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Mind drugs
Hyde, Margaret O. (Margaret Oldroyd), 1917-2013.
Sixth edition.
Publication Information:
Brookfield, Conn : THe Millbrook Press, [1998]

Physical Description:
128 pages ; 24 cm
Leading authorities on drugs discuss the use, abuse, and the effects of marijuana, alcohol, LSD, heroin, cocaine, PCP, and other drugs and the alternatives to drug use.
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Mind drugs / edited by Margaret O. Hyde. 5th ed. c1986.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.8 5.0 29002.
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HV4999.2 .M56 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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This is the sixth edition of this classic book on mind-altering drugs. Written by Ms. Hyde as well as experts in several specific areas, the book completely updates current knowledge about the most common mind drugs, including those legal for adults: alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine. There are chapters on uppers, downers, and marijuana, as well as LSD. Throughout the book there is an emphasis on teens' need for information in order to make intelligent choices.

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Booklist Review

Although the fourth (1981) edition of Mind Drugs (Booklist 77:1442 Je 15 81, under Hyde) was unavailable for direct comparison, this latest collection of articles contains, according to the publisher, updated material on marijuana and a completely new chapter on cocaine (and crack), along with suggestions for further reading that include a number of titles published since 1981. The articles, contributed by Hyde as well as specialists involved in drug rehabilitation and research, are particularly concerned with drug abuse among teenagers. They examine use/abuse patterns of cocaine, marijuana, LSD, heroin, and alcohol, exploring such topics as social acceptance of a substance, medical properties, and physical and emotional effects. A special section rises to the challenge ``show me something better'' than drugs. An extensive glossary of alternate popular terms is appended as are numerous charts and tables. Index. Gr. 7-12. SZ. 613.8 Drugs / Drug abuse [OCLC] 86-11487