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Chemical dependency

Author: Roman Espejo
Publisher: Detroit [Mich.] : Greenhaven Press, ©2011.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the issues regarding chemical dependency and substance abuse, including what causes the dependency, if drug treatment programs are effective, and what proper legislative measures should be taken.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roman Espejo
ISBN: 9780737752151 9780737752168 0737752157 0737752165
OCLC Number: 663953680
Description: 211 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1 Is chemical dependency a serious problem? : Teen drug abuse has increased / Biotech Week --
Some teen drug abuse has decreased / Monitoring the Future --
Smoking causes significant health problems / National Cancer Institute --
Smoking-related health problems are exaggerated / Maureen Martin, Joseph L. Bast --
Prescription drug abuse is a serious problem / National Institute on Drug Abuse --
The media have exaggerated the prescription drug abuse crisis / Maia Szalavitz. Ch. 2 What causes chemical dependency? : Addiction is a brain disease / Michael Craig Miller --
Addiction is a chronic disorder / William L. White, Thomas McClellan --
Addiction is not a disease / Gene M. Heyman, as told to Daniel Akst --
Addiction is caused by genetic and environmental factors / Claudia Wallis. Ch. 3 What drug treatment and prevention programs are effective? : Needle-exchange programs can reduce the transmission of HIV / Tina Rosenberg --
Needle-exchange programs may not reduce the transmission of HIV / Robert John Araujo --
Methadone is an effective treatment for heroin addiction / Ira J. Marion --
Methadone can be dangerous / JoNel Aleccia --
The cocaine vaccine may be effective / Kayt Sukel --
The cocaine vaccine may not be effective / Rachel Saslow. Ch. 4 Should drug laws be changed? : The disparity in crack and powder cocaine sentences is necessary / Joseph I. Cassilly --
The disparity in crack and powder cocaine sentences is ineffective and unfair / Bill Piper --
Drug courts are a promising solution to the drug problem / Peggy Fulton Hora --
Drug courts are not a solution to the drug problem / Phillip Smith.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Roman Espejo, book editor.

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Discusses the issues regarding chemical dependency and substance abuse, including what causes the dependency, if drug treatment programs are effective, and what proper legislative measures should be taken.

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