Growing up in an addicted family means living by the Don’t Talk rule. It’s not okay to talk about what you see, hear or feel. But children do see, do hear, and feel fear, sadness, embarrassment, guilt, confusion, anger and loneliness. This is a must book for children ages 5 to 12 from addictive families. With pictures and stories by young people, it is designed to be used by and with children, offering them the opportunity to own and express their feelings and perceptions through drawing and writing. This book will help kids understand that they didn’t cause their parent’s addiction, nor can they cure it. But they can recognize it for what it is and own their experiences around it which allows them to develop greater strengths and resiliency. As adults, we owe them honesty. They deserve to have their reality validated. This book will do that.
For more information or to purchase this book, visit the Claudia Black Library at Central Recovery Press.
- alcohol addiction
- chemical dependency