From: CASAColumbia
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Now Available! New updated edition of Joseph A. Califano Jr.'s book "How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid: The Straight Dope for Parents"
Date: Tue Sep 09 12:32:05 MDT 2014

Order your copy of the completely new and revised edition of Joseph A. Califano, Jr.'s  (founder of CASA and former US Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare) book, How to Raise a Drug Free Kid: The Straight Dope for Parents today! Recently called "the 'Bible' on kids and substance abuse" by the influential Library Journal Reviews, this newest edition is a must read for all parents.


In the United States, nearly every child will be offered drugs or alcohol before graduating high school, many while in middle school, but there is good news: Teenagers who learn about the risks of drugs and alcohol from their parents are twice as likely never to try them. In this user-friendly guide, Califano gives parents the tools they need to teach, protect, and empower their children to choose not to use.


This indispensable book draws on more than two decades of CASA research and Califano's meetings with thousands of parents and teens across the country to tackle the obstacles standing between kids and a drug-free life - with new chapters on the growing influence of social media, the explosion in prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse, the dangers of more potent marijuana, the new science on the developing teen brain and substance abuse, and the college years. The object of the book is helping parents raise drug free kids, but this new edition does include a chapter to assist parents in choosing the right treatment program for a child that needs help. It includes brand new chapters and information covering the issues of urgent concern today and answers the tough questions that parents need and want answers to, such as:
  * When and how should I talk to my child about drugs and alcohol?
  * Under what circumstances is my child most at risk?
  * How do binge drinking and marijuana use threaten the development of my teen's brain?
  * How can I help my child handle the glamorization of drinking and marijuana and drug use on social media, the internet, and television?
  * How do I help my child deal with the substance abuse perils on college campuses?
  * If my teen needs treatment, how do I find the right program?

To help spread the word about this new edition of How to Raise a Drug Free Kid, we're sponsoring an online Healthy Families sweepstakes. Connect with us now on Facebook and Twitter to learn more and to enter to win a signed copy of the book and a $250 American Express gift card!


Our goal is to get this book into the hands of as many parents as possible because it can be so valuable to them. You can be a big help in doing that by sharing this resource with your colleagues, constituents, family members, and any social media channels or other communication outreach you might engage in. By working together and giving parents the tools and resources they need, we can help keep our nation's children drug-free!


The book will be available in e-book, print, and audiobook format on September 9, 2014. Order your copy and learn more by visiting

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