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In a straightforward and nonjudgmental manner, The Truth about series tackles a range of current Issues that affect teens. Each A-to-Z volume delivers the information teens need to cope with pressure from a multitude of sources and to make informed choices when faced with difficult decisions. Special features such as "Q & A, " "Teens Speak, " and "Fact Or Fiction?" focus on critical aspects of current topics, while "Did You Know?" presents up-to-date tables and graphs. With an informative glossary and a valuable listing of hotlines and further resources, these books are essential reading for young people in search of guidance and knowledge.

The Truth about Drugs, Second Edition presents information designed to help teens understand such topics as the biology of addiction, drugs and drinking, drug testing, the law on drugs, common illegal drugs, overdose, rehabilitation and treatment, and much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816076307
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2010
  • Series: The Truth about Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Tables vii

Preface ix

How to Use This Book xiii

Addictive Behaviors and Drugs 1

A to Z Entries 9

Addiction, Biology of 11

Club and Designer Drugs 16

Crack Cocaine 22

Dependence and Addiction 31

Depression and Drugs 35

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs 39

Drug Abuse, Causes of 43

Drugs and Criminal Activity 50

Drugs and Development 56

Drugs and Disease 68

Drugs and Drinking 73

Drugs and Smoking 76

Drug Testing 80

Drug Use, History of 85

Drug Use, International 95

Families, Communities, and Drug Abuse 101

Gangs and Drugs 109

Homicide 112

Illegal Drugs, Common 117

Inhalants 127

Injection Drugs 130

Law on Drugs, The 133

Marijuana 141

Media Messages and Counteradvertising Campaigns 146

Morbidity and Mortality 152

Natural Drugs 155

Over-the-counter Drugs 158

Overdose and Drugs 164

Peer Pressure and Drugs 169

Rehabilitation and Treatment 173

Risk Factors and Risk Taking 181

School Performance and Drug Abuse 186

Sexual Behavior and Drug Abuse 191

Steroids, Anabolic 197

Workplace Drug Abuse 201

Hotlines and Help Sites 207

Glossary 211

Index 217

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