Certain parenting books help us feel less alone and provide hope that our child’s drug use can get better. They provide a treasure chest of advice, information and comfort through the ups and downs of raising a teen with a substance abuse problem.
If you’re a parent of a child struggling with drugs or alcohol, here are 11 noteworthy books that might help you take care of yourself during this difficult time.
Of all the things that people do, few are as puzzling to psychiatrists as compulsive drug use. Sure, all drugs of abuse feel good — at least initially. But for most people, the euphoria doesn’t last. A patient of mine is all too typical.
Spending money on treatment has led to important health and public safety cost reductions in Washington. Reductions such as medical costs, state hospital expenses, likelihood of being arrested and likelihood of felony convictions.
Treated patients have been shown to reduce ER visits by 39%, hospital stays by 35% and total medical costs by 26%.