Ruby’s Dad – A story about living with a parent who is a heavy drinker

Health Promotion Agency, New Zealand, 2012

Related to Substance use

This storybook (which features a first page with guidelines for parents or carers to read) is for children aged 6-11 years whose parent or relative has a drinking problem. It can be use to start a conversation with children in a similar situation, so they can talk with you about what it’s like for them.

‘Ruby’s Dad begins to drink too much and things begin to change in Ruby’s family. After some difficult times, Dad gets the help he needs to stop drinking.’

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