Books on Addiction for Youth

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

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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