Reality Gap: Alcohol, Drugs, and Sex--What Parents Don't Know and Teens Aren't Telling

Reality Gap: Alcohol, Drugs, and Sex--What Parents Don't Know and Teens Aren't Telling

by Stephen Wallace



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402753046
Publisher: Union Square Press
Publication date: 08/05/2008
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Stephen Wallace has served as Chairman and CEO of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) since 1995. He directs the SADD Teens Today research project and speaks frequently to young people, their families, and professional groups (including the National Association of School Psychologists, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the Independent School Health Association, and the American Camp Association) about youth development and decision-making. He was honored by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy in July 2006 as a leader in drug and alcohol education and prevention and often serves as a national spokesperson for their public awareness campaigns. In February 2008, Wallace was given a national award by the American Camp Association for “being a tireless and passionate advocate for youth and the camp movement.”

Table of Contents

Prologue     ix
A Note from the Author     xv
Defining the Reality Gap: All May Not Be What it Seems     1
Epidemic     19
Risky Business     75
Hormones and Hobgoblins     107
Conspiracy of Silence     155
Weapons of Mass Persuasion     183
What They Learn from Us     201
Breaking Down Barriers     219
Communication Counts     245
Reason to Believe     273
Epilogue-Lessons Learned     293
Acknowledgments     297
Resources     299
Index     304
About the Author     318

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