Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book), Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

Addiction: A Family Affair, Scott Teitelbaum

Cocaine in the Brain, Nora Volkow

Adult Children of Alcoholics, Janet Woititz

Addict in the Family, Beverly Conyers

Rewired: A bold new approach to addiction and recovery, Erica Spiegelman

Drug Addiction and Families, Marina Barnard


Bipolar Disorder

An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison

Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families, Francis Mondimore


Borderline Personality Disorder

Understanding and Treating BPD: A Guide for Professionals and Families, John Gunderson, M.D.

I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me, Kreisman & Strauss

The Buddha & the Borderline, Kiera Van Gelder

The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide, Chapman & Gratz

New Tools and Techniques to Stop Walking on Eggshells, Randi Kreger

Stop walking on eggshells – Taking your life back when someone you care about has Borderline Personality Disorder, Paul T. Mason, MS. & Randi Kreger


Eating Disorders

My kid is back: Empowering parents to beat anorexia nervosa, June Alexander & Daniel Le Grange

Eating Disorders: A parent’s guide, Rachel Bryant-Waugh & Bryan Lask

The Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders: Supporting Self Esteem, Healthy Eating and Positive Body Image at Home, Marcia Herrin



Choice Making, S. Wegscheider-Cruse

The second family, Dr. Ron Taffel

Of Course You Are Angry, Rossellini & Worden

Growing Up Again, Clarke & Dawson

Why am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am?, John Powell

Making peace with your parents, Bloomfield & Felder

Necessary Losses, Judith Viorst

Boundaries: Where you end and I begin, Anne Katherine

Bradshaw On: The Family, John Bradshaw


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

The OCD Workbook, Hyman & Pedrick

Stop Obsessing, Edna Foa



Mental Illness and the Family: Unlocking the Doors to Triumph, Herbert Gravitz

Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Patients and Providers, E. Fuller Torrey, M.D.

I am not Sick I Don’t Need Help!- How to Help Someone with Mental Illness Accept Treatment, Xavier Amador



Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse, Lisa Najavitz

Strong at the Broken Places, Richard Cohen

The Courage to Heal, Bass & Davis

The body keeps score – Brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma, Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.

Further Information and Suggested Family Program Readings

For more information about the family support program and family weekend program at Lifeskills South Florida, please call us today at 866-321-9430. Additionally, if you want more information about substance use disorder or mental health treatment, our Lifeskills South Florida staff members are ready to assist you.