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This book tells parents how to raise the thorny issue of drugs with their children and gives advice on ways to have this important conversation. It provides clear, up to date, accurate information about 'psychoactive' drugs and their effects, and contains many case studies and actual example conversations between parents and children.
- Highly Commended, 2017 Popular Medicine Book Award, British Medical Association
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‘I would recommend this book to parents, GP colleagues and to doctors in training. This is a very good book - comprehensive, sensible and written with authority. It also has a strong person focus and very good production values. The book is up to date and covers a number of new areas such as legal highs. It does also acknowledge the changing issues and points to current, validated web sources of information. The case histories are strong, illustrate the text and key principles but do not moralise or frighten. Literature articles are used in context and statistical sources are used to show key demographic points. The writing style is excellent: this is a book that is actually difficult to put down!’ British Medical Association Programme and Award Winners 2017
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- Date Published: May 2016
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781909726574
- length: 172 pages
- dimensions: 212 x 138 x 10 mm
- weight: 0.26kg
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
1. What are psychoactive drugs, who uses them and why?
2. Drug use and adolescence
3. Having the drug conversation with your child
4. Drugs and the brain
5. Types of drugs
6. Rise of the synthetics
7. Detecting drug use and what to do about it
8. Treatment and recovery
9. Final thoughts
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