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The Four Seasons of Recovery for Parents of Alcoholics and Addicts

As PAL groups grew in popularity, founder Mike Speakman wrote a book “The Four Seasons of Recovery for Parents of Alcoholics and Addicts,” based on the principles used in the educational portion of the meetings. He graciously gifted the rights to the book to PAL and now all proceeds go directly toward opening new PAL groups across the country. This is a highly recommended resource.


"The Four Seasons of Recovery" by Michael Speakman


Important information about addiction and recovery

6 Steps to Help Your Addicted Adult Child

11 Principles of Family Education

Acceptance Poem

Changing Habits

Extreme Consequences

“Letting Go”

The “Spiral of Growth”


Impatience Kills Dreams

A Letter to my Family from an Addict

Mom Explains Limiting Financial Help to Son


The Anatomy of Guilt
An Excerpt from Mike Speakman’s Book

Why is Recovery Addiction So Hard?
Answers to 4 of the most common questions family members ask

Mom Explains Cutting Financial Help to Son
This is Not Easy to Do

Detaching with Love
It Doesn’t Sound Very Loving

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