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Roots and Wings: Mindful Parenting in Recovery

by Dan Mager Central Recovery Press
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Pbk 272 pages
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Quality parenting doesn’t happen by accident or coincidence—it necessitates conscious awareness and intentional effort. Designed to guide parents in recovery so they can nurture healthy family dynamics through mindfulness, Roots and Wings provides tools to develop awareness and skills in the service of becoming the parents they want to be and the parents their children need.


Parenting is among the most difficult jobs on the planet, yet becoming a parent requires no license, training, or advance preparation of any kind.


For people in recovery from addiction, parenting is an even more complicated and sensitive issue, frequently fraught with guilt, regret, and shame.


About 23.5 million American adults say they are overcoming an involvement with alcohol or other drugs they once considered to be problematic. (Source: The Partnership at and The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services).


Presents a holistic and in-depth, yet down-to-earth, approach to mindfulness and how it can be utilized to build the awareness and skills to improve life satisfaction and contentment.
Dan Mager, MSW, is a writer and editor in long-term recovery. He received his MSW from Hunter College of the City University of New York, School of Social Work and has nearly twenty years of experience as a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and clinical director in behavioral health and addiction treatment settings. He is the author of Some Assembly Required: A Balanced Approach to Recovery from Addiction and Chronic Pain and writes for  


Dan Mager currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.