Let’s Make a Contract books by Ann Schiebert, Psy.D. have the following five-star ratings on

Essential for any parent, guardian, or caregiver

Let’s Make a Contract is essential for any parent, guardian, or caregiver who finds his or her child mired down in substance abuse of any kind or category. This newly revised and expanded edition of Let’s Make a Contract features an updated introduction by Dr. Schiebert which details the harrowing journey she took with her own addicted son, as well as a new highly researched chapter on the opiate/opioid pandemic that describes why teens are at particular risk. All contracts showcased in this new edition of Let’s Make a Contract are available in electronic form to download, modify, and print out. —Susan Bethany, Reviewer’s Bookwatch

Exceptionally well written

Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, Let’s Make a Contract: Getting Through Unhappy Romantic Relationships is a thoroughly ‘real world practical’ compendium of insights, information, and encouragement, making it an ideal and unreservedly recommended read and an enduringly useful and welcome addition to personal and community library Self-Help/Self-Improvement collections. —Midwest Book Review

Great Usable Book!

An amazingly easy to read and to the point book. The content is clear as are descriptions of the problems and the recommendations. The author makes you feel as if you are in her office having a discussion about your personal teen problems. I highly recommend the book, especially in color as the artwork emphasizes and enhances the content. —Amazon customer

A must have for parents and providers!

This is an amazing guide on how to work with teens struggling with substance abuse. If you are a parent, you will easily learn how to set boundaries, provide structure, and better communicate with your teen. If you are a provider, this book will revolutionize your approach to how you treat substance abuse because the methods offered are uncomplicated, clear, and conscience. Don’t hesitate. This is a must have book! —Susan Malboeuf


Thank you for providing me with something tangible to assist with building a successful future for my teen and my family. We face some challenging times in the future but with your contracts and our support and encouragement we look towards the future and it is bright.

There are so many negative influences that bombard our impressionable teens it is problematic to know where to turn. Peer pressure is not confined to a time frame; it continues through social media at a consistent pace that is only increasing. The first aspect of this topic that I had trouble facing is that I don’t have all the answers. Although I presumed the framework as far as decision making, values, and character I conveyed during my teen’s youth would work to mitigate circumstances that presented hard choices, my assumptions were wrong. My experience not only taught me that I don’t have all the answers, but it also taught me that there are many resources available to help me keep my eyes on the future and not in the past. Addiction is not confined to an episode; it continues even if substances are not abused. So what now? Do I focus on the mistakes I made in the past or do I look to improving the environment for my teen’s future? I choose the latter, and Dr. Schiebert has provided me a guide toward realizing that goal. Gone are the days of reminiscing about how things were, my focus and energy will be spent on developing the necessary conditions for future success.

This book is a MUST READ for every parent even if you have not been directly impacted by substance abuse, I can almost guarantee your teen knows someone that is. Easy to read and digest the material provided in this book will lead parents and their teens down the path of mutual understanding and respect. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Dr. Schiebert for writing this book, it is like I found a piece of the puzzle that has been missing in our lives. —Amazon customer

Dr Rick

Excellent evidence-based book to use with teens with substance use issues. Great for parents, teens, and professionals. —Richard LaBelle

Meet a solution to an epidemic

This book is a must read!!! Not just for those that are having these issues but for those who love learning. I feel that this reading should be placed in doctor’s offices. hospitals waiting rooms and a essencial gift for those having to deal with the addiction of children friends and family. More than worth the money. You won’t reget it. The arthur is consise, knowledgeable and clear. It just might save someone’s life. Sorry about the spelling in my last review but my keys are worn and I am not a typist. But the message was clear. —Joann Bongiomo

Silly Teenagers, someone figured out how parents can help

Impressive! Dealing with one teen is tough but several spread apart in age this book gave an amazing perspective and information. —CW Donovan