I started reading addiction memoirs in college, well before I admitted to having an alcohol use disorder. I think I subconsciously knew it, but was in total denial. These movies and books let me know I was not alone, that there were other people walking around who drank like I did. I distinctly remember reading my most favorite addiction memoir ever, Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp, at age I would only read the book secretly in my room, out of fear that someone would see me reading it. Little did I know that there was an answer, and it involved finally getting away from alcohol.
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Addiction Resources for Children, Teens, Parents and the Community
Whether your teen is a certified bookworm or a reluctant reader, everyone can benefit from diving into a good novel. Teens who read widely can better handle complex concepts, score better on standardized tests, and are often more accepting of those who are different from themselves. And for a lot of teenagers who claim to hate reading, finding the right subject matter may prove the difference between grumbling over finishing their required reading list and devouring a new novel without coaxing.
If you grew up experiencing child abuse, oftentimes it affects you long into adulthood. Maybe you hear yourself repeating words to yourself that you heard in your abusive upbringing. Maybe your emotional trauma manifests physically in the form of chronic headaches, pain or flashbacks.