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Parents' Primer: Substance Abuse



Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
J362.29 BRYAN Bryant-Mole, Karen Drugs
Describes what drugs are, how they affect the body, and problems associated with taking illegal drugs.
J362.29 Chier, Ruth Danger. Inhalants
Discusses the dangers posed by abuse of chemical inhalants, such as glue, nail polish, and gasoline.
J362.29 Chier, Ruth Danger. Marijuana
Discusses the effect of marijuana on humans and the value of avoiding its use.
J362.29 COBB Cobb, Allan B. Speed and Your Brain: The Incredibly Disgusting Story
Discusses the nature, effects, and dangers of the drug methamphetamine, commonly known as speed, as well as treatment for addiction to it.
J362.29 DYSON Dyson, Cindy Valium and other Downers
Discusses the use and abuse of various "downer" drugs, examining why people take them, their effects on the body, and how to get help.
J362.29 Kreiner, Anna Let's Talk about Drug Abuse
A simple introduction to different drugs and how they affect the body and to the problem of drug abuse.
J362.29 Murdico, Suzanne J. Drug Abuse
Describes the dangers of drugs and provides information about getting help for substance abuse problems.
J362.29 Perry, Robert Louis Focus on Nicotine and Caffeine
Part of a series which tells a brief history of the drugs, what they do to the brain and the body, their effects on individuals and society, and how addictions are treated.
J362.29 Sanders, Pete Drugs ("What Do You Know About" series)
Sanders aims to provide a better understanding of drugs and the dangers of abuse, and discusses what can be done to help users, and to stop illegal use of drugs.
J362.29 Shulman, Jeffrey Focus on Cocaine and Crack
Part of the Drug-Alert Series; explains the history, effects and addiction treatments of crack and cocaine.
J362.29 Taylor, Clark The House that Crack Built
Cumulative verses describe the creation, distribution, and destructive effects of crack cocaine.
J362.292 Sinberg, Janet I Can Talk About What Hurts: A Book for Kids in Homes Where There's Chemical Dependency
This book was written to provide a vehicle for kids, parents and counselors to talk about family problems of addiction.
J362.298 Chier, Ruth Danger. Cocaine
Describes how cocaine is made and the dangers of using it.
J362.298 Chier, Ruth Danger. Crack
Describes how crack is made from cocaine and the dangers of using it.
J362.299 MONRO Monroe, Judy Inhalant Drug Dangers
Describes the dangers of inhaling all kinds of chemical products, including paints, gasoline, aerosols, glues, and more, and discusses the signs of inhalant abuse and where to go for help.
J364.1 Williams, Stanley Gangs and Drugs
One of the founders of the Crips, a Los Angeles gang, tells the reader about the dangers of gang life, particularly of getting involved with drug use and drug dealing.
J612 Peacock, Graham The Super Science Book of Our Bodies
Text and activities explore how our bodies work and how we are affected by things like air pollution, different foods, and various drugs.
J613.84 Chomet, Julian Speed and Amphetamines
Discusses the use of amphetamines as a weight loss medication, the misuse of this drug in sports, and its recreational drug use.
J613.85 WINTE Winters, Adam Tobacco and Your Mouth: The Incredibly Disgusting Story
Discusses addiction to cigarettes, how it is encouraged by advertising, the physiological damage it can cause, reasons to avoid starting, and ways to quit.
J615.1 BIRD Bird, Stephen B. Pain Relievers, Diet Pills, and Other Over-the-Counter Drugs
Describes pain relievers, diet pills, and other over-the-counter drugs, their use in treating various health problems, their side effects, and their dangers if misused.
J615.5 SENKE Senker, Cath. Avoiding Harmful Substances
Part of the Healthy Choices Series.
J615.7 Friedman, David P. Focus on Drugs and the Brain
Describes the use and misuse of drugs and their effects on the brain.
J616.86 COBB Cobb, Allan B. Heroin and Your Veins: The Incredibly Disgusting Story
Discusses the illegal use of heroin as a narcotic, describing how it is taken and its physical effects on the body, especially on the veins.
J616.86 STANL Stanley, Debbie Marijuana and Your Lungs: The Incredibly Disgusting Story
Discusses marijuana, the most widely used illegal drug in the United States, emphasizing its damaging physiological effects on the mind and body, most especially the lungs.
J616.864 APEL Apel, Melanie Ann Cocaine and Your Nose: The Incredibly Disgusting Story
Explains the parts and functions of the nose, how the body breathes and smells, the effects of the drug cocaine, and how to get treatment for addiction.
JE Oppenheim, Joanne No Way, Slippery Slick! A Child's First Book about Drugs
Clever Kitten refuses to be tempted by drugs and alcohol.
J BEREN Berenstain, Stan Berenstain Bears and the Drug Free Zone
Brother and Sister Bear try to solve the mystery of how illegal drugs are getting into their school.
J COSGR Cosgrove, Stephen Crickle-Crack
Squeakers the squirrel experiences some harmful side effects after eating the forbidden berries from the Crickle-Crack tree.
J Vigna, Judith My Big Sister Takes Drugs
When the police bring home Paul's sister Tina, who was found taking drugs in the park, a nightmare begins for the family, and Paul's new friendship with Jose and his plans for soccer camp both seem lost.


D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)

NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse

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