From the Series Compact Research: Drugs
Whether it is called meth, crystal, crank, ice, or speed, methamphetamine is among the most powerful, addictive, and dangerous drugs that exist. Through objective overviews, primary sources, and full color illustrations this title examines How Serious a Problem Is Methamphetamine Abuse? What Are the Dangers of Methamphetamine Abuse? Have Laws Reduced Methamphetamine Production and Use? and How Effective Are Prevention and Treatment Efforts?
|Interest Level||Grade 7 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|Series||Compact Research: Drugs|
|Number of Pages||96|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Print + Ebook|
The ubiquitous assignment of a health report on drugs is made far easier by the Compact Research: Drugs series, which offers overviews of the manufacture, side effects, risks, and abuse of each group of drugs. Bath Salts and Other Synthetic Drugs describes the rise in use of these newer and perhaps lesser-known but potentially deadly drugs, as well as problems associated with elusive marketing and hard-to-track Internet sales. Diet Drugs gives a history of early weight-loss drugs in the U.S. and their increasing popularity with the rise of obesity. It also relates the controversial effectiveness of diet drugs and the problem of diet-drug fraud. Methamphetamine looks at the serious dangers of meth production and abuse and the difficulties in treating meth addiction and passing laws to regulate the drug. Backed by current facts, statistics, and first-person experiences, every chapter includes further documentation with concluding “Primary Source Quotes,” from former addicts and law enforcement to health care workers and government officials. In this visual, by-the-numbers era, the series responds with end-of-chapter charts and graphs that display drug-related information. Additional back matter comprises lists of key people, advocacy groups, and related organizations; a bibliography; and a chronology. This series is the next go-to resource for drug-abuse research.