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Just Say Know by Cynthia M. Kuhn
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Oct 13, 2011

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Read from October 13 to 14, 2011

The book is written in clear words that anybody can understand, without abusing of medical terms and it explains well when it uses.
There are chapters like:
Communication is Key: talks about things like "know what are you talking about", "empower kids to lake their own decisions", "adults are role models", "adults' brains and children's brain are different"; Drug Basics: types of drugs, different body reactions; Legal issues; Alcohol; Caffeine; Hallucinogens; Inhalants; Marijuana (this chapter specially was too weak to convince that is not good to take it. What a disappointment if is to talk about it to kids and/or teenagers,even for adults); Nicotine: the book has harsh images of drugs and even one of someone taking something, but for the nicotine chapter, it would have been better to also include some damaged lungs.

Even if it is informative and includes a way to approach the subject with kids (and with examples) and teenagers, one feels that info could go a little bit deeper or more incisive and convincing; maybe including cases of people who faced severe aftermaths after consuming or even death, which can happen even if it does not in for the most.

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