Marijuana, ecstasy, ketamine, pcp, and crack are drugs. You may know that, but your child probably knows where and how to get them. Today, most schoolkids have access to an illegal pharmacopia unheard of at any time in history - even the 1960s. But how can you find out what is out there in the schoolyard or on the street? Popular drug culture is a strange world hidden in slang, secrecy and taboo, leaving many parents feeling naive, with no where to turn for good information on what their kids already know about drugs and drug trends. This is more than just a concerned parent's reference guide. Drugs and their common street names, together with full descriptions of their effects, histories, prices and inherent dangers, are explained in a sensible and straightforward manner. This book will teach you how to spot tell-tale signs of drug use, help you find the possible source of the problem and advise you on whose assistance to seek when drug use goes too far. Even the most streetwise teenager can be unaware of his or her own limits, and a parent's understanding is respected far more than a simple 'just say no'.
With sound knowledge and research, this guide delves into a world where a parent's ignorance can be as dangerous as any street-manufactured chemical.
James M Lang