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Say the words pregnancy and addiction, and the first response is often judgement and indignation, images of alcohol bottles alongside swollen bellies filling people’s minds. Sadly, it is this prevailing ideology that keeps increasing numbers of women pregnant and trapped in the throes of their addiction from having good choices for treatment…and a fighting chance to get clean for themselves and their babies.

Now let’s paint a slightly different picture. Andrea was never a drug user. She never touched marijuana or cocaine and only drank socially. And then she hurt her back at work and was prescribed OxyContin (a powerful opioid drug). Before Andrea realized it, she was hooked. When she found out she was pregnant, her mind raced. How would she function without her OxyContin? Would the drug hurt her baby? What now?


Addict in the House: A No-Nonsense Family Guide Through Addiction Recovery

Everyone suffers when there’s an addict in the family. Written by an expert in alcohol and drug addiction and recovery, this no-nonsense guide will help you understand the causes of addiction, end enabling behaviors, support your loved one’s recovery, and learn how to cope with relapses. If you’re the family member of an addict, you may feel confused, guilty, and scared of doing the wrong thing. And when you don’t know how to help, you may find yourself in a codependent role, trying so hard to keep your addicted loved one alive, out of jail, or emotionally appeased that you may actually prevent them from realizing they need help.


Dr. Robin is by far, one of the leading expert voices on the topics of addiction, behavioral health, and mental illness. While she has captivated millions with her national media presence, it is her ability to connect with people in crisis and guide them to a life-changing solution that makes her a true master of her domain.

– Darren Kavinoky
Host of DeadlySins at DiscoveryID / Attorney / Keynote Speaker / TV Legal Analyst at TheInsider / Interventionist / Founder of 1.800.NoCuffs®


Dr. Robin Barnett is a revered behavioral health expert, certified sex addiction expert and former CEO of Park Bench Group Counseling, a progressive addiction rehabilitation facility in Northfield, New Jersey, which she co-founded in 2006 and sold in 2014. A licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor, licensed clinical social worker, and certified sex addiction therapist, for nearly two decades she has helped countless people conquer addictive behavior and a multitude of behavioral challenges.