Club Drugs

Club Drugs

by Christine Watkins

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These books provide a range of opinions on a social issue; each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives, e.g., eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper accounts, to illuminate the issue.; This title addresses the issue of so-called club drugs---also known as designer or synthetic drugs---exploring the health effects, both positive and negative, and the legal status of drugs such as ecstasy, ketamine, methamphetamine, "spice," and "bath sal; Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737761610
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 03/29/2013
Series: At Issue Series: Drugs
Pages: 1
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Club Drugs Can Be Harmful Jim Parker 11

2 New Synthetic Club Drugs Pose Serious Challenges to Drug Enforcement Joseph T. Rannazzist 18

3 Legislation Is Needed to Ban Synthetic Club Drugs Charles E. Grassley 29

4 Club Drugs Can Be Used to Facilitate Rape: Office on Women's Health 34

5 Ecstasy Use by Pregnant Women Can Affect Infant Development: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 42

6 Recreational Use of the Club Drug Ketamine Can Lead to Bladder Disease Dina Rickman 46

7 Ketamine: A Fast-Acting Antidepressant? William M. Glazer 51

8 The Use of Methamphetamine Can Devastate Lives: Frontline 57

9 The Drug "Spice" May Be Harmful and Should Be Regulated Heidi Toth 66

10 Use of the Drug "Spice" Is Causing Concern in the Military Julie Watson 75

11 Taking Drugs Known as Bath Salts Can Cause Serious Health Consequences Niki D 'Andrea 80

12 Community Coalitions Can Help Reduce Access to Synthetic Drugs Erica Leary 86

Organizations to Contact 96

Bibliography 103

Index 110

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