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Addicted Like Me: a Mother-Daughter Story of Substance Abuse and Recovery. Karen Franklin & Lauren King, $22.95

Addicted Like Me is the story of a mother and her daughter and the legacy of addiction that runs through their family. From the perspective of two people who have been there, the authors provide advice and resources to help parents help their kids before problems arise.


Addiction-Proof Your Child: a Realistic Approach to Preventing Drug, Alcohol and Other Dependencies. Stanton Peele, $19.95

A renowned addiction expert, Dr. Stanton Peele believes that it is normal for teens to experiment with drugs and alcohol, and that the majority will not become addicts or ruin their lives if they are armed with real-life motivators. Addiction-Proof Your Child shows parents how to instill these qualities and teach kids the decision-making skills and values they need. In a world where binge drinking, drug abuse, eating disorders, and Internet gambling and pornography are all too common, children and teens need to have deeply-rooted values and strengths rather than a mantra, to avoid the ever-growing presence of addiction. “Just say no” is just not enough.


Chasing the High: a Firsthand Account of One Young Person’s Experience with Substance Abuse. Kyle Keegan, with Howard Moss, $10.95

A moving, remarkable memoir of a one young man's struggle with heroin addiction, filled with expert advice for teens and young adults fighting substance abuse.


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Cyber Junkie: Escape the Gaming and Internet Trap. Kevin Roberts, $17.50

Video gaming and Internet surfing are the top sources of entertainment for tens of millions of North Americans today. As these technologies continue to grow and flourish, so does the number of people becoming obsessively absorbed in the imagination and fantasy that they present. More and more people are isolating themselves, turning their backs on reality, ignoring family and friends, and losing their sleep and even their jobs due to excessive use of video games and the Internet--and they continue to do so despite harmful consequences to their mental, physical, and spiritual health, a telltale sign of addiction.

In this groundbreaking book, recovering video game addict Kevin Roberts uses extensive scientific and social research, complemented by his and others' personal stories, to give compulsive gamers and surfers — and their family and friends — a step-by-step guide for recovery. He outlines the ways that "cyber junkies" exhibit the classic signs of addiction and reveals how they can successfully recover by following a program similar to those used for other addictions. Readers learn to identify whether they have an addiction, find the right resources to get individualized help, and regain a rewarding life away from the screen by learning new thoughts and behaviors that free them from the cravings that rule their lives. Included is a guide for parents for working with their addicted children.


Easy Does It, Mom: Parenting in Recovery. Barbara Joy, $20.50

In Easy Does It, Mom Barbara Joy provides moms with positive encouragement, knowledge, and tools they can begin using immediately as they continue their recovery and move toward being the best mothers they can be. Joy includes real-life stories and strategies from the moms and children she works with. The reader is guided by a professional and encouraged and inspired by moms who have "been there, done that.

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Everything Changes: Help for Families of Newly Recovering Addicts. Beverly Conyers, $17.50

A relative or friend has finally taken those tentative steps toward sobriety. With the relief of this life-changing course of action comes a new and difficult set of challenges for recovering addicts and those who love them.


Families Care: Helping Families Cope and Relate Effectively. Facilitator’s Manual. S. Bubbra, A. Himes, C. Kelly, J. Shenfield, C. Sloss & L. Tait, CAMH, $29.95

Families CARE is a group-based program that helps family members Cope and Relate Effectively with the person who has a substance use problem.

The program offers education, support and skills development. Family members learn about, discuss and practice such skills as coping, grieving, dealing with emotions, solving problems, setting goals, communicating, setting limits, supporting and responding to the person with a substance use problem, and helping children affected by a family member’s substance use. The facilitator’s manual consists of 18 modules that include:

  • Objectives and session outlines
  • Teaching points and discussion
  • Handouts that provide information, clinical exercises and home practice for clients to use during the sessions and at home

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Hooked: When Addiction Hits Home. Edited by Chloe Shantz-Hilkes, $12.95

The profiles in this collection are based on interviews with people who, as children or teens, lived with a family member addicted alcohol, drugs, food, medication, work, or gambling. Poignant and perceptive, these short, true stories touch on depression, social stigma, and the health problems caused by addiction and stress. Infused with maturity and humour, these accounts will help those in similar situations realize they are not alone, and that there are ways they can break free from others’ addictions and move on with their lives.


How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid: The Straight Dope for Parents. Joseph Califano, $18.99

How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid offers advice and information on how to prepare your child for the crucial decision-making moments and on many of the most daunting parenting topics such as when to talk to your kids about drugs and alcohol; how to respond when kids ask “Did you do drugs”; how to know when your child is most at risk and how to prepare your teen for the freedoms and perils of college.


