Education: Other Resources
Online Health Information
- Above the Influence (National Youth Anti-Drug Campaign) is an educational resource for teens around the dangers of drugs, pills, and alcohol. Its focus is to encourage teens to stand up to peer pressure and resist substance use and abuse. (Grade Level: 9-12)
- College Drinking: Changing the Culture (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) provides information to assist parents, students, and administrators in preventing underage drinking among college-age students. (Grade Level: 11-12+)
- The Cool Spot: The Young Teens Place for Info on Alcohol and Resisting Peer Pressure (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) informs young people about alcohol use among their peers. It is based on a curriculum developed by the University of Michigan. (Grade Level: 5-8)
- It’s My Life: Body (Public Broadcasting Services) offers games, quizzes, polls, and information that engages young people in discussing topics related to alcohol, drug abuse, and smoking—“Alcohol: Thinking About Drinking”, “Drug Abuse: Getting It Straight” (Spanish), and “Smoking: The Smoking Scene” (Spanish). (Grade Level: 9-12)
- KidsHealth (Nemours Foundation) provides families with a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues related to substance use and abuse, affecting young people:
- KidsQuest: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) outlines the important facts concerning fetal alcohol syndrome and the causes of FASD. “Kid Quest” uses information and resources from the internet to teach kids about the disabilities and disorders they encounter in their own schools and neighborhoods. (Grade Level: 5-8)
- Marijuana: Facts for Teens (National Institute on Drug Abuse) presents a question and answer format about the dangers of marijuana use. (Grade Level: 9-12)
- Misuse of Prescription Pain Relievers: The Buzz Takes Your Breath Away…Permanently (Food and Drug Administration) offers a brief overview of the appropriate use of prescription drugs, and the dangers of using them for recreational activities. (Grade Level: 9-12)
- NIDA for Teens (National Institute on Drug Abuse) provides teens with a science-based introduction to the dangers of drug use and abuse. It includes information on various substances, such as tobacco, marijuana, opiates, inhalants, prescription drugs, and steroids. (Grade Level: 9-12)
- Students and Young Adults (National Institute on Drug Abuse) contains fact sheets, videos, games, and a blog concerning substance abuse. (Grade Level: 9-12)
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers teens online resources, Too Smart to Start about preventing underage drinking and Tips for Teens with printable online brochures about the health effects from using various substances. (Grade 9-12)
- Smokefree Teen (National Cancer Institute) provide health effects and dangers of smoking. The site also offer how to recognize “triggers” in order to help teen smokers quit. (Grade Level: 9-12)
For General Public
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- Beck, Jerome E. and Marsha Rosenbaum. “Emergence of Adam and Ecstacy: Distribution and Criminalization of MDMA.” In Pursuit of Ecstacy: The MDMA Experience. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1994, pp. 13-25.
- Bostwick, J. Michael. “Blurred Boundaries: The Therapeutics and Politics of Medical Marijuana.” Mayo Clinic Proceedings 87 (2012): 172-186.
- Blum, Richard H. Students and Drugs: College and High School Observations (Drugs II). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1969.
- Brandt, Allan. The Cigarette Century—The Rise, Fall and Deadly Persistence of the Product that Defined America. New York: Basic Books, 2007.
- Burroughs, William S. Junky, edited and with an Introduction by Oliver Harris. Fiftieth Anniversary Edition. New York: Penguin Group (USA), 2003.
- Casey, John J. and Edward Preble. “Taking Care of Business: The Heroin Addict’s Life on the Street.” International Journal of the Addictions 4 (March 1969): 1-24.
- Caulkins, Jonathan P., Angela Hawken, Beau Kilmer, and Mark Kleiman. “A Voter’s Guide to Legalizing Marijuana.” American Interest 8 (November/December 2012): 28-36.
- Courtwright, David. Dark Paradise: A History of Opiate Addiction in America. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001.
- ___. “Mr. ATOD’s Wild Ride: What do Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs have in Common?” The Social History of Alcohol and Drugs 20 (Fall 2005): 105-40.
- Earleywine, Mitch. Understanding Marijuana: A New Look at the Scientific Evidence. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
- Gladwell, Malcolm. “Annals of Anthropology: Drinking Game.” New Yorker, February 15, 2010.
