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The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence

The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence (Hardback)

By Lahey, Jessica

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The Addiction Inoculation is a vital look into best practices parenting. Writing as a teacher, a mother, and, as it happens, a recovering alcoholic, Lahey's stance is so compassionate, her advice so smart, any and all parents will benefit from her hard-won wisdom. -Peggy Orenstei...n, author of Girls & Sex and Boys & Sex In this supportive, life-saving resource, the New York Times bestselling author of The Gift of Failure helps parents and educators understand the roots of substance abuse and identify who is most at risk for addiction, and offers practical steps for prevention. Jessica Lahey was born into a family with a long history of alcoholism and drug abuse. Despite her desire to thwart her genetic legacy, she became an alcoholic and didn't find her way out until her early forties. Jessica has worked as a teacher in substance abuse programs for teens, and was determined to inoculate her two adolescent sons against their most dangerous inheritance. All children, regardless of their genetics, are at some risk for substance abuse. According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, teen drug addiction is the nation's largest preventable and costly health problem. Despite the existence of proven preventive strategies, nine out of ten adults with substance use disorder report they began drinking and taking drugs before age eighteen. The Addiction Inoculation is a comprehensive resource parents and educators can use to prevent substance abuse in children. Based on research in child welfare, psychology, substance abuse, and developmental neuroscience, this essential guide provides evidence-based strategies and practical tools adults need to understand, support, and educate resilient, addiction-resistant children. The guidelines are age-appropriate and actionable-from navigating a child's risk for addiction, to interpreting signs of early abuse, to advice for broaching difficult conversations with children. The Addiction Inoculation is an empathetic, accessible resource for anyone who plays a vital role in children's lives-parents, teachers, coaches, or pediatricians-to help them raise kids who will grow up healthy, happy, and addiction-free.
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ISBN 9780062883780
Released NZ 7 Jul 2021
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780062883780
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Harper
Released 7 Jul 2021
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
 › 2 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Lahey, Jessica
Category Addiction & Therapy
Family & Other Relationships: General
Child Care & Upbringing: Advice
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 649.7
Weight 483g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Child rearing - United States, Parenting - United States, Self-reliance in children
NBS Text Pregnancy & Parenting
ONIX Text General/trade

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