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What's wrong with my kid? : when drugs or alcohol might be a problem and what to do about it / George E. Leary, Jr.

Book Book (2012.)
Description: xvii, 299 p. ; 23 cm.
Publisher: Center City, Minn. : Hazelden, 2012.
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  • ISBN: 9781616491192 (softcover)
  • ISBN: 1616491191 (softcover)
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Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Section 1. Determining If Your Young Person Is Addicted -- Chapter 1. Solitary Agony: Bill and Susan's Story -- Chapter 2. Halting Addiction's Progression by Confronting Denial -- Chapter 3. The Unlucky Thirteen Behavioral Test -- Scoring the "Unlucky Thirteen" -- Interpreting the Results -- Chapter 4. The Impact of Drugs on the Brain -- Chapter 5. The Unlucky Thirteen Explained -- Mood Swings That Are Unusually Excessive and/or Dramatic -- Extreme Isolation -- Extreme Remoteness -- Excessive Time Spent Away from the Home -- Old Friends Replaced by New, Phantom Friends -- Deterioration in Physical Health and Appearance -- Preoccupation with Drugs -- Disciplinary and Academic Deterioration in School -- Dramatic Changes in the "Way the Phone Is Used -- Irregularities Regarding Money -- Inability to Maintain a Job -- Change in Things That "Were Once of Interest -- Memory, Speech, Energy, Sleep Changes -- In Summary -- Chapter 6. Environmental Clues -- Environmental Indicators -- Cigarette Papers -- Clips and Tweezers -- Small Screens and Pipes, Including Water Pipes -- Burn Holes in Clothing, Furniture, or Car Upholstery -- Plastic Bags, Aluminum Foil, and Vials -- A Small Scale -- Razor Blades -- Strange Odors -- Missing or Watered-Down Liquor -- Baby Pacifiers and/or Glow Sticks -- Syringes -- Lighters, Matches, Steel Wool -- Spoons or Bottle Caps -- Blood-Stained Cotton Balls -- Rubbing Alcohol -- In Summary -- Chapter 7. Drugs of Abuse Our Youth Prefer -- Alcohol -- Marijuana -- Opiates -- Inhalants -- Stimulants -- Club Drugs -- Psychedelics -- Chapter 8. Turmoil Following Discovery: More about Bill and Susan -- Section 2. Understanding Addiction -- Chapter 9. The Truth Shall Set You Free -- Out-of-Control Urge -- Behaviors -- Progressively Increase -- Adverse Consequences -- In Summary -- Chapter 10. The Disease of Addiction -- Chapter 11. The Roles We Assume -- TheEnabler -- The Hero -- The Scapegoat -- The Lost Child -- The Mascot -- In Summary -- Chapter 12. Becoming an Actor instead of a Reactor -- Long-Term Effects of Codependency -- Overcoming Codependency -- In Summary -- Chapter 13. The Causes of Addiction -- Genetic Predisposition -- Conditioning -- Psychologically Induced Use -- Societal Pressures -- An Eclectic Approach -- Chapter 14. Preparing Your Arsenal -- Section 3. Basic Training -- Chapter 15. Gaining the Advantage by Using Feelings -- Chapter 16. AssertivenessIt Works -- Become Assertive as Soon as Possible -- Take Time to Control Your Thoughts and Feelings -- Be Honest in Your Interactions -- Become Skilled in Using the Feeling Format -- Avoid Labeling or the Use of Put-Downs -- Listen to What the Other Person Is Saying -- Be Concise -- Use Appropriate Body Language -- In Summary -- Chapter 17. Unimpeded Consequences -- In Summary -- Chapter 18. Staying the Course -- Chapter 19. A Ten-Step Plan of Action -- Step 1. Ascertain Your Available Resources 198 -- Step 2. Develop an Early Strategic Plan of Action -- Step 3. Gradual Is Best -- Step 4. Mental Health Planning -- Step 5. Identify Which Programs Are Appropriate for Each Progressive Stage of Addiction -- Step 6. Explore Inpatient Drug Treatment -- Step 7. Explore Your Legal Options -- Step 8. Hospitalization -- Step 9. Aftercare -- Step 10. Removal from the Home -- In Summary -- Chapter 20. Treatment Programs Compared -- Community Outpatient Programs -- Short-Term Residential Programs -- Long-Term Residential Programs -- Self-Esteem Development Programs -- Self-Help Groups -- Grassroots Programs -- Government-Supported Programs -- In Summary -- Chapter 21. Pragmatically Living with an Addict -- In Summary -- Chapter 22. Avoiding Common Mistakes: More about Bill and Susan -- Developing an Awareness of Some Common Mistakes -- Chapter 23. Shutting Down the Underground -- Step 1. Information Gathering -- Step 2. Call 911 -- Step 3. Make Those Phone Calls -- Step 4. Gather with Your Supports -- Step 5. Planning for the Return -- Step 6. Follow-Up Phone Calls -- Step 7. Distributing Flyers -- Step 8. Wait by Taking Care of Yourself -- Chapter 24. Drugs and SuicideThey Are Intimately Related -- Does the Person Have a Plan to Take His or Her Life? -- Does the Person Have Access to the Instrument to Kill Him- or Herself? -- How Available Is the Means? -- Are Suicidal Intentions Stated? -- Has the Person Been Giving Away Valuable Things? -- Has the Person Suddenly Become Busy Cleaning Up? -- Does the Person Express Feelings of Hopelessness and Helplessness? -- Is the Person Depressed? -- Has There Been a Recent Suicide within the Peer Group or Larger Community? -- Has the Person Experienced a Recent Loss? -- Have There Been Prior Suicide Attempts? -- Is the Person Engaged in Drug or Alcohol Use? -- Practical Suggestions to Save a Life -- In Summary -- Section 4. Working the Program -- Chapter 25. The Meeting: The Conclusion of Bill and Susan's Story -- Notes -- About the Author
Citation: Leary, George E. "What's wrong with my kid? : when drugs or alcohol might be a problem and what to do about it." Center City, Minn. : Hazelden, 2012.

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