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Hallucinogens and your neurons : the incredibly disgusting story
Cefrey, Holly.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Rosen Central, 2001.
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
1 Hallucinogens: the basics -- 2. Types of hallucinogens -- 3. Hallucinogens and you: the disgusting truth -- 4. The unpredictable dangers -- 5. The effects of hallucinogens -- 6. Saying "no!" to disgusting drugs.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.0 1.0 57329.
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RM324.8 .C44 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
RM324.8 .C44 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Young Adult
RM324.8 .C44 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Hallucinogenic drug use is on the rise among teens, and more youth are at risk than ever before. Through the use of medical photography, this book documents the terrible physical devastation that drugs such as ecstasy and LSD have on the bodies of users. Lowered serotonin levels, brain damage, and liver failure are just a few of the awful long-term effects of hallucinogens.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9-These series titles are easy to read if somewhat shallow in their coverage. They contain graphic, full-color photographs, including pictures of a hand with third-degree burns, clots in the bloodstream, and scarred injection sites that carry through the "disgusting" theme. Cefrey presents general information about hallucinogens, their usage, and their possible side effects. However, some of the drugs listed are no longer readily available and students would rarely encounter them. The basic purpose of the book is to describe how drugs harm the body and to encourage youth to say "no!" to them. James Barter's Hallucinogens (Lucent, 2002), Ann Ricki Hurwitz and Sue Hurwitz's Hallucinogens (Rosen, 1999), and Jane Ellen Phillips's LSD, PCP, and Other Hallucinogens (Chelsea, 1999) offer more information at a higher reading level. Manley gives the history of the drug and discusses its effects on the circulatory system. The section on treatment is very honest about the difficulty of recovering from crack addiction, and the methods and different kinds of therapy are described. Linda Bayer's Crack & Cocaine (1999), Ann Holmes and Claire Reinburg's Psychological Effects of Cocaine and Crack Addiction (1998, both Chelsea), Rodney Peck's Crack (Rosen, 1997), and Paul R. Robbins's Crack and Cocaine Drug Dangers (Enslow, 1999) are written at a higher reading level and contain more information. Because these books appear to be suitable for reluctant readers, they may be serviceable additions for some collections.-Debbie Stewart, Grand Rapids Public Library, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

1 Hallucinogens: the basics
2 Types of hallucinogens
3 Hallucinogens and you: the disgusting truth
4 The unpredictable dangers
5 The effects of hallucinogens
6 Saying "no!" to disgusting drugs