Living with a Parent Who Takes Drugs

Living with a Parent Who Takes Drugs

by Judith S. Seixas, Judith S. Sexias
     
 

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School Library Journal
Gr 5-9-- Through the story of seventh grade Jason, Seixas gives guidance on coping with a drug-abusing parent. Each chapter begins with an experience of Jason's that is followed by explanation and/or alternative courses of action. Emphasizing children's lack of blame in these circumstances, Seixas encourages them to confide in an understanding adult, just as Jason went to the school counselor. Topics discussed include what drug abuse is, how children are affected, how they can protect themselves, treatment of addicts and their families, the law, and what happens when families disintegrate. Jason's story has a hopeful ending, but Seixas makes it clear that this is not always the case. Books dealing with drug use, such as, Drug Use and Drug Abuse (Watts, 1986) by Geraldine Woods, concentrate on the effects of drugs and are written to prevent their use. This book presents realistic, honest advice to readers coping with a different type of drug situation, and should be readily available. --Martha Gordon, South Salem Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688104924
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.35(w) x 7.79(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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