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Title: Getting It Straight: The Facts About Drugs
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
Drug Enforcement Admin
Strategic Intelligence Section
United States of America

Boys and Girls Clubs of America
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 41
Sponsoring Agency: Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Atlanta, GA 30309
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20537
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Boys and Girls Clubs of America
1230 W. Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
United States of America
Type: Youth-Oriented Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Directed to youth, this booklet presents facts about prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, inhalants, marijuana, methamphetamine, and heroin, with emphasis on their harmful effects and suggested activities for readers wanting to learn more about drug abuse.
Abstract: An introduction presents a glossary of common terms such as addiction, drug trafficking, prevention, treatment, and tolerant. The next four sections present findings of four student groups who refer to themselves as Prevention Posses. Each group researched a category of drugs and developed activities for readers. An overview asks questions about the drugs most abused by youth, street names for marijuana, the effects of cocaine, the reasons heroin is dangerous, and actions youth can take immediately to educate other people in their communities about the facts on drugs. Individual drugs and drug categories are discussed in terms of their street names, appearance, production, and physical and mental effects. The final section presents the same questions listed at the beginning. Illustrations and addresses from which to obtain more information
Main Term(s): Drug effects
Index Term(s): Controlled Substances; Drug abuse education; Drug information; Illegal dispensing of licit drugs; Juvenile drug use
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