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The popular drug of choice in the 1980s and '90s, cocaine is an illegal drug that can prove dangerous - even deadly - for users, especially in its impure form, crack. Yet, pure cocaine has been used as an energy booster and pain reliever for thousands of years. Cocaine and Crack examines the global history, chemistry, industry, and control of cocaine in the United States.
Millions of teens and young adults attend raves and dance clubs every year, and drug use is rampant at many of these parties. The best known of the so-called club drugs used often at raves is ecstasy, but there are many others continually being introduced to the rave scene. Several of them can also be slipped into drinks for use as date-rape drugs - victims are incapacitated and unaware that they have been drugged. Although law enforcement has been attempting to crack down on the use of club drugs, many teens still don't believe that club drugs are dangerous. Ecstasy and Other Club Drugs examines some of the best-known club drugs, highlighting their effects on the mind and body and the dangers associated with their use.
Methamphetamine examines the synthetic chemical compound that has been declared a drug epidemic in 2006. This insightful book covers the history, physical properties, and addictive nature of methamphetamine, and provides readers with powerful information about the health effects, trends and attitudes, and legal ramifications associated with the use of this harmful, highly addictive substance. Methamphetamine is bolstered by full-color photographs and illustrations, charts and diagrams, and suggestions for further reading that make this book an essential source for students learning about the dangers of this drug.
Amphetamines, including crystal meth, are some of the most powerful and addictive drugs available today. In the past few years, their illicit use has devastated communities all over North America. Ritalin, which remains a popular treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, continues to be prescribed in large amounts in addition to being used for illegal purposes. Compared to milder stimulants, such as caffeine, these drugs are very dangerous and highly addictive. Amphetamines and Other Stimulants explores the science and history behind commonly used stimulants, and provides information about addiction and treatment options.
Carnegie winner in 1996. When it was published in 1996 it created a Storm of Protest - especially from those who didn't bother to read it. The book, however, is credible, honest, realistic, moving and sympathetic - not to drug taking, but to some of the reasons for it and how the young fall into it and then, with luck and a bit of help, get themselves out of it. Junk not for the faint-hearted for it is utterly compelling and terrifying by turns – from bliss through to complete despair we see all manner of emotions that at times will make you feel utterly drained. It’s a real roller-coaster and yet it is completely honest and real to today’s world. Controversy has always gone where this book has gone for it’s hard-hitting approach to the subjects of drink, of drugs and of sex. Junk is an absolute must-read for any teenager and an essential eye-opener to any parent of a teenager. (14+)To find out more about this book CLICK HERE to visit the Carnegie Greenaway site
A beautifully written, uncompromising yet poignant account of the relationship between a boy with cerebral palsy and a girl with a drug habit. Ben Bancroft is the invisible man. Nicknamed Spaz because of the cerebral palsy that has disabled him since birth, he's a real loner: no parents, no siblings, no friends, just a wealthy, straight-laced grandmother, who looks after him as if he were still a small child. His only escape is the decrepit Rialto Theatre where, on Friday nights, he watches old movies with the other loners. The last person he expects - or wants - to meet there is Colleen Minou. Drugged out, covered in tattoos, clad in ripped tights and a neon mini skirt, she's the kind of trouble Ben's spent his life avoiding. But when Colleen climbs into the seat beside him and rests a woozy head on his shoulder, it's the start of a relationship that will alter Ben's life...for ever. With forthright humour and explicit dialogue, Stoner and Spaz tells an engaging story of the coming together of two teenagers from very different worlds, each with a demon to face...
This text teaches students about the science-based components of substance abuse prevention practice. This cutting-edge book responds to the growing need for a textbook that addresses the rapid development of the substance abuse prevention profession. Finally, professors have a text that supports the content of their prevention courses! Substance Abuse Prevention presents the most current knowledge in the field, analyzing what does and doesn't work in the implementation of prevention programs. The text also prepares students for the successful completion of the ICRC examination.
A prevention and early intervention tool, this new curriculum examines the negative consequences of alcohol use, including legal, social, physical, economic aspects. Here is a powerful tool for uniting families and turning young lives around.