Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Emotional Health Issues
The teenage years are a time for trying new things, and some teens experiment with alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. They may be curious or want to fit in. And they may not know that drug use is linked to many negative effects--long-term addiction, health problems, school failure, violence, and even suicide. Learn about the dangers of smoking, binge drinking, and abusing over-the-counter, prescription, and illegal drugs. Find out strategies for resisting tobacco, alcohol, and drugs by focusing on positive and healthy behaviors.
* Reviews *Series Review: Emotional Health IssuesAnswers to questions such as What are drugs? and What is abuse? as well as clear language and explanations make this series suitable for fact-finding missions, but the abundant graphics and case studies are likely to draw in browsers as well. Throughout, unfamiliar vocabulary is highlighted in bold and explained in context and in the glossary. Concise explanations of depression's symptoms, self-injurious behaviors, and forms of emotional abuse, for example, will help build students health literacyGetting help is the key message, along with taking control by creating personal space, keeping a diary, and thinking through choices. Fact boxes and case study sidebars add information. Further-reading suggestions of novels, diaries, and memoirs will create both literary and personal connections to the topics.School Library Journal