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NCJ Number: 113456 Find in a Library
Title: What You Can Believe About Drugs: An Honest and Unhysterical Guide for Teens
Author(s): S Cohen; D Cohen
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 165
Sponsoring Agency: M. Evans and Co, Inc
New York, NY 10017
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87131-527-0
Sale Source: M. Evans and Co, Inc
216 East 49 Street
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Type: Youth-Oriented Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Directed to teenagers, this book examines the problem of drug use in our society, especially as it affects teenagers at school and in the home, and presents factual information about specific drugs and their effects.
Abstract: It also discusses the history of drug use in different cultures and the development of drug laws, emphasizing that drugs have been used throughout history, that law enforcement has not stopped drug use, and that the laws are unlikely to change. Case stores of individual teenagers' drug use are followed by chapters detailing the nature and the physiological and psychological effects of narcotics, cocaine, marijuana, hallucinogens, steroids, and other drugs. Issues underlying the debate regarding drug testing of students are also examined. Readers are urged to stay away from drugs and, if experiencing a problem with drugs, to seek help. Index and lists of books and films.
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug use
Index Term(s): Decisionmaking; Drug effects; Drug information; Drug laws
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