Books about Addiction
Reading these books offers an opportunity to open a discussion about drugs and addiction with your youngster. For pointers on how to talk with young people about Addiction go to http://parentupvt.org/
Summaries below of “The Seventh Wish” and “Falling”
The Seventh Wish
A charming story for students age 9-13 (and their parents) about what opiate addiction does to an addicted family member, and the impact it has on the entire family.
Author: Kate Messner
Read Ms Messner’s introduction here
This book is available in many community and school libraries.
A book for Middle School students and their parents about how a young boy’s life is sadly impacted by the addiction of his older brother to opiates.
Author: Doug Wilhelm
Learn more about the book here
This book is available in many community and school libraries
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