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Chemical Dependency

 

BOOKS

Title:  Adult Children of Alcoholics
Author 1: Woititz, Janet Geringer (Ed.)
Author 2:
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
Date:  1983
Categories: Chemical Dependency, Families
Format: Text
Call Number: C0900

Summary: Adult Children of Alcoholics was originally written only with children of alcoholics in mind, but the material discussed applies to other types of dysfunctional families as well.  It appears that much of what is true for the children of alcoholics is also true for others, and that this understanding can help reduce the isolation of countless persons who also thought they were 'different' because of their life experience. 

(Grades 7-12)

  

Title:  Children of Alcoholics
Author 1: Bean-Bayog, Margaret
Author 2: Stimmel, Barry
Publisher: The Haworth Press
Date:  1987
Categories: Chemical Dependency, Families
Format: Text
Call Number: C0901

Summary: Children of Alcoholics is part of a series entitled Advances in Alcohol & Substance Abuse.  This issue is a result of an increased demand for information about adult children of alcoholics and partly as a result of increased availability of higher quality research and clinical studies of the subject.  This issue includes seven presentations in areas such as:  Public Policy Issues Relevant to Children of Alcoholics, Alcohol Expectancy and Conditioning in Sons of Alcoholics as well as several articles addressing Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. 

(Grades K-12)

 

Title:  Conducting Support Groups for Students Affected by Chemical Dependence
Author 1: Fleming, Martin
Author 2:
Publisher: Johnson Institute
Date:  1990
Categories: Chemical Dependency, Group Counseling
Format: Guide
Call Number: C0902

Summary: This book is intended to show the reader how to start and then coordinate support groups for students affected by chemical dependence.  It offers a step-by-step process of practical  information needed. 

(Grades K-12)

 

Title:  Drug Abuse
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: Phi Delta Kappa
Date:  1987
Categories: Chemical Dependency, High School Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: C0903

Summary: This volume is designed to provide school personnel with the information needed to develop programs and policies to combat the drug epidemic that plagues the nation's schools.  It contains concrete and practical information on the prevalence of drug abuse; facts that contribute to drug abuse; effects of drug abuse of students and parents; and characteristics of preventive programs that are effective in reducing drug abuse. 

(Grades K-12)

 

Title:  Help Kids Say NO to Drugs and Drinking
Author 1: Schroeder, Bob
Author 2:
Publisher: CompCare Publishers
Date:  1987
Categories: Chemical Dependency, Parenting
Format: Guide
Call Number: C0907

Summary: This book puts parents in the driver's seat.  With care, commitment, consistency, communication and common sense, parents can give their children some immunity to the devastating and contagious epidemic of drug use.  The author suggests that parents' most powerful tool is influence. 

(Ages 4-14)

 

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Title:  My Dad Loves Me, My Dad Has a Disease
Author 1: Black, Claudia
Author 2:
Publisher: Mac Publishing
Date:  1989
Categories: Chemical Dependency, Children of Alcoholics
Format: Workbook
Call Number: C0908

Summary: My Dad Loves Me, My Dad Has a Disease is a workbook for the children of alcoholics.  It is designed to help children better understand alcoholism and to better understand their own feelings.  The basic premise of this book is that alcoholism is a disease, affecting not only the alcoholic but those who love him as well.  This is a book that will help the 'others' affected by the disease of alcoholism to become well. 

(Ages 6-14)

 

Title:  Not My Kid:  A Parent's Guide to Kids and Drugs
Author 1: Polson, Beth
Author 2: Newton, Miller
Publisher: Avon Books
Date:  1984
Categories: Chemical Dependency, Parenting
Format: Guide
Call Number: C0909

Summary: From both personal and professional experience, the authors of NOT MY KID offer parents a better understanding of how easy it is for  the best of kids to be lured by the temptations of peer pressure, constant exposure, and society's message to 'feel good'.  They offer sound, practical advice for both prevention and cure.

(Ages K-12)

 

Title:  STAR = Students Taught Awareness & Resistance
Author 1: Author 2:
Publisher: University of Southern California
Date:  1988
Categories: Chemical Dependency, Drug Abuse Prevention
Format: Activity
Call Number: C0910

Summary: Project Star teaches students how to deal with the different forms of peer pressure by having them practice resisting pressure in a variety of situations.  By mobilizing the positive influence of respected students in each classroom, we expect to strengthen student's abilities to resist the powerful influences of peer pressure. 

