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Drug and Alcohol Abuse The Authoritative Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Counselors

ISBN-10: 0306446405

ISBN-13: 9780306446405

Edition: 1994

Authors: H. Thomas Milhorn

List price: $109.00
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The lure of drugs and alcohol is capturing today's youth in its fatal grip and may ultimately destroy our nation's future generations. The vicious cycle of abuse is one that parents, teachers, counselors, and other citizens decry on a daily basis. Dr. Thomas Milhorn, an expert on adolescent drug abuse, provides crucial information on all the major drugs of abuse - including depressants, narcotics, stimulants, cannabinoids, inhalants, steroids, and hallucinogens - and their lethal consequences. Dr. Milhorn contends that in order to confront the monster that is destroying our children's health and quality of life, we must first understand the psyche of drug and alcohol abusers and the natural progression of the disease of addiction. This respected physician and physiologist reveals the harmful combinations currently in vogue in the drug world and the shortand long-term effects they have on the body, and discusses ways to recognize and pinpoint the telltale signs of a user. He explores the question of why adolescents abuse drugs, as well as special issues affecting young female addicts. This powerful book also examines the fatal relationship between drugs and AIDS, and includes a brief history of AIDS, and lifesaving advice on AIDS prevention. Dr. Milhorn skillfully assesses the various inpatient and outpatient treatment choices. He realistically portrays the intense physical and emotional stages the user will pass through before becoming drug free, as well as the stresses placed upon families during the recovery process. As this valuable book relates, both parents and teachers have clearly defined roles, and each can use his or her own brand of influence to aid the adolescent on the journey back to a healthy mind and body. Finally, Dr. Milhorn presents a list of successful options available if a first treatment attempt should fail. We live in a society where 12-year-olds are budding alcoholics and children are bombarded in school hallways with solicitations to ex
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Book details

List price: $109.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 1/1/1994
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Preface
Background
Introduction
What Are Drugs of Abuse?
How Do Drugs of Abuse Differ from Other Drugs?
Is Alcoholism Truly a Disease?
Why Do Adolescents Abuse Drugs?
The Parent's Role
The Teacher/Counselor's Role
The Effects and Treatment of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
What Can I Do If My Child is Abusing Drugs?
What Goes on in Treatment?
Do Young Women Have Special Issues?
What Help is Available for the Rest of the Family?
What Happens When My Child Comes Home from Treatment?
What If Drugs Are Used Again?
Does Drug Abuse Cause Mental Problems?
How Are Drugs of Abuse and AIDS Related?
Do I Have Problems of My Own Which I Need to Work On?
Drugs of Abuse
Pharmacology of Drugs of Abuse
Alcohol
Other Depressants
Opioids
Cocaine
Nicotine
Other Stimulants
Cannabinoids
Phencyclidine
Inhalants
Anabolic Steroids
Hallucinogens
Epilogue
Appendixes
Glossary
References
Index