Cocaine and Crack

From the Series Compact Research: Drugs
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Cocaine is the second most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. Through objective overviews, primary sources, and full-color illustrations, this title examines Is Cocaine and Crack Addiction a Serious Problem? Are Punishments for Cocaine and Crack Administered Fairly? How Should Cocaine and Crack Addiction Be Treated? Is the War on Cocaine Effective?

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 104
ISBN 9781601520012, 9781601521750B
Title Format Reinforced book, Print + Ebook
Release Date 2008-08-01
Author Tamar aRoleff
Dewey 362.29

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: Tamar aRoleff

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