- Golden, Janet. “A Cultural History of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.” MD Advisor: A Journal for the New Jersey Medical Community 3 (Winter 2010): 22-24, 26-29.
- Gordon, Barbara. I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can. New York: Moyer Bell, 1979.
- Greene, Jeremy A. and David Herzberg. “Hidden in Plain Sight: Marketing Prescription Drugs to Consumers in the Twentieth Century.” American Journal of Public Health 100 (May 2010): 793-803.
- Herzberg, David. “‘The Pill You Love Can Turn on You’: Feminism, Tranquilizers, and the Valium Panic of the 1970s.” American Quarterly 58 (Mar. 2006): 79-103.
- Kleiman, Mark A.R., Jonathan Caulkins, and Angela Hawken. “Why is ‘Drug’ the Name of a Problem?” In Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
- Lawson, Ellen NiKenzie. Smugglers Bootleggers, and Scofflaws: Prohibition and New York City. Albany, NY: Stat eUniversity of New York Press, 2013.
- Lemke-Santangelo, Gretchen. Daughters of Aquarius: Women of the Sixties Underground. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2009.
- Levine, Harry Gene. “The Discovery of Addiction: Changing Conceptions of Habitual Drunkenness in America.” Journal of Studies on Alcohol 39 (1978): 143-74.
- Malcolm X. The Autobiography of Malcolm X as Told to Alex Haley. Ballantine Books, 1999 (1964).
- Oliver, F. E., MD. “The Use and Abuse of Opium.” Massachusetts State Board of Health, Third Annual Report. Boston: Wright and Potter, State Printers, 1872. http://druglibrary.net/schaffer/History/1870/useandabuseofopium1872.htm.
- O’Neill, Eugene. Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Produced by Ely Landau; directed by Sidney Lumet. 1956. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1962. Film.
- Pearce, Bailey. “The Heroin Habit.” The New Republic 6 (April 22, 1916): 314-16. http://www.druglibrary.net/schaffer/history/e1910/heroinhabit.htm.
- Peele, Stanton. Diseasing of America: Addiction Treatment Out of Control. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1989.
- Rasmussen, Nicolas. On Speed: The Many Lives of Amphetamine. New York and London: New York University Press, 2008.
- ___. “Maurice Seevers, the stimulants and the political economy of addiction in American biomedicine.” BioSocieties 5 (2010): 105-23.
- ___. “Weight Stigma, Addiction, Science, and the Medication of Fatness in Mid-Twentieth-Century America.” Sociology of Health and Illness 34 (July 2012), pp. 880-95.
- Reding, Nick. Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town. New York: Bloomsbury, 2009.
- Reinarman, Craig. “The Social Construction of an Alcohol Problem: The Case of Mothers against Drunk Drivers and Social Control in the 1980s.” Theory and Society 17 (1988): 91–120.
- Schneider, Eric C. Smack: Heroin and the American City. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008, Chapters 1 and 2, pp. 1-34.
- Singh, Ilina. “Not Just Naughty—50 Years of Stimulant Drug Advertising.” In Medicating Modern America—Prescription Drugs in History, edited by Andrea Tone and Elizabeth Watkins. New York and London: New York University Press, 2007, pp. 131-55.
- Stock, Erin. “Academic Steroids.” The Tartan (Carnegie Mellon University student newspaper.) 10/14/2002, 1, 4.
- Todd G. Pierce. “Gen X Junkie: Ethnographic Research with Young White Heroin Users in Washington, D.C.” Substance Use and Misuse 34 (1999): 2095-3114.
- Toll, Benjamin and Pamela Ling. “The Virginia Slims Identity Crisis: An Inside Look at Tobacco Industry Marketing to Women.” Tobacco Control, 14, 3 (2005) pp. 172-80.
- Tracy, Sarah W. Alcoholism in America from Reconstruction to Prohibition. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.
- ___. “Medicalizing Alcoholism 100 Years Ago.” Harvard Review of Psychiatry 15 (March/April 2007): 86-91.
- ___ and Caroline Jean Acker. (eds.) Altering American Consciousness: The History of Alcohol and Drug Use in the United States, 1800-2000. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2004.
- Weil, Andrew and Winifred Rosen. From Chocolate to Morphine: Everything You Need to Know about Mind-Altering Drugs. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004.
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