The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence Audiobook, by Jessica Lahey Play Audiobook Sample

The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence Audiobook

The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence Audiobook, by Jessica Lahey Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Jessica Lahey Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: April 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780063070509

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59:51 minutes

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05 seconds

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31:49 minutes

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The Addiction Inoculation is a vital look into best practices parenting. Writing as a teacher, a mother, and, as it happens, a recovering alcoholic, Lahey's stance is so compassionate, her advice so smart, any and all parents will benefit from her hard-won wisdom.” —Peggy Orenstein, author of Girls & Sex and Boys & Sex

In this supportive, life-saving resource, the New York Times bestselling author of The Gift of Failure helps parents and educators understand the roots of substance abuse and identify who is most at risk for addiction, and offers practical steps for prevention.

Jessica Lahey was born into a family with a long history of alcoholism and drug abuse. Despite her desire to thwart her genetic legacy, she became an alcoholic and didn’t find her way out until her early forties. Jessica has worked as a teacher in substance abuse programs for teens, and was determined to inoculate her two adolescent sons against their most dangerous inheritance. All children, regardless of their genetics, are at some risk for substance abuse. According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, teen drug addiction is the nation’s largest preventable and costly health problem. Despite the existence of proven preventive strategies, nine out of ten adults with substance use disorder report they began drinking and taking drugs before age eighteen. 

The Addiction Inoculation is a comprehensive resource parents and educators can use to prevent substance abuse in children. Based on research in child welfare, psychology, substance abuse, and developmental neuroscience, this essential guide provides evidence-based strategies and practical tools adults need to understand, support, and educate resilient, addiction-resistant children. The guidelines are age-appropriate and actionable—from navigating a child’s risk for addiction, to interpreting signs of early abuse, to advice for broaching difficult conversations with children. 

The Addiction Inoculation is an empathetic, accessible resource for anyone who plays a vital role in children’s lives—parents, teachers, coaches, or pediatricians—to help them raise kids who will grow up healthy, happy, and addiction-free.

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“Substance abuse is a complex topic, but Lahey separates myth from reality in this deeply researched resource for parents and educators. As a therapist, I know I will be recommending her book to many families for years to come.”

— Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author 

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About Jessica Lahey

Jessica Lahey is a teacher of English, Latin, and writing and has taught every grade from six to eleven in both public and private schools. She writes the biweekly “Parent-Teacher Conference” advice column for the New York Times and her work appears regularly in the Atlantic. She is a regular commentator for Vermont Public Radio and has appeared on the Today show, Fox & Friends, HuffPost Live, and many other media outlets. Jessica earned a JD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a concentration in juvenile and education law and is an Albert Schweitzer Fellow for Life.