Teens in every community and school environment are increasingly exposed to drugs - ever more powerful drugs - at younger and younger ages. They are bombarded with messages via television, the Internet, social media, and music that glorify a superficial lifestyle where drugs are not just accepted, but encouraged as a key element of popularity, success, and fame. The media provide a steady stream of subtle, inside jokes involving drug use that create an "everybody who's cool does it" attitude. And today's media, especially the Internet, is an endless source of information about how to obtain, use, and mask the use of drugs.
This book is designed to be the first step for parents to get educated and increase their effectiveness in being counselors to their teens and dealing with teen drug use. You will learn what you need to know 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.
Of course, should drug use progress, you must turn the process over to a professional. This book will also guide you in how to assess your situation, gauge the level of their teen's problem, and find the best professional help to take over when it's required.
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About the Author
During his career as a counselor he has facilitated thousands of groups on addiction behaviors. Each week, he conducts several, 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) 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.