Tough Choices: A Book about Substance Abuse

Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (14) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $177.21   
  • Used (13) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$177.21
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(190)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
0316514071 New. Looks like an interesting title!

Ships from: Naperville, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Note: Visit our Teens Store.
Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Gisela Jernigan
This clear, balanced guide to substance abuse begins with an eye-opening quiz and ends with a useful list on how to cope with potentially difficult drug situations, signs of addiction and the answers to the quiz. In between, there are chapters on: addiction, alcohol, drugs, tobacco and staying clean, all presented in a conversational and sympathetic style. Langone does an especially good job of explaining how alcohol and tobacco may be legal but can be a harmful as some illegal drugs. He believes that just saying "no," is not enough without understanding all kinds of drugs and how they can be used and abused. A list of substance abuse resources and an index are included.
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-Langone tackles substance abuse common among young people and urges them to say ``No.'' He accepts that curiosity, rebellion, peer pressure, a desire to be independent, and a belief in personal invincibility will cause many teens to experiment and some to become physically and/or psychologically hooked. He traces a typical pattern of abuse and the ``complicated mix of environment and heredity'' that leads to addiction. Chapters on alcohol, drugs, and tobacco are comprehensive, citing the history of use and dangers of each. A closing chapter on responsible attitudes and treatment of addiction is excellent. The author stresses the difficulty of ``staying clean'' and offers practical suggestions for living without dependence on these substances. Although statistics are provided to document the cost of addiction to American society, the focus is on the consequences of substance abuse for the individual. Written in a direct style with plenty of colloquial language, the narrative is peppered with allusions to Shakespeare, Dickens, the Roman poet Horace, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and covers a lot of ground in a lively and fluent fashion. Regina Avraham's Substance Abuse (Chelsea, 1988) also attempts broad coverage, but is not as attractive or as readable. Throughout his presentation, Langone advocates moderation in the use of these substances, if abstinence is not possible. He does make clear, however, which choice is most desirable.-Libby K. White, Schenectady County Public Library, NY
Stephanie Zvirin
Readers can't miss Langone's stand on using alcohol, drugs, and nicotine he's the least charitable about tobacco, which he calls "the filthy weed" . But even so, he manages to avoid sounding so strident that he'll put off readers. Full of information unfortunately, none of it documented, his book is a forthright overview, as upfront about contradictory medical evidence as it is about the author's opinions. The most familiar substances are covered, as are the most important related issues--for example, the debate over legalizing drugs, crack babies, a genetic link in alcoholism, kids involved in dope dealing--and Langone seems to dwell more on the psychological reasons behind abuse than do other books on the subject. A final chapter discusses what can be done about drug abuse by an individual and by society. As usual, Langone gives readers lots to think about.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316514071
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 122
  • Lexile: 1190L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 8.58 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)