Drug and Alcohol Abuse

H. Thomas Milhorn, Author, Howard T. Milhorn, Author
H. Thomas Milhorn, Author, Howard T. Milhorn, Author Da Capo Press $29.95 (416p) ISBN 978-0-306-44640-5
Reviewed on: 02/28/1994
Release date: 03/01/1994
Paperback - 395 pages - 978-0-306-81324-5
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Prevention of alcohol and other drug abuse by adolescents has been a less than successful outcome of the national ``war on drugs,'' as attested to by figures cited in this comprehensive reference. Milhorn, who directs chemical dependency services at Laurel Wood Center in Meridian, Miss., examines the question of why adolescents abuse drugs and urges parents and teachers to become educated in this matter. Collected here are expositions of the psychological and physiological aspects of drug use, the pharmacology of major items of abuse and a survey of treatment choices. Replete with appendices, including video sources, this is a valuable resource designed to strengthen the disparate yet cooperative roles of teachers and parents in their efforts to prevent adolescent addiction. (May)
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