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The Addictive Personality: Understanding the Addictive Process and Compulsive Behavior. Craig Nakken. Hazelden 1988. (1-800-328-9000 or www.Hazelden.org)

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Choices and Consequences: What to Do When a Teenager Uses Alcohol/Drugs. A Step-by-Step System That Really Works. Dick Schaefer.

Web Sites

bulletFamily Talk About Drinking

"Anheuser-Busch introduced Family Talk About Drinking in 1990. The program was developed by an advisory panel of authorities in the fields of education, family therapy, and alcohol treatment, and through conversations with parents and teens.

"Recognizing that parents have the greatest influence on children’s decisions about drinking, Family Talk is designed to help prevent underage drinking by encouraging open, honest communication between parents and children about this difficult subject. (From the web site)

This is the best guide for parents that I have ever come across. It's very straight forward, practical, and from my perspective, right on the mark. It addresses important issues about alcohol use in ways that are appropriate to different ages. There was also a video tape that went with it but does not seem to be available now. This link will take you to a site where you can print or download the "Parent Guide."


Street Drugs Web Site This web site has descriptions and pictures of all commonly abused drugs.

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