Books to Read

You can take this list to the library, and ask the librarian if they have any of these books. If they haven't, you might ask if they are at another library. If they are, sometimes the librarian can get an "inter-library" loan for you. Some of these books can be purchased through online book distributors.

The Beamer Series. Tom Drennon and Jerry Moe. Rancho Mirage, California: Betty Ford Center, 2008. Beamer faces many challenges due to addiction in his family. In this series of four booklets, each containing three chapters, Beamer learns that he's not alone and addiction is not his fault.

Bottles Break. Nancy María Grande Tabor. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge Publishing, 1999. This book is about parents who are absorbed in drinking and how the young narrator feels about it. Included are helpful web sites, addresses and phone numbers. Also available in Spanish, Botellas Se Rompen.

Emmy's Question. Jeannine Auth. St. Augustine, Florida: Morningtide Press, 2007. This is the powerful story of a young girl's struggle with parental alcoholism.

Kids' Power Too! Words To Grow By. Cathey Brown, Elizabeth D'Angelo LaPorte and Jerry Moe. Dallas, TX: Imagin Works. 2010. A book of daily affirmations to help children, one day at a time, to face life's daily challenges in a healthy and balanced way.

My Dad Loves Me, My Dad has a Disease. Claudia Black. Bainbridge Island, WA: MAC. 3rd Edition, Revised 2011. A workbook designed to help young chil¬dren learn about themselves, their feelings, and the disease of alcoholism in their families through art therapy. Children between the ages of six and fourteen share what it is like for them to live in an alcoholic family.

Think of Wind. Catherine Mercury. Rochester, NY: One Big Press, 1996. A book about how it feels for a child living with alcoholism in the family.

Phone Numbers

Remember that these calls won't cost you anything because they have an area code of "800". Be sure to dial the "1" first.

Boystown National Hotline 1-800-448-3000

CHILDHELP USA Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-422-4453 Press 1 to talk with a counselor

National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK(8255)

National Runaway Switchboard 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)