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Title Teen drug abuse [electronic resource] / Pamela Willwerth Aue, book editor.

Imprint Detroit : Thomson/Gale, c2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Gale Opposing Viewpoints Ebook  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Series Opposing viewpoints series
Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 222-224) and index.
Contents Why consider opposing viewpoints? -- Introduction -- ch. 1. Is teen drug abuse a serious problem? -- Chapter preface -- 1. Teen drug abuse is decreasing / Office of National Drug Control Policy -- 2. The extent of teen drug abuse has not changed significantly / Erik Goldman -- 3. Binge drinking among youths is a serious problem / Jean Weinberg -- 4. Binge drinking is declining among youths / David J. Hanson -- 5. Teen marijuana use is a serious threat / Scott Burns -- 6. Teen marijuana use is not a serious threat / Brian C. Bennett -- 7. Teens are abusing prescription drugs / Carolyn Banta -- 8. Teen inhalant abuse is a serious problem / National Institute on Drug Abuse -- 9. Youths are abusing over-the-counter drugs / Donna Leinwand -- Periodical bibliography -- ch. 2. What causes teen drug abuse? -- Chapter preface -- 1. Addiction is a brain disease / National Institute on Drug Abuse -- 2. Addiction is not a brain disease / Citizens Commission on Human Rights -- 3. Ritalin leads to drug abuse / Robert W. Lee -- 4. Ritalin does not lead to drug abuse / Michael Fumento -- 5. Medical marijuana laws encourage teens to use cannibis [i.e. cannabis] / Karen P. Tandy -- 6. Medical marijuana laws do not encourage teens to use cannibis [i.e. cannabis] / Karen O'Keefe and Mitch Earleywine -- 7. Drug treatment leads to substance abuse / Maia Szalavitz -- 8. Drug treatment combats substance abuse / Judy Shepps Battle -- Periodical bibliography --
ch. 3. Do the media promote teen drug abuse? -- Chapter preface -- 1. Cigarette ads strongly influence teen smoking / Meg Gallogly -- 2. Cigarette ads do not strongly influence teen smoking / Alyse R. Lancaster and Kent M. Lancaster -- 3. Movies glamorize smoking / Dartmouth Medical School -- 4. Movies do not glamorize smoking / Jacob Sullum -- 5. Alcohol ads promote underage drinking / Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth -- 6. Alcohol ads do not promote underage drinking / Robert A. Levy -- Periodical bibliography -- ch. 4. How can teen drug abuse be prevented? -- Chapter preface -- 1. Drug testing can deter teen drug use / Calvina L. Fay -- 2. Drug testing does not deter teen drug use / John R. Knight and Sharon Levy -- 3. Abstinence-only substance abuse education is effective / Jay Mathews -- 4. Abstinence-only substance abuse education is sometimes ineffective / Marsha Rosenbaum -- Periodical bibliography -- For further discussion -- Organizations to contact -- Bibliography of books -- Index.
Access Access limited to licensed institutions.
Summary Presents a collection of essays exploring varying viewpoints on teen drug abuse in the United States, covering such topics as the severity of the problem, its causes, the media's involvement, and its prevention.
Subject Drug abuse -- United States.
Teenagers -- Drug use -- United States.
Drug abuse -- United States -- Prevention.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Aue, Pamela Willwerth.
ISBN 0737733357
0737733365 (pbk.)
9780737733365 (pbk.)

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