Not My Child: A Progressive and Proactive Approach for Healing Addicted Teenagers and Their Families

Not My Child: A Progressive and Proactive Approach for Healing Addicted Teenagers and Their Families

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by Frank Lawlis
     
 

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Not My Child is an insightful, compassionate, and encouraging guide for families dealing with an addicted teen or child at risk of becoming addicted to alcohol or drugs. Psychologist and rehabilitation specialist Dr. Frank Lawlis, chairman of the Dr. Phil advisory board and consultant and frequent guest on the television show,

Overview

Not My Child is an insightful, compassionate, and encouraging guide for families dealing with an addicted teen or child at risk of becoming addicted to alcohol or drugs. Psychologist and rehabilitation specialist Dr. Frank Lawlis, chairman of the Dr. Phil advisory board and consultant and frequent guest on the television show, offers:

  • Expert advice on detecting and understanding teen addiction
  • Information from the latest neuroscience research on the impact addiction has on the teen brain
  • Guidance, based on years of clinical experience, on what parents can do to help their child deal with depression, obsessive cravings, and relationships damaged by the addiction

This thoughtful and groundbreaking book details sound medical treatments, as well as alternative and spiritual methods for addressing a societal problem that has reached epidemic levels.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

 “If you have a teen who is caught up in the dark and destructive world of drug addiction, your entire family is at risk of facing pain and even disintegration. Dr. Lawlis’s book Not My Child is nothing short of genius as it lights the path out of that perilous world. Frank and action oriented, it will become your go-to resource at this most critical time. A copy stays at my fingertips, and I have acquired this book in bulk to share with families in need.”
— Dr. Phil McGraw, host of the Dr. Phil show and #1 New York Times best-selling author
 
“This is an essential book for all parents—those who feel that their child is immune to addictions, as well as those made numb from the stranglehold when their child becomes another statistic of an addiction. This book is particularly essential as it guides parents to effectively relate with their child in the throes of the addiction—after first helping parents examine themselves and confront their own fears, myths, and misconceptions. Dr. Frank Lawlis presents an invaluable, holistic framework to understand and treat these various catastrophic epidemics that claim and incapacitate the heart and soul of today’s young people. Drawing on antidotes from an arsenal of medicine, neuroscience, healthy relationships, and the healing power of vital spirituality, he guides parents to reclaim an active, caring parenting role for their child to arrest the deadening destructiveness of addictions.”   
— John T. Chirban, Ph.D., Th.D., Harvard Medical School
 
“As an intervention specialist, I work directly with families affected by addiction, and Dr. Lawlis’s information from the latest neuroscience research will empower parents to stand up and say ‘not my child.’ Dr. Lawlis gives readers a practical, compassionate, and insightful guide for families dealing with one of the biggest epidemics ravaging America: teen addiction. Based on years of clinical experience, Dr. Lawlis explains that addiction affects not just the addicted individual, but the entire family unit.”
— Debbie Knauss, RN, LCDC, president/CEO, VIP Recovery (www.viprecovery.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401945725
Publisher:
Hay House, Inc.
Publication date:
11/26/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
992,009
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author


     Dr. Frank Lawlis has focused on clinical and research methods exploring the mind-body relationship since 1968, when he received his Ph.D. in psychology with an emphasis in medical psychology and rehabilitation. He is board-certified in both counseling psychology and clinical psychology and is the recipient of numerous awards for his pioneering research in these fields.
     Dr. Lawlis co-founded the Lawlis Peavey PsychoNeuroPlasticity Center in Lewisville, Texas, and is currently also Director of Psychological and Neurological Plasticity Programs at the Origins Recovery Centers in South Padre Island, Texas. The principal content and oversight advisor of the Dr. Phil show, he makes regular TV appearances and has authored or co-authored more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as numerous books, including Mending the Broken Bond, Retraining the Brain, and PTSD Breakthrough.
Website: www.franklawlis.com

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Not My Child: A Progressive and Proactive Approach for Healing Addicted Teenagers and Their Families 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Shari4 More than 1 year ago
Not My Child is an amazing book. Written to help families heal from the trauma of having a drug addicted teen, this book really delivers. Addiction is not an easy thing to conquer – not for the person who is addicted, nor their families. This amazing book will help.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Save ur money I don't see wht dr phil was raving about found it useless.sad because I was looking for help for my son.