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The revised version of Bob Meehan's classic combines the easy-to-read style of a born counselor with the street-level insights of a man who knows where he came from -- and where teenagers might contemplate going. In clear and direct language he talks to parents about what their kids are thinking; what parents can do to help the family get through the most difficult times when a child is using, whether experimentally or regularly; and, most importantly, why their kids try drugs in the first place. Never accusatory in tone, but never allowing any of us -- parents or teens -- to forget our responsibilities to ourselves and our families, Beyond the Yellow Brick Road presents a hands-on approach to drug intervention and rehabilitation which parents will find a comprehensive resource for raising kids in a hard world.
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Bob Meehan, considered the true "Father of Drug Intervention," has been involved in the field of recovery for the past 30 years, after 14 years of his own chemical abuse. He is 58 years old and has been married to the same woman for the last 30 years; their daughter, granddaughter, and son-in-law live next door to them in Arizona. His programs of "enthusiastic recovery," and programs modeled after this philosophy, have helped nearly 100,000 families recover from the devastation of teen chemical abuse. Additionally, he has opened six hospital units and three residential programs for recovery. His experience made it necessary for him to stop long enough from helping others to write Beyond The Yellow Brick Road, because there simply was nothing else available to assist people.
After helping tens of thousands of individuals recover from chemical addiction, Bob has come to the conclusion that the main element of an addictive personality stems from a lack of self worth. Having witnessed the same problems, but with a slight spin and a lowering of the bar, over the past three decades, Bob subsequently took the time to write Bumper Stickers. This, his second book, discusses how the mind, body, and spirit work in a positive conspiracy to help people stay focused and achieve their own goals.
In a world of spins and scams, Bob's approach is fresh and down to earth, because that is where he lives. His books do not beckon the reader to buy subsequent books or tapes; they are self-contained self-treatment programs written in a conversational tone that makes them remarkably accessible. Further, Bob's books don't merely highlight problems, they offer practical solutions.
Bob currently works as a consultant to corporations and other large organizations as a lecturer and helping them with their employee assistance programs.Review:
I have encountered only two people in my life who have the kind of charisma Bob does: Frank Sinatra and John F. Kennedy.... With no pressure, without the slightest hint of coercion, Bob Meehan gets young people to stop taking drugs. The book does two important things; first, it creates a sense of urgency. We have a very serious drug epidemic among our youth, yet people seem content to ignore it. Bob Meehan, speaking in the powerful voice of experience, explains the gravity of the problem, and tells us precisely why drugs are so dangerous. Second, this book offers solutions. I have read many books about drugs in the past few years, but I always put them down thinking, "Fine, but what can parents do when their children take drugs?" When I finished Beyond the Yellow Brick Road, I had answers. And so will you. I firmly believe this book will make a significant difference in a lot of people's lives. --Tim Conway
Every loving parent must read this book! If you have a child on drugs or you wish to prevent future disaster, this powerful classic can help you save your kid's life. --Og Mandino, Author
No one else I have ever met possesses Bob Meehan's understanding of adolescent drug abuse and how teenagers think and feel. This book lovingly explains that knowledge. Having a teenager using drugs and alcohol is one of the most difficult and heart-wrenching problems a parent can experience. This book offers understanding, support, and guidance. --Steven L. Jaffe, Professor of Psychiatry, Emory University School of Medicine
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Book Description Meek Publishing, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0970232721