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Books at your library

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It's Not about You, Except When It Is - Barbara Victoria
ISBN: 9781936290949
Publication Date: 2012-10-16
A field manual for parents of addicted children.

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When Your Adult Child Breaks Your Heart - Christine Adamec; Joel L. Young
ISBN: 9780762792979
Publication Date: 2013-12-03
"Advice for parents of adult children whose mental health disorders, addictions, and/or violent tendencies continue to traumatize their family's lives."

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You Need Help! - Mark S. Komrad; Rosalynn Carter (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781616491482
Publication Date: 2012-08-28
A step-by-step guide for people whose loved one is showing signs of emotional or behavioral turmoil, discussing how to determine when professional help is needed, how to make the first approach, gathering allies, selecting the correct professional, and supporting their loved ones.

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When to Worry - Lisa Boesky
ISBN: 9780814473634
Publication Date: 2007-07-18
How to tell if your teen needs help--and what to do about it.


Magazines and journals

The Psychology Collection database provides access to many informative articles such as the one below. 

Psychology Collection


Videos at your library

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Videos from The New York State Navigating The Substance Use Disorder System of Care Series

Resources for family members




eBooks to download

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The Everything Parent's Guide to Teenage Addiction - Edward Lynam; Ellen Bowers
ISBN: 9781440582981
Publication Date: 2014-04-18
Professional advice for finding the right treatment for your teen or preteen. With this invaluable resource, you will begin to understand the complex nature and scope of teen addiction, and learn to: recognize warning signs, identify symptoms and causes, choose appropriate treatment, discuss your child's addiction openly, and avoid the chance of relapse.


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