Drug Abuse / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737722277
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 9/26/2008
  • Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 221
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 9
Introduction 12
Chapter 1 Are Illicit Drugs Harmful?
Chapter Preface 16
1 Marijuana Is Harmful 18
2 The Harmful Effects of Marijuana Use Are Exaggerated 23
3 Ecstasy Is Harmful 27
4 Researchers Exaggerate the Dangers Associated with Ecstasy Use 32
5 Heroin Is Addictive 39
6 Heroin Users Do Not Always Become Addicted 46
7 Steroids Are Dangerous 55
8 Steroids Are Not as Dangerous as Many Experts Claim 60
Periodical Bibliography 64
Chapter 2 What Causes Drug Abuse and Addiction?
Chapter Preface 66
1 Addiction Is a Brain Disease 68
2 Addiction Is Not a Brain Disease 78
3 Marijuana Use Leads to the Use of Other Drugs 86
4 Marijuana Use May Not Lead to the Use of Other Drugs 90
Periodical Bibliography 95
Chapter 3 Should Drug Testing Be Used?
Chapter Preface 97
1 Testing Students for Drug Use Is Reasonable 99
2 Testing Students for Drug Use Is Unreasonable 106
3 Testing Pregnant Women for Drug Abuse Is Constitutional 111
4 Testing Pregnant Women for Drug Abuse Is Discriminatory 119
5 Workplace Testing Reduces Drug Use 125
6 Workplace Testing Has Not Been Proven to Reduce Drug Use 136
Periodical Bibliography 145
Chapter 4 How Can Drug Abuse Be Reduced?
Chapter Preface 147
1 The War on Drugs Reduces Drug Abuse 149
2 The War on Drugs Does Not Reduce Drug Abuse 157
3 Illicit Drugs Should Be Legalized 165
4 Illicit Drugs Should Not Be Legalized 173
5 Drug Education Programs Can Reduce Drug Abuse 178
6 Drug Education Programs Are Ineffective 184
7 Twelve-Step Treatment Programs Can Reduce Drug Abuse 189
8 Most Twelve-Step Treatment Programs Are Ineffective at Reducing Drug Abuse 198
Periodical Bibliography 207
For Further Discussion 208
Organizations to Contact 210
Bibliography of Books 216
Index 218
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