Underage Drinking

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Behind each policy debate over welfare reform, AIDS funding, and hate crime laws are the people struggling with poverty, illness, and discrimination. While the experts cite statistics and employ rhetoric about drug abuse, crime, and child abuse, individuals confront the horrors of addiction and the trauma of victimization.

Greenhaven Press's Social Issues Firsthand series illuminates the often-neglected human side of society's pressing problems. Each anthology presents a ...

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Overview

Behind each policy debate over welfare reform, AIDS funding, and hate crime laws are the people struggling with poverty, illness, and discrimination. While the experts cite statistics and employ rhetoric about drug abuse, crime, and child abuse, individuals confront the horrors of addiction and the trauma of victimization.

Greenhaven Press's Social Issues Firsthand series illuminates the often-neglected human side of society's pressing problems. Each anthology presents a collection of personal narratives on a featured social issue. Contributors include those who have had personal experience with the topic under discussion-either as a participant, a witness, or an involved professional. For example, Terrorism includes the perspectives of terrorists, victims, families, of victims, and emergency workers. Additional features include an introduction that provides each book with essential context, a thorough bibliography, a list of organizations to contact, an annotated table of contents, and a thorough index. Each book in the Social Issues Firsthand series will provide readers, with a personal context for the most pressing topics of today's political discussions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737747997
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 2/19/2010
  • Series: Social Issues Firsthand Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 9

Introduction 12

Chapter 1 Family Connections

1 Forgive and Forget Koren Zailckas 18

2 Mother and Son Toren Volkmann Chris Volkmann 36

3 Home Is Where the Booze Is Natasha Charles 55

4 Bad Mommy? Gretchen Roberts 58

Chapter 2 Drinking on Campus

1 Hazing Robert McNamara 64

2 Tough Choices Elizabeth Miller 70

3 Twenty-One at Last Cassandra Keyse 74

4 Battling the Alcohol Culture on Campus Charles Schroeder Robert L. Carothers David Hardesty 77

5 Wet or Dry Campus? Justine Ciboch 90

Chapter 3 Regrets and Resolutions

1 What I Have Lost Lisa Wright 94

2 Learning Moderation Sloane Crosley 98

3 Why I Don't Drink Meaghan Lane 102

Organizations to Contact 105

For Further Research 110

Index 113

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