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Addicted Like Me: A Mother-Daughter Story of Substance Abuse and Recovery

Addicted Like Me: A Mother-Daughter Story of Substance Abuse and Recovery

by Karen Franklin, Lauren King


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Told through the voices of a mother-daughter writing team, Addicted Like Me offers a detailed personal account of addiction and how it affects the entire family. Karen Franklin recounts her own past as a young addict, her struggle with the alcoholism of her parents, and ultimately her husband's and children's addictions. Lauren King, Franklin's daughter, tells of her own spiral of addiction—from marijuana and alcohol to crystal meth.

As a valuable complement to their own stories of addiction and recovery, Franklin and King also provide advice and resources for parents dealing with addiction. In this prescriptive section they discuss how to identify the signs of addiction, where to turn for help, and how to understand this disease. Told from the trustworthy perspective of two people who have been there, these hard-won tips are preventative in their efforts to help parents help their kids at an early phase, rather than glossing over what may be calls for help.

Addicted Like Me tackles the long-lasting effects of addiction in many shapes, and provides a mother-daughter story of recovery that is sure to resonate with parents and children facing similar issues.

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ISBN-13: 9781580052863
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Karen Franklin has spent the past 21 years recovering from the effects of addiction in her family and helping others in their recovery process. Karen spent 20 years in the information technology field and has volunteered since 1989 in facilitating adult and teen grief weekend recovery workshops. Karen, her husband, and their two dachshunds reside in Phoenix, AZ.

Lauren King has lived a sober life for the last ten years. She has a wealth of experience to share that can help parents of teens to understand adolescent addiction. Lauren has spent her sober years working tirelessly to help others by passing on the gift of sobriety that she has been blessed with. She is currently pursuing a degree in chemical dependency, and plans to continue writing books on recovery from addiction. Lauren lives in Surprise, AZ, with her husband and two daughters.

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