"Dr. Schuckit - one of the world's leading authorities in the field of drug and alcohol abuse - empowers us to confront the myths, anxieties, and ignorance standing in the way of squarely assessing whe"
A guide for people trying to decide if they or a loved one have a problem with drugs or alcohol and considering what might be done about it. The director of two treatment programs explains what drugs are; how they affect the brain; the medical, emotional, and social problems they can cause; and what resources are available to help users stop. An appendix reprints 28 articles that ran between 1988 and 1994 in the Drug Abuse & Alcoholism Newsletter, which the author edits. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)