There are numerous helpful books and media materials available to learn more about the disease of addiction and treatment and recovery. It’s important that materials be introduced age-appropriately and with follow-up family discussions to clarify what has been learned.
Al-Anon Family Groups – What’s “Drunk,” Mama?
Banks, Ann – Alone At Home. Atheneum
Bissell, LeClair -The Cat Who Drank and Used Too Much. Bibulophile Publishing.
Black, Claudia – My Dad Loves Me, My Dad Has a Disease. (Revised) MAC Publishing
Brennan, Gale Patrick & Rita Wisniewski – I Know They Love Me Anyway. DePaul Rehabilitation Hospital.
Brisson, Pat – The Summer My Father Was Ten. Boyds Mills Press.
Brown, Cathey: LaPorte, Elizabeth and Jerry Moe – Kids’ Power Too! Words to Grow By.
Carbone, Elisa Lynn – My Dad’s Definitely Not a Drunk. Waterfront.
Carlson, Nancy – I Like Me. Penguin Putnam Books.
Crary, Elizabeth – I’m Lost. Parenting Press, Inc.
Crowley, Richard and Joyce Mills – Cartoon Magic. Magination Press.
Curtis, Jamie Lee – Today I Feel Silly. Joanna Cotler Books; Harper Collins Publisher.
DiGiovanni, Kathie – My House Is Different. Hazelden Publishing
Freeman, Lory – It’s My Body. Parenting Press, Inc.
Freyman, Saxton & Joost Elfers – How Are You Feeling: Foods With Moods. Arthur A. Levine Books & Scholastic Books.
Gordon, Sol and Judith – Did The Sun Shine Before You Were Born? Prometheus Books
Grand-Tabor, Nancy Maria – Bottles Break. Charlesbridge Publishing
Hall, Lindsey and Leigh Cohn – Dear Kids of Alcoholics. Gurze Books.
Hammond, Mary – My Mom Doesn’t Look Like an Alcoholic. Health Communications, Inc.
Hasting and Typpo – An Elephant in the Living Room. Hazelden Publishing
Higgins, Pamela Leib – Up and Down the Mountain. Small Horizons.
Johnson Institute – A Story About Feelings. Hazelden Publishing.
Jance, Judith A. – Welcome Home: A Child’s View of Alcoholism. Charles Franklin Press.
Kenny, Kevin and Helen Krull – Sometimes My Mom Drinks Too Much. Raintree Children’s Books.
Langsen, Richard C. – When Someone In My Family Drinks Too Much. Dial/Penguin Books.
Leiner, Katherine – Something’s Wrong In My House. Franklin Watts, Inc.
Mercury, Catherine – Think of Wind. One Big Press.
Modesitt, Jeanne – Sometimes I Feel Like A Mouse. Scholastic Press.
Palmer, Pat – Liking Myself. 3rd Edition. Boulden Publishing.
Palmer, Pat – The Mouse, the Monster and Me: Assertiveness for Young People. 3rd Edition. Boulden Publishing.
Parr, Todd – The Feel Good Book. Megan Tingley Books; Little, Brown & Co.
Reding, Raymond & Francoise Hugues – Pablito’s Secret- Spanish Edition. Casterman Publishing
Schwartz, Linda – I Am Special. Creative Teaching Press.
Seixas, Judith S. – Alcohol: What It Is, What It Does. Greenwillow Books.
Seixas, Judith S. – Drugs, What They Are, What They Do. Greenwillow Books.
Sinberg, Janet and Dennis Daley – I Can Talk About What Hurts. Hazelden Publishing.
Stanek, Muriel – Don’t Hurt Me, Mama. Albert Whitmen & Co.
Suerth, Patricia – I Would Prefer Not To. Hazelden Publishing.
Thomas, Jane Resh – Daddy Doesn’t Have To Be A Giant Anymore. Clarion Books.
Thomas, Marlo – Free To Be You & Me. Running Press
Vigna, Judith – I Wish My Daddy Didn’t Drink So Much. Albert Whitman & Co.
Balcerzak, Ann M. – Hope for Young People with Alcoholic Parents. Hazelden Publishing.
