Multcolib Homework Center Picks: Drugs and drug abuse

Buzzed The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs From Alcohol to Ecstasy By Kuhn, Cynthia Book - 2008 615.78 K9614b 2008 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Presents scientifically accurate and accessible information on the effects of drugs on the body and brain. Neither a how-to or a sermon on "just say no," it is based on the premise that people make better decisions with accurate information in hand.

The Addicted Brain
The Addicted Brain Why We Abuse Drugs, Alcohol, and Nicotine By Kuhar, Michael J. Book - 2011 616.860651 K9611a 2011 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Starting with the basics of brain function and chemistry, learn the details of how addiction happens and the short and long term effects of addiction on the brain and behavior.

Prescription Drug Abuse
Prescription Drug Abuse Book - 2013 362.299 P9331 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem. How do we stop abuse while still providing people with the medicine they need? A title in the Opposing Viewpoints series.

Interventions Book - 2012 616.8606 I61945 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Like to watch the TV show Intervention? The stories are dramatic. But are interventions a good idea? Explore the pros and cons with this book in the Opposing Viewpoints series.

The Heroin Diaries
The Heroin Diaries A Year in the Life of A Shattered Rock Star By Sixx, Nikki Book - 2007 782.42166 S625h 2007 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Nikki Sixx, co-founder of the rock group Motley Crue, spiraled out of control in a haze of heroin and cocaine at the height of his band’s fame. Here he pulls out diary entries and anecdotes from friends and associates that detail his descent and his decision to pick himself up and get help.

Last Night I Sang to the Monster
Last Night I Sang to the Monster By Sáenz, Benjamin Alire Book - 2009 y SAENZ 2009 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Zach woke up in rehab for alcohol, but he doesn’t remember how he got there. This poetically written novel details Zach’s recovery of his memory and reconstruction of a life worth living.

Dope Sick
Dope Sick By Myers, Walter Dean Book - 2009 y MYERS 2009 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Seeing no way out of his difficult life in Harlem, seventeen-year-old Jeremy "Lil J" Dance flees into a house after a drug deal goes awry and meets a weird man who shows different turning points in Lil J's life when he could have made better choices

Beneath A Meth Moon
Beneath A Meth Moon An Elegy By Woodson, Jacqueline Book - 2012 y WOODSON 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:This compelling and emotional tale follows Laurel as she recovers from the loss of her mother and grandmother in Hurricane Katrina and the meth addiction that followed.

Tweak (growing up on Methamphetamines) By Sheff, Nic Book - 2007 y 362.299 S542t 2007 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 9 copies

Annotation:Nic Scheff details his harrowing descent into addiction to meth and other drugs, and the beginning of his long road to recovery, complicated by family and mental health issues in this heart wrenching and compelling page turner.

Beautiful Boy
Beautiful Boy A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction By Sheff, David Book - 2009 362.299 S542b 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:David Scheff offers his perspective as a father on his son’s struggle with meth and insight into how addiction affects an individual’s family.


Whether you’re looking for straight facts or compelling stories, these books will further your research on the effects of drugs and drug abuse on our brains, bodies, families, and society.

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