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New and Revised Edition of How To Raise A Drug-Free Kid: The Straight Dope For Parents

By Joseph A. Califano, Jr.
Published by Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone/Fireside Division
September 2014

In this completely revised and updated edition of How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid, Joseph A. Califano, Jr., former US Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, presents a highly readable, comprehensive guide to help you get your children through their most formative years -- that dangerous decade of 10 to 21.

In an effective and user-friendly style, this book includes several brand new chapters covering issues of urgent concern to today’s parents and kids -- such as legalized and synthetic marijuana, social media websites, cell phone apps, the prescription drug epidemic and abuse of ADHD medications, the partying culture of college life, and the latest facts on the critical connection between teen brain development and drinking and drug use.

How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid: The Straight Dope for Parents

By Joseph A. Califano, Jr.
Published by Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone/Fireside Division
August 2009

Nearly every child will be offered drugs or alcohol before graduating high school. The good news is that a child who gets to age 21 without smoking, using illegal drugs or abusing alcohol is virtually certain never to do so... and kids who learn about drugs from their parents are much likelier to resist these temptations.

Based on nearly two decades of research at The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid: The Straight Dope for Parents offers advice and information on how to prepare your child for the crucial decision-making moments and on many of the most daunting parenting topics.

HIGH SOCIETY: How Substance Abuse Ravages America and What to Do About It

By Joseph A. Califano, Jr.
Published by PublicAffairs Press
May 2007

From the man who in 1978 mounted the nation’s first anti-smoking campaign and declared smoking “Public Health Enemy Number One” comes a call for a fundamental change in our attitude about drug and alcohol use, and abuse, and addiction and a revolution in the way we deal with it.

In HIGH SOCIETY, Joseph A. Califano, Jr. shows how substance use has touched every family and circle of friends in America and causes and aggravates the nation’s most wrenching social problems – violent and property crimes, soaring health care costs, family breakup, domestic violence and child abuse, the spread of AIDS, teen pregnancy, poverty and low productivity.

Women under the Influence

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University* with a forward by Joseph A. Califano, Jr.
Published by The Johns Hopkins University Press
February 2006

This comprehensive and accessible book documents the physical and emotional effects of substance use on girls and women, explores the role of the advertising and entertainment industries in popularizing various substances, and discusses the way America responds to this enormous health problem.

Covering a broad range of substances—nicotine, alcohol, prescription and illegal drugs—the book addresses the unique reasons that girls and women smoke and use alcohol and drugs. It provides the most current information about the use of prescription and club drugs, key warning signs of addiction, and options for prevention and treatment. The book includes historical anecdotes and testimonies from recovering women.

Incorporating more than a decade of extensive research, Women under the Influence will help women, health care professionals, educators and policymakers understand the scope of substance use in girls and women, the urgency of responding to the problem, the key points of intervention and potential roads to recovery.


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