Brooks, Cathleen – Secret Everyone Knows. Hazelden Publishing.
Hornick-Beer, Edith Lynn – A Teenager’s Guide to Living an Alcoholic Parent. Hazelden Publishing.
Leite, Evelyn & Pamela Espeland – Different Like Me: A Book for Teens Who Worry About Their Parents’ Use of Alcohol/Drugs. Johnson Institute.
Beattie, Melody – The Language of Letting Go, Daily Meditation for Co-Dependents.
Black Ph.D., Claudia – Straight Talk: What Recovering Parents Should Tell Their Kids About Drugs & Alcohol. Hazelden Publishing.
Black Ph.D., Claudia – It Will Never Happen to Me. MAC Publishing.
Brown, Ph.D., Stephanie – The Alcoholic Family in Recovery. The Guilford Press.
Brown & Lewis – The Family Recovery Guide. New Harbinger Publications.
Cermak, MD., Timmen – Diagnosing & Treating Co-Dependence. Hazelden Publishing.
Crumbley, Eds. Joseph & Robert Little – Relatives Raising Children. Child Welfare League
Dayton PhD, Tian – The ACOA Trauma Syndrome, Health Communications
Deaton, MA., Wendy – Drinking & Drugs in My Family. Hunter House.
Deaton, MA., Wendy – My Own Thoughts and Feelings for Girls. Hunter House.
Deaton, MA., Wendy – My Own Thoughts and Feelings for Boys. Hunter House.
Deutsch, Charles – Broken Bottles, Broken Dreams: Understanding & Helping Children of Alcoholics. Teachers College.
Faber, Adele & Elaine Mazlish – How to Talk to Your Kids So They Will Listen So They Will Talk. Avon Books.
Faber, Adele & Elaine Mazlish – Liberated Parents Liberated Children: Your Guide to a Happier Family. Avon Books.
Fossum & Mason – Facing Shame: Families in Recovery. W.W. Norton Publishing.
Glenn, H. Stephen – Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World. Primo Publishing.
Gordon, Thomas – Parent Effectiveness Training. Random House.
Mercury, Catherine – Think of Wind. One Big Press.
Middleton-Moz, Jane – Masters of Disguise: Shame and Guilt. Health Communications.
Moe, Jerry – Understanding Addition and Recovery Through a Child’s Eyes. Health Communications.
Nakken, Craig – Reclaim Your Family from Addiction Workbook. New Harbinger Publications. Inc.
Nelson, Jane – Positive Discipline for Parenting in Recovery. Prima Publishing.
Porterfield, Kay Marie – Coping with an Alcoholic Parent. The Rosen Publishing Group.
Ryerson, Eric – When Your Parent Drinks Too Much. Facts on File.
Scales, Cynthis G. – Potato Chips for Breakfast. Quotidian Press.
Seixas, Judith – Living With A Parent Who Drinks Too Much. Greenwillow Books.
Sipp, Carey – The Turn Around Mom: How an Abuse & Addiction Survivor Stopped the Toxic Cycle in Her Family, And You Can Too! Health Communications.
Wegscheider -Cruse, Sharon – Another Chance: Hope & Health for the Alcoholic Family. Science & Behavior.
White, Kathryn – When They Fight. Oxford University Press.
Wood, June Rae – A Share of Freedom. Putnam.
Woititz, Ed.D., Janet – Adult Children of Alcoholics. Health Communications.
Woititz, Ed.D., Janet – Life Skills for Adult Children. Health Communications.
Wolf, Ph.D., Anthony E. – Get Out of My Life But First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall? Farrer, Straus & Giroux.
Amen, Daniel – Which Brain Do You Want
McCauley, Kevin – Pleasure Unwoven
The Disease Model of Addiction http://www.instituteforaddictionstudy.com/products.html#
SAMHSA, Matrix Family Education Videos
Warshak, Richard, Welcome Back Pluto
Health Information Telephone Numbers:
AL-ANON Family Group Headquarters 800-356-9996
AL-ATEEN & Its Sponsors 757-563-1600
Alcohol and Drug Helpline 800-821-4357
CHILDREN/National Child Abuse Hotline 800-4-A-Child
National Health Information Center 800-336-4797