From the Series Compact Research: Drugs
The abuse of inhalants has caused considerable concern since their use has increased among youth in the last few decades. Through objective overviews, primary sources, and full-color illustrations, this title examines different types of inhalant drugs, the history of their use, and the health threats they pose to youth, as well as other related issues. This title examines What Are Inhalants? What Are the Risks of Inhalant Abuse? How Does Inhalant Abuse Affect Society? How Can Inhalant Use Be Controlled?
|Interest Level||Grade 7 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|Series||Compact Research: Drugs|
|Number of Pages||104|
|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.