|About the Book|
These are challenging times for parents. Young people are growing up faster than ever, fed on a diet of images and messages from TV, films, magazines and social media/internet. Parents can sometimes feel the adverse effect of all this and wonder whatMoreThese are challenging times for parents. Young people are growing up faster than ever, fed on a diet of images and messages from TV, films, magazines and social media/internet. Parents can sometimes feel the adverse effect of all this and wonder what they need to do in order to avoid failure.How can parents protect their kids from the dangers that are out there from drugs and alcohol? What can they do to prevent their kids from making the same kind of mistakes that are too often spread across the pages of newspapers?Knowledge is Power is maybe a cliché for some but the fact is that it is true. The Drug Attraction was written for parents to empower their kids to make the right choices concerning drugs and alcohol, despite peer pressure. In a world that can be so complex, with no lack of false or misleading data, this book was put together in an easy-to-understand and easy-to-communicate style, where all the real basics of the subject are covered:What is a drug? What is a high?What is the difference between various drugs?What do drugs do to the mind and the body? How do they affect personality?How do drugs stick around in the body and cause flashbacks?How do young people get into drugs and how can they deal with peer pressure?How do drugs affect motivation and focus? How important are targets and goals?The Author is a Drug Prevention Lecturer. In writing this book he wanted to give parents the knowledge and ideas that have been successful for him in his talks. What keeps him motivated to continue is that he knows from constant feedback that the information and the way it is presented does get through to young people. They are less likely to make mistakes if they have understanding and certainty on this subject.In the words of the kids: My thoughts did change because I just thought drugs were bad but now I know how bad and I can use what I learnt because it gave me the self confidence to say no.