Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Drugs and Society

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-11-03
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
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Taking Sidesvolumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript or challenge questions.Taking Sidesreaders feature an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites. An online Instructor´┐Żs Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume.Using Taking Sides in the Classroomis also an excellent instructor resource.

Table of Contents

Drugs and Public Policy
Should Laws Against Drug Use Remain Restrictive?
Should the United States Put More Emphasis on Stopping the Importation of Drugs?
Should the United States Drinking Age Remain at 21?
Are the Dangers of Ecstasy (MDMA) Overstated?
Should Pregnant Drug Users Be Prosecuted?
Is Drug Addiction a Brain Disease?
Should the Federal Government Play a Larger Role in Regulating Steroid Use?
Drugs and Social Policy
Should Employers Limit Secondhand Smoke?
Should Marijuana be Legalized?
Are Psychotherapeutic Drugs Overprescribed for Treating Mental Illness?
Is Caffeine a Health Risk?
Should School-Age Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Be Treated with Ritalin and Other Stimulants?
Do Consumers Benefit When Prescription Drugs Are Advertised?
Drug Prevention and Treatment
Should Smokeless Tobacco Be Promoted as an Alternative to Cigarette Smoking?
Is Alcoholism Hereditary?
Should Marijuana Be Approved for Medical Use?
Should Schools Drug Test Students?
Does Drug Abuse Treatment Work?
Is Abstinence an Effective Strategy for Drug Education?
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