Kirkus Reviews calls the book--
"A practical, thought provoking primer to help teens make more informed decisions about pot smoking."
"Take the step of giving your teen the book, or having the talk they desperately need. It could be the most valuable thing you do for your son or daughter."
Beverly D. Flaxington Author of the bestseller, UNDERSTANDING OTHER PEOPLE
Marijuana-- In the United States you will find it most everywhere. The question is: Are you interested in knowing more about how to deal with it? Adults have made it legal in several states and like it or not, millions of teens smoke pot, some everyday.
ONE TOKE: A Survival Guide for Teens by Marc Aronoff, MA LMHC, is the first book to address teen marijuana use in a straight-forward and useful manner offering parents and teens options for being smart about a controversial subject. Written in short vignettes, ONE TOKE neither promotes nor dismisses teen marijuana use. Rather, the book examines how to be smart when tempted to be stupid.
Geared for teens who are either considering smoking pot or already smoking and parents who are wondering what “to do,” ONE TOKE is a no-nonsense resource and guide, covering all the subject matters associated with teen marijuana use, from peer pressure to addiction, and from pot smoking parents to politics.
If a young person chooses to smoke marijuana, there is a need to be skillful about it and knowing how to smoke smart is essential for maintaining safety and success both at home or school. Smart means knowing how to make good choices, communicate effectively, and being authentic. For teens, ONE TOKE answers a myriad of issues that society has difficult talking about, like Why Start?" and "Secrets and Lies." For parents, the book offers insight as to what actually happens with their teens and marijuana use and what a "good enough" parent looks like. For the author, who has worked with youth at risk for over 20 years, the book is meant to serve as a catalyst for further thought and discussion among peers and parents. With color illustrations by award winning graphic artist, Earl Cavanah, the book is sure help both young people and parents alike approach and ultimately deepen their understanding about a controversial yet ever-evolving subject.
As John Evans, author of Marathon Dad puts it, "Marc Aronoff has started a conversation with ONE TOKE that addresses where marijuana fits, and doesn't fit, in the lives of our teenagers. In the end, this conversation is about so much more than weed."