Adult Nonfiction TX714 .S598 2003
Summary: We are a nation that loves to drink. And we're passing the habit on to our children. But a growing body of compelling new evidence means that we need to rethink the entire way we view alcohol and young people. It suggests that:Â·Early exposure to alcohol in particular has direct effects on brain cells, brain size, intellectual ability and school performance, future fertility, and the way that genes function. Â·Binge drinking may actually cause depression, is linked to early and risky sex, and being a victim of accidents and crimes.As parents, we need to talk to our children about alcohol but many of us are not sure what to say. In this essential book, Dr Aric Sigman ties up all the latest medical research and cultural issues and puts them into context. He provides clear guidance to help us protect the next generation from the worst excesses of our drinking culture. '... Dr Sigman brings to the book an arresting and attractive style that will engage the understanding of thoughtful and interested parents, teachers, clinicians and adolescents. ... the arguments he presents are compelling.' Bruce Ritson, Chairman, Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems, Vice President, Medical Council on Alcohol, Chairman of the Addiction Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and World Health Organization Consultant A Piatkus OriginalParentingWebsites: www.aricsigman.comISBN: 978 0 7499 [Thumbnail covers of previous books: The Spoilt Generation][Author pic? Yes][e-book/audio editions? E-book]
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