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Shusterman, Neal

Summary: Isaac and Ivy Ramsey are the victims of the bet between two manufactured gods: the seductive and lethal Roxy (Oxycontin), and the smart, high-achieving Addison (Adderall). The wager: a contest to see who can bring their mark to a rave that has raged since the beginning of time. Drawn by what the drugs offer, tempted to take that step past helpful to harmful are Isaac, a soccer player thrown...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2021

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC SHU

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

Westhoff, Ben

Summary: "A deeply human story, Fentanyl, Inc. is the first deep-dive investigation of a hazardous and illicit industry that has created a worldwide epidemic, ravaging communities and overwhelming and confounding government agencies that are challenged to combat it. "A whole new crop of chemicals is radically changing the recreational drug landscape," writes Ben Westhoff. "These are known as Novel...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 615.783 WES

Shipley, Jocelyn

Summary: "After his girlfriend's accidental death by overdose, Kipp has been living on the streets, overwhelmed by his grief. He wants to honor her memory and finds help to get clean, but just when he feels like he's getting his life together, everything comes crashing down. He gets fired from his job and kicked out of his rented room on the same day. So when Reba, a friendly woman he met at the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orca Book Publishers 2020

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

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

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

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: 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: It leads to bad breath, yellow teeth, and black lungs-so why is smoking such a popular pastime? What enables the tobacco companies to snare young consumers so effectively? How do advertising, Hollywood imagery, and peer pressure fit into the equation? This program explores the cold, hard facts about cigarette smoking, including legal issues surrounding it and the impact it can have on both...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Aimed at young people as well as teachers, counselors, and parents, this program explores the threat of party drugs in a nonjudgmental way, encouraging young people to make responsible choices. It looks at a range of popular party drugs-including alcohol, marijuana, ecstasy, amphetamines, and LSD-and contrasts their medical applications with their typical recreational uses and abuses. Young...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Cole, Courtney

Summary: "Reminiscent of the beloved novels by Mary Kubica and Jodi Picoult comes a chilling portrayal of a son's addiction and its harrowing effects on both him and his mother from New York Times bestselling author Courtney Cole. There comes a time when offering your life for your child's doesn't work, when you realize that it'll never be enough. The cold needle in his warm vein was a welcome comfort...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COL

Mann, J. Albert

Summary: In the aftermath of major surgery, sixteen-year-old Eve struggles with pain, grief, and guilt while becoming increasingly dependent on pain medication, revisiting memories of her best friend, and exploring a potential romance.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2021

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

Keene, Carolyn

Summary: After capsizing her rowboat on Twin Lakes, Nancy Drew sets out to help the girl who saved her life investigate the mysterious events surrounding a deserted bungalow.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 1988

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC KEE

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC KEE

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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Schmidt, Jason

Summary: "In his searing, honest, and ultimately inspiring memoir, Jason Kovacs tells the story of growing up with an abusive father, who contracted HIV and ultimately died of AIDS when Jason was a teenager"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 SCH

Summary: Many experts consider methamphetamine, also called crank or crystal meth, a greater drug problem than cocaine and heroin combined. Meth leaves tragedy after tragedy in its wake-addiction, crime, burn victims, neglected children, and toxic materials. This program measures meth's shocking impact on one Tennessee town. It examines the phenomenon of ever-widening abuse of the drug, the legislation...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Murphy, Julie

Summary: Creating a drag-show audition tape that culminates in an unkind nomination for prom queen, an overweight and openly gay teen partners with a girl who has been nominated for prom king to embrace their true selves.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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

Summary: Pongo and Perdita have a litter of 15 dalmatian puppies. Cruella De Vil takes a fancy to the puppies and tries to buy them from their human owners, Roger and Anita. Cruella wants to get ahold of those puppies, as well as more puppies, to make herself a lovely dalmatian skin coat. Cruella hires some thugs to kidnap the puppies and hold them at an abandoned mansion. Now Pongo and Perdita must use...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Home Entertainment 2008

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3 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY ONE

Mills, Deborah

Summary: Alfredo y su papá deben cruzar la frontera en un viaje difícil de México a los Estados Unidos. ¿Encontrarán el nuevo hogar que están buscando en el otro lado? Basándose en hechos reales, esta historia cobra vida gracias a la ilustradora Mexicana Claudia Navarro, y está repleta de notas al final del texto para iniciar conversaciones sobre inmigración.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barefoot Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: J SPANISH 325 MIL

Self, Jeffery

Summary: JT is a gay high school senior determined to get out of Clearwater, Florida, and be the first person in his family to go to college, even though he can not figure out how to pay for it--until his friends convince him to compete in a drag teen competitionwhere the first prize is a college scholarship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Push 2016

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

Keene, Carolyn.

Summary: Pete's Pets has adorable new kittens in the shop, but are they stolen and is Nancy Drew's archenemy Deidre Shannon involved? Nancy and her friends investigate when kittens go missing from the River Heights Animal Shelter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2010

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED KEE

Keene, Carolyn.

Summary: "Despite warnings from a stranger, Nancy, Bess, and George travel to France to search for a flight of 99 steps to solve the mystery of a friend's strange dream. During her search, she must contend with the sinister Monsieur Neuf and help her father uncover who is frightening a wealthy financier into selling large amounts of securities."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 1994

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC KEE

Sánchez, Erika L.

Summary: "Julia no es la hija mexicana perfecta. Ese era el rol de su hermana Olga. Olga no fue a la universidad, se quedó en casa para cuidar a sus padres, limpiar la casa y trabajar a medio tiempo. Julia tiene grandes sueños y no quiere formar parte del camino de su hermana mayor. Pero un solo error, que ocurre mientras enviaba un mensaje de texto al mismo tiempo que cruzaba la calle más concurrida de...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Español 2018

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Summary: Using sophisticated 3-D animation, this program, divided into two parts, takes viewers on a journey deep into the brain to study the effects of the three substances. The first part illustrates the major functions of the brain and shows how its principal cells, the neurons, communicate with each other through electrical and chemical signals. In the second part, animated molecules of nicotine,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Cuyler, Margery.

Summary: Mr. Gilbert brings in a guinea pig as a class pet, but it looks so lonely he brings another, and before long the class is getting an unexpected lesson in addition--and a very full cage.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker Books for Young Readers 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE CUY

Crowley, Aleister

Summary: "Written by Aleister Crowley after years of personal study and experimentation with drugs, The diary of a drug fiend tells the story of young Peter Pendragon and his lover Louise Laleham and their adventures traveling through Europe in a cocaine and heroin haze"--Cover p. [4].

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Weiser books 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CRO

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