ERIC Number: ED440328
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Highs! Over 150 Ways To Feel Really REALLY Good...without Alcohol or Other Drugs.
Packer, Alex J.
This book describes how to get high on life without the use of alcohol or drugs. The underlying premise is that the desire for ecstatic moments comes naturally to people. It is the need for sensuous gratification and feelings of delight that drive people to look for different types of highs. The problem is that there are many conflicting ways to go about getting a high and nowhere is this conflict more apparent than in the parent teenager relationship. This self-help book addresses the problem for teenagers. It describes over 150 safe, creative, and natural ways to find contentment, excitement, insight, and peace without the use of alcohol or drugs. Many suggestions were obtained from interviews with students ages 11-18. The Table of Contents includes: (1) "All Stressed Up and No Place To Go: Serenity Highs"; (2) "How To Be an Airhead: Breathing Highs"; (3) "Seeing the Light: Meditation Highs"; (4) "Pumping Adrenaline: Sports, Exercise, and X-treme Highs"; (5) "Food for Thought: Healthy Eating Highs"; (6) "The Eyes Have It: Visual Highs"; (7) "Coming to Your Senses: Sensuous Highs"; (8) "Blue Skies, Cow Pies: Nature Highs"; (9) "Altered States: Out-of-the-Ordinary Highs"; (10) "Messing with Your Mind: Creative and Intellectual Highs"; and (11) "Friends, Family, and Heavy Petting: Connecting Highs." (Contains 19 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Adolescent Behavior, Adolescents, Decision Making Skills, Drinking, Drug Use, Happiness, Intermediate Grades, Life Satisfaction, Parent Child Relationship, Recreational Activities, Secondary Education
Free Spirit Publishing, 400 First Avenue North, Suite 616, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1724 ($14.95). Tel: 612-338-2068; Web site: http://www.freespirit.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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