What's the big deal about addictions? : answers and help for teens

by Crist, James J.,

Format: Print Book 2021
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Teen New Book YA 613.8 Cri
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Collection  Teen New Book
Call Number  YA 613.8 Cri
Help teens make informed decisions about their health and wellness with judgment-free information about addictions.

From drugs and alcohol to pervasive use of electronic devices, more teens are exhibiting addictive behaviors. What's the Big Deal About Addictions? provides teens with lecture-free, reliable, and factual information about a range of addictions, from drugs and alcohol to electronic devices, social media, and other addictive activities, such as pornography, eating, gambling, and sex, among others.

A practicing psychologist and a certified substance abuse counselor, Dr. Crist shares advice for teens who are having serious troubles with addiction and for teens with casual levels of use who may be concerned about their use. With teen stories and quotes included, What's the Big Deal About Addictions? speaks directly to teens about the real-life struggles with casual use and addictions they're seeing and experiencing among peers in school and in the broader community.

Packed full of information to help teens make informed decisions, What's the Big Deal About Addictions? covers: The difference between casual use and addictive use, and the consequences of using The types of addictions, addictive behavior, and the risks associated with each How to overcome an addiction and the types of treatments available How to know and accept when recovering from addiction may require giving up certain friendships Tips for preventing relapse or developing a secondary addiction

Additional resources for help and information are provided at the back of the book.

What's the big deal about addictions?
Alcohol use: just the facts
Drug use: just the facts
Tech (Electronics) addictions
Other activity addictions
Getting help with addictions
Preventing relapse
A concluding note.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Do I have an addiction or just a bad habit? Is there even a difference? Crist, a clinical psychologist and substance abuse counselor helps teens understand addiction fundamentals and strategies for overcoming addiction. Using facts rather than shame, he opens this comprehensive guide with an overview of alcohol and drug addiction and the benefits and negative consequences of substance use. The next few chapters give in-depth information on addictions to alcohol, drugs, technology (e.g., gaming, phone use, and social media), and activities (e.g., eating, self-injury, pornography, sex, shopping, and gambling). Each of these sections considers such issues as how to tell if you have a problem, risks involved, and how to monitor your addiction. The final chapters address the recovery process, including stages of recovery, symptoms of withdrawal, and types of treatment, as well as offer strategies to avoid relapse, identify triggers, and find healthier substitutes. Profiles of and quotes from teens offer real-world experiences throughout the text and include individuals who use gender-nonconforming pronouns. A valuable resource for education and self-help."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Teenagers -- Substance use.
Teenagers -- Drug use.
Teenagers -- Alcohol use.
Compulsive behavior.
Publisher Minneapolis, MN :2021
Audience Reading level: grade 7; interest level: ages 13+.
Language English
Notes "Includes stories and quotes from teens"--Page 4 of cover.
Description 158 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 148-153) and index.
ISBN 9781631985300
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