What are some educational books about drugs?


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Some educational books about drugs are "Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy," "Straight Talk: Drugs and Alcohol" and "Straight Talk: Smoking." "Buzzed" is appropriate for secondary school students. The "Straight Talk" books are elementary school level.

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"Buzzed" by Cynthia Kuhn, Scott Swartzwelder and Wilkie Wilson, all from Duke University, is in its fourth edition. The book covers drugs from caffeine and nicotine to marijuana, sedatives and hallucinogens. Topics include how drugs affect the brain and body, addiction, prescription drug abuse and social trends related to drugs.

The two "Straight Talk" books by Stephanie Paris align with educational Common Core standards for non-fiction reading in third through fifth grades. The volume on drugs and alcohol includes information on prescription drugs as well as on alcohol and narcotics. The book on smoking describes the health problems and addiction that nicotine causes. Both books provide instruction on resisting peer pressure and offer references to online multimedia resources.

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