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Drugs and denial
Klein, Wendy.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Rosen Publishing Group, 1998.
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.9 1.0 24271.
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Central Library HV5824.Y68 K57 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The first----and perhaps the most difficult----step toward recovery from addiction is admitting that you have a problem. The author illustrates how denial can worsen a drug problem and sensitively guides teens through recognizing their own addiction. The book also helps teens reach out to others who are in denial.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 7^-10. Written in the usual Rosen high-interest/low-reading level format, both these books in the Drug Abuse Prevention Library series look at drug-related issues. PCP informs teens of the potentially grave danger of PCP, better known as Angel Dust. Although Croft acknowledges that this hallucinogen currently is not particularly popular, she emphasizes its danger and unpredictability, and then proceeds to discuss drug abuse prevention in general. Drugs and Denial addresses the all-too-human tendency to deny any problem exists until it is too late. Focusing on the signs of addiction, the four stages of adolescent drug use, and the three components of denial, Klein suggests that teens also consider the codependency and enabling behaviors of people surrounding a drug abuser as well as methods of prevention and intervention. Although the series, by design, provides only cursory information about drug-related issues, it does offer reluctant readers (and researchers) a starting point for drug abuse and prevention information. Glossary; list of helpful organizations; further reading. --Frances Bradburn

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