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The Drug Conversation
  • Publisher: Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Online publication date: January 2018
  • Print publication year: 2016
  • Online ISBN: 9781108594356
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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.

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‘I would recommend this book to parents, GP colleagues and to doctors in training. This is a verygood 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!’

Source: British Medical Association Programme and Award Winners 2017

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