Harm Reduction Psychotherapy: A New Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Problems

June 10, 2007
Dr. Andrew Tatarsky

Currently in the Paperback Edition, Harm Reduction Psychotherapy has been used by both professionals and students as an introduction to this growing field.

Women Behind Bars: The Crisis of Women in the U.S. Prison System

More and more women — mothers, grandmothers, wives, daughters, and sisters — are doing hard prison time all across the United States. Many of them are facing the prospect of years, decades, even lifetimes behind bars. Oddly, there’s been little public discussion about the dramatic increase of women in the prison system. What exactly is happening here, and why?

The answers are in Women Behind Bars, in which investigative journalist Silja Talvi sheds light on why American girls and women are being locked up at such unprecedented rates.

From Chocolate to Morphine: Everything You Need to Know About Mind-Altering Drugs

December 9, 2004
Andrew Weil, MD, and Winifred Rosen

Written for high school students by a physician and a former high school teacher, this book provides information about the drugs (including alcohol, caffeine, and even chocolate) available today.

Addiction Proof Your Child: A Realistic Approach to Preventing Drug, Alcohol, and Other Dependencies

August 28, 2007
Stanton Peele, PhD, JD

Excerpt: "Addiction can be especially debilitating for the young, but young people are more likely than not to outgrow it. The way out of addiction is to develop a range of skills and engage fully in life. The disease mythology is particularly unhelpful for young people. Telling adolescents that they have inherited addiction as part of their biological makeup encourages them to get stuck in the problem, rather than motivating them to overcome it."

Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts

June 1, 1997
Lynn Zimmer, PhD, and John P. Morgan, MD
The Lindesmith Center

This book provides reliable information about marijuana's effects on people. This book is for everyone interested in the drug itself, and for everyone concerned about people who use it.  It is for parents and adolescents, for school counselors and police officers, for drug treatment specialists and drug policy reformers. It is for people who love marijuana and people who hate it.

The Marijuana Conviction: A History of Marijuana Prohibition in the United States

June 30, 1999
Bonnie, Richard J, and Whitebread, Charles H.
Drug Policy Alliance

Originally printed in 1974, The Marijuana Conviction is the first comprehensive history of marijuana use and prohibition in the U.S. Bonnie and Whitebread's historical overview examines the origins and history of marijuana prohibition as well as laws' unintended consequences.

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