Parents, here are 2 must have books. .


Recovering My Kid, Parenting Young Adults in Treatment and Beyond
Softcover, Joseph Lee, M.D.

Dr. Joseph Lee explains the nature of youth addiction and treatment, and how families can create a safe and supportive environment for their loved ones during treatment and throughout their recovery.  I had the good fortune to hear Dr. Lee at a conference at Hazelden in Minnesota a number of years ago. He was a captivating lecturer and clearly connects well with youth, parents and clinicians. This book is practical and straight forward and covers off the many questions that families have when their children are caught in the web of addiction and mental health issues.


The Journey of the Heroic Parent: Your Child’s Struggle & The Road Home Paperback – January 19, 2016, by Brad M. Reedy PhD

In my opinion, this book is a game changer for all types of relationships. Dr. Brad Reedy is a friend and colleague I’ve had the good fortune to work with since 2006, through the wilderness program he co-founded called Evoke.  In Journey of the Heroic parent, Brad is so honest, disclosing the essential need for people to have their own recovery and to do one’s own work throughout this excellent read (or audio book my personal preference, though I also bought a copy to write notes in).  The concepts and principles presented are relevant and practical and not just for parent, child entanglements.  I can’t say enough about Reedy’s no nonsense approach to parenting and the wonderful podcasts he produces weekly as an adjunct to this read. Here is the link to the podcasts, Dr. Brad Reedy, Evoke Therapy Programs, Podcasts .
A must read!

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