(Grades K-12)

 

Title:  Substance Abuse Prevention Activities for Elementary Children
Author 1: Gerne, Timothy A.
Author 2: Gerne, Patricia J.
Publisher: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Date:  1986
Categories: Chemical Dependency, Prevention, Elementary
Format: Activity
Call Number: C0913

Summary: Substance Abuse Prevention Activities for Elementary Children was written for teachers and guidance counselors of grades K-6 to use in making children aware of the dangers of substance abuse early enough in life so that growth and development are not hindered.  Prevention requires more than providing information.  It includes teaching at the child's developmental level those skills needed for forming a positive self-image, decision-making and coping strategies, personal values and attitudes, as well as presenting concrete facts.  Each activity includes at least one ready-to-use activity sheet. 

(Grades K-6)

 

Title:  The 12 Steps for Adult Children
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: Recovery Publications
Date:  1987
Categories: Chemical Dependency, Dysfunctional Families
Format: Guide
Call Number: C0915

Summary: Based upon the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, this book offers a specific format to guide the individual in moving from isolation and denial to accepting and dealing with feelings of anger, guilt, fear and despair.  By releasing the past and opening up to the present, the individual begins to feel confident and  recognizes that he or she is a valuable and worthwhile person.  The  Twelve Steps For Adult Children uses a spiritual rather than an intellectual approach.  Success in reading the book requires a willingness to believe there is a Power greater than ourselves. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

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Title:  What, When & How to Talk to Students About Alcohol & Other Drugs
Author 1: Milgram, Gail Gleason
Author 2: Griffin, Thomas
Publisher: Hazeldon Foundation
Date:  1986
Categories: Chemical Dependency, Educators
Format: Guide
Call Number: C0916

Summary: What, When and How to Talk to Students About Alcohol and Other Drugs provides teachers with guidelines and information necessary to teach how to make responsible decisions concerning alcohol and other drug use.  Educators will learn what kind of information students need and what situations can be used to teach responsible use.  Communication techniques and discussion exercises are also included. 

(Grades K-12)

 

Title:  When Chemicals Come to School
Author 1: Anderson, Gary L.
Author 2:
Publisher: Community Recovery Press
Date:  1988
Categories: Chemical Dependency
Format: Text
Call Number: C0917

Summary: This comprehensive guide to Student Assistance Programming is for educators concerned about alcohol and other drug abuse.  It contains information ranging from what to do to help individuals with drug abuse to designing and implementing a program that helps these individuals learn and deal with their addictions. 

(Grades K-12)

 

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GAMES

Title:  Play It Straight
Author 1: Bowden, Barbara M.
Author 2:
Publisher: The Bradford Group
Date:  1988
Categories: Chemical Dependency
Format: Game
Call Number: C0904

Summary: Play it Straight can be used in the classroom, clinical setting or at home with the family.  The game is a structured, comprehensive method for young people to learn life skills that will help them deal with problems that are relative to drug and alcohol issues.  Use of the game can also assist in opening communication between adults and children or teens when discussing the subject of alcohol and other drugs. 

(Ages 7-Adult)

  

Title:  Community at the Crossroads:  The Social Seminar
Author 1:
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Publisher: U.S. Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare
Date:  1971
Categories: Chemical Dependency, Drug Education
Format: Game
Call Number: C0911

Summary: Community at the Crossroads is a 2 to 5 hour game simulation of a community response to the problem of drug abuse.  It is intended for use primarily by teachers, other school personnel and students.  A simulation is a presentation of reality in which participants assume roles that are assigned to them and through a series of scheduled meetings attempt to define the nature and extent of the problem and the goals of the community for dealing with that problem. 

(Grades K-12)

  

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KITS

Title:  Drug Free - A DUSO Approach to Preventing Drug Abuse

Author 1: McKay, Joyce L.
Author 2: Dinkmeyer, Don Sr. & Dinkmeyer, Don Jr.
Publisher: American Guidance Service
Date:  1989
Categories: Chemical Dependency, Drug Abuse Prevention
Format: Kit
Call Number: C0905

Summary: Drug Free is a drug abuse prevention program for children between the ages of five and eight.  The program develops skills that help children become resistant to drug abuse.  It promotes self-esteem, develops understanding of appropriate and inappropriate drug use, develops decision-making and problem-solving skills, and helps children gain insight into peer influences.  By encouraging children to make informed choices and to be assertive, the program seeks to show children that they have the ability to determine the course of their own behavior. 