Itís Not About You, Except When It Is: a Field Manual for Parents of Addicted Children. Barbara Victoria, $19.95

Straight-talking self-preservation tools and techniques for parents of addicts in — or out — of recovery.

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Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: a Neuroscientist Examines His Former Life on Drugs. Marc Lewis, $21.00

Marc Lewis is a distinguished neuroscientist. And, for many years, he was a drug addict, dependent on a series of dangerous substances, from LSD to heroin. His narrative moves back and forth between the often dark, compellingly story of his relationship with drugs and a revelatory analysis of what was going on in his brain. He shows how drugs speak to the brain — which is designed to seek rewards and soothe pain — in its own language. He shows in detail the neural mechanics of a variety of powerful drugs and of the onset of addiction.

Dr. Lewis freed himself from addiction and ended up studying it. He traded in his pharmaceutical supplies for the life of a graduate student, eventually becoming a professor of developmental psychology, and then of neuroscience. This is the fascinating story of his journey, seen from the inside out.


Mommy Doesn’t Drink Here Anymore: Getting through the First Year of Sobriety.  Rachael Brownell, $19.95

Part anecdotal, part self-help, author Brownell addresses a whole new generation of "cocktail play date" parents who need to find their way to sobriety.


Mommy's Gone to Treatment. Denise Crossman, $18.50

Written for children ages 4-8, this book candidly tackles the confusion and fear children face when an addicted parent enters treatment. With vibrant illustrations and a parent guide page, parents now how a helpful tool that will ease children's apprehensions when someone they love must confront reality.

Mommy’s Coming Home from Treatment. Denise Crossman, $18.50

Addresses the difficulties children may have when a parent returns home from treatment as the whole family learns to adjust to a new way of life.

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Moms to Moms: Parenting Wisdom from Moms in Recovery. Barbara Joy, $19.95

In Moms to Moms, counselor Barbara Joy shares stories, advice, and inspiration from more than 60 mothers in recovery who have struggled with addiction. These are women of all ages, races, and religious affiliations who candidly share their experiences: the challenges of being a mom in recovery, the values they want to teach their children, and their fears, struggles, and accomplishments.

This is a book that offers help and hope to busy, stressed-out moms in recovery; a book they can turn to again and again to find inspiration, comfort, and advice.


Motivational Interviewing with Adolescents and Young Adults. Sylvie-Naar-King & Mariann Suarez, $43.95

This pragmatic guide spells out how to use motivational interviewing (MI) to have productive conversations about behavior change with adolescents and young adults in any clinical context. Filled with vivid examples, sample dialogues, and "dos and don'ts," the book shows how conducting MI from a developmentally informed standpoint can help practitioners quickly build rapport with young patients, enhance their motivation to make healthy changes, and overcome ambivalence. Experts on specific adolescent problems describe MI applications in such key areas as substance abuse, smoking, sexual risk taking, eating disorders and obesity, chronic illness management, and externalizing and internalizing behavior problems.


Nice Recovery: a Memoir. Susan Juby, $20.00

A candid memoir, told with wit and honesty, of teenage drinking and recovery.

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100 Questions & Answers about Your Child’s Substance Abuse. Romulo Aromin, $20.95

This book is a solid resource for parents and family members coping with the danger, emotional turmoil and uncertainty of drug and alcohol abuse. Authoritative and user-friendly, 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ANOUT YOUR CHILD'S SUBSTANCE ABUSE will enhance your knowledge and answer your questions about the causes, diagnosis, sources of support and treatment options.


Parents Who Misuse Drugs and Alcohol: Effective Interventions in Social Work and Child Protection. Donald Forrester & Judith Harwin, $56.95

This insightful book presents original research outlining the key elements in responding to parental misuse of drugs and alcohol:

  • Offers a definition of “misuse” and “addiction” and the factors that influence the nature of misuse or addiction
  • Reviews extensively the nature and impact of parental substance misuse on children and families using the latest evidence
  • Explores how research and theories might help inform professionals or non-professionals assessing families affected by parents who misuse drugs or alcohol
  • Provides an in-depth discussion of Motivational Interviewing, including a critical discussion of the challenges and limitations involved in using it in child and family settings
  • Considers the wider implications of the findings for practice and policy and argues that these responses can be used across the field of work with vulnerable children and their families

The Quiet Mind: Dealing with Addictions. Loretta Oleck, $48.50

  • For Children, Teens and Adults
  • Easy and Ready to Use Activities
  • Includes Book and CD

The Quiet Mind: Dealing with Addictions is an essential handbook for anyone who is in the recovery process or working with someone battling additions. Photographs are used as visual reminders linked with activities to help diminish addictive behaviors, as well as offering strategies to sustain a more balanced life. The combination of activities and creative options along with the visual cues of the photographs lay out an easy-to-follow groundwork for healthy and needed change. The Quiet Mind series is suitable for educators, mental health professionals, and parents looking for practical and creative ways to modify or diminish negative behaviors and symptoms.

