Addict In The Family: Stories of Loss, Hope, and Recovery
By Beverly Conyers
Witnessing the addiction of a family member or loved one is a heart-rending experience. But hope can prevail, as shown in this compelling revised and updated book. In Addict in the Family, the gripping stories of fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters of addicts offer important lessons on loving, detachment, intervention, and self care.
Now What: An Insiders Guide to Addiction and Recovery
By William Cope Moyers
Addiction and recovery insider and expert William Cope Moyers answers the question “Now what?” for addicts and their loved ones along every step of their journey through contemplation, intervention, treatment, and recovery.
Codependent No More
By Melody Beattie
Is someone else’s problem your problem? If you’ve lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else’s, you may be codependent–and you may find yourself in this book. This book holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its hold on your life. With instructive stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, Codependent No More is a simple, straightforward guide to the world of codependency, leading to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.
How Al-Anon Works: For Families and Friends of Alcoholics
This book introduces the principles of the Al-Anon program, a program of recovery for those who have an addict in their life. It explains how addiction effects those close to the addict, the behaviors that ensue, and finally healthier behavior. It provides a way out of the prison that is constructed when a family or friend faces the frustration of loving an addict.
Recovering My Kid: Parenting for Young Adults in Treatment and Beyond
By Joseph Lee, M.D.
Raising a child is tough as it is, but when your kid becomes addicted to alcohol or other drugs, it can feel as if you’re living a nightmare. You are not alone. Dr. Joseph Lee, a leading youth addiction specialist, takes worried, confused, and angry parents and addresses their most pressing questions and fears: What is addiction? What happens when my child returns home from treatment? How can my family support his or her recovery? What if my child relapses? How can my family get well again?
This book will help family members begin to understand what their loved one is going through and how they can help the addict adjust to a clean-and-sober life while still taking care of themselves.