Basic facts about drinking in America, teen usage, and warning signs of alcoholism are presented in this readable, unbiased text. The effects of alcoholism on families, the dangers of binge drinking, and the successes and failures of solutions and strategies to solve these issues are discussed. Societal attitudes that contribute to alcohol abuse and organizations that are working toward healing problems caused by alcohol are included. The book's design, with quotes and statistics in a large, attractive typeface, may encourage browsing. Black-and-white stock photos are undistinguished and not necessary for understanding the material. While Ted Gottfried's The Facts about Alcohol (Benchmark, 2004) has similar material plus more historical and legal information, this volume contains more documentation in the source notes and more easily understood statistical information.
Debbie Stewart HoskinsCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
- Scholastic Library Publishing
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- 5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 14 - 17 Years
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