The encyclopedia of drugs and alcohol

by Roza, Greg.

Format: Print Book 2001
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Nonfiction y 615.1 RO
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  y 615.1 RO
Braddock Carnegie Library Teen Fiction YA 615.103 ROZ
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
Collection  Teen Fiction
Call Number  YA 615.103 ROZ
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j RM301.17.R698 2001
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  j RM301.17.R698 2001
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection j RM301.17.R698 2001
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  j RM301.17.R698 2001
Crafton Public Library Young Adult - Non-Fiction YA 615.1 ROZA 2001
Location  Crafton Public Library
Collection  Young Adult - Non-Fiction
Call Number  YA 615.1 ROZA 2001
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 615.1 Roz
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Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 615.1 Roz
- Sidebars- Tables- Timelines- "Where to Go for Help" section- Websites- Bibliography- Index
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "For grades six and up, The Encyclopedia of Drugs and Alcohol covers more than 250 commonly used and abused legal and illegal drugs--prescription, over-the-counter, and recreational. The origin, history, effects, and uses of drugs are discussed in the concise A-Z format characteristic of encyclopedias. In addition, entries such as Binge drinking, Birth defects, Hazing, and Sudden sniffing death describe various dangerous conditions associated with drug abuse. Drug-related terms (Bong, Freebase, Homegrown) are identified. In each entry, numerous terms are italicized. These are apparently intended to refer the reader to related topics, but in many cases (e.g., drug recovery, freebase cocaine, injected, psychologically) they do not match entry headings, which may be confusing. More helpful see also references appear in the margins. There are occasional black-and-white photographs, along with several time lines and timetables. Following the entries is a section called "Where to Go for Help," which provides addresses and telephone numbers for such organizations as Al-Anon/Alateen and National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, a wonderful resource for health instructors. Also listed are a handful of hotlines and 12 Web sites, including,, and WebMD. Less useful is the bibliography of just seven titles, including one published in 1972 and two published in the 1980s. The author states in the introduction that the driving premise behind this source is to assist the youth of the U.S. to make informed decisions about drugs and thus reduce the problems of teenage abuse and misuse. However, the dull-looking design will not catch the eye of the teen or promote casual browsing. Because this is a relatively inexpensive purchase and does present current information and statistics, public and school libraries might consider adding it to their collections to serve as a starting point for curriculum-related assignments."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Drugs -- Encyclopedias -- Juvenile literature.
Drugs of abuse -- Encyclopedias -- Juvenile literature.
Drugs -- Encyclopedias.
Drug abuse -- Encyclopedias.
Publisher New York :Franklin Watts,2001
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description vii, 199 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 186) and index.
ISBN 0531118991
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