From the Series Compact Research: Drugs
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|
|Series||Compact Research: Drugs|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Print + Ebook|
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.