Helping to Keep Young People Substance and Addiction Free

About the
Red Rosebud Foundation

The Red Rosebud Foundation is dedicated to working with individuals and organizations to create an open and effective dialogue with today’s youth about substance and alcohol abuse. The foundation is also making efforts to team up with a major university to study genetic links with addiction.

To accomplish these goals, the Rosebud Foundation has created two incredible books specifically catered to children and families.

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Through your gift, these books will:

  • EDUCATE children on the science behind addiction
  • REINFORCE the idea that young people have individual choice
  • OPEN ongoing conversation about the genetic, societal, and emotional drivers behind substance abuse
  • PROVIDE resources for young people, their educators, and their families
  • ERADICATE the stigma of addiction so that kids know children can be open and honest about their problems with substance abuse and the problems of their family members
  • REMIND families of the power of connection and conversation between parents and kids in helping young people avoid substance abuse and addiction
About the Red Rosebud Foundation

All proceeds will go to the mission and the children we hope to help. Red Rosebud Foundation is a qualified 501(c) (3) IRS charity so your contributions may be fully tax deductible.

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  • Children and teens who use alcohol and drugs are more likely to have a substance use disorder as adults.
  • Thirty-four percent of high school students binge drink (have five or more drinks of alcohol in a row).
  • Teens who consistently learn about the risks of drugs from their parents are up to 50% less likely to use drugs than those who don’t.

There is no question that substance abuse is invading and ruining the lives of our children. What can we do about it? Open a dialogue and educate them!

The Story Behind the Books

My Dad is an Alcoholic, What About Me?

Millions of kids deal with parental substance abuse. And more important than the example this sets, more destructive than the stress it causes, is the genetic predisposition that comes with being the child of someone suffering from addiction.These children need help, advice, guidance, and reassurance to keep them from following in the footsteps of their parents. And the earlier this help comes, the more likely they will avoid following in their parent’s footsteps.

Using their own experiences as the backdrop, Marc Treitler and his teenage daughter, Lianna, candidly and movingly discuss Marc’s alcoholism, his recovery, and how both impacted their family.

With this as the backdrop, Marc and Lianna provide young readers – and their adults – both reasons and strategies for them to stay substance-free.

For any child who has been impacted by alcoholism, My Dad is an Alcoholic, What About Me? provides reassurance that they can avoid following in their family member’s footsteps, tips on deflecting peer pressure, guidance on dealing with the stressors concurrent to dealing with a family member who is a substance abuser, and an understanding of the science behind addiction.

Putting this book in the hands of a child with a genetic predisposition towards addiction could be the first step in saving their life. And your donation can help make this happen.

Alcohol, Drugs & You: A Young Person's Guide to Avoiding Addiction

Statistics show that we are not talking about alcohol and drugs early enough or effectively with our children.  The National Institute on Drug Abuse has determined that children are now abusing drugs and alcohol as young as 12; and for that abuse to be taking place, they must have tried these substances far earlier. Statistics also show that the earlier kids begin experimenting, the more likely it is they will become addicts.

Simple logic then tells us that the earlier we reach kids with information about substance abuse, the better our chances of helping them avoid it.

In Alcohol, Drugs & You: A Young Person’s Guide to Avoiding Addiction, the father-daughter team of Marc and Lianna Treitler do just that. They open the door to conversation with adolescents about substance abuse and how to avoid it.

An easy read for kids that will spark conversation with their adults, ALCOHOL, DRUGS & YOU should  be a mainstay in classrooms, youth detention centers, and organizations where children gather throughout the country.  You donation can help make this happen.

About the Authors

The Treitler family understands addiction.

Marc, the dad, grew up in a family of addicts.  Becoming himself a high-functioning alcoholic, his academic and then business success allowed him to overlook his problem – until a comment from his then eight-year old daughter opened his eyes and drove him to rehab. CLICK HERE to learn more about Marc.

Rowena, the mom, held the family together throughout her husband’s alcoholism and then supported his recovery.  She knows what it is like to live like an almost-single-parent because your spouse is unreliably available, and she understands the stressors with which children of addicts deal.  Most importantly, she knows what a genetic predisposition to addiction can lead to, and she id dedicated to preventing her children and the children of others of falling prey to it. CLICK HERE to learn more about Rowena.

Meet the Treitlers

Lianna, the teenage daughter, was the catalyst to Marc’s recovery. After attending a concert with her dad when she was eight, her only comment on the event was about dad’s drinking.  It was an eye-opener for Marc and the driving force behind him entering rehab. The co-author of both books, Lianna has now made many media appearances and spoken at schools, encouraging parents to open conversations about substance abuse early and kids to stand strong against peer pressure.  Getting ready to apply to colleges, Lianna is planning on becoming a pediatrician. CLICK HERE to learn more about Lianna.

Bennet, the teenage son is responsible for all the artwork in the books.  Now a high-school student, When not involved in video games, creating videos, or sports like soccer or baseball, he can be found working on his Tae Kwan Do moves or drawing.  Like Lianna, he understands the imperative of the early conversation about substance abuse. CLICK HERE to learn more about Bennett.