Living with Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

Overview

According to federal government statistics, as many as 12 million teens in the United States use alcohol or drugs on a regular basis, and 3 million of them qualify as substance abusers. Alcoholism and drug addiction, also known as substance abuse disorders, are two versions of the same disease: dependence on a chemical substance.
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Overview

According to federal government statistics, as many as 12 million teens in the United States use alcohol or drugs on a regular basis, and 3 million of them qualify as substance abusers. Alcoholism and drug addiction, also known as substance abuse disorders, are two versions of the same disease: dependence on a chemical substance.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816073269
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2009
  • Series: Teen's Guides Series
  • Pages: 168
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1 What Are Alcoholism and Addiction? 1

2 Substances of Abuse 14

3 Causes of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction 32

4 Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction 44

5 Dangers of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction 54

6 Getting Support and Help 65

7 Approaches to Treatment 77

8 Managing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction: Life After Treatment 92

9 Helping a Friend or Relative 104

10 Paying for Care 115

11 What More Can You Do? 123

Appendix: Associations and Support Groups 132

Glossary 140

Read More About It 147

Index 151

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