Steroids Pumped Up and Dangerous

Steroids  Pumped Up and Dangerous
Author: Ida Walker
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781422293058
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

You're a high school athlete who wants to increase the possibility of a successful college sports career and a shot at the pros. But you know you just don't have all that it takes. Then it hits you: you can do what the pros do (at least some of them)—take steroids! It may sound like a good idea, but Steroids: Pumped Up and Dangerous reveals these drugs' dangerous side effects, both short and long term. Get the lowdown on treatment and the legal consequences of using illegal steroids. Perhaps most important, discover safer ways to achieve the same results.

Steroids

Steroids
Author: Jeri Freedman
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781435856660
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Release: 2009-01-15
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Experts everywhere are arguing over the effects of steroid use on individuals, sports, and society. Anabolic steroids build up muscle tissue. Most steroids used for medical purposes are synthesized in labs. These are used by doctors to treat a wide variety of diseases, such as muscle wasting, growth deficiency, asthma, skin conditions, and others. Two groups of people commonly abuse steroids: athletes who believe that building up more muscle will give them a competitive edge, and people who are concerned about their personal attractiveness, who wish to enhance their physique. Buying and using steroids without a prescription is illegal--and dangerous. Steroids have many serious effects on the body and mind. Too much of them can cause harm and permanent damage.

The Truth About Steroids

The Truth About Steroids
Author: Larry Gerber
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781477718957
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Release: 2013-12-15
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The National Institute on Drug Abuse has estimated that half a million American teenagers use steroids--325,000 boys and 175,000 girls. In this absorbing volume, readers get the facts about performance-enhancing drugs and their physical and mental effects. The early use of Dianabol in weightlifting and the spread of steroids in athletics, and players who have been affected by steroids, including Lyle Alzado, Lance Armstrong, Ben Johnson, Marion Jones, Mark McGwire, and Jose Canseco, are covered. Other important topics include how steroid testing works, black market steroids and unsanitary manufacturing conditions, and depression and severe mood swings during withdrawal.

Ecstasy Dangerous Euphoria

Ecstasy  Dangerous Euphoria
Author: Malinda Miller
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781422292952
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ecstasy—or MDMA as scientists know it— is a growing trend in North America and around the world. Researchers are looking into the possibility that ecstasy could help patients with anxiety disorders. Meanwhile, thousands of young people are abusing ecstasy to get a high. It's especially popular at parties and raves, where it can be most dangerous, though its use is growing outside of this setting. Ecstasy: Dangerous Euphoria provides information on what ecstasy is, where it comes from, and who becomes addicted. Read on to find out important information about ecstasy abuse and its affect on the brain and body. You'll also learn about how to fight ecstasy addiction and how to lead a clean life.

Professional Wrestling

Professional Wrestling
Author: Jeri Freedman
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781435853058
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Release: 2009-08-15
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes the use of steroids in pro wrestling and its negative impact on wrestlers and their sport.

Illicit Drugs

Illicit Drugs
Author: Richard Isralowitz,Peter L. Myers
Pages: 235
ISBN: 9780313365669
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Release: 2011-01
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This concise, up-to-date volume compiles information and materials documenting illicit drugs and their use from multiple perspectives. * A chronology of significant events, decisions, policies, and agreements about illicit drug use in the United States from 1872 to the present * Graphs and tables about illicit drug use patterns and problems * A world map depicting the distribution of problem drugs throughout the world * A glossary of key terms about drug use and abuse * A bibliography of significant reference materials addressing illicit drug use

Marijuana Mind Altering Weed

Marijuana  Mind Altering Weed
Author: E.J. Sanna
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781422292990
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Marijuana. It's been called a gateway drug, an introduction to the world of harder illegal drugs. Yet many people consider it to be a safe drug—at least safer than heroin, LSD, or cocaine. However, while marijuana might not be directly responsible for causing any deaths, the consequences of its use can be detrimental to the lives of its users. This book describes the history of marijuana use, the dangers of its use, and the legal consequences. You'll also learn about the controversies surrounding the drug—including the issues of decriminalization and the use of medical marijuana. Treatment options for marijuana dependency are also discussed

Beauty around the World A Cultural Encyclopedia

Beauty around the World  A Cultural Encyclopedia
Author: Erin Kenny,Elizabeth Gackstetter Nichols Ph.D.
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781610699457
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Release: 2017-06-22
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Taking the concept of beauty seriously, this encyclopedia examines how humanity has sought and continues to seek what is "beautiful" in a variety of cultural contexts, giving readers an understanding of how to look at beauty both intellectually and critically. • Provides an interdisciplinary approach to world beauty practices, from the earliest experiments in plastic surgery in 600 B.C. to contemporary practices • Gives readers a representative overview of beauty practices around the globe • Documents how from cosmetics to clothing, exercise to body modification, being beautiful is a goal worldwide • Identifies numerous authoritative sources of information for further research and reading

