Different Like Me: A Book for Teens Who Worry
About Their Parent's Use of Alcohol/Drugs
Evelyn Leite, Pamela Espeland
Written specifically for teen, this book looks at life with parents who abuse alcohol and/or
other drugs. The authors begin by explaining just what chemical dependence is and its effects.
They make it clear that people who abuse alcohol or other drugs have the disease of chemical
dependence; that it's not a teen's fault that his or her parents are sick; and that feelings
of guilt, confusion, and fear are common in this situation. Practical suggestions, sound
advice,and solid resources let teens know that they are not alone and point the way to feeling
better about their families and themselves.