If you have a child age 14 or older, you can be almost certain that he or she has tried using drugs or alcohol. Eighty-five percent of all young people say that they have experimented with intoxicating substancesa statistic that includes children from strong Christian families. But there is something you can do. Drugproof Your Kids gives you practical, biblical steps that you can take to head off or, if necessary, work through a drug crisis. Co created by one of the nation's top youth leaders, and the director of a leading drug and alcohol treatment program, this book will help you understand why any childyour childis at risk when it comes to drugs and alcohol. It will give you the most effective techniques available to keep your kids drug-free.
STEPHEN ARTERBURN is the cofounder and chairman of Minirth-Meier New life Clinics and co host of the Minirth-Meier New Life radio broadcasts. He is the best-selling author of 17 books, including Hand-Me-Down Genes and Second-Hand Emotions and When Love Is Not Enough. Arterburn received his bachelor's degree from Baylor University and his master's from North Texas State University.
JIM BURNS is the president of the National Institute of Youth Ministry- (NIYM) in San Clemente, California. He is the author of 90 Days Through the New Testament, The Youth Builder and the Youth Builders Bible studies. Highly respected for his expertise in the areas of youth ministry and parenting, Jim speaks to thousands of young people, youth leaders and parents across the nation and internationally. He and his wife, Cathy, and their three children reside in Southern California.
1. Drugs at Your Doorstep
Why Too Little, Too Late?
2. Just How Bad Is It?
Why Is the Problem Getting Worse? The Drug-proof Concept
3. Roadblocks and Building Blocks
The Revolution of Change Is There Hope?
4. Why Kids Take Drugs and Alcohol
Six Key Factors Leading to Drug and Alcohol Abuse
The Path to Drug Abuse A Success Story
5. Educating the Right Way at the Right Time
What Needs to Be Taught Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol Tolerance Problem Drinking and Drunkenness
Alcoholism The Sin Issue The Alcoholism Progression
The Essential Facts
6. The Facts About Illicit Drugs
What You See Is Not What You Get
The Essential Facts About Drug Abuse Follow the Leader
7. Prevention Tools for Parents
You God Unconditional Love Behaviour and Discipline
Control Contracts Friends Coping Pressure
8. Identifying Chemical Abuse in Your Kids
Subtle Symptoms of Chemical Abuse
Not-so-Subtle Symptoms of Chemical Abuse
Sure-fire Indicators of Chemical Abuse Drug Tests
Parents' Reactions Questions for Parents Student Information
9. Learning to Intervene
Kids in Denial Hitting Bottom The Intervention Process
Why Intervention Works
10. Obtaining Treatment
When Does a Person Need Professional Help?
Making a Good Choice the First Time Types of Programs
Wrong Reasons for Choosing a Treatment Program
Correct Reasons for Choosing a Treatment Centre
Components of Quality Care
11. Parents' Guide to Handling Relapse
Recovery and Relapse Protection Plan
Sample Recovery and Relapse Protection Plan
Relapse Indicators Ten Threats to Recovery Conclusion
12. Motivating Others to Drug proof Their Kids
Parent Power Positive Peer Power The Church in Action
Taking the Twelve Steps to Church
13. It's Never Too Late to Begin
Robert's Story Help Yourself, Help Your Children
Five Symptoms to Look for in Identifying an Addict
Summary for Drug proofing