Drug Abuse

Drug Abuse

by Arthur Gillard

Hardcover(Library Binding)



Students must often make informed decisions about serious issues that will affect the course of their lives. Smoking, drunk driving, and violence are just a few of these challenging issues. Focusing on topics of special concern to students, the issues That Concern You series helps make these complex issues less intimidating and more accessible. Each volume presents eight to twelve readings from a variety of perspectives that allow students to better understand and navigate the highlighted topic. Color photos, charts, graphs, tables and editorial cartoons reinforce information as well as present important statistical data. Each volume also includes factual analysis taken from a variety of government and research facilities, to tell students more of what they want to know about the issue. Relevant websites, a bibliography and thorough subject index round out each volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737762907
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 04/26/2013
Series: Issues That Concern You Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 16 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

1 An Overview of Drug Abuse and Dependence Genevieve Pham-Kanter Teresa G. Odle 10

2 Drug Abusers Are Often Victims of a Mental Illness Harold Koplewicz 18

3 People Are Responsible for Their Decision to Abuse Drugs Ashley Hames 23

4 Social and Environmental Conditions Cause Drug Addiction Gabor Maté 28

5 Drug War Madness Laura Carlsen 36

6 All Drugs Should Be Legalized John Stossel 42

7 Effective Education Programs Are Successful in Preventing Drug Abuse: The Economist 47

8 Spiritual Meaning Is Needed to Combat Drug Abuse Jeremy Egerer 53

9 Straightening the Irish Out About Addiction Stanton Peek 60

10 Prescription Drug Abuse Is a Growing Problem Jeneba Ghatt 66

11 Attempts to Prevent People from Abusing Prescription Drugs Are Harming Legitimate Users Jacob Sullum 72

12 A Teenage Girl Describes Her Experience with Heroin Addiction Anonymous, as told to Jane Bianchi 77


What You Should Know About Drug Abuse 82

What You Should Do About Drug Abuse 93

Organizations to Contact 97

Bibliography 105

Index 109

Picture Credits 114

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