The Facts About Drugs and the Body

The Facts About Drugs and the Body

Book - 2008
Average Rating:
Rate this:
We've all heard about teenagers turning to over-the-counter cold remedies and everyday household items to get high. It's common knowledge that athletes use steroids to build muscle tone and enhance performance. Certainly the younger generation today knows all of this and much more. But do they also know that 100,000 people die each year from alcohol abuse or that today's fastest runner runs the risk of crippling arthritis by the time he or she turns fifty? This series aims to provide young adults with the basic facts and gritty details regarding drugs such as alcohol, ecstasy, inhalants, marijuana, and steroids. Readily accessible and straightforward, it explains how each drug works and describes its short-term and long-term effects on the body, focusing especially on young people still in the formative stages of physical, mental, and emotional development. While placing the drug within its historical and social context, the series is practical. the focus is on helping readers make informed decisions, recognize problems, and find solutions. Never preachy, each book lets the facts speak for themselves. Hopefully with luck, young readers will be listening.
Publisher: New York : Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, c2008.
ISBN: 9780761426752
Branch Call Number: 615.1 K66
Characteristics: 143 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Alternative Title: Drugs and the body


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Subject Headings


Find it at JMS

To Top