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New Book Offers Parents Ways to Talk to Kids About Underage Drinking and Drug Use

In his newly published book, Message in a Bottle, Drug Education Specialist, Jeff Wolfsberg responds to the frequently asked questions parents have about teen alcohol and drug use—candidly—in hopes that more honest conversations are had between children, their parents and educators. Under age drinking is at a 30 year all-time high and parents are the single most important source of “education” and “early intervention” response to a teen's relationship with chemicals.

Canton, MA, US, May 16, 2012 -- In his newly published book, Message in a Bottle, Drug Education Specialist, Jeff Wolfsberg responds to the most asked questions parents have about teen alcohol and drug use—candidly—in hopes that more honest conversations are had between children, their parents andeducators.

With underage drinking and other drug use among teens at a thirty-year highand school budgets and local health and human service agencies budgets being reduced yearly, any chance of providing comprehensive alcohol and other drug prevention and early intervention services to teens is diminishing.

Parents remain the single most important factor in a teen’s decision to use alcohol and other drugs. Parents also are the single most important source of “education” and “early intervention” response to a teen relationship with chemicals.

Message in a Bottle gives parents access to 16 years of questions asked again and again and responded to from an internationally recognized expert on the topic of teen alcohol and drug use. Written in a humorous and right to the point style, Wolfsberg pulls no punches by softening his language to win over friends. It’s about empowering parents to dialogue honestly.

“When parents call me on the phone to tell me about their son ordaughter’s recent alcohol or other drug episode, I have to be clear and to the point. Often what got them in this problem in the first place is too much hopeful thinking. By the time they call me, this is usually the second or third episode. And, the school counselor often won’t be straight with them either because they don’t want it toblow up in their face and threaten their job. I’m straight forward, but I’m completely empathetic. I’ve been there. I’ve been the one with the drug problem and I’m the one who has dealt with friend’s problems. I get it.”

About Jeff Wolfsberg
Jeff Wolfsberg has earned an international reputation as a leading authority on teen drug use and drug education program in secondary schools and colleges. He has presented and taught internationally and nationally at over 1200 educational institutions. With a background in addiction treatment counseling, corporate training, and organizational development, Jeff brings a unique perspective and set of skills to alcohol and other drug education. Jeff’s insights and comments have been published in TIME Magazine, The New York Times, The Boston Globe. Jeff has been seen on ABC’s The View, NBC’s The Today Show, and FOX News Network, to name a few.

Message in a Bottle is available in print through Amazon and as an eBook directly at http://www.jeffwolfsberg.com or for volume orders call Deborah Drake at 425.223.5335 or deb@jeffwolfsberg.com  
 
 

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  • Name: Deborah Drake

    Company: Jeff Wolfsberg

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    Deborah Drake
    Jeff Wolfsberg
    16203 NE 13th Place #F101
    Bellevue, WA 98008
    4252235335
    deb@jeffwolfsberg.com
    http://www.jeffwolfsberg.com

    Email: deb@jeffwolfsberg.com