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Author Cohen, Julian

Title All about drugs and young people : essential information and advice for parents and professionals / Julian Cohen
Published London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014


Description 1 online resource (304 pages)
Series 20140521
Contents Introduction. Section A. Understanding young people's drug use. A1. What are the trends in young people's drug use? A2. Why do young people use drugs and in what ways do they use them? A3. Where do young people get drugs from and how much do they cost? A4. What does all this drug language mean? A5. What are the effects and harms of drug use and how dangerous is it? A6. What does the law say? A7. Can you tell if young people are using drugs? Section B. Be prepared. B1. Be informed -- learn facts, not myths. B2. Be aware of your own use of drugs, your feelings and attitudes. B3. Be realistic about what can happen. B4. Know how to listen and relate to young people. B5. Know how to assess young people's involvement with drugs. B6. Be clear about who else you might inform and involve. B7. Negotiate sensible drug rules. B8. Be proactive about educating young people. B9. Learn basic first aid skills. B10. Know where and how to get help. Section C. Dealing with specific situations
Summary From the effects of drugs and drug laws to how best to support young people, this book is packed with information and guidance to help you understand drugs and how and why young people use them. As well as practical advice and up-to-date information, the book has a drugs glossary which includes the newest drugs such as legal highs
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Youth -- Drug use.
Drug abuse.
Coping With Drug & Alcohol Abuse.
Drug & Substance Abuse: Social Aspects.
Social Work.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
Drug abuse.
Youth -- Drug use.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0857007904