How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid

Order your copy of the 2nd edition of How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid today!  

Special Alert 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 and founder of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, presents a highly readable, comprehensive guide to help you get your child through the dangerous decade from 10 to 21, those formative pre-teen, teen, and college years.

The book has brand new chapters covering issues of urgent concern to today’s parents and kids -- such as legalized and synthetic marijuana, social media websites like Facebook and YouTube, cell phone apps and texting, 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.  All with user-friendly ideas to better equip you to raise healthy and substance-free kids. 

Parents have the greatest power to influence their children, even their teenagers. Califano’s new book shows parents how to exercise that influence, what he calls Parent Power, to help their children steer clear of nicotine, alcohol, and abuse of prescription and illicit drugs. The effective and straightforward techniques Califano provides to parents ensures that being engaged in their child’s life doesn’t require being a Supermom or Superdad, it simply requires using their strengths and taking advantage of opportunities to be an engaged parent. Readers are sure to get a vivid picture of the world teens confront today, practical steps to teach, protect, and empower their children, and answers to the tough questions every parent posed to him at speaking engagements across the country, including:

  • When and how should I talk to my child about drugs and alcohol?
  • Under what circumstances is my child most at risk?
  • How do binge drinking and marijuana use threaten the development of my teen’s brain?
  • How can I help my child handle the glamorization of drinking and drug use on social media, music, television, and the internet?
  • How do I help my child deal with the rampant drinking and drug use perils on college campuses?

Califano combines the latest research with his discussions with thousands of parents and teens about the challenges that widespread access to drugs and alcohol present, and how parents can instill in their teens the will and skills to choose not to use. 

Don’t wait, order your copy today!