Each Issues That Concern You title deals with a subject likely to affect students or someone they know. Recognizing the intimate relationship between subject and reader, the series weaves together different points of view to make these complex issues less intimidating and more accessible. Colorful photos, charts, graphs, tables and editorial cartoons reinforce text and present data; resources for further research round out each volume.
This volume explores challenging questions about alcoholism, providing several perspectives on alcoholism as a disease, its impact on teens, the dangers of binge drinking, and the appropriate legal drinking age. Also discussed are the existence of a genetic predisposition or a natural tolerance among alcoholics, and the effectiveness of Alcoholics Anonymous in treating alcoholism.
"This series presents books that are compilations of articles on topics that can help students make informed decisions about serious issues. Recommendations: I would highly recommend this book/series for middle school and high school collections, as well as public library collections."
--Tri State Young Adult Book Review Committee, September 2011
Price: US $36.95