New Jersey is home to many people affected by addiction and the opioid crisis, but none are so affected and at risk as children. Cinnaminson resident and professional counselor Carolyn Hannan Bell saw this risk, and aimed to help these children in need by writing a children’s book about addiction and how it affects people you love. The book is offered in two versions: “Mom’s Addiction” and “Dad’s Addiction,” available through Amazon. The book offers an explanation to children for why people taking drugs behave strangely, and the author hopes that the book can help prevent the need for therapy going forward.

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CINNAMINSON – As a licensed professional counselor for adults, Carolyn Hannan Bell often bears witness to the generational effects of substance use disorder.  

Children affected by a parent’s addiction can grow up to form unhealthy relationships with people and sometimes substances.

It’s confusing and often terrifying for a child when a parent behaves oddly, said Hannan Bell.

The Cinnaminson resident has written a new children’s book aimed at young people whose households are affected by opioid abuse. Available through Amazon, the book is offered in two versions: “Mom’s Addiction” and “Dad’s Addiction.” She also started a Facebook page called Helping Children Understand.

“I’m trying to prevent future therapy,” said Hannan Bell, who counsels patients at her home and in her Cherry Hill office. “There is no better medicine than prevention.” Continue Reading Here

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

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