- Hardcover: 182 pages
- Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 2, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 144223105X
- ISBN-13: 978-1442231054
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.8 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 28 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #828,032 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Clearing the Haze: Helping Families Face Teen Addiction
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The mixed messages parents and kids are getting today about addiction is a serious threat to public health. Clearing the Haze is a book whose time has come. Every parent, youth – and policy maker – should memorize it. (Kevin A. Sabet, PhD, President, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (www.learnaboutsam.org))
About the Author
Christian Thurstone, MD, is board certified in general, child and adolescent, and addiction psychiatry. He is medical director of a busy adolescent substance treatment program and an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado, Denver, where he researches adolescent addiction and also serves as training director for the addiction psychiatry fellowship program. Dr. Thurstone also currently serves as a physician for the National Football League and is a past president of the Colorado Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Society. In 2012 he was awarded the White House Advocate in Action award for his efforts to reduce drug use and its consequences. That same year, the United States Congress awarded him another title: U.S. Army Major. He is honored to treat American service members needing mental health care as an Army Reserves officer. Visit his website at www.drthurstone.com.
Christine Tatum is an award-winning journalist whose market research firm, Media Salad, Inc., provides business information services that help companies and nonprofit organizations stay ahead of their competitors. Her professional stops include the Chicago Tribune, The Denver Post, the (Arlington Heights, IL) Daily Herald, and the (Greensboro, NC) News & Record. She continues to freelance, and her work also has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and The Colorado Springs Gazette. Tatum was elected to serve as 2006-07 national president of the Society of Professional Journalists and has been honored to teach concepts in responsible journalism around the world at the invitation of the U.S. State Department. She frequently collaborates with her husband to produce communications designed to inform the public about substance abuse and addiction.