ERIC Number: ED348613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Kids & Drugs: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals. Second Edition.
Tobias, Joyce M.
This book presents information on drug abuse and adolescents for parents and professionals. The first chapter discusses today's drug culture, tracing the evolution of drug use from the 60s, through the 70s, 80s, and 90s. The second chapter discusses adolescent chemical use. It includes a check list for signs and symptoms; description of drug paraphernalia; discussion of the progression of chemical use; discussion on how each family member suffers; and a discussion of intervention and treatment. The third chapter discusses the mind-altering drugs: the gateway drugs; alcohol; marijuana; cocaine and other stimulants; inhalants; depressants; hallucinogens; phencyclidine; narcotics; designer drugs; over-the-counter drugs; look-alikes; anabolic steroids; and effects of drugs on the fetus. The fourth chapter discusses prevention in the family. The fifth chapter discusses parent groups, including the beginning of the movement, parent peer groups, self-help support groups, community action groups, the story of PANDAA, and how to get a group started. A resource section includes a reading list; a list of community resources; a list of school resources; a list of 12 step programs; advice on evaluating drug literature; letter writing tips; suggested guidelines for parents and parent pledge; advice on locating runaways; a list of national tollfree hotlines; a discussion of PANDAA philosophies; and an addict's prayer. (ABL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction, Drug Education, Parent Child Relationship, Substance Abuse
Panda Press, 4111 Watkins Trail, Annandale, VA 22003-2051 ($6, quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A