Tobacco Through the Smoke Screen

Tobacco  Through the Smoke Screen
Author: Zachary Chastain
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781422293065
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It has been used in sacred ceremonies, in medicine, and as a life-saving cash crop in the New World. But today, tobacco is a problem—a big problem. It is one of the first substances to which young people become addicted, and it contains thousands of chemicals that are dangerous to smokers and to those who are simply in the proximity of the smoke. In Tobacco: Through the Smoke Screen, you’ll learn the story of tobacco, its history, its role in culture, and its dangers. You will also learn about the power of tobacco over smokers and chewers, and how cigarette makers help increase its hold—and make it more difficult to live without it. Last of all, you’ll find suggestions on how to kick the tobacco habit and reverse its ill effects.

Health Information in a Changing World Practical Approaches for Teachers Schools and School Librarians

Health Information in a Changing World  Practical Approaches for Teachers  Schools  and School Librarians
Author: W. Bernard Luckenbill,Barbara Froling Immroth
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9781598843996
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Release: 2010-06-14
Editor: Libraries Unlimited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This holistic guide explains how school librarians and teachers can successfully integrate relevant health concepts and life skills throughout the curriculum for students K through 12. • 15 original line drawings illustrating health issues, plus many images drawn from major image collections such as the National Library of Medicine and the Library of Congress • Extensive bibliographies of material that can be used to teach health issues, including selected listings of major health textbooks used in the United States and Canada • List of helpful selection aids and sources for online health information sites

Dual Diagnosis Drug Addiction and Mental Illness

Dual Diagnosis  Drug Addiction and Mental Illness
Author: Malinda Miller
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781422292945
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Having a drug addiction is hard enough. So is having a mental illness such as schizophrenia, depression, or an anxiety disorder. Imagine having them both. You'll find out what that's like in Dual Diagnosis: Drug Addiction and Mental Illness. Many people suffer from both an addiction to a drug and another mental illness, making everyday life almost impossible. Dual Diagnosis explores ways to deal with dangerous addictions on top of mental illness. The book covers what addictions and mental illnesses are, diagnosis, and multiple treatment options. You'll also read inspirational stories about people who have suffered with—and overcome-dual diagnosis.

Cocaine The Rush to Destruction

Cocaine  The Rush to Destruction
Author: Zachary Chastain
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781422292938
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Blow, snow, crack . . . Whatever you call it, cocaine is a big problem in the United States and Canada. More than a million individuals in the United States can be classified as being addicted to cocaine. Cocaine: The Rush to Destruction tells the story of cocaine, its history and role in medicine, religion, and even soda production. Learn about the biology behind the highs—and lows—of the drug's use. You will also discover the long- and short-term effects of cocaine abuse and addiction, and you'll get information on kicking the cocaine habit. First-person stories of individuals with cocaine addiction—and some who are fighting the addiction—provide cautionary tales as well as stories of hope.

Recreational Ritalin The Not So Smart Drug

Recreational Ritalin  The Not So Smart Drug
Author: Ida Walker
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781422293034
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It seemed like an easy answer. If a child was diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder—ADHD—give him Ritalin and all would be better. The answer—and the condition—turned out not to be that easy. Recreational Ritalin: The Not-So-Smart Drug provides an overview of ADHD and the drug most often prescribed to treat the condition. This book provides you with a description of other drugs like Ritalin and their effects, good and bad. You will also learn about ADHD and the controversy surrounding its diagnosis and treatment. But Ritalin and other drugs like it have moved out of the classroom and away from their legitimate uses in treating a medical condition. College students and young professionals are now using the drugs to gain that "extra edge" to achieve success. Recreational Ritalin: The Not-So-Smart Drug tells their stories as well. You will also discover how Ritalin abuse is being effectively treated.

Abusing Over the Counter Drugs Illicit Uses for Everyday Drugs

Abusing Over the Counter Drugs  Illicit Uses for Everyday Drugs
Author: Kim Etingoff
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781422292891
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The government has approved them. You don't need a prescription. You can get them at practically any supermarket. So obviously over-the-counter medications can't be dangerous, right? Wrong. When taken in ways other than directed, over-the-counter medications can be just as dangerous as many illegal drugs. And because there's a false sense of security about the medications—and because they are in almost everyone's home medicine cabinet—the abuse and misuse of over-the-counter medications are on the rise. Abusing Over-the-Counter Drugs: Illicit Uses for Everyday Drugs presents the facts about this alarming trend. You'll learn what drugs are most misused, the effects of misused over-the-counter medications, and what the government is doing to stem the problem. You will also find suggestions on how to get help to stop abusing over-the-counter medications.

