What's a Parent To Do?
Straight Talk on Drugs and Alcohol
by Henry David Abraham, M.D.
Let's face it, the drug epidemic among today's youth is getting worse. Half of all high-school seniors have used an illicit drug and fully a third of kids between the ages of seventeen and nineteen meet the criteria for a lifetime diagnosis of alcohol abuse or dependency. These tragedies can be averted if parents are empowered to prevent drug use, or to step in when a drug problem first appears.
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 kid gets involved; giving readers essential facts on every street drug – from tobacco to heroin – that puts their kids at risk and showing parents what steps to take if their child is already using drugs or alcohol.
What's a Parent To Do? is a clear, concise guide to what parents need to know about street drugs before their kids get involved—what the drugs are and what to do when dealing with the problems of a kid who uses or is addicted to drugs and 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 kids' drug/alcohol problems.
The battle to stop the epidemic of drug use among the young begins at home. Prevention works. Treatment works. Abraham shows how parents can make the difference.
Henry David Abraham, M.D. is a Nobel Peace Prize winner and a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his training in psychiatry at Harvard. 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 and has appeared on 48 Hours, NBC News, and Court TV and has been published or quoted in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, and Boston Globe. He shared in the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize and resides in Lexington, MA, outside of Boston.
A New Horizon Press Release
5 ½ x 8 ¼, 224 pages
LC # 2004108080, world rights
ISBN: 0-88282-250-0 (pb), $14.95