Reviews



“Will Wooton, CADC, has established himself as one of the top clinicians treating Adolescent Chemical Dependency in southern California over the last decade. Now he has written a book that establishes him as one of the top authors. Bring Your Teen Back From The Brink is a comprehensive yet concise work that very clearly outlines how to approach our teenaged children and drug/alcohol use. Parents, therapists, and doctors need to have this book in their library. Every sentence has practical, clinical value and written in a very comfortable, easy-to-read style. Over the last decade I have referred many patients, colleagues, friends, and family to Will. In each case I have been extremely pleased with his approach to patient care and the tremendous and positive impact of his treatment program. This book will make parents more sophisticated in prevention and recognition of drug abuse and in implementing intervention strategies when problems are identified. This should be required reading for parents of pre-teenage and teenage children.”
- Robert Bradley Sanders D.O., Board Certified Psychiatrist

“This book succeeds in outlining the effective elements necessary to help loved ones deal with teen alcohol and drug issues. You’ll learn the associated games, manipulations, feelings, and behaviors of users and helpful ways to respond without enabling. The authors integrate stories from young people and parents that make this an informative as well as interesting read. Highly recommended!”
- Charlie Hart, B.A., M.S. and 34 year Chemical Dependency Therapist

“Even terrific parents can have troubled teens! Will Wooton’s insightful book will give you expert advice and effective strategies to help you, your teenager and family cope with troubled times. Whether it’s drugs, alcohol or behavior problems, this book provides tactics to implement good, solid changes that can save your kid’s life! Use Will Wooton’s professional guidance, methodology and information to strengthen the impact of counseling or a program for you and your teen. I recommend this book highly; it has worked in my family!”
- Dina Feldman-Scarr, Attorney at Law

“Not only is this book full of education on the drugs that are available to our kids, it had testimonies from families that went through exactly what I’m going through.  This book gave me the courage and strength to do what I knew I needed to do. I couldn’t have read it at a more perfect time. Thanks!”
- Debbie V.

“This book was a wealth of information that is so needed in this day and age. As parents we are taught to protect our children from all bad influences. We never imagine that perhaps it is our own child who is that bad influence. You may not want to believe it. Reading this book will help you decide if your child needs professional help, or give you some options you have as a parent. We are parents that love our kids, we are not drug counselors. If your child is exhibiting any behaviors to lead you to be suspicious, it’s time to leave that loving standpoint and get real very quick. If you are even reading this review, I suggest you read this book ASAP!”
- M. Lane 

“Dr. Spock didn’t have a chapter called “What To Do If You Think Your Teenager Might Have A Drug or Alcohol Problem”. We parents all face challenges raising our kids but rare is the parent who can effectively get a handle on a son or daughter who is trapped in the world of substance abuse or out of control behavior. Our kids are in over their heads and so are we. We need help from an expert in the field. This is not the time for touchy feely approaches. You need to take action. This “how to” book will guide you toward getting results. Our kids live in a “Get It Now” world. If you are worried and confused about your child, this book is for you. Don’t wait, get it now.”
- C. Huang 

“This book is one of those books that you will pick up again and again. Practicle knowledge for any parent that even suspects their child might be doing drugs. I meant it when I said you are not crazy and you definitely are not alone. There are so many parents going through similar experiences but are afraid to speak out because of image. Once you read this book it gives you the tools you need to deal with your teenager. And it educates you on todays issues with drugs and what may be going on inside your teen.”
- A. Carpenter 

“Will Wooton has helped so many teenagers and their families overcome drug problems. I highly recommend this book for anyone with a child suffering from substance abuse. The book provides specific and practical steps to help parents and teens get through the tough process of recovery.”
- K. Knabb 

“If you have even a whisper of concern about whether or not your teen is using drugs, get this book! Learn how to identify at risk behaviors and how to address them. As a parent of two teens that have been involved with drugs I have found it an invaluable resource. Parenting teens is hard enough, if you are trying to parent a teen who is using/abusing drugs it can feel impossible. Don’t despair, there are things you can do to take back your power and authority as a parent and get your teen on the right track, this book will help you do just that.”
- T. Rountree 

“This book succeeds in outlining the effective elements necessary to help loved ones deal with teen alcohol and drug issues. You’ll learn the associated games, manipulations, feelings, and behaviors of users and helpful ways to respond without enabling. The authors integrate stories from young people and parents that make this an informative as well as interesting read. Highly recommended!”
- C. Hart

“This book is an amazing source of insight and information. Every parent of a teenager should have a copy. I just wish it was written 20 years earlier, as it would have been incredibly helpful in encouraging my sister to make better life choices.”
- J. Carvajal

“I was first introduced to Will and his book when my 15 year old son was caught smoking pot at school. I was devastated and did not know where to begin. I am a good parent, but I don’t know how to parent a child who does drugs. This book gave me the tools. I have the relationship with my son, now, that I have always dreamed of. No more outbursts, no more arguing and absolutely no drugs. He is kind and thoughtful and becoming a man that I am so very proud of. I can’t say enough good things about this book!”
- Jeanna S.