Young Adult

    • Connolly, Sean
      Provides an overview of the issues surrounding inhalant abuse.

    • Leonard, Basia
      The Truth About Prescription Drugs
      Describes prescription drug abuse, including the different types of prescription drugs and how they may be abused, why some people abuse these drugs, and how to stay safe.

    • Mezinski, Pierre
      Drugs Explained : The Real Deal On Alcohol Pot Ecstasy And More
      Combining the diary of a girl tempted by drugs and sections of factual information, this is a frank look at the most prevalent drugs and the social situations in which young people might be invited to use them, and answers teens’ and preteens’ questions about what drugs really do, how to say no, and how to help a friend in trouble.

    • Rebman, Renee C
      Addictions And Risky Behaviors : Cutting Bingeing Snorting And Other Dangers
      Addictions come in many forms. But they have in common the fact that an addicted person has a heightened need or strong craving for a particular substance or activity. In “Addictions and Risky Behaviors: Cutting, Bingeing, Snorting, and Other Dangers”, author Rene C. Rebman discusses alcohol and drug addiction, inhalant abuse, smoking, eating disorders, self-mutilation, and Internet addiction. She looks at the causes and characteristics of all these addictions as well as what can help people struggling with them.

    • Reed, Amy Lynn
      A group of teens in a Seattle-area rehabilitation center form an unlikely friendship as they begin to focus less on their own problems with drugs (including alcohol) by reaching out to help a new member, who seems to have even deeper issues to resolve.

    • Tharp, Tim
      The Spectacular Now
      In the last months of high school, charismatic eighteen-year-old Sutter Keely lives in the present, staying drunk or high most of the time, but that could change when starts working to boost the self-confidence of a classmate, Aimee.

    • Zailckas, Koren
      Smashed : Story Of A Drunken Girlhood
      From earliest experimentation to habitual excess to full-blown abuse, twenty-four-year-old Koren Zailckas leads us through her experience of a terrifying trend among young girls, exploring how binge drinking becomes routine, how it becomes “the usual.” With the stylistic freshness of a poet and the dramatic gifts of a novelist, Zailckas describes her first sip at fourteen, alcohol poisoning at sixteen, a blacked-out sexual experience at nineteen, total disorientation after waking up in an unfamiliar New York City apartment at twenty-two, when she realized she had to stop, and all the depression, rage, troubled friendships, and sputtering romantic connections in between.

    • Addiction
      This volume addresses various issues related to addiction, including what some causes and sources of addiction are, how addiction can be prevented, how addictions affect relationships, and how addictions can be treated.

    • Interventions

    • Substance Abuse, Addiction And Treatment
      Explore this book with the realization that substance abuse is a complex phenomenon, sometimes involving confusing meanings and conflicting behaviors. Drug use becomes harmful and dangerous when drugs are used for nonmedical reasons, especially when social or recreational use involves illegal drugs, or when the abuse of legal drugs becomes part of a person’s everyday life.