Books on Recovery To Help Children

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 Dad Loves Me, My Dad Has a Disease: A Child’s View: Living with Addiction, by Claudia Black

My Big Sister Takes Drugs, by Judith Vigna

When a Family is in Trouble: Children Can Cope with Grief from Drug and Alcohol Addiction, by Marge Heegaard

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


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