Drugs in Real Life: Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs, 1st Edition

  • Valerie Bodden
  • Published By: Essential Library
  • ISBN-10: 1532153090
  • ISBN-13: 9781532153099
  • DDC: 362.299
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released April 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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Used medically, prescription and over-the-counter drugs can relieve pain, ease symptoms of diseases, and treat disorders. When abused, these drugs can be dangerous and even deadly. This title explores how prescription and over-the-counter drugs affect the body, the laws surrounding these drugs, and their impact on society. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: A National Epidemic.
2: Use and Abuse.
3: Drug Culture.
4: Opioids.
5: Stimulants.
6: Depressants.
7: Over-The-Counter Drugs.
8: Addiction and Treatment.
9: Impact on Society.
10: Fighting the Crisis.
Essential Facts.
Additional Resources.
Source Notes.
About the Author.