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From Binge to Blackout- A Mother and Son Struggle with Teen Drinking Table of Contents 1 A Perfect Start by Chris Volkmann 4 2 The End at the Beginning by Chris Volkmann 9 3 Crying Couch by Chris Volkmann 15 4 My Drink by Toren Volkmann 24 5 Brewing a Plan by Chris Volkmann 41 6 You're All in Denial by Toren Volkmann 48 7 Binge Drinking....bingedrinkn...bingingdrunk..ingbigdrunkmingblmgdg by Chris Volkmann 62 Five Areas of Mental Ability Compromised by Binge Drinking 70 The CAGE test 76 A College-Aged Binger is 21 times more likely to... 77 College Drinking Facts 79 8 What I Forgot to Remember by Toren Volkmann 80 9 Put on your Beer Goggles & Don't Ask Why by Chris Volkmann 93 Questions to Ask When Choosing a College 96 Staying Involved with Your College Freshman 105 Hispanic Youth and Alcohol Use 106 10 I Don't Give a Rat's Ass by Toren Volkmann 109 11 Dysfunctional R Us? by Chris Volkmann 124 12 Start of (which?) God's Nightmare by Chris Volkmann 135 Tips for Communicating to Teens about Alcohol 149 Language to Use when Communicating to Teens about Alcohol 150 Prevention Strategies for Parents 152 13 Party My Face Off by Toren Volkmann 158 The Jellinek Curve 161 14 A Few Missed Parties by Chris Volkmann 176 10 Warning Signs of a Drinking Problem 179 What to do...if worried about a teen who may be drinking 186 Someone to TALK to for Parents or Teens 189 15 Beer Bong U by Chris Volkmann 192 To Beer Bong or Not 202 Getting Assistance for a College Student facing Alcohol Problems 207 10 Things to Discuss before Spring Break 210 16 In Descent by Toren Volkmann 212 17 Progression without Progress by Toren Volkmann 225 18 Home Sweet unSafe Home by Chris Volkmann 244 Things I Would Change 250 19 Nothing Social About It by Toren Volkmann 253 20 Calls from Rehab by Chris Volkmann 264 21 Visiting Hours by Chris Volkmann 274 The Characteristics of Addiction 279 22 Shattering My Will by Toren Volkmann 287 23 What to Tell Grandma by Chris Volkmann 302 Attitudes & Alcoholism 305 Ways to Help the Recovery of a Family 308 Let Go 310 24 Picking My Poison by Toren Volkmann 312 The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous 316 Offering Support for Drinkers in Danger 329 A Personal Strategy for surviving Rehab and Early Recovery 334 25 what parents CAN do by Chris Volkmann 335 How to be a Moderate Drinker 344 What You and your Friends CAN do to Stay Safe at a Party 346 Ways Parents CAN Influence Drinking Decisions 350 26 Halfway Home by Toren Volkmann 351 27 Dry Run by Chris Volkmann 361 28 Breaking the Sober-Ice by Toren Volkmann 363 29 Warning Label by Chris Volkmann 373 21 Reasons for Teens to Avoid Alcohol 380-381 30 Sober: so be it by Toren Volkmann 387 31 Power Me Up by Chris Volkmann 403 What Happens to your Body when you get Alcohol Poisoning? 406 What Should I Do if I suspect someone has Alcohol Poisoning? 408 Is Your Family Talking about Alcohol? 412 32 A Sip of Clarity by Toren Volkmann 415 33 Deadheading by Chris Volkmann 429 34 La Vuelta del Gringo by Toren Volkmann 439 35 Moving On to Gravy by Chris Volkmann 459 What Communities Can Do to Modify Rates of Binge Drinking 466 36 Could You Spare Some Change, Please? by Toren Volkmann 475 Practical Advice for the Recovering Alcoholic... (who still wants to go out with drinkers) 485 the end 499 Appendix I Why this book-From Binge to Blackout 500 Appendix II Honest Talk for Families and Teens 501 Appendix III Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (MAST) 502 Additional Resources and Links 504 From Binge to Blackout Bookgroup Focus Questions 510 From Binge to Blackout Student Focus Questions 514 Author bios 516 Endnotes/Text References 517-529 Acknowledgements (separate document) Permissions: Raymond Carver, Thom Jones, AA (separate document) Introduction by Rev. Edward A. Malloy, CSC (separate document) Foreword by C. C. Nuckols, Ph.D. (separate document) Index (separate document)
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Alcoholics -- United States -- Biography.
Alcoholics -- United States -- Family relationships.
Teenage boys -- Alcohol use -- United States -- Case studies.
College students -- Alcohol use -- United States -- Case studies.