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There are a variety of reasons young people turn to drugs, and the impact of such behavior can often be devastating. Whether alcohol, marijuana, ecstasy, or the latest drug of choice, substance abuse among teens continues to be a concern. This disorder affects so many people in one way or another, not only the addicted individual but also his or her family members and friends. In Substance Abuse: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Sheri Mabry Bestor looks at the various reasons why young people experiment with drugs and alcohol-and the consequences of doing so. Written to help young adults and those close to them understand substance abuse disorder, this book is full of important and practical information from various experts. In addition to facts, statistics, and advice, this book also provides insights from real people-teen addicts and others-who have been affected by substance abuse. Topics covered in this book include: *exposure to alcohol and drugs *reasons people experiment with addictive substances *physical and emotional aspects of addiction *treatment options *relapses *recovery The chapters in this book take readers through the process of substance use to substance abuse, from curiosity and experimentation to full-blown addiction and recovery. The chapters feature not only true life stories, but also contain information about how substance abuse affects the body and brain. Appendixes include a list of resources, including web sites, books, and movies that teens will find useful. Designed to give teens the tools for understanding this disorder from various perspectives, this book is a valuable resource for anyone affected by substance abuse.
Coming of age in the drug culture of the 1960s and '70s led many young people to "e;turn on, tune in, and drop out"e;-experimenting with every available drug, chasing that ultimate high while looking for someone with whom they could share it. Thinking themselves invincible, they did not realize that they were flirting with danger-although they knew enough to stay below the radar of law enforcement while indulging in the pleasures offered in The Age of Aquarius. One such naive young man slides into the drug underworld with barely a ripple after a life-altering trip as a student to Spain and four years spent in Afghanistan. There, he realizes for the first time that drugs, like any other business, bring money and power-especially the selling of Afghan hashish. While selling tons of hashish to his friends in America, along the way he began experimenting with opium...and then pharmaceutical morphine. After many years, his tolerance to this drug became immense. Each injection could have killed a horse, but Bobby Legend barely felt the high, not as he had when he first began experimenting with the drug. And once his kingdom fell, he brought his overpowering addiction to America, where his relative peace was shattered by unexpected world events.
People with ADHDattention-deficit/hyperactivity disordercan be helped by medications such as Ritalin and Adderall. Alternatively, other young adults are abusing these same drugs to their own detriment. Discover the true consequences of ADHD medication abuse, including the many health risks of taking these drugs. Learn how abusing ADHD medication can change your life for the worse. Discover the downside of ADHD medication abuse!