Author Spotlight Topic: Explaining Addiction To Children 

shutterstock_225298123Our Nation’s #1 health problem is alcoholism and drug dependence. For decades, NCADD and their National Network of Affiliates have seen how addiction not only affects the individual, but millions of family members. Fathers, mothers, single parents, couples straight or gay, regardless of ethnicity or social group, rich or poor….drug and alcohol abuse can destroy relationships. Most of all, young children and adolescents suffer the greatest from the effects of the abuse of alcohol and drugs in the family. With help and recovery, awareness and education, both for the individual and the family, families can heal together.*

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As a child and adult, I have witnessed the destructive outcomes that addiction can bring. As someone who has for the most part overcome addiction and is still in recovery, I feel that I need to inspire others, especially children living and coping with it. As a writer, I have created a series of books that educate and hopefully inspire families to find the strength and hope needed to understand and confront addiction.

*Don't forget to check out the essential website links about Addiction at bottom of page.* I'm not advocating them in any way, I'm just making them available to anyone who may want them. 

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Getting Treatment

Ages 4-6

(8.5" x 8.5")

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Everybody likes to be happy! Everybody wants to be healthy! Sometimes, we are sick though. Sometimes, we need to see a doctor and sometimes we even need to get TREATMENT. There are even times when people we love may have to go away to get treatment...but understanding all about it and why they need it helps us feel better and happy again!

Getting Treatment-Softcover

Getting Treatment-Hardcover

Getting Treatment-Kindle Format

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Explaining Addiction For Kids

Ages 6-8

(8.5" x 8.5")

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There are so many things to eat. There are so many things to do. Learn about moderation and how too much of something is not healthy for our body or our brain. Learn about addiction and how a lot of anything, just doesn't make anyone feel good!

Explaining Addiction For Kids-Softcover

Explaining Addiction For Kids-Hardcover

Explaining Addiction For Kids-Kindle Format

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Too Much Of A Good Thing…A Kid’s Guide To Understanding Addiction               

Ages 8-10

(8 x 10")

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Is there anything that you love and could eat a lot of? Is there anything you love to do that you could do all day long? Everybody likes to be comfortable, but too comfortable isn’t good for our body or our brain. Sometimes, we need moderation -not too much or not too little of something. It’s okay to have just enough! Learn about addiction… when we have or do something in excess and it becomes…too much of a good thing!

Too Much Of A Good Thing…A Kid’s Guide To Understanding Addiction- Softcover

Too Much Of A Good Thing…A Kid’s Guide To Understanding Addiction- Hardcover

Too Much Of A Good Thing…A Kid’s Guide To Understanding Addiction- Kindle Version

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What Goes Up, Must Come Down...A Kid's Guide To Understanding Addiction/Part Two

Ages 10-12

(8 x 10")

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ADDICTION is a lot more common than you would think. There are many people in the world that have addictions. Just in the United States alone, Twenty-four million Americans age 12 or older suffer from alcohol and drug addiction. That's a lot of people! Some people who suffer from an addiction go into treatment programs because they need to get professional help. That's really good and they are brave for wanting to face their addiction! Discover what addiction is, why some people get addicted to drugs and alcohol and find out how they can get treatment.

What Goes Up, Must Come Down...A Kid's Guide To Understanding Addiction/Part Two-Softcover

What Goes Up, Must Come Down...A Kid's Guide To Understanding Addiction/Part Two-Hardcover

What Goes Up, Must Come Down...A Kid's Guide To Understanding Addiction/Part Two-Kindle Version

shutterstock_213463000 To purchase any books in Tracy's Addiction Series please click below or directly on links above:

(Amazon-softcover, Kindle-kindle format, Blurb-hardcover) 

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shutterstock_64929421Essential Addiction Websites

For Parents

aa.org (Alcoholics Anonymous)

addictioncenter.com

addictionguide.com

alcohol.org (Alcohol Awareness Council)

thecleanslate.org

drugrehab.com (Parental Guide about Drug Awareness)

(LGBTQ Addiction Guide)

kidshealth.org

futuresofpalmbeach.com

mindfulrp.com (Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention )

na.org (Narcotics Anonymous)

ncadd.org

smartrecovery.org

teenrehabcenter.org

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****FOR KIDS**** (parents view first please)

cyh.com/HealthTopics-addiction

drugfacts4youngpeople.com

kidshealth.org/kids

pbskids.org/itsmylife/body/drugabuse

SPECIAL RESOURCE FOR KIDS- nocoa.org7cs_poster4kidspage

shutterstock_41217469-2*Adapted from ncadd.org (National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc)