Book Description: About The Book This easy to read book is designed for kids who have a parent or other loved one who abuses alcohol or drugs. The shame, anger, and guilt associated with such an experience can be a burden these individuals carry on into adulthood. WHEN SOMEONE YOU LOVE ABUSES ALCOLHOL OR DRUGS - A GUIDE FOR KIDS provides valuable information for teenagers who have a loved abusing drugs or alcohol. It answers questions kids have when a loved one is a substance abuser. Yes - their mother or father can still love them even though they abuse alcohol or drugs. Yes - even though a person may sometimes do bad things when he or she abuses alcohol or drugs he or she can still be a good person. Any kid who has a loved one abusing alcohol or drugs will find this book quite helpful. "An excellent book for any young person who has a loved one abusing alcohol or drugs." Brian DesRoche, Ph.D. Author, RECLAIMING YOURSELF "Must reading for any teenager with substance abusing parent(s)." Don Fontenelle, Ph.D. Author, HOW TO BE A GOOD PARENT About The Author: James J. Crist, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified substance abuse counselor with the Child and Family Counseling Center in Woodbridge, Virginia. He helps people of all ages with alcohol, drug, and other problems. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Argosy University. Dr. Crist is a graduate of Williams College in Massachusetts and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology.