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This set provides detailed information on 52 drugs and other addictive substances, defined as illegal drugs, legal addictive drugs and other substances as well as commonly abused classes of prescription and over the counter drugs. Arranged alphabetically by official name, each entry follows the same format, allowing students to easily compare and contrast different drugs. Similar in scope to Thomson Gale's Drugs and Controlled Substances for Students, this set provides information in an objective manner that is appropriate for middle school students. Statistics highlight each entry and sidebars provide information on the legal, historical or social aspects of the particular drug. Difficult words are defined within the text and are included in the 'Words to Know' section. Each entry includes: Official and street name Classification Historical background and current impact Chemical/organic composition Ingestion methods Therapeutic uses Usage trends Effects Treatment and rehabilitation And more Also included in this work are: An Alternative Table of Contents (cross referencing street names of drugs with the official entry name) Chronology of Events For More Information (which includes books, periodicals, Web sites, and organization names/contact information) Highlights of the Controlled Substances Act Master Index
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