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Videos/Movies

"one: The Documentary" (2020) Prime Video
Addiction…incarceration…family trauma.  We’ve become a culture that enshrines pain, at the same time offering it as entertainment. But how can we go beyond the seductive reality show narrative of shattered lives? How can we find the missing pieces that will allow us to heal and transcend?  ONE is a powerful visually arresting film that explores the elusive bridge between the broken and the unbreakable. Using the words of the great Zen scholar Alan Watts, the filmmakers link hardcore devastation to a powerful awareness of our deeper humanity.

"Ben is Back" (2018)
Ben Is Back is a 2018 American drama film written and directed by Peter Hedges and starring Julia RobertsLucas Hedges (son of the film's director), and Courtney B. Vance. The plot follows a mother who tries to help her addict son after he returns home from rehab.

"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

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