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“When Someone in the Family Drinks Too Much”

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The book is now available in Japanese and aims to help children struggling with alcoholism in their families, featuring artwork that allows children a safe distance from a difficult subject. The text explains the feelings that alcoholism can cause (guilt, embarrassment, anger, and so on), and the ways the illness can affect a family (creating enablers, rebels, clowns, etc.), while at the same time offering advice on where to turn for help. The book is authored by American Richard Langsen and illustrated by Nicole Rubel, who is popular for her colorful and humorous illustrations in the “Rotten Ralph” book series. The book can be bought here: English / Japanese and Machi has kindly donated a copy (in Japanese) to the TELL EPP library.