Supportive Books for Children
Below are some books that might be helpful to children in this situation.
Remember you are not alone. You can be loving and supportive, but you cannot stop someone from drinking. Talking about the problem, finding support, and seeking healthy ways to deal with the situation are all good choices.
An Elephant in the Living Room The Children’s Book, by Jill M. Hastings and Marion H. Typpo
A Young Person’s Guide to the Twelve Steps, by Stephen Roos
My Big Sister Takes Drugs, by Judith Vigna
The Dragon Who Lives at Our House (Fresh Fables), By Elaine Mitchell Palmore and Norris Hall
I can Say No: A Child’s Book about Drug Abuse (Hurts of a Childhood Series), by Doris Sanford and Graci Evans
The Addiction Monster and The Square Cat, by Sheryl Letzgus McGinnis
A Terrible Thing Happened – a story for children who have witnessed violence or trauma, by Margaret M. Holmes
For Teenagers Living With a Parent Who Abuses Alcohol/Drugs, By Edith Hornik-Beer
Mommy’s Gone to Treatment, by Denise D. Crosson