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The great brain robbery : what everyone should know about teenagers and… (1997)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0473038374, Paperback)The Great Brain Robbery is a very educational but fun book written for teenagers about the effects of drugs on the brain. It really holds the teenagers attention on this subject! It is unique for these reasons: 1.Very interesting to the teenage reader due to the format 2.Has great cartoons on almost every page 3.Has the latest clinical information about the effects of drugs on the brain 4.Has heart touching stories about the effects of drug use on families 5.Has many practical suggestions for dealing with the pressures teenagers face with drugs 6.This book is a best seller in New Zealand already due to this unique format
Counselors who work with teenagers say, "Finally a book the teenager will read because of the fantastic format!" This book is written for teenagers and others who want information in a reading style that will not be boring . It has the very latest information about the clinical effects of drugs on the brain.
What makes The Great Brain Robbery so very readable and interesting to teenagers is that it has tons of very funny cartoons with a message by Tom Scott the, leading cartoonist in New Zealand. It is also full of heart touching stories about the harsh effects of drugs on real people like the story written by Emily's mother who lost her young daughter to drugs and the story written by two drug users that recalls their whole horrible adventure into the world of drugs.
The book contains a world of practical help in the sections that simply give: 1.20 ways to say no to drugs at a party without feeling like a dweeb 2.10 actions that will help you kick drugs 3.33 indicators to tell if someone may be on drugs:behavioral changes,school related changes,physical changes,mental and emotional changes,and social changes.
The Great Brain Robbery contains the latest clinical facts on the effects of alcohol, amphetamines, barbiturates, cocaine, hallucinogens,inhalants, marijuana,nicotine, opiates,narcotics,and steroids. It deals with the puberty blues,how the brain works,memory loss,the family dynamics of drug use,how to get off drugs and many other topics that surround the whole issue of teenage drug use. It is a fun book to read on a serious subject.
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People, particularly the young, take drugs because they enjoy the effects they have on their moods. But for every high there is a low. For every trip, a return journey. All children entering adolescence need to know that there is no short cut to happiness through chemistry. There is only a short circuiting of the brain wiring that makes them, them. Today we know so much more about how the brain works and, importantly, how it matures. Through MRI scanning scientists have discovered that the brain is not fully matured until a person reaches about 25 years of age. The effect of drugs, including alcohol and nicotine, on the maturing brain can be devastating and is always harmful. The most effective way to deal with drug problems is within the family. With so many drugs on the market it is vital for everyone to keep informed and up-to-date. The authors openly explain the seemingly difficult scientific concepts behind drugs, not just their history and sources but also how they affect the brain and the acute and chronic side effects they have on the body.
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