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

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

by Linda Dahl


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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937612856
Publisher: Central Recovery Press, LLC
Publication date: 06/16/2015
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Linda Dahl is the author of a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and recipient of the Best Creative Writing for 2010 Award by Writers in the Sky. During her thirty-year writing career she has published six books and has been featured on numerous radio and print interviews, including NPR programs, the BBC, Canadian, German, French and Scandinavian broadcasts, Internet interviews, and blog tours, as well as dozens of book talks, signings, and workshops around the country at libraries, bookstores, arts groups, and college campuses. She writes about challenging personalities and difficult issues, reflecting her interests in the arts, addiction, and recovery.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 My Daughter, Myself: Kim and I 1

Chapter 2 Does Your Daughter Have an Addiction Problem? 13

Chapter 3 From Protecting Her Use to Helping Her Get Healthy 29

Chapter 4 Providing Her with Opportunities to Change 43

Chapter 5 Why Gender Matters in Substance Use Disorder 55

Chapter 6 Getting Her Effective Treatment 67

Chapter 7 Gender-Specific Treatment: A Growing Trend 83

Chapter 8 Special Considerations 99

Chapter 9 Her Recovery Is a Dance, Not a Straight Line 111

Chapter 10 Be There As You Can 121

Chapter 11 Just Say Yes: What's New and What You Can Do 129

Resources 137

Suggested Reading 152

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