Author, Veteran and Counselor Dr. Ralph Jones Encourages Alcohol Awareness in Adolescence

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New book designed to help today's youth and adults discuss the dangers of alcohol abuse.

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help empower and educate today's youth on the detrimental effects of alcohol abuse

For more than 40 years, Dr. Ralph E. Jones has counseled a wide variety of people on the struggles of substance abuse, and he has now turned his skills, knowledge and passion to educating young and old alike in his book, MORE Straight Talk: Answers to Questions Young People Ask About Alcohol.

Dr. Jones’ book reveals an interesting and eye-opening approach to the discussion of alcohol and its impacts on families. Presented in a question and answer format, the text features actual concerns from children and young adults that Dr. Jones has collected over his years of counseling and presenting on the topic.

In its third edition, MORE Straight Talk provides important information on the dangers and issues surrounding alcohol use and abuse. Dr. Jones approaches the topic in an empathetic and understanding method, which works to encourage discussion on this difficult and widespread subject matter.

“I want to raise awareness to the problems brought on by alcohol abuse and alcoholism,” said Dr. Jones. “By offering guidelines, answering questions and encouraging discussion, we can help empower and educate today’s youth on the detrimental effects of alcohol abuse.”

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MORE Straight Talk: Answers to Questions Young People Ask About Alcohol
By: Dr. Ralph Jones
Paperback: $11.95
E-Book: $3.99
ISBN: 9781481736382
Available at, and

About the author
Dr. Ralph E. Jones has an extensive career in the fields of mental health and substance abuse spanning over 40 years, including multiple awards, decorations and accolades. A U.S. Air Force veteran, Dr. Jones spent 5 years working in the mental health field of the military. He has also worked 22 years with the State of Texas Mental Health and Substance Abuse hospitals and clinics, and the remainder of his time in the private sector with patients and providing consulting to various programs. Dr. Jones has also written two novels, and he currently lives in Texas.

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