Addictions: What All Parents Need to Know to Survive the Drug Epidemic


Addictions: What All Parents Need to Know to Survive the Drug Epidemic is a must have for individuals, residential recovery programs, out-patient programs, professional recovery coaches, aftercare professionals, counselors, therapists, probation officers, ministries, recovery retreats, sponsors, sober companions, and family members to help them to get a deeper understanding of the disease of addiction, the solution to the problem, and the program of action that promotes change in the substance abuser. A Support system for family and friends of substance abusers that helps to provide clarity, understanding, education, prevention, and awareness.


When I started reading this work, my first reaction was, ‘Cor-blimey this is a bit full-on!’ I was actually taken back by the no-messing; in your face approach. I was actually contemplating suggesting starting out with a compassionate message of hope.

I changed my mind about halfway through the book when I finally admitted to myself that I knew absolutely zilch about addiction, being fortunate enough never to have shown interest in drugs and the like, and no experience either directly or indirectly with the consequences… Thankfully. I also concluded that this must be one of those growing epidemic conditions that requires a full-on approach although I maintain that this could put a lot of people off.

Despite the approach, throughout the book, I could feel Rev Kev’s passion for this subject. The depth of knowledge and experience he imparts is nothing short of amazing. When he started getting into the psychological aspects of addiction, I began to realize how deeply his knowledge ran. I am no stranger to psychology, the DMR, and related treatments/therapies.

I was gifted this book through Amazon in exchange for an honest review. It is a great resource for families dealing with addiction.

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About Kev

Kev is an Author & Songwriter. After years of studying, and even more years working in education, and management in the US, he returned to his hometown in England where he finally settled down to focus on his writing and music. Links to his works can be found in the widget bar, and more information about them can be found on his pages above. He would greatly appreciate it if you would check them out. Kev has a M.Ed in Secondary Education with English as his main subject area. He also did post-graduate studies in Christian Counselling and Psychopathology after obtaining a BA in Psychology with a minor in Classical Greek.

10 comments on “Addictions: What All Parents Need to Know to Survive the Drug Epidemic

  1. good one well done ☺☺😄good book

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  2. Thanks Kevin for this awesome and fair book review for this book by Rev. Dr. Kevin T. Coughlin, PhD., and Recovery Coach. I am sure Kevin does as well. I will try to keep my preferred books to you on the lighter side! Lol.

    Author, Catherine Lyon 🙂

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  3. Reblogged this on "Welcome to Lyon Book & Social Media Promotions" and commented:
    An Exceptional and Very Fair Book Review by Kevin Cooper who I know doesn’t read many addiction/recovery books. So I thank him for doing this one!

    And yes, this is a must read for all parents to be aware, be informed, and ready to keep your kids from The Drug Epidemic … Catherine Lyon

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  4. A good book to have out there. I hope I never need it!

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