Alcoholism and Adult Children of Alcoholics

Reality Gap: Alcohol, Drugs, and Sex: What Parents Don't Know and Teens Aren't Telling  by Stephen WallaceReality Gap: Alcohol, Drugs, and Sex: What Parents Don't Know and Teens Aren't Telling
Wallace, Stephen
2008
Booklist Review: The reality gap is that huge and yawning space between what parents think they know about their teens' involvement in sex, drugs, alcohol, and other social risks and what the teens are actually doing. Many teens have a vested interest in not disclosing their activities, and many parents believe what they want to believe, aiding and abetting in the tacit deception, according to Wallace, chairman and CEO of Students against Destructive Decisions. Wallace bridges the gap with research showing an appalling lack of knowledge by teens of health and legal consequences of risky behavior. Parents also bring their own ignorance of how the level and perception of risky behavior have changed since they were teens. Wallace's research is very frank, indicating, for example, teens' early involvement in sexual activity and belief that oral sex does not carry the same risk as intercourse. Based on research and his own 25-year experience as a school psychologist and counselor, Wallace offers suggestions for improving communication between teens and their parents with age-specific "decision points" to guide parents in addressing particular issues. Bush, Vanessa. From: Syndetics Solutions, Inc. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
Seven Weeks to Safe Social Drinking: How to Effectively Moderate Your Alcohol Intake by D. J. CornettSeven Weeks to Safe Social Drinking: How to Effectively Moderate Your Alcohol Intake
Cornett, D. J.
1996
A Birch Lane Press book. Includes bibliographical references (p. 154-159) and index. 
The Art of Moderation: An Alternative to Alcoholism by John MichaelThe Art of Moderation: An Alternative to Alcoholism
Michael, John
1999
Feeling compelled to share the way his life was transformed, John Michael wrote an account of the steps he took to gain new perspectives and redirect his life. It is the author's hope that others with substance abuse problems might benefit from reading about the issues that must be faced to develop a new lifestyle. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
No More Letting Go: The Spirituality of Taking Action Against Alcoholism and Drug Addiction by Debra JayNo More Letting Go: The Spirituality of Taking Action Against Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
Jay, Debra
2006
An intervention specialist offers a bold new approach to treating addiction that provides a practical and spiritual lifeline to families struggling with alcohol or drug abuse. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
Last Call: Alcoholism and Recovery  by Jack HedblomLast Call: Alcoholism and Recovery
Hedblom, Jack
2007
Practitioner Hedblom brings personal narratives to the forefront in this guide for alcohol addicts and their therapists, and their words bridge the transitions they have made from practicing alcoholic to bottom-dweller to seeker of healing to recovery. Hedblom is convinced that participation in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is crucial to getting on the road to recovery and staying on track, and encourages those seeking both long-term and short-term results to stick with meetings and maintaining the philosophy of the group. He describes how AA developed and works, how participants really use the Twelve Steps and the Promises, and the very important spiritual (not organized religious) element upon which the movement is founded. The result is remarkably encouraging, both to those seeking advice on alcoholism and those dispensing it. Annotation #169;2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
Underage Drinking by Noel MerinoUnderage Drinking
Merino, Noel
2008
Contents:  Causes, risks, and prevention of underage drinking / National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism --exaggeration the problem of underage drinking is ineffective prevention / David J. Hanson -- Underage drinkers often binge on alcohol / Julie Mehta -- The driving age lays must be enforced to stop underage drinking / Rebecca Kanable -- It is up to parents to stop underage drinking / Joseph A. Califano Jr. -- It is not possible to stop underage drinking if the drinking age is twenty-one / William F. Buckley Jr. -- Lowering the drinking age is not the solution / Robert Voas -- American youth do not drink more than their European counterparts / Joel Grube -- Supervised underage drinking in the home should be allowed / Radley Balko -- Supervised underage drinking in the home should not be allowed / Michael Shapiro.Summary:  Essays explore the use and abuse of alcohol by teenagers, discussing the prevalence of binge drinking, the legal issue of the drinking age, and the effectiveness of various preventative measures.
From Binge to Blackout: A Mother and Son Struggle with Teen Drinking by Chris VolkmannFrom Binge to Blackout: A Mother and Son Struggle with Teen Drinking
Volkmann, Chris
2006
Throughout his college years, Toren Volkmann partied like there was no tomorrow, having what was supposed to be the time of his life. Like so many parents, his mother, Chris, overlooked Toren's growing alcohol problem. But when he graduated, Toren realized that he had become a full-blown alcoholic.
