Special Alert for Parents
New and Updated Edition of How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid: The Straight Dope for Parents
In this completely revised and updated edition of How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid, Joseph A. Califano, Jr., former US Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, presents a highly readable, comprehensive guide to help you get your children through their most formative years -- that dangerous decade of 10 to 21.
In an effective and user-friendly style, this book includes several brand new chapters covering issues of urgent concern to today’s parents and kids -- such as legalized and synthetic marijuana, social media websites, cell phone apps, the prescription drug epidemic and abuse of ADHD medications, the partying culture of college life, and the latest facts on the critical connection between teen brain development and drinking and drug use.
Califano combines the latest research with his discussions with thousands of parents and teens to give you a vivid picture of the world your kids confront today, along with practical steps to teach, protect, and empower your children, and answers to the tough questions every parent posed to him at speaking engagements across the country.
Don’t wait, pre-order your copy today!
Research shows that children with hands-on parents are far less likely to smoke, drink or use other drugs. Remember, parental engagement matters!
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Why should I worry about my child experimenting?
Adolescence is the critical
time when kids are at risk of experimenting with nicotine, alcohol and other drugs. In fact:
Nine out of 10 Americans who
meet the medical criteria for
addiction started smoking, drinking, or using other drugs
before age 18.
Addiction is a disease that in
most cases begins in
Preventing or delaying teens
from using alcohol, nicotine or
other drugs for as long as
possible is crucial to their
health and safety.