Hooked : When Addiction Hits Home

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Jenny dealt with the stress by forgiving her mom--over and over and over again. This collection of ten true stories is based on interviews with people who, in their youth, lived with an addicted parent or sibling. The subjects speak honestly about what it was like to grow up with a family member addicted to alcohol, drugs, food, pills, or gambling. While describing how they managed to cope, interviewees explore the full range of situations and emotions they experienced--from denial, anger, and confusion to acceptance and forgiveness. Their maturity, sensitivity, and even their sense of humor will give teens going through similar situations the important realization that there are many ways to break free from the chains of others' addictions.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 127 x 185 x 12.7mm | 199g
  • Ontario, Canada
  • English
  • 1554514754
  • 9781554514755
  • 3,204,751

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Ten teens share how they've been affected by family members with food, drug, work, alcohol or gambling addictions. It's a candid, raw read, but those in similar situations will see they are not alone, that help is available and they are not to blame. Guelph children's author Robert Munsch wrote the book's introduction, describing how he fell into the grip of multiple addictions and how he and his family were affected.--Brenda Hoerle"Waterloo Region Record" (06/08/2013)
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About Chloe Shantz-Hilkes

Chloe Shantz-Hilkes is a writer and a producer of radio interviews and soundscapes for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. She lives in Toronto.

Decode is a global strategic consultancy firm that helps clients "decode" what young people think, feel, want, need, believe in, and aspire to.

Robert Munsch is the author of "The Paper Bag Princess" and is keenly concerned with addiction issues.
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