Recommended Reading

Losing a child is the ultimate loss any parent will ever face in their lifetime. In one way or another, each recommended book helped our members walk through the loss of their child. We hope that you find something useful in some of these books as you navigate your pain and heartache.

A Very Fine House: A Mother’s Story of Love, Faith, and Crystal Meth by Barbara Cofer Stoeferi

Unbroken Brain by Maia Szalavitz

Addictive Thinking Understanding Self Deception by Abraham J Twerski

Addict in the Family by Beverly Conyers

Addicted Like Me: A Mother-Daughter Story of Substance Abuse and Recovery by Karen Frankln and Lauren King

Adult Children of Alcoholics by Janet G. Woititz

A Million Miles In A Thousand Years by Donald Miller

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

Behind the Dumpster: A Story of a Son’s Addiction, a Father’s Love, and a Bike Ride by David Cooke

Beyond the Yellow Brick Road: Our Children and Drugs by Bob Meehan

Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change by Jeffrey Foote, Carrie Wilkens, Nicole Rosanke and Stephanie Higgs

Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari

Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy by David Sheff

Codependent No More by Melody Beattie

Courage to Change by Al Anon

Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy

Fentanyl, Inc.: How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic by Ben Westhoff

How Alanon Works for Family and Friends of Alcoholics: Alanon

The Joey’s Song: A Mother’s Story of Her Son’s Addiction by Sandy Swenson

Not My Child by Frank Lawless

Paths to Recovery Alanon

Setting Boundaries with your Adult Children – Six Steps to Hope and Healing for Struggling Parents by Allison Bottke

The Enabler – When Helping Hurts the Ones You Love by Angelyn Miller

The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie

Recovery: Freedom from our Addictions by Russell Brand

Tending Dandelions: Honest Meditations for Mothers with Addicted Children by Sandra Swenson

Tweak by Nic Scheff

We All Fall Down by Nic Scheff