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Drug and Alcohol Dependence by H. W. Poole; Anne S. Walters (Editor)Drugs and alcohol seem to be everywhere in our society. Some people feel that they need to drink or take drugs to have fun or just to feel "normal." An addiction to drugs or alcohol can become a serious problem not only for individuals, but also for the people who love them. Fortunately, there are ways to treat the disorder and get better. The lives of millions of kids are affected by mental illness. And yet it's all too common for kids to feel like they are alone with their problems. Whether you're seeking information for family, friends, or yourself, these books help explain the challenges faced by people with mental disorders. Each title in this series contains color photos and back matter including: an index, further reading lists for books and internet resources, and a series glossary. Mason Crest's editorial team has placed Key Icons to Look for throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are then used in the prose throughout that chapter, and are emboldened, so that the reader is able to reference back to the definitions- building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader's comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. A Series Glossary is included in the back matter contains terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader's knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.
Call Number: 616.86 POO
Publication Date: 2015-01-01
Drug Addiction and Substance Use Disorders by Nicole HorningDrug addiction and substance use disorders affect millions worldwide. This essential guide to a growing problem helps readers gain a deeper understanding of how people can become addicted to drugs and the dangerous effects of drug and alcohol abuse. Through annotated quotations by experts in the field, treatments for these disorders are explained. Information is provided on current research and how various countries handle drug and alcohol abuse. Sidebars and graphs are included to help readers fully understand how the problem affects society, thereby reducing the stigma surrounding drug and alcohol addiction.
Call Number: 616.86 HOR
Publication Date: 2019-07-15
Drug Abuse by Nicole HorningDrug abuse is not a new phenomenon, but it seems as though the problem has become worse in recent years, especially as prescription opioid and heroin abuse has skyrocketed. Is this an accurate view, or has the media inflated the problem? Which drugs are at the forefront of this current national crisis? Readers discover the answers to these questions and many more as they explore well-researched, unbiased text. Through full-color photographs, detailed sidebars, and annotated quotes from leading experts, this volume discusses the most pressing issues in today's drug abuse epidemic.
Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. is a drug prevention and policy organization committed to developing, promoting and sustaining global strategies, policies and laws that will reduce illegal drug use, drug addiction, drug-related injury and death.
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University is the only nation-wide organization that brings together under one roof all the professional disciplines needed to study and combat abuse of all substances – alcohol, nicotine as well as illegal, prescription and performance enhancing drugs – in all sectors of society.