"A parent drinking too much alcohol can be really scary. Your mom starts acting differently and you don't know what to expect anymore. You might worry that your mom is going to do something dangerous while she is drinking, that she might hurt somebody or herself accidentally. You might not know who you can talk to about how you feel. Even though the situation is scary, there are people who can help you and your mom get through it, so don't feel you are alone"--Cover, p. 4.