Drug Information for Teens, 3rd Edition

  • Sandra Augustyn
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  • ISBN-10: 0780811593
  • ISBN-13: 9780780811591
  • DDC: 613.8
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - College Senior
  • 468 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Drug Information for Teens provides updated facts about drug use, abuse, and addiction. It describes the physical and psychological effects of alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs, inhalants, club drugs, stimulants, and many other commonly abused drugs and chemicals. It includes information about drug-related health concerns, such as HIV infection, drug-facilitated rape, depression, and suicide. A section on substance abuse treatment describes care options and provides resources for addiction recovery. Resource directories provide contact information for national organizations, hotlines, and other sources of support.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: General Information about Addiction and Substance Abuse.
2: The Science of Addiction.
3: Risk Factors for Addiction.
4: How Drugs Affect the Brain.
5: Preventing Drug Abuse.
6: Peer Pressure: Its Influence on Teens and Decision Making.
7: Drug Use Among U.S. Teens.
8: The Controlled Substances Act.
9: Alcohol.
10: Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse.
11: Underage Drinking Statistics.
12: Recent Trends in Teen Drinking.
13: Underage Drinking: Reasons, Risks, and Prevention.
14: Drinking too Fast Can Kill You.
15: Binge Drinking.
16: Questions and Answers about Alcoholism.
17: Alcohol Use and Health Risks.
18: A Family History of Alcoholism.
19: Coping with an Alcoholic Parent.
20: Tobacco.
21: Tobacco Addiction.
22: Child and Teen Tobacco Use.
23: Smoking’s Immediate Effects on the Body.
24: Health Harms from Smoking and other Tobacco Use.
25: Facts about Smoking Cessation.
26: How Can I Quit Smoking?.
27: Marijuana.
28: What is Marijuana?.
29: Marijuana Abuse Among U.S. Teens.
30: Health Effects of Marijuana.
31: Marijuana Smoking and Respiratory Disorders.
32: Marijuana Abuse and Depression.
33: Medical Marijuana and the Law.
34: The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Position on Marijuana.
35: An Opposing Point of View: Against Marijuana Prohibition.
36: Abuse of Legally Available Substances.
37: Facts about the Abuse of Prescription and Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medications.
38: Trends in the Abuse of Prescription and OTC Medications Among U.S. Teens.
39: Commonly Abused Pain Relievers.
40: Commonly Abused Sedatives and Tranquilizers.
41: Commonly Abused Prescription Stimulants.
42: What you Should Know about the Abuse of Cold and Cough Medicines.
43: Anabolic Steroids: Risks and Health Consequences.
44: Sports Supplements.
45: Caffeine.
46: Inhalant Abuse.
47: Abuse of Illegal Substances.
48: Ecstasy, GHB, Rohypnol, and Ketamine.
49: Club Drugs and Raves.
50: Hallucinogens: LSD, PCP, and Psilocybin.
51: Stimulants: An Overview.
52: Cocaine, Crack, and Khat.
53: Methamphetamine and Yaba.
54: Opiates: Heroin, Methadone, and Buprenorphine.
55: Other Drug-Related Health Concerns.
56: The Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse.
57: Substance Abuse and Stress.
58: Substance Abuse and Mental Illness.
59: Substance Abuse, Depression, and Suicide.
60: Drug Use and Infectious Diseases.
61: Substance Abuse and Sexual Health.
62: Substance Abuse and Pregnancy.
63: Substance Abuse and Military Families.
64: Substance Abuse and Violence.
65: Drugged or Drunk Driving.
66: Treatment for Addiction.
67: Dealing with Addiction.
68: Substance Abuse Treatment.
69: When a Family Member is Dealing with Substance Abuse.
70: Helping a Friend with a Substance Abuse Problem.
71: If you Need More Information.
72: National Organizations for Drug Information.
73: Substance Abuse Hotlines and Helplines.
74: State-By-State List of Alcohol and Drug Referral Phone Numbers.
75: Additional Reading about Substance Abuse.