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Cool Parents, Drug-Free Kids

Cool Parents, Drug-Free Kids

by Robert Holman Coombs
     
 

This book helps parents learn how to reach out to their kids in healthy and supportive ways, hopefully deterring them from experimenting with drugs.

  • This book outlines the issue of drug usage in teens. The author, a top-ranking professor at a top-ranking university, has reviewed relevant professional literature, gathered first hand information

Overview

This book helps parents learn how to reach out to their kids in healthy and supportive ways, hopefully deterring them from experimenting with drugs.

  • This book outlines the issue of drug usage in teens. The author, a top-ranking professor at a top-ranking university, has reviewed relevant professional literature, gathered first hand information about users at all stages, and compiled a practical, interesting guide for parents and interested others.
  • Family-strengthening Activities, which appear at the end of each chapter, give parents a tool to help open the lines of communication between them and their children.
  • Multi-faceted, this book will help the reader understand the drug problem. This book is also a good resource for parents already experiencing problems with their children.
This book explains how kids get into drugs and which substances (including alcohol) they are most likely to use. Also addressed are the stages of drug abuse, and how major industries promote and glamorize drug use. Particularly valuable are the chapters advising parents what they can do in their homes and communities to help their children avoid the nightmare of drug involvement. The author also presents options for families already caught in any stage of the nightmare. Clearly written, interesting and often entertaining, this book is a parent-friendly guide. Chapters are brief, well organized and informative. Many provide valuable insights, any one of which makes the book worthwhile for parents and teens. Each chapter includes exercises for parents and their kids. Carefully selected, these activities will open parent-child communication about drugs andimprove family interactions in many ways, whether or not children are currently involved with drugs. Cool Parents, Drug-Free Kids: A Family Survival Guide is based on a thorough review of the professional literature, interviews with many parents and over one-hundred recovering addicts.

Robert H. Coombs Professor of Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA School of Medicine is trained as a sociologist (doctorate), counseling psychologist (Masters), family therapist (California licensed) and group psychotherapist (nationally certified). He has published 14 books and more than 175 other manuscripts. Professor Coombs teaches courses on addiction at UCLA where he received the Award for Excellence in Education from the School of Medicine and the Distinguished Faculty Educator Award from the Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205324828
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
07/13/2001
Pages:
189
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 0.62(h) x 9.00(d)

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