Don't Let Your Kids Kill You

Don't Let Your Kids Kill You

4.3 20
by Charles Rubin
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

This is a self-help recovery guide for parents in the devastating situation of realizing that they are powerless to stop their children from self-destruction through drug and/or alcohol abuse. It is dedicated to letting parents know when it is time to start saving themselves from being dragged along to destruction as well, and to providing skills that prevent it. The

Overview

This is a self-help recovery guide for parents in the devastating situation of realizing that they are powerless to stop their children from self-destruction through drug and/or alcohol abuse. It is dedicated to letting parents know when it is time to start saving themselves from being dragged along to destruction as well, and to providing skills that prevent it. The book relies on spiritual but practical teachings and the message is for parents to attain a healthy balance in their lives through the letting go process. While showing parents how to safely distance themselves from the child's destructive patterns, it also shows how to recognize and support healthy requests for real help, if and when they come. It includes anecdotes and quotes from parents who have had to cope with kids on drugs and/or alcohol.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Offers parents the means to attain a healthy balance in their lives despite their children's choices," -- Publishers Weekly

"A radical and compassionate self-help guide for parents whose children are addicted to drugs or alcohol." -- Good Housekeeping Magazine

"A book of great merit." -- Donna Hanover, ABC/TV, New York

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780967979052
Publisher:
NewCentury Publishers
Publication date:
09/15/2007
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
215
Sales rank:
89,050
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Charles Rubin has been the subject of many TV interviews on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, and the BBC, as well as various family channels and hundreds of local TV and radio shows (152 interviews in 2009 alone). He is a Clio Award-winning writer and producer. His novels include Hard Sell and 4-F Blues: A Novel of WWII Hollywood. The concept for DON'T LET YOUR KIDS KILL YOU developed during the process of surviving his two children's substance addictions. Rubin lectures regularly and hold workshops for parents, teachers, social workers and chemical abuse rehab personnel. Additionally, he is the president of the Inner Light Foundation in Petaluma, Ca, founded by his late wife, author Betty Bethards (The Dream Book-Symbols for Self Understanding which is the best selling book on dream analysis in the world). Rubin's latest book I'll Get Right Back to You and Other Annoyances published in October, 2010.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Don't Let Your Kids Kill You 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was a very knowledgeable read, just what every parent needs to know and hear about their drug abusing children. Thank you so much and i will keep this and re-read as i need inspiration.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
if you are a parent of a drug addicted child (child meaning any age). I wish I would have read this four years ago, it would have saved me from many years in a vicious circle. I am just in the process of tough love, and it helps to review and reread this book to give yourself courage and strength to follow through on what you know you MUST do to save yourself, your family and hopefully your child. I would highly recommend to all parents in this situation. It's interesting how everything in this book is so extremely accurate. I would read and then re-read it to my husband, and we'd shake our heads and say, boy doesn't that sound familiar. Thank you Charles Rubin.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was extraordinary and honest and helped me stay in perspective as i still struggle with an addicted child. Thank you and I am hoping to help others by writing on the subject or forming a group in my area soon. God bless you and special blessings to those that are struggling. Read this and get with others that can help. This is devastating disease and you cant cope with it alone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As the mother of an irresponsible, troubled, pot-addicted son, I found this book to be a real comfort for parents. I readily identified with so many parts of the book and the feelings that the author had before he was able to accept the fact that his children had chosen a self-destructive path and there wasn't alot he could do about it other than try to retain his sanity. I reread the book many times when I had to stay strong and enforce the rules and boundaries that I finally put down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. It was excellent and very true to life. It answered a lot of questions that I had and really opened my eyes. Anyone struggling with any loved one who is an addict would benefit remarkably from this book! PLEASE READ IT IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF HELP--NOW!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was phenomenal. Addiction hit our family out of nowhere. I was desperate to learn as much as I possibly could regarding addiction. Parents of addicted children feel somewhat responsible and are extremely isolated due to the shame of this disease. I turned mostly to books about addiction. The title caught my eye as I honestly felt that my daughter's life and my life were over. I was completely devastated and hopeless. I have read this book three times so far. Each time, I have garnered additional information that I need to help my daughter fight her addiction, while at the same time, not killing myself. I would highly recommend this book for any parent of an addicted child.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Our son is a 22 year old alcoholic and drug abuser. Over the past 6 years we have watched our much loved son become a stranger who only looks and sounds like the boy we once knew. This book has saved our sanity, our lives. Almost every page seemed to be written about us and to us. It gave me and my husband the strength we needed to help us take back our lives and salvage what was left of our remaining family. I cannot praise nor recommend this book enough to others who are living the nightmare we are currently experiencing. Buy or borrow this book. Just read it! You won't be sorry.
kertler More than 1 year ago
Many parents look for explanations as to why their children keep using substances and don't know how to help them. Or, parents think they are helping when they are only allowing their children to continue with using substances. This is an easy to read book with great suggestions on how parents can help their children as well as explanations as to what is happening to their children that they used to remember and don't recognize anymore. Excellent book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent advice if you are the parent of an alcoholic or drug-addicted child. The guidance given is from someone who has "been there",... something few professionals and few support group members can claim. It is not usually possible to follow advice that is counter-intuitive to your status as a parent if it comes from someone who doesn't have an addicted child of their own...but this guy has two. I wish I'd found this resource sooner. I can only give it 4 stars, because I haven't finished it yet...but I will!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After recently forcing our drug addicted adult son out of our home in hopes that he would realize he needs to help himself into recovery i found this book. So many of the situations in the book is also our story. For 6 years we have fought this battle with our son and nothing has changed......it has probably gotten worse. This book gives me the courage,strength, and even reinforces that we made the right decision to be the tough love that i pray will save and help our son. I believe charles rubin has also given me the courage to write to my local paper and tell our story in hopes that it can help someone elses child. I will reread this book again soon as it gave me knowledge and insight that i cannot fix my son, but we can help ourselves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book needs to be read by anyone whose life is coonected without anyone who uses drugs. Read it now!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a xutter Cutter not xutter