Eating, Drinking, Overthinking: The Toxic Triangle of Food, Alcohol, and Depression--And How Women Can Break Free by Susan Nolen-HoeksemaEating, Drinking, Overthinking: The Toxic Triangle of Food, Alcohol, and Depression--And How Women Can Break Free
Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan
2006
From the author of "Women Who Think Too Much," a groundbreaking book uncovers a hidden source of depression in women today. The author's original research shows that the tendency to ruminate on problems--rather than seek solutions--often co-exists with unhealthy eating habits and/or heavy drinking. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
Silent Sons: A Book for and about Men by Robert AckermanSilent Sons: A Book for and about Men
Ackerman, Robert
1994
It could be you or someone you love. Strong, silent types are everywhere, and it is their telltale silence that has kept their problems hidden until now. A silent son can come from a family that coped with violence, alcoholism, child abuse, extreme rigidity, or divorce, but all silent sons have certain common characteristics: They keep things that bother them to themselves. They deny that unpleasant events occur. They fear letting people know them. They have difficulty interacting with their parents, spouses, or children. They have a strong fear of criticism. They are often angry. In Silent Sons, Dr. Robert Ackerman, a silent son himself, examines the problems that commonly confront silent sons, keeping them from experiencing the full range of human emotions. In a compassionate and hopeful voice, the author defines the silent son and examines the impact of parents, particularly fathers, on these men and shows how their dysfunctional upbringing affects their present relationships, especially with women. By putting aside anger, finding peace with one's self, and looking for support from other silent sons, Dr. Ackerman feels every man can realize his full potential and become a well balanced, healthy survivor. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
Perfect Daughters by Robert AckermanPerfect Daughters
Ackerman, Robert
1989
Daughters of alcoholics often assume responsibility for the failures of others. Ackerman explores - and helps conquer - these issues. Are women who were raised in alcoholic families, adult daughters, different from women who were raised in non-alcoholic families? Dr. Ackerman, a leading expert on alcoholism and the family and especially on children of alcoholics of all ages, has brought together the thoughts, ideas and feelings of more than 1200 women in this first book on adult daughters of alcoholics. Do you find yourself represented in any of the following statements from adult daughters? If I please everyone, everyone will be happy If I don't get too close emotionally, no one can hurt me Nothing is wrong but I don't feel right Something is missing from my life My relationships usually consist of a lack of trust, fear of intimacy, low self-worth, over-responsibility and picking the wrong person. If you often feel isolated, engage in self-condemnation, experience inconsistency, always want to be in control, rely heavily on others for their approval and believe that you must be perfect, you have many things in common with other adult daughters. Adult daughters are beginning to talk about their experiences, express their fears and share their growth. This book represents many of the stories of childhood pain and the paths to recovery that have been found by many Perfect Daughters. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions.
It Will Never Happen to Me! by Claudia BlackIt Will Never Happen to Me!
Black, Claudia
1987
The "Child Within" refers to that part of each of us which is ultimately alive, energetic, creative and fulfilled; it is our real self--who we truly are. The author describes the journey of discovery and healing our fears, confusion, and unhappiness. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
Healing the Child Within: Discovery and Recovery for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families by Charles WhitfieldHealing the Child Within: Discovery and Recovery for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families
Whitfield, Charles
1987
The "Child Within" refers to that part of each of us which is ultimately alive, energetic, creative and fulfilled; it is our real self--who we truly are. The author describes the journey of discovery and healing our fears, confusion, and unhappiness. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
Living Sober by  Living Sober
1975
An extremely informative book which does not offer a plan for getting sober but does offer us sound advice about how to stay sober. Basic, essential information from Alcoholics Anonymous. As the book states, "Anyone can get sober. . .the trick is to "live" sober." SUGGESTED LIST PRICE: $8.00 Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction by David SheffBeautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
Sheff, David
2008
Sheff's story tells of his teenage son's addiction to meth in this real-time chronicle of the shocking descent into substance abuse and the family's gradual emergence into hope. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline KnappDrinking: A Love Story
Knapp, Caroline
1996
Fifteen million Americans a year are plagued with alcoholism. Five million of them are women. Many of them, like Caroline Knapp, started in their early teens and began to use alcohol as "liquid armor," a way to protect themselves against the difficult realities of life. In this extraordinarily candid and revealing memoir, Knapp offers important insights not only about alcoholism, but about life itself and how we learn to cope with it. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.