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  • “Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change” by Jeffrey Foote, Carrie Wilkens, and Nicole Kosanke, with Stephanie Higgs
  • “Inside Rehab: The Surprising Truth About Addiction Treatment – and How to Get Help That Works” by Anne M. Fletcher
  • “The Anatomy of Addiction” by Akikur Mohammad, MD
  • “The Journey of the Heroic Parent” by Brad M. Reedy
  • “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts; Close Encounters with Addiction” by Gabor Mate, MD
  • “Wasted” by Michael Pond and Maureen Palmer
  • “Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy” by David Sheff
  • “Living in the Wake of Addiction – Lessons for Courageous Caregiving” by Gloria Englund
  • “Not by Chance” By Tim Thayne
  • “Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction” by Maia Szalavitz
  • “Drugs Without the Hot Air: Minimizing the Harms of Legal and Illegal Drugs” by David Nutt
  • “The Language of Letting Go” by Melody Beattie

Online Resources

Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT)

Support Booklets

Support Groups



  • Treatment Talk (Trained Parent Coach in CRAFT)


Educational Websites

Policy Websites


Brad Reedy, PhD., one of the co-owners of Evoke Therapy Programs, has over 100 free podcasts on various topics of interest to parents of youth struggling with addiction. The podcasts can be accessed by downloading the Evoke Therapy Programs App on iTunes. These are particularly helpful:

  • Living with Anxiety (#7)
  • Boundaries (#17)
  • Addictive Thinking – Book Review (#27)
  • Control vs Influence (#54)
  • Boundaries and self-care (#68)
  • Guilt Blame and Accountability (#57)
  • How to Talk to your Kids About Drugs (#69)


Theravive is a network of licensed therapists and psychologists in Canada or the United States.