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Title:
Drug abuse and teens : a hot issue
Author:
Masline, Shelagh Ryan.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Springfield, N.J. : Enslow Publishers, 2000.
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Describes the harmful effects of the many illegal substances being used in the United States and offers ways to steer clear of drugs and to seek help if needed.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.6 2.0 36148.
ISBN:
9780766013728
Format :
Book

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Central Library HV5824.Y68 M373 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

-- Investigates hot contemporary issues relevant to today's teenagers.
-- Excellent for both research and reports, these books are a valuable resource for any current issues collection.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-12. This Hot Issues installment gets to the heart of the matter without superfluous stories or didactic commentary. Instead, the information appears in a steady stream of facts and documented statistics that clearly illustrate why there continues to be cause for concern about both legal and illegal drug use. Masline defines drug abuse, gives succinct yet clear descriptions of drugs and different ways they're abused, and then offers some possible explanations of why some teens turn to drugs. Finally, she offers a few tips on how readers can get help for themselves or friends who may have a drug problem. Students who are hoping to pad essays on the topic with anecdotes and horrific examples can look elsewhere. Those who want straightforward, eye-opening facts will find them in this nicely designed resource gem. --Roger Leslie


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