Lisa Frederiksen is the author of nine books. Here most recent three share the latest information on drug abuse, at-risking drinking, help for families of drug addicts and alcoholics, addiction as a brain disease, treatment, recovery and more. Two of these were also translated into Spanish and published by Editores Mexicanos Unidos, S.A., linked here:
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Talking to a child about secondhand drinking | a parent’s drinking – HOW do you do it? How do you sooth a child whose mommy or daddy yells at them or belittles them when they’ve been drinking. How do you explain to a child their daddy and mommy still loves them when you don’t believe it yourself because you ask yourself, “How could any parent claim to love their child and continue the drinking that’s hurting them?” How do you help a child understand it’s not them [the child] that makes their parent act the way they do so that the child doesn’t grow up believing they weren’t good enough or smart enough or helpful enough or….?
As someone whose personal experiences with secondhand drinking and who has worked with hundreds of parents and children and adult children of alcoholics grappling with their own experiences, I decided to write a short, FREE booklet for adults – the parents, older siblings, grandparents, teachers and concerned family friends – the adults in a position to help a child understand.
“I think it’s brilliant!
“The first section spoken through the child’s voice I think is very powerful. I think as adults generally we don’t appreciate how much kids pick up on and what they understand. Even if we are aware of trying to protect them I still think they see, hear and know way more than we give them credit for. …Part II is very clearly explaining that the alcoholism is a disease and is something that affects the brain. I like this emphasis because it doesn’t put any blame on the alcoholic or make them out to be bad people. …Part III is just an excellent list of everything everyone should know about alcohol whether they are a problem drinker or not! …And I love the ‘Anonymous’ suggestion of Part IV because again I’m pretty sure that even if someone know deep down that their loved one has a drink problem, the drinker will be telling them otherwise so having a resource to go to anonymously is great.” ~ Carolyn Hughes, Author specializing in addiction, mental health, women, family, relationships,faith, Founder of The Hurt Healer
Check out the related blog post, “Talking to a Child About Secondhand Drinking | a Parent’s Drinking.”
Do you wonder why eating a big meal doesn’t keep you from getting drunk? Do you believe coffee will sober a friend up? Do you wonder why some can drink far more than others and still not seem drunk? Do you have a hard time believing alcoholism is a disease?
In this short, 80-page eBook, readers will find the latest brain and addiction-related research and science discoveries written for the general public that debunk the common myths about drinking alcohol. Examining and challenging these common myths from a scientific perspective can help readers recognize what it takes to cross the line from alcohol use to abuse to dependence (alcoholism) and what it takes to stop the progression.
Some of the myths:
Myth 2: A Drink is A Drink
Myth 3: Throwing up, drinking coffee, taking a cold shower or walking around the block will sober a person up.
Myth 4: Eating a big meal absorbs the alcohol and drinking lots of water dilutes it so a person can drink more and not get drunk.
Myth 5: Some people can just hold their liquor better than others
Myth 6: The best thing to do for a drunk friend is to let them sleep it off.
Myth 7: People who get DUIs (DWIs) had to know they were too drunk to drive.
Myth 12: Teens are too young to be alcoholics, and besides, all teens drink at some point.
Myth 17: If an alcoholic relapses, it’s their fault. They just didn’t want it badly enough.
Myth 18: Family members and friends may worry about a loved one but once the drinking stops, they’ll be fine.
A few of the appendices:
Appendix A: Key Reasons a Person’s Drinking Crosses The Line From Alcohol Use to Abuse to Dependence (Alcoholism)
Appendix B: Neural Networks and Brain Development Explained
Appendix C: How Alcohol Hijacks the Brain; the Brain Disease of Alcoholism
Appendix E: Health Consequences of Secondhand Drinking (SHD)
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There is a great deal of 21st century brain and addiction-related research now possible thanks to advances in brain imaging technologies. These findings are exploding long-held beliefs about addiction and addiction treatment and the impacts of a loved one’s substance misuse on family members and friends. Loved One In Treatment? Now What! [122 pages] simplifies this research and answers questions, such as:
- What causes addiction? Why do some people become alcoholics or drug addicts and others do not?
- What is “effective” treatment? Is there a difference between treatment and recovery?
- Who among family members and friends can help a loved one get treatment? Or can they?
- What does coping with a loved one’s addiction do to family members and friends, and what is available to help them?
“Loved One In Treatment? Now What! is an outstanding, fact-filled, clear, easy-to-read and understand book aimed at helping friends and family, as well as the medical community, comprehend and approach one of the most baffling conditions that we face today.” Stan Fischman, M.D., Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
“Revolutionary…science-based answers, a checklist of next steps – a must read for anyone dealing with a loved one’s addiction.” Caroll Fowler, M.A., MFT, Addiction Specialist
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If You Loved Me, You’d Stop! What You Really Need To Know When Your Loved One Drinks Too Much [120 pages] can help return your life to normal. You’ll learn about the most current brain research on the disease of alcoholism and facts not widely known to the general public about excessive drinking (alcohol abuse). Just 120 pages, this book covers a host of issues, including co-addictions, drunk driving, underage drinking, dual diagnosis, codependency and more. presented against the backdrop of her own experiences, author Lisa Frederiksen offers fresh hope to the more than half of American adults (and the one in four children) who have a family member who drinks too much.
“…a must-read for anyone whose life has been touched by alcoholism. You’ll never see this addiction in the same light again!” Beth Wilson, Integrative Life Coach and best-selling author of He’s Just No Good For Me: A Guide to Leaving Destructive Relationships
“Neither in my practice nor my own search for answers about alcoholism, excessive drinking and codependency have I found a book like this…” Cherie Zappas Tannenbaum, Nurse Practitioner