My Dad Loves Me, My Dad Has A Disease


A Child’s View of Living with Addiction
New and Revised Edition
Recommended for ages 5 to 12
Author: Claudia Black, PhD

Children who grow up in addicted families usually learn at a very young age that it is not safe for them to openly talk about their family experiences.   This updated edition of My Dad Loves Me, My Dad Has a Disease gives children ages five to twelve the opportunity to work through their feelings of loss, loneliness, fear, and frustration, both verbally and through drawing exercises.

Through sharing their thoughts and feelings, children can develop a better understanding of addiction and how it affects their parent(s).