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Personal & social issues: drugs & addiction (Children's / Teenage)

See below for a selection of the latest books from Personal & social issues: drugs & addiction (Children's / Teenage) category. Presented with a red border are the Personal & social issues: drugs & addiction (Children's / Teenage) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Personal & social issues: drugs & addiction (Children's / Teenage) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Living with Alcoholism and Addiction

Living with Alcoholism and Addiction

Author: Nicholas R. Lessa, Sara Dulaney Gilbert Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2019

This is an essential guide for teens struggling with alcoholism and addiction.In 2006, nearly 11 million young people from the ages of 12 to 20 reported using alcohol in the past month, and nearly 10 percent of those aged 12 to 17 reported using illicit drugs. Alcohol and drug abuse starts younger than most people are aware of, and the key to addressing and preventing this problem is to educate young people about the risks and factors involved. Alcoholism and drug addiction are substance use disorders - chronic, but treatable, brain disorders. Though the exact cause of alcoholism and addiction is unknown, genetics, environment, and mental illness may play a role. Living with Alcoholism and Addiction is a straightforward guide that closely examines this disease, its consequences on day-to-day life, and where to go for help. Featuring real-life examples of people struggling with alcoholism and addiction, as well as helpful appendixes with organizations, support groups, online resources, and further reading, this new resource is ideal for teens facing this disorder or for those who have family members or friends coping with it.

Living with Alcoholism and Addiction

Living with Alcoholism and Addiction

Author: Nicholas R. Lessa, Sara Dulaney Gilbert Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2019

This is an essential guide for teens struggling with alcoholism and addiction.In 2006, nearly 11 million young people from the ages of 12 to 20 reported using alcohol in the past month, and nearly 10 percent of those aged 12 to 17 reported using illicit drugs. Alcohol and drug abuse starts younger than most people are aware of, and the key to addressing and preventing this problem is to educate young people about the risks and factors involved. Alcoholism and drug addiction are substance use disorders - chronic, but treatable, brain disorders. Though the exact cause of alcoholism and addiction is unknown, genetics, environment, and mental illness may play a role. Living with Alcoholism and Addiction is a straightforward guide that closely examines this disease, its consequences on day-to-day life, and where to go for help. Featuring real-life examples of people struggling with alcoholism and addiction, as well as helpful appendixes with organizations, support groups, online resources, and further reading, this new resource is ideal for teens facing this disorder or for those who have family members or friends coping with it.

Vicodin, Oxycontin, and Other Pain Relievers

Vicodin, Oxycontin, and Other Pain Relievers

Author: Amy E. Breguet, Ronald J. Brogan Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2019

Modern medicine provides more help than ever before for people suffering from severe or chronic pain. In recent years, the marketing, prescription, and use of opioid painkillers has skyrocketed. While providing much-needed relief to millions, these narcotics have also become the most problematic prescription medications in the country, found at the center of historical numbers of addiction and abuse cases, medical emergencies, and crime waves. Vicodin, OxyContin, and Other Pain Relievers gives readers the inside story on this newly notorious class of drugs and offers suggestions to help people affected negatively by abuse of these drugs.

Over-the-counter Drugs

Over-the-counter Drugs

Author: Johanna Knowles, Ronald J. Brogan Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2019

For the past several years, over-the-counter drug abuse has been steadily on the rise. Heavy use has increased among students in middle school and high school. The number of emergency calls to poison control centers across the country has risen dramatically. Many young people have the impression that since these drugs are available in stores and can be bought by anyone, they must be safe. However, when taken in large amounts or over a long period of time, these drugs can have lasting, serious - even deadly - side effects. Over-the-Counter Drugs delves into the history, science, and prevalence of abuse of these drugs. It also explores why young people abuse drugs and provides information about addiction and treatment.

