The Dragon Who Lives at Our House - Paperback
Al the dragon is a welcome and festive visitor at family events, but soon his relationship with Dad becomes all consuming, forcing the rest of the family out of the house. Through "treatment" Al becomes smaller and the family gains new hope. Elaine M. Palmore's poignant story told through delightful illustration is a wonderful help to anyone trying to understand or discuss the heartbreak and hope of a family dealing with substance abuse or any similar issue.
Also available as an ebook for the iPad, Kindle, and Nook.
• Listed as a recommended resource for discharged Betty Ford Center patients
• Reviewed in NACoA Network's Fall 2011 issue:
"And lastly, who doesn't love dragons? A new book for young children compares parental addiction with a dragon. This one is named Al the Dragon, and at first he is welcomed as a festive visitor at family events, but his relationship with Dad becomes all consuming, and Al becomes so big he forces everyone else out of the house. When treatment of the addiction begins, Al becomes smaller and smaller as he shows up with Dad at 12 step meetings and a visit with the sponsor."