Drug Information for Teens, 4th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0780814029
  • ISBN-13: 9780780814028
  • DDC: 613.8
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - College Senior
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released January 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Drug Information for Teens offers comprehensive information about drug use, abuse, and addiction. It describes the physical and psychological effects of drugs and chemicals that are commonly abused, includes information about drug-related health concerns, and describes the types of treatment available.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
General Information About Addiction and Substance Abuse.
1: The Science of Addiction.
2: Risk Factors for Addiction.
3: How Drugs Affect the Brain.
4: Preventing Drug Abuse.
5: Peer Pressure: Its Influence on Teens and Decision Making.
6: Drug Use Among U.S. Teens.
7: The Controlled Substances Act.
8: Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse.
9: Recent Trends in Underage Drinking.
10: Underage Drinking: Reasons, Risks, and Prevention.
11: Drinking Too Much Can Kill You.
12: Binge Drinking.
13: Questions and Answers About Alcoholism.
14: Alcohol Use and Health Risks.
15: A Family History of Alcoholism.
16: Coping With an Alcoholic Parent.
Tobacco, Nicotine, and E-Cigarettes.
17: Tobacco and Nicotine Addiction.
18: Child and Teen Tobacco Use.
19: E-Cigarettes.
20: Smoking's Immediate Effects on the Body.
21: Health Harms From Smoking and Other Tobacco Use.
22: Facts About Smoking Cessation.
23: How Can I Quit Smoking?.
24: What is Marijuana?.
25: Marijuana Abuse Among U.S. Teens.
26: Health Effects of Marijuana.
27: Marijuana Abuse and Mental Illness.
28: Spice (Synthetic Marijuana).
29: Medical Marijuana and the Law.
Abuse of Legally Available Substances.
30: Facts About the Abuse of Prescription and Over-The-Counter (OTC) Medications.
31: Trends in the Abuse of Prescription and OTC Medications Among U.S. Teens.
32: Commonly Abused Pain Relievers.
33: Commonly Abused Depressant Medications.
34: Commonly Abused Prescription Stimulants.
35: The Abuse of Cold and Cough Medicines.
36: Anabolic Steroids and Sports Supplements.
37: Caffeine.
38: Inhalant Abuse.
Abuse of Illegal Substances.
39: Club Drugs.
40: Hallucinogens.
41: Stimulants: An Overview.
42: Bath Salts.
43: Cocaine and Khat.
44: Methamphetamine.
45: Opiates: Heroin, Methadone, and Buprenorphine.
Other Drug-Related Health Concerns.
46: The Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse.
47: Substance Abuse and Mental Illness.
48: Substance Abuse and Suicide Risks.
49: Drug Use and Infectious Diseases.
50: Drug Use and Pregnancy.
51: Substance Abuse in the Military.
52: Drug Use and Violence.
53: Drugged/Drunk Driving.
Treatment for Addiction.
54: Dealing with Addiction.
55: Substance Abuse Treatment.
56: Helping a Friend With a Substance Abuse Problem.
If You Need More Information.
57: National Organizations for Drug Information.
58: Substance Abuse Hotlines and Helplines.
59: State-By-State List of Alcohol and Drug Referral Phone Numbers.