Living with Alcoholism and Addiction by Nicholas R. Lessa, Sara Dulaney Gilbert


Living with Alcoholism and Addiction by Nicholas R. Lessa, Sara Dulaney Gilbert

This is an essential guide for teens struggling with alcoholism and addiction.In 2006, nearly 11 million young people from the ages of 12 to 20 reported using alcohol in the past month, and nearly 10 percent of those aged 12 to 17 reported using illicit drugs. Alcohol and drug abuse starts younger than most people are aware of, and the key to addressing and preventing this problem is to educate young people about the risks and factors involved. Alcoholism and drug addiction are substance use disorders - chronic, but treatable, brain disorders. Though the exact cause of alcoholism and addiction is unknown, genetics, environment, and mental illness may play a role. Living with Alcoholism and Addiction is a straightforward guide that closely examines this disease, its consequences on day-to-day life, and where to go for help. Featuring real-life examples of people struggling with alcoholism and addiction, as well as helpful appendixes with organizations, support groups, online resources, and further reading, this new resource is ideal for teens facing this disorder or for those who have family members or friends coping with it.

About the Author

Nicholas R. Lessa, M.S.W., C.A.S.A.C., is currently an adjunct associate professor at New York University's School of Social Work, and maintains a private practice. He holds master's degrees in psychology and social work and is a New York State Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (C.A.S.A.C.). Sara Dulaney Gilbert, M.A., is the author of more than 28 books in the fields of health, life management, education, child-raising, and personal development. Her articles have been published in more than a dozen national magazines including Ms., New York Times Magazine, Travel, and Scholastic. Gilbert is a graduate of Barnard College and New York University, where she earned her master's degree in education. She lives in Cold Spring, New York.

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192 pages


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Publication date

15th March 2009



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