Daddy Drinks (Hardcover)
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"Why are you arresting my daddy?" Ten-year-old Alicia clung to her father's pant leg until the policeman pulled her off and took her father, in handcuffs, to the police car. She didn't understand. Her dad was a famous rock star from the band MAJIC. Everybody loved him. He wasn't supposed to be taken to jail Alicia Marie Zamarelli's world turned upside down the night of the "incident" -- the night her father was arrested for DUI. Her mother was no help; she and Alicia's dad had recently divorced, and besides, she was zoned out and slept all the time anyway. Alicia felt completely alone, but she still had no idea just how catastrophic her life was about to become. How Alicia grapples with the addictions around her and manages to strengthen the relationship with her father may bring tears to your eyes, but it will also warm your heart and provide hope for finding a pathway out of the emotional upheaval that the world of alcohol and drug addictions can create. Daddy Drinks fulfills author Channell's God-given goals to increase awareness among children about the profound effects that alcohol and drug addictions can cause, to empower young people to deal with the strong emotions they may experience and the questions they may have when faced with situations involving addictions, and to promote open communication between youths and adults.