Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs

Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs

by Valerie Bodden


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Whether they come from doctors, dealers, or liquor stores, the drugs we take can have substantial impacts on the body and mind. Marijuana provides relaxation or release for medical and recreational users. Opioids entice users looking for quick, strong highs. Long-term alcohol abuse causes severe deterioration of the body. In the Drugs in Real Life series, explore the physical, psychological, social, and legal aspects of drug use, while also considering addiction, responsible drug treatment, and the difference between use and abuse. This isn't a health-class lecture-this is Drugs in Real Life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781532114199
Publisher: Abdo Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2018
Series: Drugs in Real Life
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 536,693
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 13 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A National Epidemic 4

Chapter 2 USE and Abuse 14

Chapter 3 Drug Culture 24

Chapter 4 Opioids 34

Chapter 5 Stimulants 44

Chapter 6 Depressants 52

Chapter 7 Over-the-Counter Drugs 60

Chapter 8 Addiction and Treatment 70

Chapter 9 Impact on Society 80

Chapter 10 Fighting the Crisis 88

Essential Facts 100

Glossary 102

Additional Resources 104

Source Notes 106

Index 110

About the Author 112

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