“If you have a teen who is caught up in the dark and destructive world of drug addiction, your entire family is at risk of facing pain and even disintegration. Dr. Lawlis’s book Not My Child is nothing short of genius as it lights the path out of that perilous world. Frank and action oriented, it will become your go-to resource at this most critical time. A copy stays at my fingertips, and I have acquired this book in bulk to share with families in need.”
— Dr. Phil McGraw, host of the Dr. Phil show and #1 New York Times best-selling author
“This is an essential book for all parents—those who feel that their child is immune to addictions, as well as those made numb from the stranglehold when their child becomes another statistic of an addiction. This book is particularly essential as it guides parents to effectively relate with their child in the throes of the addiction—after first helping parents examine themselves and confront their own fears, myths, and misconceptions. Dr. Frank Lawlis presents an invaluable, holistic framework to understand and treat these various catastrophic epidemics that claim and incapacitate the heart and soul of today’s young people. Drawing on antidotes from an arsenal of medicine, neuroscience, healthy relationships, and the healing power of vital spirituality, he guides parents to reclaim an active, caring parenting role for their child to arrest the deadening destructiveness of addictions.”
— John T. Chirban, Ph.D., Th.D., Harvard Medical School
“As an intervention specialist, I work directly with families affected by addiction, and Dr. Lawlis’s information from the latest neuroscience research will empower parents to stand up and say ‘not my child.’ Dr. Lawlis gives readers a practical, compassionate, and insightful guide for families dealing with one of the biggest epidemics ravaging America: teen addiction. Based on years of clinical experience, Dr. Lawlis explains that addiction affects not just the addicted individual, but the entire family unit.”
— Debbie Knauss, RN, LCDC, president/CEO, VIP Recovery (www.viprecovery.com)
From the Back Cover
“My program involving family and home treatment is a strong and effective approach. This book will serve as a manual for parents and others dealing with an addicted loved one in the preteen and teenage years. Consider your involvement in this program an investment in your child’s health and well-being and in the future of your family.
“I will offer you an action plan so that you can apply this innovative approach in the real world. The process will require a concerted effort, some prayer, and a lot of love, as well as ample doses of tough love, common sense, and a willingness to face the consequences. You can love your child and hate the addiction that has tortured your relationship. . . .
“While this book offers no magic cure for the typical teen torment most parents encounter, I will offer specific and proven advice for the parent dealing with a preteen, teen, or young adult who has become addicted to drugs or alcohol. I assure you, without hesitation, that you can get through this trying and sometimes heart-wrenching challenge. The experience may even teach you something valuable about yourself, your child, and the power of unconditional love.”
— Dr. Frank Lawlis