Methamphetamine Unsafe Speed

Methamphetamine  Unsafe Speed
Author: Kim Etingoff
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781422293003
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Meth, speed, chalk, glass, yaba, ice. Whatever you call it, methamphetamine has become one of the most abused and dangerous drugs in the world. It can be made in home labs from easily obtained ingredients, and its use crosses economic and social barriers. Urban or rural communities, it doesn't matter. Methamphetamine is everywhere. In Methamphetamine: Unsafe Speed, you'll learn how methamphetamine was developed, how its use has spread, and how it is used for limited medical purposes. You'll also learn about methamphetamine abuse. Who becomes an abuser? What are the symptoms of meth abuse? How can addiction be overcome? What are the legal consequences of meth abuse? This book offers answers to all these questions.

Natural and Everyday Drugs A False Sense of Security

Natural and Everyday Drugs  A False Sense of Security
Author: Ida Walker
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781422293010
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

You've seen the ads: "Never diet again! Our all-natural treatment magically melts away the pounds!" "Want to boost your athletic performance? Dr. Smith has found the secret to improved stamina and strength with his all-natural formula!" "Need more energy? Our all-natural juice product will give you the pick-me-up you need!" After all, what do you have to lose? If it's all natural, it can't hurt. Or can it? If you have trouble believing these ads, you're right to be skeptical. "All-natural" dietary supplements seldom deliver the amazing results they claim. And just because they're natural, doesn't mean that some of these substances can't cause serious damage to a user's health. Read Natural and Everyday Drugs: A False Sense of Security to find out more.

Addiction Treatment Escaping the Trap

Addiction Treatment  Escaping the Trap
Author: Ida Walker
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781422292914
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the United States and Canada, millions of individuals have problems with substance abuse. In some cases the problems are relatively minor, but in others, that abuse leads to addiction. Addiction is a serious and costly disease. In Addiction Treatment: Escaping the Trap, you will learn some definitions important in the study of addiction treatment. You will also learn about the history of addiction treatment, including the work and continuing influence of the Washingtonians, the Emmanuel Movement, the Oxford Movement, and of course, Alcoholics Anonymous. Treatment philosophies are also presented in this book Not all treatment methods are alike, and successful addiction treatment combines a variety of approaches. In Addiction Treatment, you will learn that recovery is an ongoing process, and read about suggestions on how to maintain a sober life.

Alcohol Addiction Not Worth the Buzz

Alcohol Addiction  Not Worth the Buzz
Author: Ida Walker
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781422292921
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What's wrong with a beer now and then? Or a glass of wine with dinner? For most people—of legal age—there's absolutely nothing wrong with having an occasional drink. But for others, those with drinking problems, there's no such thing as an occasional drink. For them, one drink leads to another and another and another. . . . Alcohol Addiction: Not Worth the Buzz provides you with important information about alcohol addiction (alcoholism) and other drinking problems. You will learn about the history of alcohol use and early attempts to curb drinking, how alcohol affects the brain, and the effects it has on the body in the long and short term. This book also provides information on how individuals with alcohol problems can get help. Through first-person stories, you will learn how alcohol personally affected the lives of young people, and how they did not let alcohol addiction defeat them.

Sedatives Hypnotics Deadly Downers

Sedatives   Hypnotics  Deadly Downers
Author: Ida Walker
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781422293041
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Almost everyone has trouble sleeping once in a while. Sometimes your mind keeps racing with new ideas long after your body is ready to shut down for the evening. Other nights, life's problems follow you to bed and prevent you from getting a good night's sleep. But an occasional night of insomnia needn't justify addiction to sedatives and other sleep-inducing medications. Sedatives and Hypnotics: Deadly Downers reveals the long history of sedatives and hypnotics. You'll discover how these drugs work and their effects, good and bad. Preventative measures are discussed, as well as treatment options for abuse and addiction.

Hallucinogens Unreal Visions

Hallucinogens  Unreal Visions
Author: Sheila Nelson
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781422292969
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seeing things that aren't really there, thinking thoughts you would never normally have thought— hallucinogenic drugs work on the body by altering the way a person thinks, feels, or experiences reality. Some of these drugs are found in nature, while others are created in laboratories. All of them can have dangerous short-term and long-term effects. Hallucinogens: Unreal Visions tells the long history of these drugs. Because of the effects hallucinogens have on perceptions, people have often believed these drugs were showing them deeper meanings about the world or helping them connect with gods or their own unconscious minds. Hallucinogens, however, can be extremely dangerous. While legitimate medical or therapeutic uses may be found for these drugs in the future, taking them with friends or alone could be extremely dangerous or even deadly. This book will tell you more.