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Loewenstein, Antony

Summary: Like the never-ending war on terror, the drugs war is a multi-billion-dollar industry that won't go down without a fight. Pills, Powder, and Smoke explains why. The war on drugs has been official American policy since the 1970s, with the UK, Europe, and much of the world following suit. It is at best a failed policy, according to bestselling author Antony Loewenstein. Its direct results have...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribe Publications 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.13365 LOE

Hampton, Ryan

Summary: Nearly every American knows someone who has been affected by the opioid crisis. Addiction is a trans-partisan issue that impacts individuals from every walk of life. Millions of Americans, tired of watching their loved ones die while politicians ignore this issue. Where is the solution? Where is the hope? Where's the outrage? Ryan Hampton is a young man who has made addiction and recovery...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: All Points Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.29 HAM

Kennedy, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph)

Summary: "Patrick J. Kennedy, the former congressman and youngest child of Senator Ted Kennedy, details his personal and political battle with mental illness and addiction, exploring mental health care's history in the country alongside his and every family's private struggles"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 KENNEDY, PATRICK J KEN

Sheff, David

Summary: From David Sheff, author of Beautiful Boy (2008), and Nic Sheff, author of Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines (2008), comes the ultimate resource for learning about the realities of drugs and alcohol for middle grade readers. This book tells it as it is, with testimonials from peers who have been there and families who have lived through the addiction of a loved one, along with the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Y 616.86 SHE

Hart, Carl L.

Summary: "From one of the world's foremost experts on the effects of recreational drugs on the mind and body, a powerful argument that the greatest dangers from drugs flow from their being illegal, and a field guide to their use as part of a responsible and happy life. Dr. Carl Hart, Ziff Professor at Columbia University and former Chair of the Department of Psychology, is one of the world's preeminent...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.973 HAR

Tyndall, Nicole B.

Summary: Since her mom's cancer scare, Hadley hasn't been one for taking risks, and she definitely has no interest in dating. She is focusing on her photography and getting into the art school of her dreams. Braden, star of the swim team, is all bravado and charm and impulsivity. From their first moment together, they are perfect sparring partners, equally matched. Braden shows Hadley how to live again....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2020

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC TYN

Lockhart, E.

Summary: Beechwood Island, off the coast of Massachusetts. Caroline "Carrie" Sinclair tells the ghost of her son Johnny about the summers of the 1980s: her sister Rosemary drowning; her sisters Bee and Penelope flirting with boys and pretending nothing tragic had happened. Caroline had had face surgery that reshaped her bone structure; now her addiction to the pain pills is getting out of control. When...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC LOC

Krajnik, Elizabeth

Summary: "Children are taught from a young age that drugs and alcohol are bad. This informative book explores the reasons why. Using accessible language and full-color images, this text explains what drugs are and what they do to your body. Readers will learn that some types of drugs, such as medicines, are helpful, but can be dangerous when used inappropriately. Tough topics such as addiction and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 363.45 KRA

Goldsmith, Connie

Summary: Prince and Michael Jackson were among the many thousands of Americans who die each year from drug overdoses in the United States. Learn about the complex triggers that lead to addiction and overdose and the challenges of rehabilitation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-First Century Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 362.2 GOL

Summary: Set in a future world where America has lost the war on drugs, an L.A. undercover agents change their faces along with their identities. One officer's liberal ingestion of the drug "Substance D" causes him to develop a split personality, a notorious drug dealer. Along with his superior officers, the police set up an elaborate scheme to catch his drug dealer alter-ego and tear down his...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Staff Picks, Call number: DVD SCI-FI SCA

Summary: "Deaths due to drug related overdose in the United States are 115 people every day. Thousands of families are affected by the drug epidemic in this country, and it is a serious national crisis. The parents, siblings, friends, and loved ones left behind are faced with many unanswerable questions, made worse by the stigma associated with this kind of death. The truth is that addiction is a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.937 AMO

Sheff, David.

