Scott Teitelbaum, M.D., University of Florida associate professor of pediatrics and psychiatry and medical director of the Florida Recovery Center, recently wrote a book entitled “Addiction: A Family Affair.”
Aimed at concerned parents but also accessible to adolescents who are at particular risk, Dr. Teitelbaum focuses on several key aspects of drug, alcohol, prescription drug and over-the-counter use and abuse in today’s world of techno-sophisticated teens, where most parents are relatively clueless about their kid’s cyber activity and drug use.
An extensive description of the Florida Recovery Center (FRC) prevention and treatment program described through actual case histories enables parents and families to understand that despite abuse, the body and brain can recover from drug abuse and addiction.
Parents may be very surprised to read that today many adolescents buy their own drugs off the shelves of local drugstores. Included in this book is in-depth advice and a series of action/reaction options to consider if a parent suspects or finds evidence of a child’s drug use.
Within the book, parents will find a guide to the drugs that are most abused. They will then be able to increase their understanding of the biological and neurological damage caused by alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, inhalants, club drugs/mdma, heroin, hallucinogens, anabolic steroids, tobacco and synthetic marijuana.