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Youth Substance Abuse : A Reference Handbook (Hardcover) (David E. Newton)

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Newton adds this issue overview of youth substance abuse to the Contemporary World Issues series, beginning with background including the definition of substance abuse, history of substance use and abuse and the relative lack of knowledge regarding specific practices of the adolescent age group, and the scientific and historical background of commonly abused psychoactive substances. He then describes the current understanding of effects, causes, treatment, and prevention of the abuse of alcohol, tobacco, illicit stimulants, illicit depressants, hallucinogens, and prescription drugs, and particularly the factors that lead teenagers to these substances. The book then shifts over to essays giving sociological, scientific, and personal perspectives on various kinds of youth substance use, and profiles of individuals and organizations appearing in history, research, activism, or policymaking. Approximately a third of the pages are devoted to supporting data and documents, bibliography, chronology and glossary. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 350
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Contemporary World Issues
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Abc-Clio Inc
Author: David E. Newton
Language: English
Street Date: July 18, 2016
TCIN: 51534067
UPC: 9781440839825
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-8670
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