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Old 10-29-2018, 08:21 AM
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Hi all -- It's been a long time. Life is good, I am great, but time marches on. XA is still living in his parents' basement, drinking, unemployed for six years, having regular supervised visits with DD7. She is experiencing anxiety about his condition and the condition of our custody agreement. I have counseling for her starting next week.

I'm looking for resources that will help me talk to DD7 about alcoholism and addiction. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 10-29-2018, 11:08 AM
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I have looked over the past year and never found anything suitable for my 12 year old. I bet your daughter's therapist has some resources to explore. If so, would you post a thread and share them?
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I don't have kids, nor have I read this book yet. I did hear a podcast with the author who sounded pretty amazing. I suspect it is more appropriate for teen/pre-teen. It is just out pretty recently.

Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) Kindle Edition
by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Author)
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We have two titles on our Book List for children:

Jones, Penny The Brown Bottle
Hastings, Hill An Elephant in the Living Room - The Children's Book

Also, these are two websites which offer support for teens:

Family Teens Group - Support For Teens Affected by Alcoholism or Addiction within the Family.

Miracles In Progress Family Teens Group - For Teens whose lives are adversely effected by Alcoholism within the Family. Webmaster: John Freifeld
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I'll come back and post things as I come across them.
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Alakid/Alateen is available in some communities.

I've driven some long distances for my sons meetings and they've been very beneficial. He started at 7 years old. Our closest group said Alateen on the information for it. In another Alateen group I know of a 6 year old attending. Some stick to the teenage years only.

http://www.al-anon.org/
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