An Online Resource Center for Family and Friends of People Battling Drug Addiction

Recommended Reading

Here are some of our favorite BOOKS AND ARTICLES.

Addict In The Family: Stories of Loss, Hope, and Recovery
by Beverly Conyers

Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction
by David Sheff

by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr.John Towsend ( mostly for you as a parent, dealing with addiction, learning to say no, enabling, etc.)

by William Cope Moyers

Buddha’s Brain
by Ted Hanson

by David Sheff

Family Guide to Adolescent Abuse Information and Services in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Family Ties.

Getting Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to nagging, threatening and pleading
by Robert Meyers and Brenda Wolfe

The Heroin Diaries
by Nikki Sixx

by Lonny Shavelson

I Am Your Disease: The Many Faces of Addiction
by Sheryl McGinnis

In the Realm of the Hungry Ghost
by Gabor Mate

Inside Rehab
by Anne Fletcher

Parents Under Siege: Why You Are The Solution, Not The Problem, In Your Child’s Life
by James Garbarino, Ph.D. and Claire Bedard

Teens Under The Influence: The Truth About Kids, Alcohol, and Other Drugs-How to Recognize the Problem and What to Do About it
by Katherine Ketcham and Nicholas A. Pace, M.D.

The Chemical Carousel
by Dirk Hanson

The Compass of Pleasure
by David Linden

The Language of Letting Go
(plus other books by same author) by Melodie Beattie; Hazelden Meditation Series; Hazelden. Daily readings available online.

The Science of Addiction
Carlton Erickson

Tweak [Growing up on Methamphetamines]
by Nic Sheff

Waking Up Happy
by Jill Muehrcke

Al-Anon website

Families Anonymous

Nar-Anon literature



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