This book may save your child's life.

The Addicted Child is a roadmap for parents on adolescent substance abuse.

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through the examination of neuroscience, genetics, the epidemiology of addiction, and an emphasis on culturally appropriate treatment. The reader is offered a comprehensive review of the commonly used substances, which is written in a manner that is easy to understand.”

jOHN J. O’NEILL, EDD, CLINICAL DIRECTOR, THE MENNINGER CLINIC
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The Addicted Child helps parents understand how alcohol and drugs influence their child’s behavior, offers resources to help parents find effective treatment options, and explains which assessments are important for a diagnosis.”

JAMISON MONROE, FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN OF NEWPORT HEALTHCARE
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of experience on the frontlines of substance use treatment. He provides a valuable resource to all parents attempting to find their bearings in the often confusing and frightening world of intertwined adolescent psychological and substance use problems.”

Major R. Bradshaw, Ph.D  Department of Psychiatry, Houston Methodist Hospital
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….until now. Mr. Capriola’s book and workbook make the problem of substance use disorders understandable in plain language. I strongly recommend this book and the accompanying workbook to anyone close to adolescents (or adults) who struggle with substance/process disorders.”

Cory Walker, DO Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine.

There are very few things more heart-wrenching for a family than having a child addicted to alcohol or drugs.

Sadly, their desperate search for help often leaves many of these families feeling alone and without a roadmap to guide them through the process of helping their child. The Addicted Child was written for them.
 

Richard Capriola has been a mental health and addictions counselor for over two decades. He’s been licensed in Illinois and Texas and recently retired from Menninger Clinic in Houston where he worked as an addictions counselor for adolescents and adults diagnosed with psychiatric and substance abuse disorders.

Richard's Story

The Addicted Child:

A Parent's Guide to Adolescent Substance Abuse is a roadmap for parents on adolescent substance abuse.

READ THE INTRODUCTION

The Workbook:

The workbook is the companion to The Addicted Child. Its exercises guide you through a deeper understanding of your child's substance abuse and its impact on your life. Tips to cope with anxiety and connecting with your child are also offered.

EXPLORE THE WORKBOOK