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From Binge to Blackout: A Mother and Son Struggle with Teen Drinking


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ISBN13: 9780451219091
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Throughout his college years, Toren Volkmann partied like there was no tomorrow, having what was supposed to be the time of his life. Like so many parents, his mother, Chris, overlooked Toren’s growing alcohol problem. But when he graduated, Toren realized he’d become a full-blown alcoholic. And he was not alone.

Considered a rite of passage, teenage drinking has skyrocketed to epidemic proportions, fostering a generation of young adults whose lives are already beginning to come apart under the strain. This book, written from the viewpoints of both mother and son, is a riveting, enlightening, and heartbreakingly true story of a family that was able to confront the fear, pain, and denial that threatened to destroy them—and survive the epidemic of teenage drinking that’s putting America’s future at risk.

About the Author

Chris Volkmann is a former classroom teacher and recipient of the 2001 Washington State Artist Trust GAP Literary Grant.

Toren Volkmann is a former Peace Corps Volunteer.

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Thelynx, May 27, 2007 (view all comments by Thelynx)
From Binge to Blackout: A Mother and Son?s Struggle with Teen Drinking ? Chris Volkmann & Toren Volkman: 410 pages. This is a well-written and thoughtful account of a family?s battle with teen alcoholism. Chapters are divided by first-person narratives detailing the story of Toern Volkman?s discovery that he is an alcoholic and efforts to conquer this devastating and misunderstood disease. Toren offers a thoughtful and lively account of his internal struggle. Chapters written by Toren?s mother, Chris, offer a viewpoint of a parent?s attempt to comprehend what has happened and if it could have been prevented. While a highly personal story, this story is also a resource that will assist readers understand the universal threats of alcoholism, signs of problems, and how the devastating consequences of this disease can be met. I highly recommend this informative and sympathetic book. (Non Fiction/Autobiography) ****
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Volkmann, Chris
New American Library
Foreword by:
Nuckols, Cardwell C.
Nuckols, Cardwell C.
Nuckols, Ph. D.
Malloy, Reverend Edward A.
Volkmann, Toren
Nuckols, Cardwell C.
Nuckols, Ph.D., Cardwell C.
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Teenage boys
Substance Abuse & Addictions - Alcoholism
Neurology - General
Specific Groups - General
Life Stages - Adolescence - Drugs/Drinking
Adult Children of Substance Abusers
Alcoholics -- United States.
Alcoholics -- Family relationships.
Biography - General
Child Care and Parenting-Parenting Teens
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 12
8.19x5.43x.91 in. .75 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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