The Truth About Drugs by: John Haley

Facts on File | Pages: 226 | 2009-09-30 | ISBN 0816076308 | PDF | 1 MB

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services'
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, roughly 20
million Americans use illicit drugs annually. Approximately 10 per cent
of teens between the ages of 12 and 17 use illicit drugs, and this
number jumps to 20 per cent for young adults between the ages of 18 to
25. "The Truth About Drugs, Second Edition" provides a complete and
informative guide to drugs and drug abuse. The hard facts and personal
testimonies will help teenagers make an informed decision about drugs.
New and revised entries of this title include: The biology of
addiction; Causes of drug abuse; Depression and drugs; Drug testing;
Drugs and smoking; Families and drug abuse; Gangs and drug abuse;
International drug use; Marijuana; Natural drugs; Over-the-counter
drugs; Rehabilitation and treatment; and, School performance and drug
abuse