Teens in every community are exposed to alcohol and drugs – ever more powerful drugs – at younger and younger ages. No neighborhood, school, or income level is immune. Today’s media not only glorifies the party lifestyle, but provides an endless source of information about how to obtain, use, and mask the use of drugs.Arming you to fight against those forces, this book will serve as your handbook for dealing with teen drug use. It will provide you with a step-by-step plan of action in what surely is one of the most important and challenging tasks in the life of any parent. You will learn how to avoid emotional pitfalls, identify the behavior of teen drug users, find factual information on drugs, get tough, and begin the process of saving your teen.New in this second edition is more information about prevention, especially from a Christian perspective. How can we get teens to think more deeply about the choices they make? Beyond “drugs are bad,” parents and communities need to appeal to the inner sense of right and wrong that we all have within us.Church youth groups can be a welcoming place to provide the moral compass that the teen mind craves at a critical stage in their development. It is your teen’s own, short-term thinking that typically results in experimentation and use of drugs and alcohol. Instead, help them look to a higher and stronger power, outside their own reasoning, to provide long-term insight that can guide them to a more healthy and productive path.Of course, should drug use progress, you must turn the process over to professionals. This book will also guide you in how to assess your situation, gauge the level of your teen’s problem, and find the best professional help when you need it.One more key benefit of this book is the Stories from Parents Like You and Stories from Those in Recovery. These firsthand testimonials will help you avoid the mistakes of others and cut short the road to recovery.Begin restoring health, wisdom, and peace to your family today.From authors Will Wooton CADC and R. Bruce Rowe.
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About the Author
William Wooton LAADC CADC II, a CAADAC certified alcohol and drug addiction counselor, has been working in addiction treatment helping adolescents and families for over 15 years. His passion for working with addicted teens started when he became sober himself at the age of 16. After experiencing firsthand what recovery can do, he decided that helping others and their families was his career path. During his career as a counselor he has facilitated thousands of groups on addiction behaviors. Each week, he conducts several, weekly, open-to-the-public education and support groups that have continued for over a decade. After starting in private practice in 1997 he founded Pacific Treatment Services (PTS) www.pacifictreatmentservices.com in 2005. As director of PTS his focus is on building effective teen recovery programs and developing new support services for teens and their families. For more Information please visit www.pacifictreatmentservices.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you are struggling with a teen using drugs or alcohol, this book is an excellent one for you. It gives practical advice, educates you on what to expect your child to say and do, and how to parent an addict. Will give you resources on what to do along the way to restore peace in your home and save your child. Highly recommend.
Amazing book! Wish it had been written a year ago as we could have dealt with our daughter's issues much sooner and in an educated fashion. I feel much more prepared to handle our situation and have confidence we can turn things around.