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NCJ Number: 105326 Find in a Library
Title: Kids, Drugs, and Alcohol - A Parent's Guide to Prevention and Intervention
Author(s): A S Harrity; A B Christensen
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 180
Sponsoring Agency: Betterway Publications, Inc.
White Hall, VA 22987
Publication Number: ISBN 0-932620-74-4
Sale Source: Betterway Publications, Inc.
PO Box 74
White Hall, VA 22987
United States of America
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book provides information to parents on the drugs commonly used by juveniles and offers parents suggestions for prevention, early detection, and intervention.
Abstract: Following a review of the characteristics of the typical adolescent and his/her vulnerability to peer pressure for drug use, the book presents facts about drugs and their effects. The drugs covered are alcohol, nicotine, marijuana, cocaine and 'crack,' and designer drugs. A description of the teen social scene considers social environments conducive to drug use, such as 'hanging out' at various spots, 'keg parties,' and drunk driving. Practical suggestions to parents for preventing juvenile drug use are to become informed about the problem, confront the issue before there is a problem, express concern for the adolescent, help the child to develop decisionmaking skills, and help the child build self-confidence. Suggestions for intervention focus on signs of drug use and abuse and how to deal with juvenile problem drinkers, drug experimentation, recreational drug use, and advanced drug use. The values and methods of counseling, treatment, and aftercare are discussed, and juveniles are instructed in how to handle peer pressure and other factors in the adolescent's environment which might stimulate drug use. Appended supplementary information, 30 suggested readings, and subject index.
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug abusers
Index Term(s): Drug abuse education; Drug effects; Drug prevention programs; Juvenile drug treatment; Parent education; Underage Drinking
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