Drug abuse is all about pain. It is about the physical pain that modern medicine addresses with opioids. It is about the emotional pain that we all face and some of us learn to deal with, while others learn to mask by self-medicating.
Drugs do damage to the user, both physically and emotionally, but the real problem is that drug abuse affects everyone. It affects the users as well as their families and friends who have to live with them and their problems.
You may not be a user or even have users in your immediate circle, leading you to believe you are free of the problem. The truth is we are all affected and we all pay for the problem.
Drug abuse is the same way. We all pay for the increased medical bills, for their recoveries, for their crimes, and for their lost productivity. We all pay for it and, unless you are a part of the solution, you are a part of the problem.
This book provides some common sense to a country that has lost common sense. Today, we want what we want and we want it NOW!
Dr. Gallagher reminds us that no one is perfect, we all make mistakes, but we can all take action to be better parents. Reading this book is a great start. By learning all you can about prevention and empowering yourself to serve as a positive role model in your home, you will be a part of the solution.
You are a genius…you just have to slow down and quiet your mind to tap into your innate wisdom to be a truly GREAT PARENT. It isn’t easy, but the rewards are great.
What’s In This Book?
Part 1: Things You Should Know
Chapter 1: Your Kid Will Probably Do Drugs
Chapter 2: What You Need to Know About Drugs
Chapter 3: What You Need to Know About You and Your Kids
Chapter 4: What You Need to Know About the Levels of Involvement
Part 2: The Problem…or What Elephant?
Chapter 5: The Problem that Isn’t Really the Problem
Chapter 6: You, Me, and Everyone Else
Chapter 7: Prohibition and the War on Drugs
Chapter 8: Twelve Steps, DARE, NO, & Fried Eggs
Chapter 9: Follow the Money
Chapter 10: Under the Influence
Part 3: The Solution
Chapter 11: Drug Abuse Prevention
Chapter 12: You Are a Parent, Not a Friend
Chapter 13: The Power of Choice
Chapter 14: Communication
Chapter 15: Listen First
Chapter 16: Talk Second
Part 4: What You Can Do
Chapter 17: Set Goals
Chapter 18: What You Can Do at Home of School
Chapter 19: Conclusion: You Will Probably Fail