Lisa’s Books

Lisa Frederiksen is the author of eleven books. Her most recent share the latest information on addiction as the brain disease it is, at-risking drinking, help for families of those struggling with substance use disorders, addiction treatment and recovery, risk factors for developing a substance use disorder and more.

Lisa Latest Additions – Quick Guides to Addiction Recovery and Secondhand Drinking

In 2014, Lisa Frederiksen launched her Quick Guide series – short eBooks on specific topics. Below you will find links to articles on the first two in this series, introducing the eBook and sharing ordering information:


Now available from most eBook retailers.



Quick Guide for Addiction Recovery: What Helps, What Doesn’t




Now Available from Most eBook Retailers.

Now Available from Most eBook Retailers.





Quick Guide to Secondhand Drinking: A Phenomenon That Affects Millions






Lisa’s Other Relevant Books

Book descriptions and reviews are shared below, but for immediate purchase, please click the following links:

If You Loved Me, You’d Stop! What You Really Need to Know When a Loved One Drinks Too Much

Loved One in Treatment? Now What!

Crossing the Line From Alcohol Use to Abuse to Dependence

Free DOWNLOAD Booklet on Talking to a Child About a Parent’s Drinking | Secondhand Drinking


Lisa's Books

by Lisa Frederiksen, Crossing The Line From Alcohol Use to Abuse to Dependence, a book for anyone wondering what “normal” drinking as compared to “at-risk”drinking vs alcoholism and what it takes to cross the line.

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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)

Now What Final- 6-29List Price:$14.95
Available through Amazon and other booksellers

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

This book has been translated into Spanish and published by Editores Mexicanos Unidos, S.A., linked here: CODEPENDENCIA: EL SER QUERIDO BAJO TRATAMIENTO… ¡Y AHORA QUE! It is also available on Amazon, now, though there is no product description. Link Here

If you Loved me you'd stop!List Price: $11.95
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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

This book has been translated into Spanish and published by Editores Mexicanos Unidos, S.A., linked here: SI ME AMARAS… DEJARIAS DE BEBERIt is also available on Amazon, now, although there is no product description. Link Here