- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 18, 2001


"Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Abuse: How to Spot It, Stop It, and Get Help for Your Family," by Nikki Babbit, O'Reilly & Associates, 2000. This book, an informational tool for parents, contains personal stories from those who have lived through issues of substance abuse with their children.

•"Denial Is Not a River in Egypt," by Sandi Bachom and Don Ross, Hazelden Information Education, 1998. This book injects some humor into a serious subject via a collection of quips, wise sayings and epigrams intended to brighten the day of anyone in any stage of recovery.


The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a branch of the National Institutes of Health, offers information about addiction. Address: 6000 Executive Blvd., Bethesda, Md. 20892. Phone: 301/443-9970. Web site: www.niaaa.nih.gov. Click on Publications, then Pamphlets/Brochures, and choose from several, including "Make a Difference: Talk to Your Child About Alcohol" and "How Does Alcohol Affect the World of a Child?"

• The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry also has a variety of resources for parents much of it available online at www.aacap.org including information on children and alcohol and ways to find clinical help for your child. Address: 3615 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20016. Phone: 202/966-7300.


Learn current thought and research findings on teen substance abuse at the Web site of the Center for Treatment Research and Adolescent Drug Abuse (www.med.miami.edu/ctrada). The center is located at the University of Miami and funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

• Mothers Against Drunk Driving (www.madd.org) reviews headline news related to alcohol abuse and is involved in helping youths and families. The nonprofit organization includes empowerment programs for youths to address drinking.

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