According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, roughly 15 million Americans use illicit drugs. Of teens between the ages of 12 and 17, approximately 11 percent use illicit drugs, and this number jumps to 20 percent for teens age 18 to 20. The Truth About Drugs provides a complete, informative guide to the dangers, causes, and treatments for drug abuse. Straightforward prose helps teenagers make an informed decision about drugs by using hard facts and personal testimonies. Extensive resources list websites, hotlines, and suggestions for further reading, providing teens with all the information they need to get help or to fully understand this hot topic. Topics include causes of drug abuse, depression and drugs, families and drug abuse, gangs and drug abuse, and rehabilitation and treatment.
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Published April 1, 2005
by Facts on File.
Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Education & Reference, Young Adult.