Drug Abuse

Drug Abuse

by Tamara L. Roleff


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737722260
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 10/28/2004
Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages: 221
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?9
Chapter 1Are Illicit Drugs Harmful?
Chapter Preface16
1Marijuana Is Harmful18
2The Harmful Effects of Marijuana Use Are Exaggerated23
3Ecstasy Is Harmful27
4Researchers Exaggerate the Dangers Associated with Ecstasy Use32
5Heroin Is Addictive39
6Heroin Users Do Not Always Become Addicted46
7Steroids Are Dangerous55
8Steroids Are Not as Dangerous as Many Experts Claim60
Periodical Bibliography64
Chapter 2What Causes Drug Abuse and Addiction?
Chapter Preface66
1Addiction Is a Brain Disease68
2Addiction Is Not a Brain Disease78
3Marijuana Use Leads to the Use of Other Drugs86
4Marijuana Use May Not Lead to the Use of Other Drugs90
Periodical Bibliography95
Chapter 3Should Drug Testing Be Used?
Chapter Preface97
1Testing Students for Drug Use Is Reasonable99
2Testing Students for Drug Use Is Unreasonable106
3Testing Pregnant Women for Drug Abuse Is Constitutional111
4Testing Pregnant Women for Drug Abuse Is Discriminatory119
5Workplace Testing Reduces Drug Use125
6Workplace Testing Has Not Been Proven to Reduce Drug Use136
Periodical Bibliography145
Chapter 4How Can Drug Abuse Be Reduced?
Chapter Preface147
1The War on Drugs Reduces Drug Abuse149
2The War on Drugs Does Not Reduce Drug Abuse157
3Illicit Drugs Should Be Legalized165
4Illicit Drugs Should Not Be Legalized173
5Drug Education Programs Can Reduce Drug Abuse178
6Drug Education Programs Are Ineffective184
7Twelve-Step Treatment Programs Can Reduce Drug Abuse189
8Most Twelve-Step Treatment Programs Are Ineffective at Reducing Drug Abuse198
Periodical Bibliography207
For Further Discussion208
Organizations to Contact210
Bibliography of Books216

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