Not My Child and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $19.95
  • Save: $6.04 (30%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In stock but may require an extra 1-2 days to process.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $2.94
Learn More
Sell It Now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Not My Child: A Progressive and Proactive Approach for Healing Addicted Teenagers and Their Families Hardcover – November 26, 2013


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$13.91
$10.83 $10.92

Frequently Bought Together

Not My Child: A Progressive and Proactive Approach for Healing Addicted Teenagers and Their Families + Retraining the Brain: A 45-Day Plan to Conquer Stress and Anxiety + Mending the Broken Bond: The 90-Day Answer to Repairing Your Relationship with Your Child
Price for all three: $38.84

Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc. (November 26, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401942091
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401942090
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,100 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

 “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

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Your child is worth the effort.
Sharon
Very informative and helpful in seeing our children as they are.
James F. DeWulf
Excellent information for any family.
Marcella Cagle

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By the GreatReads! TOP 500 REVIEWER on November 9, 2013
Format: Hardcover
If you have a son or daughter, or a family member, caught up in the dark and destructive world of drug and alcohol addiction, then this caring book Not My Child: A Progressive and Proactive Approach for Healing Addicted Teenagers and Their Families by Frank Lawlis is the one you should be reading right now.

I have no doubt that it is an essential reading for all parents, whether you are free or living under its stranglehold, the threat of drug and alcohol addiction is very real and no family or person is safe. The book endeavors to help parents to effectively examine themselves first and confront their own fears and misconceptions. It will help parents to understand the problems surrounding their child and how to effectively deal with the situation as it takes a compassionate and sympathetic look. Dr. Lawlis presents an invaluable and holistic approach to rescue them from the throes of addiction.

Meticulously laying out his framework, Dr. Lawlis in the first part of the book examines the face of teenage drug and alcohol addiction and its scope, and the threat it poses for their family, sources of teenage addiction and the importance of early detection. The second part offers insights into the special aspects of the teenage brain, which according to Dr. Lawlis make the impact of addiction more destructive. Interestingly, in the same tone Dr. Lawlis emphatically says that the teenage brain also provides unique opportunities for treatment and recovery, and laid out action plans. The third part deals with what parents and family can do to treat their teenage addict. It offers tools for parents, family members and others who want to be part of the solution to teenage addiction.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By carriejune on February 13, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is a must read for ALL parents. I would recommend it because patents need this knowledge BEFORE being faced with an addicted child. My son is 27 and has been using since he was13. Wish I had had this before then but glad I have it now. It's a journey but one worth seeing through. I thank God for His provision.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Leigh Mitchell on January 18, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I enjoyed the book. I am a addiction counselor and Dr. Lawless gave me some great information to pass along.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Andy100 on December 21, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Avery good attempt to assess and analyze the addicted teenager. Therapies suggested are sound with scientific backing. However parents will still find it difficult to apply the suggestions because of the complexity of a teenagers brain. I like the emphasis on prayer and coordinated intervention. I think more emphasis on sports and music is needed. I also like the avoidance of conventional drug therapy from psychiatrists. However more needs to be written about the underlying causes such as autism, dyslexia, family dysfunction,etc. Rewiring the teenagers brain is required but this takes a monumental effort by all involved. This book is a good start.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Shandigo on June 5, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Although I am only halfway through the book, it has helped knowing other parents out there are going through rough spots in their family lives. I look forward to finishing the book and taking whatever I learn, and applying it to my life!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Carolyn Thrasher on August 15, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I did not find this book helpful in my situation. It explains addiction and treatment options, but offers little in dealing with the situation in the real world. If you can afford treatment and have a child willing to get help, then 3/4 of your problems are solved. For the population that lives in rural areas where there are limited options available, this book does not offer further options.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Patricia L Parsons on April 15, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Great tool for answering real life challenges for families with kids of all ages when drugs are a problem. After reading this book it allows you see you are not alone with these problems and gives you hope that the battle can be won! Practical solutions in an easy to understand format. Thank you Dr. Lawlis!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Aubrey B. on June 22, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
To much information based in medical terms. Not enough general info or helpful content. Very disappointed. Looking for help not a classroom type lecture on brain growth. Agree prayer is helpful. Read was not worth the money.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again