Methamphetamine: Unsafe Speed

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Methamphetamine: Unsafe Speed

Meth, speed, chalk, glass, yaba, ice. Whatever you call it, methamphetamine has become one of the most abused and dangerous drugs in the world. It can be made in home labs from easily obtained ingredients, and its use crosses economic and social barriers. Urban or rural communities, it doesn't matter. Methamphetamine is everywhere.

In Methamphetamine: Unsafe Speed, you'll learn how methamphetamine was developed, ...

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Overview

Methamphetamine: Unsafe Speed

Meth, speed, chalk, glass, yaba, ice. Whatever you call it, methamphetamine has become one of the most abused and dangerous drugs in the world. It can be made in home labs from easily obtained ingredients, and its use crosses economic and social barriers. Urban or rural communities, it doesn't matter. Methamphetamine is everywhere.

In Methamphetamine: Unsafe Speed, you'll learn how methamphetamine was developed, how its use has spread, and how it is used for limited medical purposes. You'll also learn about methamphetamine abuse. Who becomes an abuser? What are the symptoms of meth abuse? How can addiction be overcome? What are the legal consequences of meth abuse? This book offers answers to all these questions.

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VOYA - Donna L. Phillips
This book is part of an eighteen-volume reissue of the 2008 series, Illicit and Misused Drugs , with fresh covers and two new titles: Ecstasy and Dual Diagnosis. Addiction In America describes the concepts, causes, and issues common to all forms of substance abuse. The other books focus on a single substance and describe its history, users, dangers, and treatments. What purportedly sets this series apart is its effort to address the controversies. The information is accessible for its teen audience, and the writing is competent, if rarely compelling. Though the covers are new, the rest appears much the same. A comparison of Addiction In America revealed only the deletion from the new edition of two Web resources from "For More Information." The one-page bibliography has no new entries. (Contrast Marshall Cavendish's 2008 The Facts About Drugs And Society, with its 7-page bibliography, access date for every Internet citation, and entries from late 2006.) Abusing Over The Counter Drugs does describe 2012 legislation to regulate dextromethorphan, but its one-page bibliography includes only Internet resources, none with access dates. If less space were used for stock photos offering little more than a splash of color, more could be devoted to developing the currency and credibility of information. Libraries with the 2008 edition may want to consider the new titles. Otherwise, keep your 2008s, and if there is a need in the collection for something newer, examine other series published in 2012 or those coming out later this year. (Illicit and Misused Drugs) Reviewer: Donna L. Phillips
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422224366
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.67 (w) x 9.41 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 What Is Methamphetamine? 9

2 Who Uses Methamphetamine? 29

3 What Are the Dangers of Methamphetamine? 53

4 What Are the Legal Consequences of Using Methamphetamine? 67

5 Controversial Issues 89

6 Treatment 103

Glossary 119

Further Reading 121

For More Information 122

Bibliography 123

Index 124

Picture Credits 127

Author/Consultant Biographies 128

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