Summary: The story of one teenager's descent into methamphetamine addiction is told from his father's point of view, describing how a varsity athlete and honor student became addicted to the dangerous drug and its impact on his family.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 362.299 SHE

Summary: Spanning the realms of science, law enforcement, and drug addiction, this program exposes a hazard that is spreading through cities and crossing international borders: methamphetamines. Viewers meet meth users with ruined lives, ride along with cops as they raid meth labs, and discover the brain science behind the drug's potent rush. Graphics vividly portray the chemical warfare raging within...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Although marijuana is often considered a "soft" drug, recent studies suggest that it is anything but safe-especially for young people. This program examines cannabis in the same context as harder drugs and reveals the devastating consequences of becoming addicted in childhood or adolescence. Stories from teenagers and young adults provide an unflinching look at how a user gets hooked and grows...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: How addictive is cannabis? Does it lead to harder drug use, or is it an underappreciated herbal medicine? Can it cause mental illness? This program explores the science and the public debate surrounding the world's favorite illegal drug. Tracing the birthplace of the humble plant to Kazakhstan in Central Asia, addiction specialist Dr. John Marsden guides viewers through several topics and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: "In the heart of downtown Seattle is the Union Gospel Mission - a homeless shelter catering to the addicted and the abused. For these men and women, hope is a novelty, self-esteem a luxury, and recovery a faraway ideal. But within the UGM is one man, an ex-Army Ranger, who believes in them. Believes in life. Believes in mountains. And he will attempt to use one of the most treacherous peaks in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NEW

Andreas, Peter

Summary: "In his path-breaking Killer High, Andreas shows how six psychoactive drugs--ranging from old to relatively new, mild to potent, licit to illicit, natural to synthetic--have proven to be particularly important war ingredients. This sweeping history tells the story of war from antiquity to the modern age through the lens of alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, opium, amphetamines, and cocaine. Beer and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.9 AND

Kusanagi, Mizuho

Summary: "Yona's travels take her to the Water Tribe's territory, which is said to be the most beautiful area in the Kingdom of Kohka. But despite this region's reputation, a drug known as 'nadai' has spread throughout the land. When one of Yona's friends becomes affected by nadai, how far will Yona go to help him?"--Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: VIZ Media, LLC 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 YON

Summary: Drink spiking has become a social and health problem of alarming proportions. This program explains what drink spiking is and helps students recognize situations that may increase vulnerability to drink spiking and date rape. Highlighting the growing prevalence of the crime, the video uses case studies to illustrate when and where the offense is likely to occur and profiles the type of people...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: During a road trip through Chile, boorish American expatriate Jamie and three Chilean brothers plan to set off in search of the prized San Pedro cactus and its promise of unrivaled hallucinations. But during a night's drunken stupor Jamie invites free-spirited fellow American Crystal Fairy along on their psychedelic-driven journey, and before long Crystal's devil-may-care attitude gives them...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY CRY

Summary: A rising number of American children under the age of 18 are experimenting with methamphetamines. In Montana, meth addiction has become the No. 1 drug problem. This ABC News program reports on the Montana Meth Project, an organization undertaking an aggressive plan to "unsell" meth-with an ad campaign designed to frighten Montana's youth into avoiding the drug. Highlighting the campaign's...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Documentary film about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. Against a background of social stigma, addiction recovery advocates are organizing to end discrimination and move toward recovery-based solutions.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC ANO

Marshall, Max

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "From a brilliant young investigative journalist, an unprecedented look at elite American fraternity life, tracing a multi-million-dollar drug ring that ended in a chain of betrayals and a murder. When Max Marshall arrived on the campus of the College of Charleston in 2018, he hoped to investigate a small-time fraternity Xanax trafficking ring. Instead, he found a murder, several student...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2023

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Summary: Three stories about the world of opioids collide: a drug trafficker arranges a multi-cartel Fentanyl smuggling operation between Canada and the U.S., an architect recovering from an OxyContin addiction tracks down the truth behind her son's involvement with narcotics, and a university professor battles unexpected revelations about his research employer, a drug company with deep government...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD CRI

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE CRI

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER CRI

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