Empowering vs. Enabling

Neighborhood Center for Families Presentation May 1, 2009



Free and Government Resources online:


www.AA.org -- Alcoholics Anonymous


www.adultchildren.org -- Adult Children of Alcoholics


www.Alanon.org -- find local Alanon and/or Alateen meetings


www.codependents.org -- find local meetings of Codependents Anonymous


http://www.drugfree.org/ -- information about drugs/teens/young people


www.na.org  -- Narcotics Anonymous


www.naranon.org -- info for those close to those who are drug dependent


http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/Publications/EducationTrainingMaterials/default.htm -- free excellent information on alcohol abuse and treatment


http://www.samhsa.gov/ -- free excellent info on substance abuse, finding treatment centers, etc.



Commercial (Money-making) Resources:


www.parentmagic.com/newsletter -- commercial (i.e. money-making) concern with parenting advice


http://www.hcibooks.com/ publisher of Health Communications books on recovery


Burns, D. (1990). Feeling Good Handbook. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc.


Friel, J. & Friel, L. (1947). Adult Children: the Secrets of Dysfunctional Families. Deerfield Beach: Health Communications, Inc.