Amphetamines and Methamphetamine

Amphetamines and Methamphetamine

Author: Christine A. Adamec Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2019

Understanding Drugs provides a fact-based look at many of drugs that teens encounter, explains how they work, and identifies the risks and benefits of using them. Each title spotlights a drug of abuse or a treatment drug. Written in straightforward language, the books break down the biological and chemical processes relevant to each drug, explains the history of the drug, discusses the risks of using or abusing it, and guides readers toward reliable help for dealing with a drug-related problem. The Understanding Drugs series provides concise guides for high school students to the science, history, social issues, and health issues connected to common legal and illegal drugs.

High: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Drugs, Alcohol and Addiction

High: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Drugs, Alcohol and Addiction

Author: David Sheff Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2019

From David Sheff, author of Beautiful Boy (2008), and Nic Sheff, author of Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines (2008), comes the ultimate resource for learning about the realities of drugs and alcohol for middle grade readers. This book tells it as it is, with testimonials from peers who have been there and families who have lived through the addiction of a loved one, along with the cold, hard facts about what drugs and alcohol do to our bodies. From how to navigate peer pressure to outlets for stress to the potential consequences for experimenting, Nic and David Sheff lay out the facts so that middle grade readers can educate themselves.

Living with the Little Devil Man

Living with the Little Devil Man

Author: Lina Lisetta Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2018

Living with the Little Devil Man

Living with the Little Devil Man

Author: Lina Lisetta Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2018

Suzy Has A Secret

Suzy Has A Secret

Author: S. Jackson, A. Raymond, M. Schmidt Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2018

This book teaches a child, ages four to eight years-old, about personal safety and body ownership. Children learn how to identify who safe adults are in a child's life. This book shows in positive and practical ways how parents, and educators, can talk to children about personal safety. Children learn about bad touch and good touch, and how their body belongs to them. Parents and educators can help children learn who the safe people are in their lives, and that they can always tell one of them about anything that may happen, and they aren't comfortable about. Using little bug fairies and fairy houses, ensures that children aren't scared when this story is read to them, or they read it on their own. Minimal illustrations used so that younger children don't become distracted by extraneous elements.Reviews';Suzy Has A Secret' is a must read book for those with small children or for those that have little ones in their life. Children dont always know when or who to tell. We teach them to respect their elders and be quiet when asked; to behave and not to tattle. This needs to change! ';Suzy Has A Secret' explains to children that we must always tell our parents or others when something doesnt feel right. I recommend this book highly. Susan Vance, Author ';Suzy Has a Secret' is a great resource in instructing children about good touch/bad touch. I think it is smartly written and developed, and easy for children to read. This is a difficult subject to tackle, and the authors have done a brilliant job. I would highly recommend this book. Kristina Ball, Author As children, we've been taught to listen to our parents and to do everything they tell say us. We know how much they love us and they won't do anything to hurt us. One of these things concerns tattling on someone else who did something they shouldn't have done, because doing it wouldn't be a nice thing to do.But what happens when a relative, like Uncle Bob, starts doing something he shouldn't and tell us to keep it a secret even from our parents. This is what Suzy has to deal with in this brief story when he starts touching her in places she somehow feels is wrong; she becomes scared and doesn't want to get in trouble for tattling on her uncle to her parents.This creates a conflict in her young mind since her parents had also taught her that if something is bothering her she should come to them. When she tells her friend Lucy what's happening, Lucy's older brother tells Suzy to tell her parents and that she wouldn't get into trouble. Suzy follows his advice, tells her parents who respond by sitting down and talking to her about what Uncle Bob did to her.Inappropriate touching is a sensitive, everyday occurring issue which parents need to discuss with their young child, and this book serves as marvelous beginning from which this discuss can begin. The book then gives parents ideas as to how to go about doing this. For trying to help parents, especially first-time young parents, in dealing with this important, sensitive issue, there's no way I can't give Ms. Jackson 5 STARS for her endeavor here. Mrs. D., AuthorAwards2016 Readers Favorite Five Stars2017 Silver Second Place Medal Literary Titan