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Title:
Addiction : opposing viewpoints
Author:
Hurley, Jennifer A., 1973-
Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
192 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
What factors contribute to addiction? -- Is addiction a serious problem? -- How should addiction be treated? -- How should the government deal with addiction?
ISBN:
9780737701166

9780737701173
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Counselors, scholars, and policy makers debate various methods of addiction treatment and prevention. Chapters include: What Factors Contribute to Addiction? Is Addiction a Serious Problem? How Should Addiction Be Treated?


Summary

Counselors, scholars, and policy makers debate various methods of addiction treatment and prevention. Chapters include: What Factors Contribute to Addiction? Is Addiction a Serious Problem? How Should Addiction Be Treated?


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Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-12. This volume in the Opposing Viewpoints series explores the subject of addiction through the usual diversity of essays and opinions. The book presents two contrasting theories about the root of addiction (biological versus behavioral), contributory factors, treatment, government intervention, etc. An introduction and chapter prefaces provide background for readers, and discussion questions and a bibliography of supplemental articles follow each chapter. Black-and-white cartoons and boxed insets comprising statistical information add to the title's usefulness. Librarians, teachers, and students will find this an important resource and a worthy addition to an outstanding series. --Mary Romano Marks


Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-12. This volume in the Opposing Viewpoints series explores the subject of addiction through the usual diversity of essays and opinions. The book presents two contrasting theories about the root of addiction (biological versus behavioral), contributory factors, treatment, government intervention, etc. An introduction and chapter prefaces provide background for readers, and discussion questions and a bibliography of supplemental articles follow each chapter. Black-and-white cartoons and boxed insets comprising statistical information add to the title's usefulness. Librarians, teachers, and students will find this an important resource and a worthy addition to an outstanding series. --Mary Romano Marks


