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Parents' Primer: Substance Abuse


Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
J362.292 Courtney, Anne Corey’s Dad Drinks Too Much
Courtney uses a Christian perspective to discuss alcoholism in a parent and how it can be treated.
J362.292 Howe, Martha My Dad Is an Alcoholic
A book to color for children of alcoholics
J362.292 Howe, Martha My Mom Is an Alcoholic
A book to color for children of alcoholics
J362.2923 WISHE Rudebjer, Lars Wishes and Worries: Coping with a Parent who Drinks Too Much Alcohol
A reassuring book, presented by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, offers information in the form of a story about one family's struggle.
J362.92 Langsen, Richard C. When Someone in the Family Drinks Too Much
Langsen has written a self-help guide to enable children to cope with alcoholism in the family setting.
J613.81 Gottfried, Ted Alcohol
Brief overview of alcohol effects and addiction treatment.
JE Carrick, Carol Banana Beer
Charlie the orangutan's life is adversely affected by his father's addiction.
JE DALY Daly, Niki My Dad: Story and Pictures
A father's drinking causes pain and embarrassment to his family, until he begins to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
JE Higgins, Pamela Leib Up and Down the Mountain: Helping Children Cope with Parental Alcoholism
On the day of Jenny's sixth-grade graduation, she wonders if her alcoholic father will attend the ceremony.
JE Tabor, Nancy Bottles Break
A child describes how it feels when his mother drinks. Includes sources of help for children whose parents are alcoholics.
J Thomas, Jane Resh Daddy Doesn't Have to Be a Giant Anymore
A little girl is frightened of her daddy when he's drunk, but with the support of his family and friends he enters a treatment program and resolves to stay sober.

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