Drug Information for Teens, 5th Edition

  • Greg Mullin
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  • ISBN-10: 0780816390
  • ISBN-13: 9780780816398
  • DDC: 613.8
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released August 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Provides consumer health information for teens about drug use, abuse, and addiction, including facts about illegal drugs and the abuse of legally available substances found in over-the-counter medications; describes drug-related health risks and treatment for addiction. Includes index and resource information.

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: Peer Pressure: Its Influence on Teens and Decision Making.
5: Preventing Drug Abuse.
6: Drug Use Among U.S. Teens.
7: The Controlled Substances Act.
8: Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse.
9: Recent Trends in Teen Drinking.
10: Underage Drinking: Reasons, Risks, and Prevention.
11: Drinking Too Much Can Kill You.
12: Binge Drinking.
13: Alcohol Use and Health Risks.
14: A Family History of Alcoholism.
15: Coping with An Alcoholic Parent.
Tobacco, Nicotine, and E-Cigarettes.
16: Tobacco and Nicotine Addiction.
17: Teen Tobacco Use.
18: E-Cigarettes.
19: Smoking's Immediate Effects on the Body.
20: Health Harms from Smoking and Other Tobacco Use.
21: Facts about Smoking Cessation.
22: How Can I Quit Smoking?.
23: What Is Marijuana?.
24: Marijuana Abuse Among U.S. Teens.
25: Health Effects of Marijuana.
26: Marijuana Smoking and Respiratory Disorders.
27: Marijuana Smoking and Psychiatric Disorders.
28: Marijuana as Medicine.
29: The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Position on Marijuana.
30: Legalization and Decriminalization of Marijuana.
Abuse of Legally Available Substances.
31: Facts about the Abuse of Prescription and Over-The-Counter (OTC) Medications.
32: Trends in the Abuse of Prescription and OTC Medications Among U.S. Teens.
33: Commonly Abused Pain Relievers.
34: Commonly Abused Sedatives and Tranquilizers.
35: Commonly Abused Prescription Stimulants.
36: What You Should Know about the Abuse of Cold and Cough Medicines.
37: Anabolic Steroids: Risks and Health Consequences.
38: Sports Supplements.
39: Caffeine.
40: Inhalant Abuse.
Abuse of Illegal Substances.
41: Club Drugs and Raves.
42: MDMA (Ecstasy Or Molly).
43: Hallucinogens: LSD, Psilocybin, and PCP.
44: Stimulants: An Overview.
45: Cocaine, Crack, and Khat.
46: Methamphetamine and Yaba.
47: Opiates: Heroin, Methadone, and Buprenorphine.
Other Drug-Related Health Concerns.
48: The Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse.
49: Mental and Substance Use Disorders.
50: Substance Abuse, Depression, and Suicide.
51: Drug Use and Infectious Diseases.
52: Substance Abuse and Sexual Health.
53: Substance Abuse and Pregnancy.
54: Substance Abuse and Military Families.
55: Substance Abuse and Violence.
56: Drugged Driving.
Treatment for Addiction.
57: Dealing with Drug Addiction.
58: Substance Abuse Treatment.
59: When a Family Member Is Dealing with Substance Abuse.
60: Helping a Friend with a Substance Abuse Problem.
61: Recovery: The Many Paths to Wellness.
If You Need More Information.
62: National Organizations for Drug Information.
63: Substance Abuse Hotlines and Helplines.
64: State-By-State List of Alcohol and Drug Referral Phone Numbers.
65: Additional Reading about Substance Abuse.