Table of Contents

Eric NiilerSally L. SatelKevin J. VolpeJohn Morgan and Lynn ZimmerStanton PeeleSharon CargoWilliam Everett BaileyLauren A. ColbyBernard P. HornDick BolandW. WaldoStanton PeeleAnita DubeyNancy Shute and Laura TangleyHazelden Foundation and James E. RoyceStephen ChapmanBarbara Del PizzoEthan NadelmannRobert MaginnisMarianne ApostolidesRandy E. BarnettErich GoodeMichael DeCourcy HindsJoseph A. Califano Jr.Richard B. HeymanDwight R. LeeEric NiilerSally L. SatelKevin J. VolpeJohn Morgan and Lynn ZimmerStanton PeeleSharon CargoWilliam Everett BaileyLauren A. ColbyBernard P. HornDick BolandW. WaldoStanton PeeleAnita DubeyNancy Shute and Laura TangleyHazelden Foundation and James E. RoyceStephen ChapmanBarbara Del PizzoEthan NadelmannRobert MaginnisMarianne ApostolidesRandy E. BarnettErich GoodeMichael DeCourcy HindsJoseph A. Califano Jr.Richard B. HeymanDwight R. Lee
Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?p. 9
Introductionp. 12
Chapter 1 What Factors Contribute to Addiction?
Chapter Prefacep. 16
1. Addiction Is a Diseasep. 17
2. Addiction Is Not a Diseasep. 24
3. Marijuana Is a Gateway to Highly Addictive Drugsp. 28
4. Marijuana Is Not a Gateway to Highly Addictive Drugsp. 31
5. Underage Drinking Increases the Risk of Alcoholismp. 35
6. Underage Drinking Can Lower the Risk of Alcoholismp. 39
Periodical Bibliographyp. 43
Chapter 2 Is Addiction a Serious Problem?
Chapter Prefacep. 45
1. Substance Abuse Among Teens Is Risingp. 46
2. Substance Abuse Among Teens Is Not Risingp. 49
3. Smoking Causes a Dangerous Nicotine Addictionp. 53
4. Nicotine Is Not the Active Ingredient in Tobacco Smokep. 58
5. Compulsive Gambling Is a National Concernp. 61
6. Compulsive Gambling Is Not a National Concernp. 67
7. Alcoholism Is a Serious Problemp. 70
8. The Dangers of Alcohol Abuse Are Exaggeratedp. 74
Periodical Bibliographyp. 79
Chapter 3 How Should Addiction Be Treated?
Chapter Prefacep. 81
1. Treatment Programs Help Addicts Recoverp. 82
2. Many Addicts Recover Without Treatmentp. 87
3. Problem Drinkers Can Learn Moderationp. 93
4. Problem Drinkers Cannot Learn Moderationp. 101
5. Methadone Is an Effective Treatment for Heroin Addictionp. 107
6. Methadone Is Not an Effective Treatment for Heroin Addictionp. 111
7. Heroin Addicts Should Have Supervised Access to Heroinp. 114
8. Supplying Addicts with Heroin Is Dangerousp. 119
9. Holistic Therapies Can Help Addicts Recoverp. 123
Periodical Bibliographyp. 133
Chapter 4 How Should the Government Deal with Addiction?
Chapter Prefacep. 135
1. Legalizing Drugs Would Benefit Addicts and Societyp. 136
2. Legalizing Drugs Would Increase Addictionp. 144
3. The Government Should Direct Its Resources Toward Law Enforcementp. 155
4. The Government Should Direct Its Resources Toward Drug Treatmentp. 160
5. Increased Regulation of Tobacco Products Would Reduce Teenage Smokingp. 164
6. Increased Regulation of Tobacco Products Would Not Reduce Teenage Smokingp. 169
Periodical Bibliographyp. 178
For Further Discussionp. 179
Organizations to Contactp. 181
Bibliography of Booksp. 184
Indexp. 187
Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?p. 9
Introductionp. 12
Chapter 1 What Factors Contribute to Addiction?
Chapter Prefacep. 16
1. Addiction Is a Diseasep. 17
2. Addiction Is Not a Diseasep. 24
3. Marijuana Is a Gateway to Highly Addictive Drugsp. 28
4. Marijuana Is Not a Gateway to Highly Addictive Drugsp. 31
5. Underage Drinking Increases the Risk of Alcoholismp. 35
6. Underage Drinking Can Lower the Risk of Alcoholismp. 39
Periodical Bibliographyp. 43
Chapter 2 Is Addiction a Serious Problem?
Chapter Prefacep. 45
1. Substance Abuse Among Teens Is Risingp. 46
2. Substance Abuse Among Teens Is Not Risingp. 49
3. Smoking Causes a Dangerous Nicotine Addictionp. 53
4. Nicotine Is Not the Active Ingredient in Tobacco Smokep. 58
5. Compulsive Gambling Is a National Concernp. 61
6. Compulsive Gambling Is Not a National Concernp. 67
7. Alcoholism Is a Serious Problemp. 70
8. The Dangers of Alcohol Abuse Are Exaggeratedp. 74
Periodical Bibliographyp. 79
Chapter 3 How Should Addiction Be Treated?
Chapter Prefacep. 81
1. Treatment Programs Help Addicts Recoverp. 82
2. Many Addicts Recover Without Treatmentp. 87
3. Problem Drinkers Can Learn Moderationp. 93
4. Problem Drinkers Cannot Learn Moderationp. 101
5. Methadone Is an Effective Treatment for Heroin Addictionp. 107
6. Methadone Is Not an Effective Treatment for Heroin Addictionp. 111
7. Heroin Addicts Should Have Supervised Access to Heroinp. 114
8. Supplying Addicts with Heroin Is Dangerousp. 119
9. Holistic Therapies Can Help Addicts Recoverp. 123
Periodical Bibliographyp. 133
Chapter 4 How Should the Government Deal with Addiction?
Chapter Prefacep. 135
1. Legalizing Drugs Would Benefit Addicts and Societyp. 136
2. Legalizing Drugs Would Increase Addictionp. 144
3. The Government Should Direct Its Resources Toward Law Enforcementp. 155
4. The Government Should Direct Its Resources Toward Drug Treatmentp. 160
5. Increased Regulation of Tobacco Products Would Reduce Teenage Smokingp. 164
6. Increased Regulation of Tobacco Products Would Not Reduce Teenage Smokingp. 169
Periodical Bibliographyp. 178
For Further Discussionp. 179
Organizations to Contactp. 181
Bibliography of Booksp. 184
Indexp. 187

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