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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!

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.

Gripped Part 1

Gripped Part 1

Author: Stacy A Padula Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2020

Gripped Part 1

Gripped Part 1

Author: Stacy A Padula Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/07/2020

Morphine

Morphine

Author: M. Foster Olive Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/07/2020

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: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2020

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: Hardback Release Date: 09/07/2020

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: 08/07/2020

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: 08/07/2020

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.

Date Rape Drugs

Date Rape Drugs

Author: Suellen May Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/07/2020

Date rape drugs earn their name from the primary motivation for their use: to facilitate sexual assault against an unwitting victim. Gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB), ketamine, and Rohypnol are the three main types of drugs referred to as date rape drugs, though alcohol is the most common drug used to facilitate date rape. Although each of these drugs differs in their effect on the body, they all act as sedatives, frequently causing unconsciousness and amnesia. Easily dissolved in liquids, a date rape drug placed in a victim's drink can be consumed unknowingly and render the victim unconscious. After the drugs wears off, amnesia about previous events increases the chances that the assailant is never caught. Date Rape Drugs alerts readers to the dangers these drugs pose, how to recognize and avoid them, and how to protect themselves against them.

Steroids and Other Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Steroids and Other Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Author: Suellen May Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/07/2020

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.

The Dandelion Picker

The Dandelion Picker

Author: Patricia Ploss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/04/2020

High: Everything You Want to Know about Drugs, Alcohol and Addiction

High: Everything You Want to Know about Drugs, Alcohol and Addiction

Author: David Sheff, Nic Sheff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2020

All parents should have this book on hand, and use it to open important dialogues with their kids. Arm them with knowledge. --Ellen Hopkins, best-selling author of the Crank trilogy. Just Say Know! With drug education for children more important than ever, this nonfiction book draws on the experiences of the New York Times best-selling father/son team, and inspiration behind the film Beautiful Boy, David and Nic Sheff to provide all the information teens need to know about drugs, alcohol, and addiction. 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 of experimenting, Nic and David Sheff lay out the facts so that middle grade readers can educate themselves.