Product code: 8739
Author: Philip Diaz, Pat O'Gorman
The Lowdown on Families Who Get High is an easy-to-use book on a complex subject: how to break the cycle of addiction in high-risk families. With a blend of personal stories and documented research, this book addresses the intertwined concerns of human services professionals and the people they serve: children of addicts, their caregivers, and the addicts themselves. Writing from the perspective of parents and other caregivers who are struggling with addiction--their own, their parent's, or their spouse's--the authors offer a clear perspective on hurdles that are likely to occur as one is trying both to recover from the impact of addiction and to parent at the same time. The authors also address the necessity for collaboration between various professionals in the context of ASFA. Used in conjunction with the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, The Lowdown on Families Who Get High shows parents, caregivers, and professionals that being a parent or caregiver and being in recovery can be a win-win situation.