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Drugs (Global Issues)    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 1-55285-743-3
Pages 58
Language English only
Price on sale $7.95 (reduced from $12.95)
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Written by Jonathan Rees.
Published by Whitecap Books, 2006.


Not just another book about illicit drugs, Drugs asks important questions about medicinal drugs as well as drugs of abuse. Why do so many people take drugs? How harmful and addictive are they? Why are so many antibiotics no longer working? Should all drugs be legalized?

Written with young readers in mind, Drugs is one title in the Global Issues series which looks at the important issues affecting our world. This series explores a controversial topic via one person's experiences followed by an examination of the facts offered by a panel of specially selected experts and supported by a wealth of resource materials.

Each title is written by an educator and is well-researched and carefully edited to be a significant and useful resource for young readers at home and school. Adults, too, will appreciate the open and sensitive treatment of each subject.

Table of Contents:
  • Suzie's Story
  • What Are Drugs?
  • Who Takes Drugs Of Abuse?
  • Are Drugs Of Abuse Harmful?
  • Should Drugs Be Legalized?
  • What Is Drugs Education?
  • Are We Hooked On Medicinal Drugs?
  • Are Drugs Ruining Sport?
  • How Do People Stop Taking Drugs?
  • What Does The Future Hold?
  • Reference
  • Glossary
  • Further Information
  • Index
Author Jonathan Rees has worked as a researcher and writer on a number of social issues books for young people. A qualified teacher, he has written for the Independent newspaper on education and consumer issues.

With photographs throughout, suggested further reading, a glossary and index, Drugs invites the reader to discuss the issues that are currently shaping our world.

Intended for ages 9 and up.

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