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As You Like It
Books about drugs.
Avoiding Harmful Substances
Bird, an artistic young African American boy, expresses himself through drawing as he struggles to understand his older brother's drug addiction and death, while a family friend, Uncle Son, provides guidance and understanding.
Cocaine and Your Nose: The Incredibly Disgusting Story
Apel, Melanie Ann
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.
So what? -- A drug addicted parent -- A pair of smokers -- A reluctant user -- A drugs dog handler -- A drugs farmer -- Son of a drug dealer -- Prescription drugs -- Binge drinking -- A gas user -- Drugs in sport -- What do drugs have to do with me? -- Websites and glossary.
Drug dangers -- What are drugs? -- Drugs in history -- Medicines -- Common drugs -- Why do people abuse drugs? -- Drug addiction -- Harmful effects of drugs -- Overdoses -- Drugs' emotional effects -- Drugs and the law -- Kids and drugs -- Where to go for help -- Glossary -- More books to read -- Web sites -- Index -- Facts about drugs.
Drugs & Alcohol
Real-life stories -- What makes drugs and alcohol dangerous? -- Staying safe and being prepared -- What can you do to stay safe?
Heroin and Your Veins: The Incredibly Disgusting Story
Cobb, Allan B.
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.
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.
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.
Speed and Your Brain: The Incredibly Disgusting Story
Cobb, Allan B.
Discusses the nature, effects, and dangers of the drug methamphetamine, commonly known as speed, as well as treatment for addiction to it.
Substance Use and Abuse
Why people take drugs -- The social history of drugs -- Medicinal drugs -- Accepted social drugs -- Illicit social drugs -- Mapping problem drugs -- Charting drug use and abuse -- Drugs and crime -- Controlling drugs -- Dictionary of drugs -- Timeline of events.
The House that Crack Built
Cumulative verses describe the creation, distribution, and destructive effects of crack cocaine.
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.