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Addiction in America: Society, Psychology, and Heredity

by Ida Walker

Almost 40 percent of people living in the United States have an addiction to alcohol, drugs, or some form of tobacco. These addictions cost Americans hundreds of billions of dollars every year. Clearly, addiction is an enormous problem. Addiction in America: Society, Psychology, and Heredity takes a look at what leads people to a life of addiction--the social, psychological, and hereditary factors that might make an individual susceptible to addiction. This book provides you with an overview of one of the most serious problems facing American society today.

Addiction Treatment: Escaping the Trap

by Ida Walker

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

by Ida Walker

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.

Belgium

by Ida Walker

Although Belgium is a small country, it is a big player in Europe. It was a founding member of the EU back in 1952. Today, Brussels, its capital city, is one of the EU's centers. Despite being divided between French and Dutch speakers, Belgium is a strong country with a lot going on culturally and politically. Discover more about this exciting, modern nation!

Germany

by Ida Walker

Ever since Germany formed in 1871, it has been a major world player. It was even a founding member of the EU in 1952. Although Germany's 20th-century history was often dark, it is now one of the most prosperous and stable countries in the world. It has struggled during the global recession, but it has also been a leader in facing the EU's economic difficulties. Discover more about this exciting, modern nation!

Ireland

by Ida Walker

Not long ago, Ireland was a country dealing with poverty and violence. Today, it has turned around and is now a peaceful nation. Ireland became a member of the EU in 1973. Its history also includes the Catholic Church, the potato famine, and long struggles for freedom. While Ireland's economy is currently doing poorly because of the global recession, it is working hard to recover. Discover more about this exciting, modern nation!

Natural and Everyday Drugs: A False Sense of Security

by Ida Walker

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.

Nigeria

by Ida Walker

With more than 170 million people, Nigeria is Africa's most populous country. Military leaders have ruled Nigeria for much of its history as an independent country, and it was not until 1999 that a civilian government was restored. However, this has not ensured peace. Conflicts have broken out between Muslim extremists and other Nigerians over the imposition of sharia, a series of religious rules and laws that Muslims are supposed to follow. Sharia carries penalties that most observers consider to be harsh violations of human rights, such as the amputation of thieves' hands. Although Nigeria controls great reserves of oil, and is one of the largest exporters of oil to the United States, most Nigerians are very poor. Government corruption has been a constant problem. Education and economic investment are needed to help improve the future prospects of Nigerians.

Painkillers: Prescription Dependency

by Ida Walker

Statistics on drug use show that abuse is decreasing. That's the good news. But there's bad news as well: the abuse of prescription drugs is increasing. Among the most abused prescription medications are painkillers, something many people have in their medicine cabinets. In Painkillers: Prescription Dependency, you will find out what pain really is--and what it isn't--as well as the history of pain. The book also provides up-to-date information about painkillers and how they are abused. Special attention is given to OxyContin, which has expanded addiction to new groups of people. Treatment methods are also covered--but the best route is never to become addicted!

Recreational Ritalin: The Not-So-Smart Drug

by Ida Walker

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.

Sedatives & Hypnotics: Deadly Downers

by Ida Walker

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.

Steroids: Pumped Up and Dangerous

by Ida Walker

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.

Youth with Aggression Issues: Bullying and Violence (Helping Youth with Mental, Physical, and Social Challenges)

by Kenneth Mcintosh Ida Walker

After six months as Cain Williams' girlfriend, Jada is increasingly unhappy and frightened. There's the popular Cain--outstanding athlete, bursting with confidence--but there's also another side to Cain--the tough guy who enjoys picking on weaker kids.

Youth with Cultural/Language Differences: Interpreting an Alien World

by Kenneth Mcintosh Ida Walker

Tanya Begay hates life in Los Angeles, so different from Navajo Nation where she grew up. At her grandfather's urging, she tries to help others in the city--including an Afghan immigrant struggling to learn English and a Guatemalan girl caught up in gang violence. The lives of these three girls from three different cultures collide, changing each of their destinies. Along the way, they learn a whole lot about themselves and their cultures, their differences and their similarities.

Youth with Gender Issues: Seeking an Identity

by Kenneth Mcintosh Ida Walker

This book examines the challenges of growing adolescents with gender issues.

Youth with HIV/AIDS: Living with the Diagnosis

by Kenneth Mcintosh Ida Walker

This book examines the challenges of growing adolescents who have HIV/AIDS.

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