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Karla Fitzhugh
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Solvents are chemicals which are used as ingredients in a variety of products: such as glues, aerosols and lighter fuel. Some of the properties that make solvents useful also give them the potential to be abused. With an alarming number of people dying from solvent abuse every year, this book aims to give a clear picture of solvent abuse and the damage it can do. Topics covered include the different types of solvents, the law, people who abuse solvents, the risks of solvent misuse, and how to help abusers overcome their addiction.

Clearly designed, with colour photos, glossary, resource section and index.

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Karla Fitzhugh trained as a doctor and nutritionist and began writing while working medical esearch. She writes widely on health, lifestyle and youth issues.

The series as a whole helps plug a gap in the market and will appeal to those who want to know more about common illnesses affecting teenagers.
School Librarian Journal

Important series aimed at teenagers ... The amount of textual information is impressive, and the explanations, while clear, are often complex. Individuals' stories add greatly to the impact of the information, as do photographs and graphics, and parents and carers will find the book of vital interest ... The pull-no-punches approach is essential ... There is huge emphasis on sudden death, even at the first time of using, and the individuals' accounts of their experiences should put most teenagers off.
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I liked this book because it was really informative
Evening Echo, Cork

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Solvents - Health aspects - Juvenile literature.|Solvent abuse - Juvenile literature.
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