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 is a great workbook to use with children to explain addiction.Published 2 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 3 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 5 months ago by andrea lewis
This book is a great for kids that are dealing with the situation. This book was recommended to me by a therapist.Published 15 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 22 months ago by slg
I've been a fan of this book since it was first published, and have purchased several copies for friends, as well as recommending it to clients who I see in my role as a... Read morePublished on August 25, 2011 by drummike46
I have used this book numerous times as a school counselor and marriage and family therapist. I have used it with both individual children and with whole families. Read morePublished on April 21, 2011 by Scuzzin