Real stories of families struggling with addiction who found happiness again.

Children suffer silently when a parent is addicted, yet they are often forgotten. Jerry Moe has been at the forefront of helping the children of addicted families for decades.

Creative ways lower-cost treatment can provide excellent programs. Two treatment experts share their wisdom, offering hope for families and clients. Jim Balmer, co-founder of the Dawn Farm treatment program and Anna Byberg, clinical director, and incoming president of Dawn Farm.

John Curtiss is CEO and co-founder of The Retreat, in Wayzata, MN. The Retreat is the most admired twelve step immersion program in the country.

John Driscoll, senior VP of Recovery Services at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, began his career working with homeless addicted women and their children at St. Martin de Porres House of Hope, in Chicago. Listen to his fascinating story.

Sharon Matthew, MA, and Ming Wang, MD, are experts in older adult treatment. They talk about the many special considerations for treating people 55 and older–and their families.

Joe Nowinski, PhD, is the author of “If You Work It, It Works! The Science Behind Twelve Step Recovery.” He is an author and educator who truly understands recovery.

Every fall I feel a renewed sense of gratitude for the people who helped me get sober. I wasn’t looking for help, so their job wasn’t easy. Fortunately, my resistance didn’t stop them from taking action—repeatedly. And for that, I am deeply grateful.

Carver Brown has presented the “Back to Basics” approach to the 12 Steps to more than 7.000 people. He is passionate about recovery.

Robert Dupont, MD, prolific author and founding director of NIDA, talks about surprising things he’s learned in a lifetime of helping addicts and families.

Spiritual unmanageability grows out of physical and emotional unmanageability, and it is the most pernicious. Where is mercy? Where is love?

What do addiction recovery and religious conversion have in common? (Originally published in the Journal of Human Development)

Dear Jeff and Debra, Our 29-year- old daughter is just completing inpatient treatment for alcoholism. We think she’s done well in treatment, but she doesn’t seem interested in her aftercare plan. What can we do to encourage her?  –Anxious Parents

Want to have some great non-alcoholic beverages to offer your friends and family this holiday season? We’ve got you covered. For many years, AAA has published “The Great Pretenders” holiday drink guide, with creative and delicious recipes.