"Few people know as much about the dangers of drug use and abuse and children as Dr. Scott Teitelbaum. This book is both a wake-up call and a handbook I would recommend to every parent who cares about these issues."--William J. Bennett, former director, Office of National Drug Control Policy
"Teitelbaum, one of the outstanding young pioneers of addiction medicine, has written a wonderful summary of the ever-changing American drug problem. . . . The book reflects the remarkable global leadership of the University of Florida in the exploding science of addiction."--Robert L. DuPont, M.D., founding director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, and current president, Institute for Behavior and Health
"Addiction: A Family Affair will prove helpful, supportive, and educational for [those] who have a family member, friend, student or colleague with addiction."--Stuart Gitlow, M.D., founder, Annenberg Physician Training Program in Addictive Disease, and president-elect, American Society of Addiction Medicine
"A valuable educational tool for families afflicted by the disease of addiction. . . . [Most importantly] the focus on educating the family on how to deal with this deadly disease."--David E. Smith, M.D., former president, American Society of Addiction Medicine
Accidental or purposeful drug or medication abuse can be an unexpected challenge to keeping your children and adolescents healthy and sober. Genes, early use, and the stress we face as adults can quickly lead to drug or alcohol dependence.
In a recent year, 23.6 million persons aged 12 or older needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol abuse problem. The annual cost to our economy from drug abuse and addiction is estimated at over $510 billion. The U.S. spends $40 billion each year on drug control, despite studies that show an effective drug prevention program could be provided for 3.75 million seventh graders at $150 each--or only $550 million per year.
Addiction: A Family Affair is an invaluable guide that will help you understand today's dangers of drugs and abused medications and how to prevent and conquer them.
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