Straight Talk from Claudia Black: What Recovering Parents Should Tell Their Kids about Drugs and Alcohol

Claudia Black, Ph.D.

There are few families not affected by addiction in some manner and all parents can learn from tips on how to talk to their children about alcohol and drugs. While this book is written primarily for the recovering parent, it contains information that will be valuable to anyone who has addiction in his or her family system. Talking with your kids about alcohol use, drug use, and addiction can be difficult for any parent. For recovering parents, conversations with your children about drug use and abuse are even more complex, urgent, and personal. This book provides clear direction and gentle support for discussing your past addiction with your children. Discussion tips and clearly presented facts help parents focus on key issues. Age-appropriate strategies help reduce children’s experimentation with alcohol and other drugs.

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