pt. I. What parents need to know NOW : so your kid won't head down the slippery path of drugs and alcohol -- 1. The terrible, horrible, no-good world of drugs -- 2. Kids at risk : do genes matter? -- 3. Heads-up parenting : red flags and golden halos -- 4. Prevention : the best treatment -- 5. What the three pigs can teach us about drug abuse -- pt. II. Street drugs : rap sheets on the suspects -- 6. Tobacco : the kids are the market -- 7. Marijuana : the most frequently used illicit drug in America -- 8. Alcohol : the rite of passage -- 9. Acid : the good, the bad and the permanent -- 10. Ecstasy : the dark side -- 11. Hypnosedatives : sleeping for keeps -- 12. Anabolic steroids : muscles and mood disorders -- 13. Psychostimulants : coke and speed -- 14. Narcotics : pills to needles -- 15. Odd ducks, street turkeys and other uncommon fowl -- pt. III. What to do if your kid is already using drugs -- 16. Tips for parenting the Friday night adventurer -- 17. How to manage an overdose -- 18. When kids are addicts -- 19. Double trouble : the dually diagnosed kid -- Conclusion : how to make the drug abuse epidemic history.