Loving Our Addicted Daughters Back To Life: A Guidebook For Parents

Loving Our Addicted Daughters Back To Life: A Guidebook For Parents

Loving Our Addicted Daughters Back to Life: A Guidebook for Parents

The latest information on gender-specific treatment of addiction and recovery can be found in this go-to manual for parents seeking direction to help their daughters. Step-by-step guidelines present tools for recognizing substance abuse in young women; communicating with them and their care providers; dealing with relapse and long-term recovery; and managing parental shame, guilt, fear, anger, and loving detachment.

Linda Dahl is the author of six books, including Morning Glory (2012), chosen as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. A mother of two, she currently resides in New York.

Review

The Library Journal July 2015
Dahl (Morning Glory) utilizes her experience as the mother of an addict and as an addict herself to give straightforward information and advice on coping with daughters who suffer from substance addiction. Citing recent research regarding the physiological differences between men and women, the author contends that treatment needs are not identical. She also mentions issues relevant to LGBT patients, ethnic minorities, and young mothers. Beginning the book with her daughter’s difficulties, Dahl uses family history to illustrate lessons learned and suggest practical methods to parent a daughter with...

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