From Binge to Blackout A Mother and Son Struggle with Teen Drinking

ISBN-10: 0451219090

ISBN-13: 9780451219091

Edition: 2006

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Description: ALCOHOL: The number one drug of choice for America's youth. Throughout his college years, Toren Volkmann partied like there was no tomorrow. And like so many parents, his mother, Chris, overlooked Toren's growing alcohol problem. But when he graduated, Toren realized that he had become a full-blown alcoholic with a college diploma. Written from the viewpoints of both mother and son, this is a riveting, enlightening, and heartbreakingly true story of a family that was able to confront the fear, pain, and denial that threatened to destroy them-and survive the epidemic of teenage drinking that is putting America's future at risk.

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Chris Volkmann is a former classroom teacher and recipient of the 2001 Washington State Artist Trust GAP Literary Grant. Toren Volkmann is a former Peace Corps Volunteer.

Cardwell C. Nuckols, PhD, (Longwood, FL) is described as "one of the most influential clinical and spiritual trainers in North America." He has served the behavioral medicine field for 40 years and for the last 20 years is considered one of the leading experts in the world on addiction and recovery. Dr. Nuckols' background includes advanced work in such areas as medical research, pharmacology, neurobiology, education, and psychology. His personal spiritual path involves studies into various spiritual traditions predominately early Contemplative Christianity. He is widely published, having authored more than 30 books and workbooks.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Foreword
A Perfect Start
The End at the Beginning
Crying Couch
My Drink
Brewing a Plan
You're All in Denial
BingeDrinking... bingedrinkn ... bingingdrunk ... ingbigdrunkmingblmgdg
What I Forgot to Remember
Put On Your Beer Goggles and Don't Ask Why
I Don't Give a Rat's Ass
Dysfunctional R Us?
The Start of (Which?) God's Nightmare
Party My Face Off
A Few Missed Parties
Beer Bong U
In Descent
Progression Without Progress
Home Sweet unSafe Home
Nothing Social About It
Calls from Rehab
Visiting Hours
Shattering My Will
What to Tell Grandma
Picking My Poison
What Parents Can Do
Halfway Home
Dry Run
Breaking the Sober Ice
Warning Label
Sober: So Be It
Power Me Up
A Sip of Clarity
Deadheading
La Vuelta del Gringo
Moving On to Gravy
Could You Spare Some Change, Please?
Toren's Timeline
Why This Book-From Binge to Blackout
Honest Talk for Families and Teens
The Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (MAST)
Additional Resources and Links
Book Group Focus Questions
Student Focus Questions
About the Authors
Endnotes/Text References
Table of Box Insets
Index
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