Why do people take drugs? ISBN: 9780750227568
Westcott, Patsy
Published by Hodder Wayland (Why series), 2000
A highly objective information book with some shocking photographs. The dangers (and the pleasures) of drug taking in the widest sense - coffee, alcohol, prescribed drugs as well as the illegal ones - are covered, along with facts about drug taking and availability in different cultures. Arguments pro and con are laid out clearly, and there is emphasis on making up ones own mind after knowing the facts. There are Case Studies, fact boxes, quotes and many illustrations. A full glossary, a list of helpful organizations and lists of further reading add to the usefulness of the book.
Age: 11+