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Author Westreich, Laurence Michael, author.

Title A parent's guide to teen addiction : professional advice on signs, symptoms, what to say, and how to help / Laurence M. Westreich.

Publication Info. NewYork, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2017]
©2017

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Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  362.29 WESTREICH    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  362.29 WES    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  616.86 WESTREICH    DUE 07-21-22
Description xvii, 226 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-215) and index.
Contents Introduction. Love is a battlefield -- The battle begins -- Section I: What you need to know about teenagers, drugs, and substance use. The facts about teenagers and substance use -- Recognizing a problem -- Section II: Specific substances and problems. Alcohol and cigarettes -- Illegal stimulants: cocaine and methamphetamine -- Marijuana and other hallucinogens -- Sedatives: opioids and benzodiazepines -- Performance-enhancing drugs: prescription stimulants and steroids -- Addictions to sex, food, and gambling -- Dual diagnosis: mental illness and addiction -- Section III: The best possible treatment. How to find good treatment and get your teenager to it -- Outpatient treatment for your substance-using teenager -- Inpatient treatment for your substance-using teenager -- Aftercare: the next step after intensive treatment -- Section IV: Appendices. Appendix A: Glossary of selected drug terminology and slang -- Appendix B: Reader's resources -- Appendix C: Bibliography.
Summary "From Berkeley to the Bronx, teenage addiction has reached epidemic levels. Parents may suspect their teen's substance use, but often don't know if their teen is addicted or what to do about it. Dr. Laurence Westreich, an addiction expert and the father of two teenagers, helps parents navigate the fraught addiction landscape in A Parent's Guide to Teen Addiction. Divided into three sections, this book--based on the author's decades of experience evaluating and treating teenagers who use substances--guides parents from the moment they suspect their teen has a substance abuse problem to the steps families must take after intensive treatment. Dr. Westreich: Lays out the facts of teen addiction and explains how to recognize a problem with a teen: Details what parents need to know about the substances that teenagers commonly use; Provides information on what to do about the substance abuse, including how to find good one-on-one addiction therapy, how to encourage a teen to enter an outpatient program or inpatient facility, and how to line up aftercare treatment. Best of all, he includes "tough talk" dialogues that parents can tailor to their specific situation with their teen. This practical, hopeful, and reassuring book helps parents put their teen on the healthy and life-affirming road to recovery."--Publisher's description.
Subject Teenagers -- Substance use.
Teenagers -- Alcohol use.
Teenagers -- Drug use.
Compulsive behavior in adolescence.
Teenagers -- Substance use -- Prevention.
Teenagers -- Alcohol use -- Prevention.
Teenagers -- Drug use -- Prevention.
Adolescent psychology.
Child rearing.
Parenting.
Adolescent psychology. (OCoLC)fst00797018
Child rearing. (OCoLC)fst00854588
Compulsive behavior in adolescence. (OCoLC)fst00871955
Parenting. (OCoLC)fst01053407
Teenagers -- Alcohol use. (OCoLC)fst01145555
Teenagers -- Alcohol use -- Prevention. (OCoLC)fst01145556
Teenagers -- Drug use. (OCoLC)fst01145579
Teenagers -- Drug use -- Prevention. (OCoLC)fst01145580
Teenagers -- Substance use. (OCoLC)fst01145653
Teenagers -- Substance use -- Prevention. (OCoLC)fst01145654
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / Teenagers.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting.
SELF-HELP / Substance Abuse & Addictions / Drugs.
ISBN 9781510728363 (hardcover)
1510728368 (hardcover)
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