Resources For Healthier Drinking Habits

Here you'll find LAP's ever-growing collection of recommended reading and products designed to help you make mindful decisions around alcohol.

The resources below offer lots of important information about how alcohol affects the body and mind, as well as strategies to reduce or eliminate alcohol from your life. 

Have a look around and give yourself a high five for proactively arming yourself with information about how alcohol really works, so you can help your child make informed decisions as they grow up. Way to go! 

  • Arm Yourself With Information
  • Get Clear About How Alcohol Works
  • Mindfully Watch How You Drink
  • Share What You Learn With Your Tween
Our goal here at LAP isn't to get you to quit drinking, though life is pretty awesome when you quit. Everything you'll find on this site is designed to help you parent yourself and your tween in the most mindful way possible. 

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Are You Trying to Get Me To quit?


But if you take one thing away from here today, I hope it's how important having honest conversations with your child are. The double-standards of drinking and saying don't drink are obvious to your child, even if we prefer they weren't. And while this book is geared towards people who want to quit drinking, it's packed full of research and information about how and why people drink.

Plus she's funny. And makes you question everything you ever assumed about alcohol and drinking.

You won't regret reading it and you'll be able to help your child make better decisions around alcohol because of it. I promise.  

Recommended Reading For Adults

The following books are too mature for tweens and teens, but they're perfect for parents. You'll gather lots of good advice, insights, and resources from any one of these books! 

This Naked Mind 

Written by Annie Grace, this book covers all the sneaky tactics deployed to get us to drink more, not less.

Best for: Strategy

Quit Like A Woman

Holly shares her fierce struggle with drinking and lots of tools and tactics to live a healthier, happier, more balanced life. 

Best For: Support

We Are The Luckiest

"The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life" This mom pretty much says it all. Read it even if you're not planning to quit alcohol. 

Best For: Inspiration

Recommended Reading For Tweens & Teens

If you have regular drinkers in your family, these books are great reads for mature kids and adults alike! They'll give you tons of questions to discuss with your child while being interesting reads and listens! 

This Naked Mind 

Written by Annie Grace, this book covers all the sneaky tactics deployed to get us to drink more, not less.

Best for: Questions


Bluefish is a boy who can't read, with a caregiver who can't not drink. At first. This book is a tearjerker for all the right reasons. 

Best For: Tweens 

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