New Book Offers Helpful Advice for Teens Facing Tough Choices

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Author Donald V. Huard warns young adults about the dangers of addiction and dependence

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Author Donald V. Huard encourages teens to make informed decisions in his new nonfiction, Teen-agers: What Will Cigarettes, Booze, ‘Safe’ Sex, and Drugs Do For You?

Author Donald V. Huard encourages teens to make informed decisions in his new nonfiction, “Teen-agers: What Will Cigarettes, Booze, ‘Safe’ Sex, and Drugs Do For You?” (published by AuthorHouse).

In 15 short chapters, Huard addresses a variety of issues facing young people today, including alcohol, drugs, sex, school, depression and money. His friendly, conversational tone addresses the reader directly, and he asks a series of provocative questions to encourage self-reflection.

“It would be a mistake to assume that most teen-agers smoke or that they are involved in drug abuse, are constrained by the chains of alcoholism or that they are engaging in premarital sex,” Huard writes. “Yet, every teenager is faced from time to time with temptations that put him or her in a quandary over these things.”

An excerpt from the chapter titled “What About ‘Safe’ Sex?”

“Unmarried teen-agers cannot have safe sex. That’s right, there’s no such thing as safe sex for an unmarried teenager, not if by safe we mean free from any chance of getting pregnant or getting a sexually transmitted disease. There is always risk. Steps can be taken to lower the risk of teen-age pregnancy, but there is always the risk that any teen-age girl having sexual intercourse can become a teen-age mom.”

“Teen-agers: What Will Cigarettes, Booze, ‘Safe’ Sex, and Drugs Do For You?”
By Donald V. Huard, Ph.D.
Softcover | 5 x 8 in | 100 pages | ISBN 9781585003143
E-Book | ISBN 9781468566499
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Donald V. Huard is also the author of “Behavioral Statistics: An Introduction to the Basic Methods of Analysis and Persuasion” and “Teen-agers: ‘Safe’ Sex Isn’t, But Abstinence Is.” For 40 years, he was a professor of psychology at the community college level.

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