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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!

Vicodin, Oxycontin, and Other Pain Relievers

Vicodin, Oxycontin, and Other Pain Relievers

Author: Amy E. Breguet, Ronald J. Brogan Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/10/2020

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.

Morphine

Morphine

Author: M. Foster Olive Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/10/2020

Morphine is one of the oldest and most powerful pain relievers. Referred to as an opiate, morphine is one of the main chemicals found in opium, a gooey sap-like substance obtained from the opium poppy. Morphine can produce extraordinary relief from many types of pain, but also produces other effects such as sedation, constipation, lowered pulse and blood pressure, and feelings of extreme pleasure. Morphine and other opiate drugs are often called narcotic drugs, since in high doses they can produce heavy sedation and a sleep- or coma-like state called narcosis. Prolonged use of morphine can result in dependence and addiction, even when the pain that necessitated a prescription for the narcotic has disappeared. This use of prescription narcotic pain relievers for reasons other than pain relief is a growing problem in the United States and elsewhere. Morphine covers the history, uses, and dangers of this addictive drug.

Living with Alcoholism and Addiction

Living with Alcoholism and Addiction

Author: Nicholas R. Lessa, Sara Dulaney Gilbert Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2020

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: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2020

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.

Over-the-counter Drugs

Over-the-counter Drugs

Author: Johanna Knowles, Ronald J. Brogan Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/10/2020

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: 21/10/2020

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.

Steroids and Other Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Steroids and Other Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Author: Suellen May Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/10/2020

Steroids are used for medicinal purposes but are more often abused to improve athletic performance or appearance. The abuse of steroids follows a pattern similar to that of drug addiction, where those who are addicted will continue to use steroids even after recognizing that the drug is damaging their body and relationships. Steroid abuse originated, to a large extent, in the athletic world. The administration of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs by trainers and athletes is referred to as doping. Although it is known to occur among professional athletes, amateur and student athletes are guilty of doping too. Steroids and Other Performance-Enhancing Drugs explains what steroids are, their medical benefits when used properly, and the damage they do when abused.

Avoiding Drink and Drugs

Avoiding Drink and Drugs

Author: Louise Spilsbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Drug use and abuse can be a serious problem for teenagers. In this guide, readers will learn how to deal with addiction, how to avoid peer pressure and how to get help and make healthy choices. From alcohol and nicotine to marijuana and heroin, each drug has dangerous short- and long-term effects on the body, some of which can be life-threatening. Even painkillers prescribed by a doctor can become addictive and harmful. Readers will be inspired to make healthy choices and feel empowered to avoid drink and drugs.

Carly Shares Her Story

Carly Shares Her Story

Author: Eve Collins, Morgan Carew Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/09/2020

Mama's Waves

Mama's Waves

Author: Chandra Ghosh Ippen, Erich Ippen Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Mama's Waves

Mama's Waves

Author: Chandra Ghosh Ippen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Drogen(un)gluck

Drogen(un)gluck

Author: Lilly Froehlich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2020