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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
The Addicted Child by Richard Capriola is an insightful book that will assist the parents of addicted children to help not only the child they love but also themselves as they navigate the problem. The book is all about adolescent substance abuse and the author speaks about the important differences between adult and adolescent substance use disorders. Parents of addicted children always go through feelings of helplessness and blame, and fear can drown out any sense of hope. The book is a good manual that will make them realize it is important to guide youngsters to manage their thoughts, feelings, and memories which is the core issue that requires treatment.
The Addicted Child is a good tool for many readers dealing with an addicted child because it gives good insights and tips. Reading the book will also help readers understand how a child's brain works under the influence of drugs. Richard Capriola speaks about the topic extensively and in detail, helping readers to understand and deal with the situation in their lives. The book is also a good way to learn about the drugs that are popular with the teenage population, how to recognize the warning signs, and how these drugs can play havoc with the human brain. The suggestions and techniques will be useful to readers searching for a good program for their child; programs that treat mental health and substance abuse, are suitable for the budget, and how to begin. The Addicted Child is not only for parents but will also benefit counselors and therapists who are dealing with addicted children.