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Under the Influence: A Guide to the Myths and Realities of Alcoholism
by James Robert Milam (Author), Katherine Ketcham (Author)
Ten of millions Americans suffer from alcoholism, yet most people still wrongly believe that alcoholism is a psychological or moral problem, and that it can be cured by psychotherapy or sheer will power. Based on groundbreaking scientific research, Under The Influence examine the physical factors that set alcoholics and non-alcoholics apart, and suggests a bold, stigma-free way of understanding and treating the alcoholic.

It Will Never Happen to Me!
by Claudia Black
Children of Alcoholics: As Youngsters – Adolescents – Adults
helps the reader understand the roles children in alcoholic families adopt, the problems they face in adulthood as a result, and what they can do to break the pattern of destruction.

Family Secrets – The Path from Shame to Healing
by John Bradshaw
What you don’t know can hurt you—
but it can also lead to self-acceptance and healing.
Family Secrets gives you the tools you need to understand your family—and yourself—in an entirely new way.

websites

Addiction

Terry Gorski
Addiction Is Not A Crime
It’s A Treatable Illness.
Addicted People Are Not Criminals
Who Need To Be Punished
They’re Sick People Who Need To Get Well.

Alcoholism 

www.helpguide.org

Suicide

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline ph(800-TALK (8255)
suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Psychological review, 1990
Suicide as escape from self

Active Minds’ acclaimed national program is going on tour and raising awareness of the 1,100 college students who die by suicide each year. 
Active Minds

Mental Illness

The Differences Between Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia

Bipolar patients with suicidal behavior: toward the identification of a clinical subgroup.

Paranoid schizophrenia Definition – Diseases and Conditions

Schizophrenia.com, paranoid schizophrenia – Family

What is involuntary hospitalization for schizophrenia

Single Parenting/Grandparents raising grandchildren

Grandparents’ Association

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Parenting The Second Time

Help for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Legal, Financial, And …

Financial Help for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Study Finds Child Care Assistance Growing

Healing Suggestions

Guided Imagery gets its due from American Journal of Nursing

 

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