A thoroughly compelling and informed guidebook…
In his comprehensive latest, Capriola takes an insightful look at substance abuse in adolescents and its treatment. Drawing from his own experience of working with adolescents with substance use disorders and the University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study and other sources, Capriola discusses the effect of substance abuse on adolescent brain and summarizes the long list of street drugs commonly used among teenagers such as marijuana, psychotherapeutic drugs, smoking, vaping, narcotics (fentanyl, heroin, and prescription opioids), stimulants like cocaine, depressants, hallucinogens, dissociative drugs, inhalants, and ecstasy among others and their effect on adolescent brain. Arguing that the substance abuse problem in adolescents doesn’t have to become their fate, Capriola explores modules for affected parents, including tips on assessing your child, various types of available treatment plans, and evidence-based approaches to treating adolescent substance use disorders. The resource list at the end of the book is quite handy. The affected parents and educators will greatly appreciate this comprehensive yet accessible work.
The Addicted Child
A Parent’s Guide to Adolescent Substance Abuse
By Richard Capriola
Pub date October 1, 2020
Price $3.99 (USD) Kindle edition