Discusses how the brain functions, the effects of drugs on the brain, how drug use can lead to addiction, and where to get help.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 62) and index.
|Statement||Beatrice R. Grabish.|
|Series||The drug abuse prevention library|
|LC Classifications||QP376 .G685 1998|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||64 p. :|
|Number of Pages||64|
|LC Control Number||97026168|
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