(Ages 5-8)

   

Title: Inhalant Abuse Prevention Kit
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: Alliance of Consumer Education
Date: 2003
Categories: Chemical Dependency, Families
Format: Kit
Call Number: C0923

Summary: Materials in this kit are designed to help you educate parents and caregivers on the dangers of inhalant abuse, the telltale behavior signs of abuse, and tips for talking with kids about the issue.

   

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VIDEOS

Title:  Drug Free Kids:  A Parent's Guide
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: The Scott Newman Foundation
Date:  1987
Categories: Chemical Dependency, Parenting
Format: Video
Call Number: C0906

Summary: Host Ken Howard guides families through a variety of intimate family scenes that teach the parenting techniques necessary to keep a child away from drugs.  The video also contains professional advice from America's leading experts.  They offer constructive, sensible advice to parents.  (70 min.)

(Ages 5-Adult)

    

Title:  Teenage Substance Abuse
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: The Golden Rule Network
Date:  1988
Categories: Chemical Dependency
Format: Video
Call Number: C0918

Summary: This tape's purpose is to educate viewers on the technical aspects of crack and cocaine abuse, the social and environmental factors leading to substance abuse and information on intervention, treatment and prevention programs.  This tape should be used in conjunction with the videotape, 'Not Me.'  (92 min.) 

(Grades K-12)

   

Title:  Not Me! A Drama About Crack Abuse Among Teenagers
Author 1:  Thorne, Joan Vail
Author 2:
Publisher: The Golden Rule Network
Date:  1988
Categories: Chemical Dependency, Substance Abuse
Format: Video
Call Number: C0919

Summary: Not Me! is a video drama about cocaine/crack abuse among teenagers.  The film is not intended to provide solutions.  Rather, it encourages viewers to discuss and devise their own solutions to the societal pressures that teens face today.  (40 min.) 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Are You Talking to Me?
Author 1: Young Star Productions
Author 2:
Publisher: Young Star Publications
Date:  1990
Categories: Chemical Dependency, Substance Abuse
Format: Video
Call Number: C0920

Summary: This video highlights the effects of substance abuse on every aspect of a user's life:  family, friends, schools and work.  Characterizations of more than 60 real-life situations are included; addressing experimentation with alcohol and other drugs, teenage pregnancy, suicide, peer pressure, family relationships  and the harsh realities of law and order.  (26 min.) 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  A Wasted Breath - Kids on Inhalants (#4690)
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: KIDSRIGHTS
Date:
Categories: Chemical Dependency
Format: video
Call Number: C0922

Summary: Using real-life examples, this video discusses the use of inhalants and the consequences of that use.  The kids talk about how they first got into using inhalants and what happened to them as a result of using this deadly drug.  This video would be effective for use in a school setting for any age.

(Grades K-12)

 

Title: Parenting Difficult Adolescents, Failing John: A Parent’s Guide to Confronting Teen Substance Abuse
Author 1: Parenting Difficult Adolescents Series
Author 2:
Publisher: Kingsley Communications
Date: 1995
Categories: Chemical Dependency, Substance Abuse
Format: Video
Call Number: C0924

Summary: This video is part four of seven videos in the Parenting Difficult Adolescents series. This video draws on real-life family members and situations as they struggle to handle the problems of substance abuse. This video demonstrates the behavior of individuals who may be involved in substance abuse, signs of substance abuse, ineffective parenting behaviors, effective parenting behaviors, and general background information pertaining to substance abuse. This video is intended for school counselors, parent education groups, PTA’s, social workers, and others who serve families.

 

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DVDs

Title: Alcohol 101
Author:
Publisher: The Century Council
Date: 1997
Categories: Chemical Dependency, Alcohol
Format: DVD
Call Number: C0925 B

Summary: Alcohol 101 was created to reduce the harm associated with the misuse of alcohol. This program provides the physiological, psychological, and legal information to help college students make responsible decisions about drinking. Or not drinking.

  

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