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What’s a Parent To Do?

December 17th, 2008

What's A Parent To Do

Book Description

In his empowering new book, “What’s a Parent To Do? Straight Talk on Drugs and Alcohol,” Nobel Peace Prize co-recipient Henry David Abraham, M.D. gives parents a three pronged approach that shows you how to take real steps to prevent drug and alcohol abuse, know the drugs that put your child at risk and take positive action if your child is already using drugs or alcohol. Clear and concise, Abraham’s book gives you the vital facts and latest medical information you need to keep your children safe. Now you can open a dialogue and guide your child or any child you care about towards a drug-and alcohol-free future.

Henry David Abraham, M.D. has counseled over 90,000 patients and their families in his thirty-year career. He has been Director of the Substance Abuse Programs and clinical professor of psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine, chief of Clinical Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services at Brown University, and a faculty member of the Department of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. Winner of a Peabody and Emmy, he is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Abraham has appeared on 48 Hours, NBC News and Court TV and has been published or quoted in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times and The Boston Globe.

Product Details

Paperback: 227 pages
Dimensions: 10.25 x 7.5 x 0.5 in.
Publisher: New Horizon Press, Far Hills, New Jersey
In-Print Editions: Paperback
ISBN 0-882882-238-1

Editorial Reviews
“Great book. Take Home Lesson 7) Never give up hope. Ever. It made me cry.

Hope it sells well!” H. Thibodeau, Enfield CT

“Drug use among children and teens is a leading national health concern.
Henry David Abraham’s text is an accessible “how-to-guide” for parents,
which not only educates parents on the facts of drugs and alcohol, but
more importantly provides them the tools necessary to be their own
researchers of the ever changing drug culture. This text does not merely
inform the parent on the current drug epidemic, but more importantly
teaches parents on how to inform themselves.

Dr. Abraham first provides parents the framework for understanding the
factors that often lead to substance abuse, and then provides a
no-nonsense discussion on the substances commonly used by children.
Drawing from his extensive clinical experience, the author illustrates
the potential consequences of each drug with heartbreaking stories of
children affected by drug-induced disorders. A very novel and powerful
section of this text is an easy-to-follow guide on how to understand the
significance of scientific studies: a parent learns that not all drug
facts they encounter in the media are equal. The author explains how to
interpret the implications of the various forms of reported scientific
research – ranging from single-patient case stories to well designed
research studies- allowing a parent to make their own educated judgments
on the importance of the drug information they come across in the media.

For parents who feel powerless approaching their children on the topic
of drugs, Dr. Abraham provides, in a very straight forward way, the
important facts on the newer, exotic drugs children are taking.
Additionally, Dr. Abraham examines the often overlooked, but serious
consequences of hallucinogen use.

As the President of the National Organization on Drug-Induced Disorders,
and also an administrator of a support forum for individuals with
hallucinogen-induced disorders, I have heard hundreds of stories from
teenagers and college students affected by rare and underreported
drug-induced disorders caused by hallucinogens. This is the first text I
feel comfortable recommending to parents of these individuals, as it is
the first to accurately describe and address these disorders.”

David S. Kozin
National Organization on Drug-Induced Disorders

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