This is a message all young people need to be able to believe. Unfortunately when people are addicted they often lose the ability to act in loving ways toward those they love.
Growing up in an addicted family usually means living by the rule: It is not all right to talk about the drinking or using in your family. Working through the loneliness, fear, and frustration by expressing feelings is what this book is all about. This workbook gives children the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings and to better understand addiction.
After many years and thousands of children using this workbook, it has been revised to address the fact that today, if a child lives with addiction, it may very well be to other drugs, not just alcohol. I have rewritten some parts and added new pictures making it possible for more children of addiction to experience their own recovery process.
The basic premise of this book is that chemical dependency is a disease. The addict is a sick person, not a bad person. This disease affects not only the addicted person but those who love that person as well. Having been raised in an alcoholic family myself, by the age of six I shared the feelings of loneliness, fear and frustration of my family. This is a book that will help the "others" affected by chemical dependency to become well.
There is hope for the addicted person and those affected by their addiction. We, the children, do not have to remain confused and silent.
This sis a great bookj for therapist tpo us ewith kids. You can change the dad to mom, when you read t okkids and explain it happens to mom's and dad's as well.Published 2 months ago by Michelle N.
This is a great workbook to use with children to explain addiction.Published 6 months ago by Eileen McLoughlin
This is a great book, it has pictures, other testimonials and worksheets for educators and regular folk. It is something adults, teens, and children can benefit from.Published 7 months ago by brandi l bell
I bought this for my 8yr old daughter along with a few others to help her understand the disease that is affecting her. Its a good book to read together and talk aboutPublished 9 months ago by andrea lewis
This has really helped my five year old understand what is going on. It has helped her in so many ways.Published 14 months ago by Kelly Bowyer
Recommended by a psychiatrist. Meets the needs of my grandchild who is living with this problem. Well written and easy to use.Published 16 months ago by Jill Gentilin
This book is a great for kids that are dealing with the situation. This book was recommended to me by a therapist.Published 19 months ago by victoria rothschild
I use this book for counseling children whose parents are addicted to drugs and alcohol. Excellent! I recommend it greatly.Published on December 26, 2012 by slg