Stimulants: Meth, Cocaine, and Amphetamines

Stimulants: Meth, Cocaine, and Amphetamines

by John Perritano

Hardcover(Library Binding)



Stimulants are drugs that speed up activity in the brain. This class of drugs includes substances such as caffeine, ADHD medication, and methamphetamine. As these examples suggest, the effects can range from mild to medically beneficial to potentially deadly. This book looks at the history and effects of both legal and illegal stimulants. From caffeine and aspirin to heroin and meth, drugs are an inescapable part of life in the 21st century. Addiction, once viewed as a shameful secret, is now widely understood to be a brain disease that can be treated. This series explores the many facets of this complex topic, providing students with the facts they need to navigate drug use and misuse in their daily lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422236116
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Series: Drug Addiction and Recovery Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Series Introduction 7

Chapter 1 What Are Stimulants? 11

Chapter 2 Methamphetamine 21

Chapter 3 Cocaine and Crack 35

Chapter 4 Amphetamines and Other Stimulants 47

Further Reading 58

Educational Videos 59

Series Glossary 60

Index 61

About the Author 64

About the Advisor 64

Photo Credits 64

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