ERIC Number: ED333274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
After Sugar and Spice: A Manual for Parents about Daughters, Drugs and Prevention.
Bankston, Karen; White, Douglas
This book was written for parents interested in preventing alcohol and other drug abuse by their daughters. It addresses special risks that girls face and notes that recent research challenges long-held beliefs that alcohol and other drug abuse problems among females are the same as those among males. The word "drug" is used to include alcohol, nicotine, street drugs, and prescription and over-the-counter medications that cause mood and mind changes. Each of six chapters addresses one major strategy for drug abuse prevention. Chapters are organized by how those strategies affect a girl from her toddler through her teenage years. Individual chapters focus on: (1) effective communications; (2) parents, the media and other role models; (3) building self-esteem; (4) developing decision-making skills; (5) sidestepping peer pressure; and (6) prescription and over-the-counter drug use. The appendices review research on the specific drug problems and risks females face and list literature on alcohol and other drug issues and programs designed to prevent drug problems in individuals, families, and communities. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Dept. of Health and Social Services, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Clearinghouse, Madison.