situation of realizing that they are powerless to stop their children from self-destruction through drug and/or alcohol abuse.
A compassionate, user-friendly handbook for family and friends navigating the many challenges that come with a loved one’s new-found sobriety.
The first general consumer book ever on the powerful, award-winning, scientifically proven new system of intervention that is turning the recovery field on its head.
Helping Your Chemically Dependent Teenager Recover is written for the parent whose child has serious problems with alcohol or other drugs.
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.
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.
One morning, she woke up filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her, and now you can discover the same freedom through The Work.
No More Letting Go is a powerful, informative guide that provides comfort, hope, and practical advice to anyone affected by a family member’s addiction.
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.
The Parent’s 20 Minute Guide 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.
National expert 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.
A tough–love book to help readers cope with dysfunctional adult children, it will empower families by offering hope and healing through a six–step program to help parents regain control in their homes and in their lives.
In this meticulously reported book, Alex Berenson, a former New York Times reporter, explodes the myths surrounding marijuana.
This is a book of plain-spoken wisdom for people with addictions and people who love them.
The groundbreaking method that “offers collective hope to families of substance abusers” (Kirkus Reviews), helping loved ones conquer addiction and compulsion problems through positive reinforcement and kindness.
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 on faith, tradition, contrition, or wishful thinking.
The latest information on the newest drugs to hit your community-and who’s abusing them. An up-to-the-minute, comprehensive guide covering all current drugs of abuse.
Fully charting the devastating opioid crisis in America: “a harrowing, deeply compassionate dispatch from the heart of a national emergency” (New York Times) from a bestselling author and journalist who has lived through it.
Most of us enter parenthood seriously unprepared. Regardless of how much we believe we know, we raise our children pretty much by what feels like instinct, doing what our parents did.
Packed with vivid illustrations, good humor, and practical wisdom, Grace in Addiction attempts carry the unexpected good news of AA out of the basement and into the pews–and beyond!
An eye-opening tour of the addiction treatment industry explores the gap between what should happen and what does.
It Takes a Family by Debra Jay
Counselor and interventionist Debra Jay shows 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.
A glimpse into the darkness and confusion of addiction, both from the addict’s perspective and the family’s experience. The author provides a detailed description of his journey through active addiction and the recovery process.
Once a daily drug user and college dropout, now a neuroscientist, Judith Grisel shares what she and other scientists have learned about addiction, enriched by captivating glimpses of her personal journey.
Solid research, simple exercises, and captivating stories taken from Thayne’s own life and the living rooms of hundreds of American homes. This book serves up concrete tools, hope, confidence, and stamina for families, professionals and mentors.
Recovering addict and prominent interventionist Joani Gammill offers 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.
The world’s top experts share their research and wisdom on how to determine if your bad habit is becoming a dependency, what treatments will work best, how best to help yourself or a loved one recover from addiction, etc.
Recovery Options: The Complete Guide by Joseph Volpicelli M.D. Ph.D.
A clear and compassionate guide to overcoming substance problems.
Focusing entirely on adolescent alcohol and other drug use, 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.
Provides a clear understanding of what you can do to best help your adult child and yourself. This book is about hope, realistic hope.
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. Included on Book Authority’s Best Addiction Books of All Time list