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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

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

				
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Description: 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.