Club Drugs

From the Series Compact Research: Drugs
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The use of drugs like MDMA (Ecstasy), ketamine, GHB, and Rohypnol - collectively known as club drugs--exploded across the United States in the 1990s. Through objective overviews, primary sources, and full-color illustrations, Club Drugs examines How Harmful Is MDMA? How Do Club Drugs Affect Society? How Can Date Rape Drugs Be Controlled? How Can Club Drug Use Be Prevented?

Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Copyright 2008
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher ReferencePoint Press
Series Compact Research: Drugs
Language English
Number of Pages 112
ISBN 9781601520050, 9781601522917B
Title Format Reinforced book, Print + Ebook
Release Date 2008-08-01
Author Jill Karson
Dewey 613.8
 

School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up Club Drugs and Inhalants pose questions about these substances-how they are harmful, how they affect society, and how they can be controlled or their use prevented. Cocaine speaks not only to addiction but also includes sections on punishments, treatment, and the war on the substance. Each title has an overview, primary-source quotes that clearly express varied opinions, glitzy statistical charts, and illustrations. Concepts covered include common street names, how the drugs affect the brain, and how they are ingested. Each volume ends with a list of key people and advocacy groups, a chronology of important trends and legislation related to a particular drug, and a list of related organizations. The purpose of the series is to cull information and organize it into a “compact, relevant, intelligent” format. While that goal is met, at times the books can be too simplified and repetitive and tend to spoon-feed readers.

Author: Jill Karson

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