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Hillstrom, Kevin

Summary: "The immediate relevancy of hot topics like pandemics, gay rights and students' rights makes this 5-vol. series an appealing source for student research. Each title provides a thorough, carefully balanced presentation of the many issues surrounding the topic, inspiring critical thought. Meaning is fleshed out through a clear presentation of context, and accessible narrative offers compelling...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lucent Books, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 362.2 HIL

Summary: It's long been known that German soldiers used methamphetamine called Pervitin in the Second World War. But have tales of Nazis on speed obscured the other side of the story: the massive use of stimulants by British and American troops? Did total war unleash the world's first pharmacological arms race? Historian James Holland quests to dig deeper and unearth the truth behind the war.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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LeMarque, Eric

Summary: In this first-person account, former Olympian Eric LeMarque recounts a harrowing tale of survival--of eight days in the frozen wilderness, of losing his legs to frostbite, and coming face-to-face with death. But Eric's ordeal on the mountain was only part of his struggle for survival--as he reveals, with startling candor, an even more harrowing and inspiring tale of fame and addiction, healing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Good Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEMARQUE, ERIC LEM

Summary: Investigates the meth rampage in America: the appalling impact on individuals, families and communities, and the difficult of controlling an essential ingredient in meth - ephedrine and pseudoephedrine - sold legally in over-the-counter cold remedies.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2006

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV MET

Reding, Nick.

Summary: The dramatic story of the methamphetamine epidemic of the 1980s as it sweeps the American heartland--a moving, very human account of one community's attempt to battle its way to a brighter future. Crystal meth is widely considered the world's most dangerous drug, but especially so in the small towns of the American heartland. Journalist Reding tells the story of Oelwein, Iowa (pop. 6,159),...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2009

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

Summary: Restriction on sales of Sudafed in the U.S. caused production of methamphetamine to move from small rural labs in the U.S. to Mexican drug cartels, which could more easily distribute the drug to urban areas. This documentary "takes a multi-faceted look at the new phenomenon including the users and the activists who are trying to save them; the law enforcement officers on the front lines; and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A&E Home Video 2008

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV MET

Orr, Tamra.

Summary: This book discusses ecstasy, 3, 4 methylene-dioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), an illegal synthetic drug that soon overwhelms a person by long-term depression, illness, mental deterioration, and hospitalization.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rosen Central. 2008

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 618.3 ORR

Sheff, Nic.

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: The author details his immersion in a world of hardcore drugs, revealing the mental and physical depths of addiction, and the violent relapse one summer in California that forever changed his life, leading him down the road to recovery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2007

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 SHE

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 Sheff

Summary: Riveting real-life television, Intervention explores the lives of people dependent on drugs, alcohol, or other destructive behaviors and the people who intervene to save them. This episode examines the influence of early trauma on addictions. Heidi seems to have it all: a fulfilling social life, good health, and an attractive appearance. However, she is obsessed with plastic surgery and shops...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Salant, James.

Summary: With his nickname, Dirty Jersey, tattooed on forearm, James Salant wanted everyone to know he was a tough guy. At 18, after one too many run-ins with the cops for drug possession, he left his upper-middle-class home in Princeton, New Jersey, for a rehab facility in Riverside, California. He spent his year there shooting crystal meth and living as a petty criminal until a near psychotic episode...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Spotlight Entertainment 2007

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

Marcovitz, Hal

Summary: Evolving from a legal drug prescribed to treat depression, methamphetamine has grown into a home-cooked, highly toxic and extremely addictive drug that has infiltrated all corners of society. The Dangers of Methamphetamine will examine the scope of the problem; impact of the drug on the brain and body; addictive qualities of the substance; the challenges of rehabilitation; and the efforts...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ReferencePoint Press 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 362.29 MAR

Sheff, David.

Summary: From as early as grade school, the world seemed to be on Nic Sheff's string. Bright and athletic, he excelled in any setting and appeared destined for greatness. Yet as childhood exuberance faded into teenage angst, the precocious boy found himself going down a much different path. Seduced by the illicit world of drugs and alcohol, he quickly found himself caught in the clutches of addiction....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2008

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.29 SHE

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.299 SHE

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.299 SHE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B Sheff She

Sheff, Nic.

Summary: Sheff writes candidly about stints at in-patient rehab facilities, devastating relapses, and hard-won realizations about what it means to be a young person living with addiction.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2011

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.29 SHE

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 SHE

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 Sheff 2011

Hopkins, Ellen.

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: In a powerful sequel to Crank, Kristina is determined to manage her addiction to crack in order to keep her newborn child, but when she is unable to manage her use of the drug and the pull becomes too strong, her greatest fears are quickly realized.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret K. McElderberry Books 2007

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC HOP

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC HOP

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FICTION Hopkins