A guide for young people that covers all the popular legal and illegal drugs, from alcohol and nicotine, through ecstasy and cannabis, and on to hard drugs like heroin and cocaine. Dr Stoppard's open, honest and non-judgemental approach, and her blend of hard facts and practical advice, makes this a book that enables young people to make informed and responsible decisions about drugs, and also puts parents in a strong position to offer advice and help. The book includes advice on drug dependency and First Aid, with vital life-saving techniques, as well as full information on drugs and the law. Its intention is to help build a bridge between teenagers and their parents by replacing fear and ignorance with information and understanding. The book also aims to offer young people the opportunity to weigh up the consequences and make their own informed and responsible decisions about drugs.
Table of ContentsWhy This Book?
What Are Drugs?
Will You Or Won'T You Take Drugs?
Why Parents Worry About Drugs
Drugs And The Law
If You'Re Arrested
Handling Drugs With Commonsense
Do You Have A Problem With Drugs?
What To Do In An Emergency
Common Drug Emergencies