What You Can Believe About Drugs

Susan Cohen

Published by Holt & Company, Henry, 1988
ISBN 10: 0871315270 / ISBN 13: 9780871315274
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From School Library Journal: Grade 7-12 Believing that straight talk without moralizing or scare tactics will help young people make informed decisions, the Cohens discuss the history, effects, and consequences of legal and illegal drugs that are used for recreational purposes. Alcohol is mentioned, but for further information readers are referred to the authors' A Six Pack and a Fake I.D. (Evans, 1986). The Cohens address cigarettes, caffeine, and steroids with the same thoroughness as narcotics, cocaine, and marijuana, supporting the text with studies and surveys and telling readers when the research is inconclusive. Hypothetical cases are interspersed with actual ones (e.g., basketball player Len Bias) to illustrate what could and does happen to drug users. The authors show how the political and emotional climate of the U.S. has determined the legality and regulation of certain drugs. There is a chapter on how to find help and an interesting bibliography of books and films. A more personable approach than Woods' Drug Use and Drug Abuse (Watts, 1986), and more up to date than What You Should Know About Drugs and Drug Abuse (Scholastic, 1987) by Harvey Greenberg, this is a book that should be available to teens. Martha Gordon, South Salem Library, N.Y.
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Title: What You Can Believe About Drugs
Publisher: Holt & Company, Henry
Publication Date: 1988
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fair
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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Published by M Evans and Company, Inc., New York, New York, U.S.A. (1987)
ISBN 10: 0871315270 ISBN 13: 9780871315274
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Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Ex-library copy; usual stamps/sticker, jacket is mylar covered and taped to boards. Dust jacket is NF under mylar; mylar is scuffed, fogged. Smudges, foxing on sides but pages are clean and binding is tight (would have been rated VG except for being an ex-library copy). 8.5" tall; 165 pages. Seller Inventory # 9947563

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