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Drug Use and the Family - (Drug Addiction and Recovery) by Michael Centore (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 64

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Series Title: Drug Addiction and Recovery

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers

Age Range: 9-12 years

Book theme: Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse

Author: Michael Centore

Language: English

Street Date: August 15, 2016
TCIN: 79625131
UPC: 9781422236031
Item Number (DPCI): 247-39-7010

Description

We often think of drug addiction as something that happens to an individual. Thats true, but addiction is also something that happens to an entire family. Sometimes its parents who are emotionally and financially drained by looking after a young drug user. Other times, kids are forced to grow up too fast because their parent is distracted by drugs or alcohol. This book explores the many ways in which addiction impacts families and how family members can help each other.
From caffeine and aspirin to heroin and meth, drugs are an inescapable part of life in the 21st century. Addiction, once viewed as a shameful secret, is now widely understood to be a brain disease that can be treated. This series explores the many facets of this complex topic, providing students with the facts they need to navigate drug use and abuse in their daily lives. Each title in this series contains an introduction with Helpline contact information, color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions--building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text
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