What's a Parent to Do?: Straight Talk about Drugs and Alcohol

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New Horizon Press Publishers, Incorporated, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 227 pages
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What's a Parent to Do? by Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry David Abraham, M.D. bridges the knowledge gap between parent and child with a three-pronged approach: helping parents prevent drug/alcohol abuse before their child gets involved; providing readers with the essential facts on every street drug from tobacco to heroin that puts their children at risk; and showing parents what steps to take if their child already uses or is addicted to drugs or alcohol. Real life anecdotes and illustrated tables reinforce how to cope, and each chapter closes with "Take-Home Lessons: summarizing key points readers need to know when dealing with a particular aspect of drug/alcohol problems.

The battle to stop the epidemic of drug use among the young begins at home. Prevention works. Treatment works. This clear, concise guide shows how parents can make the difference.

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This book was immensely informative and up to date with the drugs that were around me and my family when I needed a "go-to" guide. I also got his "No B.S. Book on Drugs and Alcohol" eBook by Henry Abraham for my kids for their iPads. They are going to be faced with drugs in High School any way, they should at least be properly prepared. I strongly reccomend this book for anyone with kids or a desire to experiment with recreational drugs.  

About the author (2004)

Henry David Abraham, MD, a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine completed his training in psychiatry at Harvard and was later name Director of Substance Abuse Programs and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts School of Medicine. In 1995 he became Chief of Clinical Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services at Brown University. In his thirty year career he has seen over 90,000 patients and their families. Dr. Abraham received the IRIS, Peabody and Emmy Awards for Best Public Television Programs for his work on "Ground Zero: Victory Road." He resides in Lexington, MA.

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