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Videos/Movies

"Beautiful Boy" (2018) Parent
Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experiences of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.


Books

  • Beautiful Boy - David Scheff
  • Baffled By Addiction - Thurman Edward Hughes & Ronald R Turner
  • American Fix - Ryan Hampton
  • The Power of the Praying Parent - Stormie Omartian
  • The Joey Song - Sandra Swenson
  • Moments for Families with Prodigals - Robert J. Morgan
  • Storms in the Desert - L.B. Cowman
  • Save Me from Myself - Brian Head Welch
  • To Hell and Back - Yolanda Morgan

Support Groups

  • NAR-ANON
    • The Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else's addiction. As a twelve step program, we offer our help by sharing out experience, strength, and hope.
    • Find a Meeting
       
  • Al-Anon
    • Help and Hope for Family and Friends of Alcoholics
    • Find a Meeting - The Akron Area Al-Anon Family Group site
       
  • The Well Support Group
    • Hope United hosts a grief support group to cope with the loss of a loved one to addiction.
    • Meetings: Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 6:30 - 8pm at Crossview Church (737 George Washington Blvd., Akron Ohio 44312)
    • Contact Shelly at 330-414-5960 or Shelly@HopeUnited.Life
       
  • Families Facing Addiction
    • 1st and 3rd Thursdays of month at Norton Grace Church 6:45-8:15pm 1st and 3rd Saturdays of month at The Block- Christ Community Chapel Hudson 9:30am Christian support for families struggling with addiction

Websites

  • Rachel's Angels
    A drug epidemic is upon us. We are all becoming touched by it in some way. It ´╗┐must stop. However, physicians can not treat the epidemic to an end point. The only way to stop children from entering the drug world is through anti-drug education. We can make an impact by spreading the word among children, parents, teachers, administrators and government.