Multcolib Homework Center Picks: Drugs and drug abuse
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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.