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Really, I’m Not the Only One? Understanding and Coping with Chemical Dependency in the Family. Traci Bindas, $16.50 (Grades 3-8)

Here is a structured program for working with children of substance abusing parents. This workbook for grades 3 to 8 helps children understand and cope with chemical dependency in the family. Counselors begin each session by reading a story and reproducible sheets are provided to facilitate follow-up discussions and activities.


Straight Talk about Gambling. Carrie Iorizzo, $11.95 (ages 12+)

Youth gambling has become a serious concern. From online poker and card games, to sports pools and lottery tickets, gambling is more accessible than ever before. This informative and timely book explores the different forms of gambling, reasons why young people gamble, and the dangerous consequences of compulsive gambling. Compelling real-life stories, recent statistics, and research help readers make informed and educated choices about gambling.


SUPERDAD: a Memoir of Rebellion, Drugs and Fatherhood. Christopher Shulgan, $29.95

Chris Shulgan seemed like an average young urban father: a house in Toronto’s hip Queen West neighbourhood, a loving marriage, afternoons at the park with his infant son. But this enviable life concealed a secret: nights of hard drinking, and trips to the city’s underbelly, where he bought and smoked crack. At first Shulgan managed to justify his behaviour: the occasional drug binge allowed him to blow off steam, ultimately making him a better, more attentive father. Until the night he found himself poised to choose drugs over his child’s safety, and the carefully constructed façade began to crumble.

Woven through Shulgan’s powerful, darkly funny account of his domestic days and restless nights is an exploration of his own misguided ideas of fatherhood. At the heart of SuperDad, however, is the deeply personal story of a man finally throwing a light on the darkest corners of his life.

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Treating Women with Substance Use Disorders During Pregnancy: a Comprehensive Approach to Caring for Mother and Child. Hendrée Jones & Karol Kaltenbach, $59.95

This book provides a first in-depth, comprehensive, and evidenced-based overview of the treatment of substance use disorders in the pregnant client. It provides readers with materials that will not only aid them in identifying, assessing, and understanding the issues involved in treating these women, but also the practical tools to implement the best practices from comprehensive care programs specializing in this sort of treatment. Each chapter strikes a balance between the best scientific information available and reasoned, clinical wisdom to fill in where evidence-based information is unavailable — all in a form that is practical and accessible. It is a valuable tool for clinicians and service providers across disciplines.


Understanding Addiction and Recovery through a Child’s Eyes: Hope, Help and Healing for Families. Jerry Moe, $20.95

Author Jerry Moe shows how young people affected by family addiction can thrive, using the simple techniques and tools he’s learned from years of experience as an addictions professional and the National Director of Children’s Programs at the Betty Ford Center.


What Adults Need to Know about Kids and Substance Use: Dealing with Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs. Katharine Sadler, $32.95

A one-stop resource designed to answer all your questions about kids and drug abuse.

What Adults Need to Know about Kids and Substance Use is a practical, hands-on resource that explains why youth abuse drugs and how to identify the signs of substance abuse. Following the entire cycle of substance abuse, from experimentation to use to treatment and recovery, What Adults Need to Know about Kids and Substance Use provides a comprehensive, realistic, and optimistic look at working with kids and drugs.

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What’s Wrong with My Kid? When Drugs or Alcohol Might Be a Problem and What to Do about It. George Leary, $17.50

A down-to-earth, judgment-free guide for parents on recognizing the warning signs of alcohol and drug use in their kids, and getting them the help they need to grow and flourish.


Wishes and Worries: Coping with a Parent Who Drinks Too Much. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, $19.99

Children have many questions when someone in their family drinks too much. Wishes and Worries helps to initiate dialogue, offers reassurance and allays fears for those who cope with this adult-sized problem.

