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NCJ Number: 157532 Find in a Library
Title: Drugs and Alcohol Workbook
Author(s): B L Walker
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 95
Sponsoring Agency: Learning Publications, Inc
Holmes Beach, FL 34218-6651
Publication Number: ISBN 1-55691-045-2
Sale Source: Learning Publications, Inc
Marketing Manager
P.O. Box 1338
5351 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34218-6651
United States of America
Type: Youth-Oriented Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This workbook presents information and related activities designed to teach school-aged children about different types of drugs.
Abstract: The introductory section discusses the differences between legal and illegal drugs, reasons people take drugs, drug side effects and interactions, and ways to identify drug abuse and dependence. Four subsequent chapters cover narcotics, stimulants, hallucinogens and related drugs, and depressants. Each of these chapter discusses the specific drugs that fall into that category, how they work, the long-term effects of using that class of drugs, and how to seek treatment for drug use. The final section warns children and adolescents about the dangers of using drugs even once; discusses the potential consequences, both law- and health- related, of drug use; and responds to some common myths about drug use.
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Controlled Substances; Drug effects; Hallucinogens; Juvenile drug use
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