The Encyclopedia of Drugs and Alcohol. Written By Greg Roza. Presented By: Jodie Rudd Library 150 Spring 2009. Call Number. R615.103 Roza 2001 . Bibliographic citation (MLA Format):. Roza, Greg. The Encyclopedia of Drugs and Alcohol . 1st Ed. 2001. Print. . Arrangement Content:.
Written By Greg Roza
Presented By: Jodie Rudd
R615.103 Roza 2001
Roza, Greg. The Encyclopedia of Drugs and Alcohol. 1st Ed. 2001. Print.
Arranged by origin, history, effects, and uses of drugs are discussed in the concise A-Z format.
-Writer and Editor for a children’s book publisher and teaches at the State University of New York in Fredonia.
-A disease distinguished by the inability to stop drinking alcohol. Alcoholism is one of the most common forms of addiction; approximately 8% of adults in the U.S. have alcohol problems.
-Most often results from viral infection caused by poor hygiene, unprotected sex, and blood transfusions. It can also be caused by certain chemicals and poisons, alcoholism, certain drugs, drug overdoses, and sharing needles to inject drugs into the body.
Sir Alexander Fleming
Scientist who discovered penicillin.
Professor Albert Calmette
Bacteriologist who developed the tuberculosis vaccine BCG.
Ritalin is primarily prescribed for children and teens.
From Academic Search Complete
-“A well-organized volume offering clear definitions and explanations. The alphabetical entries range from a half to a full page and consider common prescriptions and over-the-counter and recreational drugs, and provide information on alcohol. Recovery groups (Al-Anon, Narcotics Anonymous); activities (binge drinking, crime); illnesses (hepatitis, stroke); and reactions (alcoholic poisoning, coma) associated with substance abuse are also discussed. Some entries include helpful lists or charts (blood alcohol levels, slang terms, stages of drug use). The "Where to Go for Help" section includes organizations, hot lines, and Web sites. A short bibliography includes a couple of standard resources and several that are dated. The average-quality, black-and-white photographs are primarily decorative. This volume will fill a gap in middle school reference collections for a broad, accessible title on the topic and be a welcome addition to high school collections as well. It will be useful for students writing reports and those examining their own substance use.”
-Debbie Stewart, Grand Rapids Public Library, MI; Daryl Grabarek, Reference Book Editor and Walter Minkel, Technology Editor