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Resources for Families and Professionals

Addicted Like Me: a Mother-Daughter Story of Substance Abuse and Recovery. Karen Franklin & Lauren King, $22.95

Addiction-Proof Your Child: a Realistic Approach to Preventing Drug, Alcohol and Other Dependencies. Stanton Peele, $19.95

Beautiful Boy: a Father’s Journey through His Son’s Addiction. David Sheff, $18.95

Chasing the High: a Firsthand Account of One Young Person’s Experience with Substance Abuse. Kyle Keegan, with Howard Moss, $10.95

Cyber Junkie: Escape the Gaming and Internet Trap. Kevin Roberts, $17.50

Easy Does It, Mom: Parenting in Recovery. Barbara Joy, $20.50

Everything Changes: Help for Families of Newly Recovering Addicts. Beverly Conyers, $17.50

Families Care: Helping Families Cope and Relate Effectively. Facilitator’s Manual. S. Bubbra, A. Himes, C. Kelly, J. Shenfield, C. Sloss & L. Tait, CAMH, $29.95

From Binge to Blackout: a Mother and Son Struggle with Teen Drinking. Chris Volkmann & Toren Volkmann, $19.50

Hooked: When Addiction Hits Home. Edited by Chloe Shantz-Hilkes, $12.95

How I Think about Drugs and Alcohol (HIT-D & A) Questionnaire Manual. Alvaro Barriga, $29.95

How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid: The Straight Dope for Parents. Joseph Califano, $16.95

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction. Gabor Maté, $22.95

It’s Not About You, Except When It Is: a Field Manual for Parents of Addicted Children. Barbara Victoria, $19.95

Mommy Doesn’t Drink Here Anymore: Getting through the First Year of Sobriety. Rachael Brownell, $19.95

Moms to Moms: Parenting Wisdom from Moms in Recovery. Barbara Joy, $19.95

Motivational Interviewing with Adolescents and Young Adults. Sylvie-Naar-King & Mariann Suarez, $43.95

Nice Recovery: a Memoir. Susan Juby, $20.00

100 Questions & Answers about Your Child’s Substance Abuse. Romulo Aromin, $20.95

Parents Who Misuse Drugs and Alcohol: Effective Interventions in Social Work and Child Protection. Donald Forrester & Judith Harwin, $56.95

The Quiet Mind: Dealing with Addictions. Loretta Oleck, $48.50

SUPERDAD: a Memoir of Rebellion, Drugs and Fatherhood. Christopher Shulgan, $29.95

Treating Women with Substance Use Disorders During Pregnancy: a Comprehensive Approach to Caring for Mother and Child. Hendrée Jones & Karol Kaltenbach, $59.95

The TurnAround Mom: How an Abuse and Addiction Survivor Stopped the Toxic Cycle for Her Family and How You Can, Too! Carey Sipp, $18.95

Understanding Addiction and Recovery through a Child’s Eyes: Hope, Help and Healing for Families. Jerry Moe, $20.95

What Adults Need to Know about Kids and Substance Use: Dealing with Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs. Katharine Sadler, $32.95

What’s Wrong with My Kid? When Drugs or Alcohol Might Be a Problem and What to Do about It. George Leary, $17.50

 

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Books for Children and Teens

The House That Crack Built. Clark Taylor & Jan Thompson Dicks, $8.95 (Grades 4 & Up)

I Wish Daddy Didn’t Drink So Much. Judith Vigna, $8.95 (ages 5-10)

Let's Clear the Air: 10 Reasons Not to Start Smoking. Alison Fripp & Meghan Nolan, editors, $16.95 (pre-teens/teens)

Mommy's Gone to Treatment. Denise Crossman, $18.50 (ages 4-10)

Mommy’s Coming Home from Treatment. Denise Crossman, $18.50 (ages 4-10)

The Real Deal Series: Alcohol. Rachel Lynette, $8.95 (pre-teens/teens)

The Real Deal Series: Drugs. Rachel Lynette, $9.99 (pre-teens/teens)

Really, I’m Not the Only One? Understanding and Coping with Chemical Dependency in the Family. Traci Bindas, $15.95 (Grades 3-8)

The Secret of Willow Ridge: Gabe's Dad Finds Recovery. Helen Moore, $15.95 (Grades 5 to 8)

Straight Talk about Gambling. Carrie Iorizzo, $11.95 (ages 12+)

When a Family is in Trouble: Children Can Cope with Grief from Drug and Alcohol Addiction. Marge Heegaard, $9.95 (workbook, ages 6-11)

Wise Highs: How to Thrill, Chill, & Get Away from It All Without Alcohol or Other Drugs. Alex Packer, $17.50 (pre-teens/teens)

Wishes and Worries: Coping with a Parent Who Drinks Too Much. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, $19.99

For related titles, see our booklists on Depression, Crisis Intervention & Counseling, Parenting with a Mental Illness or Addiction and Parenting Teens.

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