Resources List

I am aware that some people will not choose to work with me, and that is okay. I would like to provide resources I feel can offer support, education, and more understanding for people who love someone with the disease of addiction.

I hope you find the resources helpful and know I am here for you if you choose to reach out!

Take care of you,


Family Recovery Resources

Meditation Books:

A Day at a Time – Al Ateen

Courage to Change – Al Anon

One Day at a Time in Al Anon

Tending Dandelions – Sandra Swenson

The Language of Letting Go – Melody Beattie


Addiction In the Family – Beverly Conyers

Al Anon How It Works

Broken – William Cope Moyers

Filthy Beasts – Kirkland Hamill

The Joey Song – Sandra Swenson

When Love Is Not Enough – William Borchert

Under Our Roof, A Son’s Battle for Recovery, A Mother’s Battle for Her Son – Madeleine Dean & Harry Cunnane

Shoot My Ashes From A Cannon – Danni Fourton Morford

Stay Close – Libby Cataldi

Living in the Wake of Addiction: Lessons for Courageous Caregiving – Gloria Englund

Off Center – Randy Grimes

Shades of Hope – Tennie McCarty

Opioid Reckoning – Amy C. Sullivan

Books for 12-18 years:

Al Ateen Hope for Children of Alcoholics

Coping with an Alcoholic Parent – K Porterfield

Different Like Me: A Book for Teens Who Worry About Their Parent’s Use of Alcohol/Drugs – P. Espeland & E. Leite

The Secret Everyone Knows: Help for You if Alcohol is a Problem in Your Home – C. Brooks

Books for 8-13 years:

Waiting for Normal – Leslie, Connor

Hot Dogs Anonymous – Sarah Bridges

Tall Tales – Karen Day

Easter Ann Peters’ Operation Cool – Jody Lamb

The Beamer Series – Drennon & Moe (video on NACOA)

Books for 4-8 years:

An Elephant In the Living Room – Jill Hastings

Johnathan James and the Whatif Monster – Mitchell Nelson Schmidt

The Dragon Who Lives at Our House – Elaine Mitchell Palmore

My Dad Loves Me, My Dad has a Disease – Claudia Black

The Way I Feel – Janan Cain

Sesame Street – Karli, new character, who’s mom is addicted (video on NACOA) and resources on Sesame Street Website

Concerning Children – Any books, blogs, interviews with Jerry Moe.

You Are Always Loved, A Story of Hope – Madeleine Dean & Harry Cunnane