Alcohol Abuse: Is This Danger on the Rise?

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Millions of Americans drink alcoholic beverages- beer, wine coolers, or hard liquors, such as scotch, gin, and vodka. More than 70 percent of adult Americans drink alcohol in some form. About 10 percent of those who drink alcohol abuse it.
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Overview

Millions of Americans drink alcoholic beverages- beer, wine coolers, or hard liquors, such as scotch, gin, and vodka. More than 70 percent of adult Americans drink alcohol in some form. About 10 percent of those who drink alcohol abuse it.
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Gr 5-8Steins begins with a definition of alcoholism and a checklist of questions to determine if someone has a potential abuse problem. Specific attention is given to the disease's short- and long-term effects on a family. The author addresses the physical effects of alcohol on young people, and discusses peer pressure and drinking and driving. Interesting and thought-provoking coverage is given to the psychological effect of advertising; the ineffectiveness of anti-alcohol campaigns such as Prohibition; film and television portrayals of the alcoholic personality; and a final emphasis placed on the need to take personal responsibility for one's own behavior. Various treatment methodologies are outlined. A final chapter is devoted to individual and family counseling opportunities, intervention programs, and addresses and phone numbers of support organizations. A mix of black-and-white and glossy full-color photographs appear throughout the accessible, attractive, and readable presentation. This title is a stepping stone to more complex and detailed books such as Nancy Nielsen's Teen Alcoholism (Lucent, 1990), Herma Silverstein's Alcoholism (Watts, 1990), Margaret Hyde's Alcohol (Enslow, 1988), Susan & Daniel Cohen's A Six Pack and a Fake I.D. (M. Evans, 1985), and Alan Lang's Alcohol (Chelsea, 1992).Celia A. Huffman, Worthington Public Library, OH
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805038828
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1995
  • Series: Issues of Our Time Series
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.41 (d)

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