Alcohol: What’s a parent to Believe?

by David J. Hanson, Ph.D.

The title of the book, Alcohol: What’s a Parent to Believe?, poses a very important question. Unfortunately, a parent should not believe much of this book’s contents. Part of “The Informed Parent” series, the book actually misinforms parents on a subject of great importance to them and their children.

Knowledgeable readers will know, but many parents will not, that:

Those aware of the risks and health and other benefits to adults associated with moderate drinking will be surprised to find seven (7) pages devoted to risks from drinking alcohol but only about a dozen lines to the all the benefits.

The author is described as a popular lecturer, writer and family therapist in Provo, Utah. The book is published by the Hazelden Foundation, which promotes abstinence for adults.

 

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