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Parents and Teens

   Stop the Chaos

In 'Stop the Chaos: How to Motivate Yourself in the Battle Against Alcohol & Drugs' author Allen Tighe has created a practical effective self-help guide to recovery for those who suspect they a family member or friend have a problem with alcohol or other drugs--and want to do something about it. Beginning with an awareness-raising exploration of addiction and its symptoms 'Stop the Chaos' helps readers decide whether a problem with alcohol or other drugs exists and if so how serious it is. The remainder of this guide delves into the many issues addicts must address such as the importance of reaching out for help; dealing with high risk situations loneliness and cravings; confronting self-defeating behaviors; and preventing relapse. Drawing from recovery people's valuable experiences the sensible and pragmatic advice found in 'Stop the Chaos: How to Make Lifestyle Changes to Strengthen Recovery' can help anyone in recovery find the firm footing of new positive habits and ways of living. Realistic scenarios depict challenging situations every recovering individual faces - living environment friends who still use family and the need for help and how to find it - and provide proven techniques for successful recovery that are easy to understand and that can be applied immediately in your own life. Allen Tighe M.S. C.C.D.C.R. a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor with a Master's Degree in counseling has counseled patients at Hazelden for seven years. In addition Tighe has worked in the health care field for 35 years with twelve years experience in continuing care and relapse prevention. He lives in Minneapolis Minnesota.

   Treating Coexisting Psychiatric and Addictive Disorders

Focusing on the provision of treatment - not the etiology or diagnosis - this book reviews the thinking of many professionals on a broad range of dual diagnosis issues. Topics include: the biology of addictive and psychiatric disorders; dual diagnosis in adolescents minority populations and women; relapse prevention strategies; and more.

 Fighting Invisible Tigers

A mini-course in stress management for teens. Includes positive management skills to lower stress. For ages 11-17 

 Understanding the Human Volcano

Violence has moved from our streets to our schools and what were safe havens are now places young people approach with confusion and fear. Animated with to-the-point quotes poignant stories and scores of illustrations this book helps teens understand the frightening changes that threaten their safety - and teaches them how to take practical steps to reduce the violence in our world. Earl Hipp's message is a hopeful one encouraging the kind of understanding and behavior that can make society a safer place to learn and grow and thrive. 'This book addresses one of the most important elements that results in hurt kids: the link between violence and anger. Earl Hipp offers useful strategies for kids to help themselves and others.' --James Garbarino Ph.D. author of 'Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them'. 'Everyone agrees we need to reduce youth violence. Earl Hipp explains how to do it. I hope every teenager readers Understanding the Human Volcano. This book could literally save lives.''--David Walsh Ph.D. President National Institute on Media and the Family. 'This book is great! I think it should be required reading at middle schools and high schools across the country. It wouldn't hurt most adults to read it too.' --Sally Dale Parent in Littleton Colorado. Earl Hipp, a writer, professional speaker and psychotherapist has written many books for young people. He lives in Minnesota. 


Coping with Depression

Seeing a therapist for the first time or even just talking to someone about what's troubling you is scary. But think of it as the first step out of the quicksand that is making a mess of your life and threatening to pull you under. Many people find it hard to believe that depression can be a serious problem for teens. Most of the time teens grow out of the mood swings and hyper-emotions of the adolescent years but for some those emotions can get the upper hand and make life feel truly miserable. These teens need to know that help is available. Acknowledging the many difficulties and challenges today's teens face Coping with Depression provides basic information on depression that teens can't afford to be without. Authors Sharon Carter and Lawrence Clayton explain just what depression is and list its typical signs and symptoms. Their use of personal stories and vignettes makes issues faced by teens struggling with depression come alive and their cautions against ignoring depression or using alcohol and other drugs to ease the pain are blunt and right on the mark. Coping with Depression also provides clear practical suggestions for handling life's "downers" and encourages teens to seek professional help when they feel they can't deal with their problems on their own. Teens' own descriptions of positive ways to handle depression--together with a comprehensive list of resources and reading materials in which teens can find additional information and help--offer hope for change and healing.