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Addiction in the Family: Helping Families Navigate Challenges, Emotions, and Recovery

Addiction in the Family: Helping Families Navigate Challenges, Emotions, and Recovery

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A practical and supportive guide for families struggling with addiction

Get compassionate guidance that shows you how to navigate the unique challenges faced when a family member is suffering from a substance use disorder (SUD). Addiction in the Family helps you better understand what your loved one is going through while also offering realistic advice for approaching their addiction and how it affects your entire family.

Drawing on Dr. Louise Stanger’s years of experience as an SUD and family trauma clinician, Addiction in the Family allows you to take things at your own pace and concentrate on the areas where you need the most help. Whether it’s finding ways to help your loved one, concentrating on your own self-care, or starting the healing and recovery journey, you’ll find practical and thoughtful guidance.

Addiction in the Family is:

  • Family-focused―Get advice that addresses the dynamics and challenges of dealing with a partner, child, or other family member who is suffering from SUD.
  • Practical and hopeful―Learn how to set boundaries, deal with strong emotions, and find addiction treatment options, as well as the best ways to communicate with a loved one compassionately and honestly.
  • Filled with real-life examples―Realize that you aren’t alone thanks to composite anecdotes―drawn from Dr. Louise’s practice―that help you contextualize your experiences.


Addiction in the Family will help you discover a measured and considerate way to approach a family member suffering from SUD.