A Teen's Guide to Living Drug-Free

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Health Communications, Jan 1, 2003 - Family & Relationships - 400 pages
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Dedicated to the fresh, new perspectives of today's teenagers (from twelve through twenty), this new volume shares advice, commentary and stories on dealing with one of the most prevalent challenges of adolescence: drugs and alcohol. But more and more, teens are using their courage and knowledge to meet this challenge head-on, choosing to live a drug- and alcohol-free lifestyle. This book gives teens insight on what to do when things seem beyond their control and it will help them to:

  • Know the facts about how drugs and alcohol physically and mentally affect the human body
  • Understand why, how and when chemical dependency sets in
  • Succeed in saying "no", even when friends or peers are saying "yes"
  • Deal with the situation when friends' or family members' usage is out of control
  • Know what to do if they become chemically dependent
  • Realize that using drugs or alcohol can alter ambitions, change priorities, misalign goals, and undermine relationships
  • Manage their roller coaster emotions by providing alternatives

Divided into six units, each chapter opens with a story from a teen and concludes with "Questions to Think About," to allow the realistic and honest message to set in. Resources and referrals, as well as information on twelve-step programs, are also included.

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Contents

How to Say NOEven When Your Friends
11
Can Just a Little Bit Hurt?
25
IF YOU OR A FRIEND OR FAMILY
35
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Bettie B. Youngs, Ph.D., Ed.D. and her daughter, Jennifer Leigh Youngs, coauthored the runaway bestsellers, Taste Berries for Teens, More Taste Berries for Teens, and a companion journal. Bettie Youngs has appeared on CNN, NBC Nightly News and Oprah. Her acclaimed books include Safeguarding Your Teenager from the Dragons of Life; Taste-Berry Tales; the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Gifts of the Heart; and the award-winning Values from the Heartland.

Jennifer Leigh Youngs (Del Mar, CA) is the author of "i>>Feeling Great, Looking Hot, & Loving Yourself/i> and the coauthor of the "Taste Berries for Teens" book series. Bettie B. Youngs, PhD, EdD (Del Mar, CA) is the Pulitzer-Prize nominated author or co-author of many books, including the Taste Berries series, and has appeared often on "Oprah, NBC Nightly News," and other national programming.

Tina Moreno is a substance-abuse counselor whose experience includes counseling high-risk youth and women in all stages of early recovery. Ms. Moreno is founder and coordinator of Seeds of Grace Recovery Services