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Just Say Know Talking with Kids About Drugs and Alcohol : Talking with Kids about Drugs and Alcohol - Cynthia Kuhn

Just Say Know Talking with Kids About Drugs and Alcohol

Talking with Kids about Drugs and Alcohol

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Published: 17th January 2002
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From the authors of Buzzed and Pumped, a no-nonsense guide to what kids should know to make healthy decisions. All of our children deserve the chance to be as bright, successful, and healthy as they can be. But our kids are threatened by the wide availability of alcohol and other drugs in our society. Everyone agrees that the best protection is education, but exactly what do you say? Just Say Know gives parents, educators, and health professionals powerful tools to talk with kids about how alcohol and other drugs interact with their minds and bodies. In a simple, easy-to-read format, it teaches adults what they need to know about a wide range of drugs. For each type of drug the authors suggest conversations that help lead children to choose freedom from drug abuse. For everyone who has a role in the life of children, Just Say Know is an informative guide to teaching kids about staying healthy and making the right decisions when faced with the attractions of drugs and alcohol. 8 pages of color illustrations.

Introductionp. 9
Communication Is Keyp. 15
Start Early
Listen Carefully and Know What You're Talking About
Empower Kids to Make Their Own Decisions
Establish Clear Family Rules and Be Consistent
Adults Are Role Models for Drug Use--Do It Right!
Adults' Brains and Children's Brains Are Different
Spotting and Responding to a Problem
Drug Basicsp. 31
Legal Issuesp. 51
Alcoholp. 57
Caffeinep. 77
Hallucinogensp. 84
Inhalantsp. 91
Marijuanap. 95
Nicotinep. 106
Opiates and Sedativesp. 114
Ecstasy, GHB, and Ketamine: The So-called Party Drugsp. 120
Steroids and Other Performance-Enhancing Drugsp. 131
Stimulants: From Reward to Addiction--The Good and the Badp. 136
What to Do Now?p. 147
Additional Resourcesp. 149
Indexp. 151
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ISBN: 9780393322583
ISBN-10: 0393322580
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 17th January 2002
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1