Teens under the influence

the truth about kids, alcohol, and other drugs

By Ketcham, Katherine & Pace, Nicholas M.

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ISBN
978-0-34545-734-9
Publisher
New York : Ballantine Books, 2003.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on September 15, 2003

These three titles update conventional knowledge about teens and drugs. In Teens Under the Influence, Ketcham, coauthor of Under the Influence, a best seller that exploded myths about alcoholism, and Pace, former chair of the New York State Governor's Advisory Committee on Alcoholism, define the magnitude of the teenage drug problem-which is huge-and offer a wealth of information. After showing us that so many kids are users (with anecdotes from them), the authors dedicate ten chapters to ten drugs, from alcohol and Ecstasy to cocaine and Ritalin, describing who's using them and why, short- and long-term effects, symptoms of use, dependence, and more. The final pages let parents see the problem and get help. As the most current and comprehensive resource on the teen drug problem, this will find an audience with teens, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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