• Loving Our Addicted Daughters Back to Life A Guidebook for Parents

The latest information on gender-specific treatment of addiction and recovery can be found in this go-to manual for parents seeking direction to help their daughters. Step-by-step guidelines present tools for recognizing substance abuse in young women; communicating with them and their care providers; dealing with relapse and long-term recovery; and managing parental shame, guilt, fear, anger, and loving detachment.

Loving Our Addicted Daughters Back to Life is a heartbreaking and also heartwarming testament to the need to understand and address addiction as a preventable and treatable disease. As Linda Dahl eloquently demonstrates, countless families are not aware of the risk factors for this disease, how it may affect girls and women differently, or what to do if they have to face it. Instead, they are left to sift through a confusing array of providers rarely offering treatment known to be effective, and to blame themselves for relapses resulting from inadequate treatment or the disease itself. Loving Our Addicted Daughters Back to Life is an important resource for families, especially families with daughters. It is a message of hope—that addiction can be prevented and treated effectively and that people with the disease can learn to manage it and live healthy, productive lives.”
Susan E. Foster, Executive Director, ABAM Foundation’s National Center for Physician Training in Addiction Medicine, and principal investigator for Women Under the Influence, the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University

“This is a very valuable and important book. Linda Dahl has written a touching and compassionate guide for those who are seeking addiction treatment for their daughters. She has clearly outlined the pain that mothers experience, as well as the need for and importance of specialized services for women and girls. As I think of the mothers who have called me over the years seeking advice about how to help their daughters, I wish I had had this resource to recommend. Any mother who is struggling to help her daughter will find Loving Our Addicted Daughters to be a gift.”
Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, psychotherapist and author of A Woman’s Way through the Twelve Steps

Loving Our Addicted Daughters Back to Life is a significant contribution to the concerns around women and addiction. While validating the gut- wrenching pain of a mother with an addicted daughter, the book is offset with hopeful practical tips on discerning a chemical problem, finding help, as well as sensitive suggestions for greater understanding and hope. A timely reading with a balance of anecdote and research.”
Brenda J. Iliff, former Director of Hazelden Women’s Recovery Center and author of A Woman’s Guide to Recovery

Loving Our Addicted Daughters Back to Life brings hope to parents who have daughters struggling with addiction. Linda Dahl articulately combines her personal journey with some of the latest gender-specific addiction treatment research. This easy-to-follow guide provides parents with practical tools and resources, including a much-needed comparative listing of treatment centers.”
Michael Gurian, co-founder of the Gurian Institute and author of The Wonder of Girls

"Novelist (Cleans Up Nicely) and biographer Dahl has done her homework on the topic of gender-specific treatment for alcohol and drug addiction, and she presents her findings in a thorough and forthright manner. Dahl is a recovering alcoholic and mother of a young woman with addiction issues, so she's clearly personally engaged with her subject, but her primary focus is on providing useful information to others. Dahl points out that "girls and young women are the fastest-growing group of addicts in the country," and risky substance use is the number one public healthcare problem for U.S. youth, according to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University She walks readers through the process of turning addiction around, going over the warning signs of substance abuse, when and how to intervene, the benefits of gender-specific recovery programs (preferably inpatient, with strong aftercare), and other topics. Female addicts, she notes, are particularly prone to guilt and shame, and may require longer treatment plans than males. Dahl also includes a helpful assessment of specific types of treatment facilities. This compassionate and invaluable guide will aide parents as they set out to support their addicted daughters on the journey to recovery and healing."

"Dahl (Morning Glory) utilizes her experience as the mother of an addict and as an addict herself to give straightforward information and advice on coping with daughters who suffer from substance addiction. Citing recent research regarding the physiological differences between men and women, the author contends that treatment needs are not identical. She also mentions issues relevant to LGBT patients, ethnic minorities, and young mothers. Beginning the book with her daughter’s difficulties, Dahl uses family history to illustrate lessons learned and suggest practical methods to parent a daughter with this disease, emphasizing the importance of early intervention. She offers an array of statistics regarding alcohol and drug abuse, cites studies about effective treatment, and presents various topics to consider. The author discusses 12-step programs, treatment facilities, and even relapses, recognizing that the same path will not ensure success for every person. The appendix lists resources and recommended reading. ­VERDICT This book’s down-to-earth style is for parents or any reader seeking facts and guidance. The female focus is atypical and makes this an essential addition to the literature." —Janet Clapp, N. Clarendon, VT

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Loving Our Addicted Daughters Back to Life A Guidebook for Parents

  • Product Code: Loving Our Addicted Daughters Back to Life
  • Authors: Linda Dahl
  • ISBN: 978-1-937612-85-6
  • Page: 200
  • Format: TP
  • Language: 1
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