Recovering Our Children

A Handbook for Parents of Young People in Early Recovery

by Jennifer Cummings, John C. Cates & With Anette Edens Ph.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/21/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 146
ISBN : 9780595264285

About the Book

Art Greer-Assistant to the General Presbyter, The Presbytery of New Covenant Presbyterian Church (U.S. A.)

    When parents came to me, having discovered their child was involved in drugs, and asked, "What in the word do I do now?", my answer was simple: "See John Cates!" It still is. Barring that, this book, Recovering Our Children, is the next best thing!

Phil Lineberger-Pastor of William Trace Baptist Church of Houston, Texas and Past President of the Baptist General Convention of Texas

    Recovering Our Children is a winner. John Cates and Jennifer Cummings draw upon their education and experience to help parents recognize the evidence of a young person's abuse of chemicals, to help the parents and young person reach out to those who can help, and to help the parents and young person reclaim control of their own lives. This book will serve as a valuable and encouraging tool for those who have reached the end of their rope. I highly recommend Recovering Our Children

Patricia Creer-Past President of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals

    Recovering Our Children, derived from experience with thousands of children and their families is reflective of the hard earned lessons of professionals who have intervened in a personal way for a number of years. I hope that this book will reach many in need, for it will help them. But I also hope that those who compose the community that will nurture Alternative Peer Groups will read it and pay attention.

About the Author

Recovering from years of personal addiction, NAADAC?s 2001 National Counselor of the Year, John Cates, has counseled, designed programs, and spoken worldwide about chemical dependency for over twenty seven years. Living in Houston with his family, he holds a Masters Degree in Counseling, manages a private practice and directs Lifeway.

Jennifer Cummings, mother of two thriving adults, spent five years studying and doing all she could to save her children from addiction and self-destructive behavior. She was supported by the work of Lifeway and PDAP, APG programs, and Covenant House in Houston. She serves on the Cornerstone advisory board.