Addiction: From Biology to Drug Policy / Edition 2

Addiction: From Biology to Drug Policy / Edition 2

by Avram Goldstein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195146638

ISBN-13: 9780195146639

Pub. Date: 09/06/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The debate on how to confront the nation's drug problems is often polarized, with different groups advocating extreme, politically driven policies. But the drug crisis will not be solved by either across-the-board legalization or all-out interdiction. Why? Because addictions to various drugs are specific diseases, each with its own distinctive symptoms, human

Overview

The debate on how to confront the nation's drug problems is often polarized, with different groups advocating extreme, politically driven policies. But the drug crisis will not be solved by either across-the-board legalization or all-out interdiction. Why? Because addictions to various drugs are specific diseases, each with its own distinctive symptoms, human requirements.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195146639
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/06/2001
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
PART ONE: DRUGS AND THE BRAIN
2. Neurotransmitters: The Brain's Own Drugs
3. Receptors: Locks for the Addictive Keys
4. Addictive Behavior
5. Pain and Pleasure
6. The Seesaw Brain: "Highs" and Adaptations
7. Are Addicts Born or Made?
PART TWO: DRUGS AND THE ADDICTS
8. Nicotine
9. Alcohol and Related Drugs
10. Heroin, Morphine, and Other Opiates
11. Cocaine and Amphetamines
12. Cannabis (Marijuana)
13. Caffeine
14. Hallucinogens
PART THREE: DRUGS AND SOCIETY
15. Prevention: Just Say No?
16. Treatment Addiction, Preventing Relapse
17. Three Lessons from the Street
18. Three Lessons from Abroad
19. Prohibition vs. Legalization- A False Dichotomy
20. New Strategies for Rational Drug Policy

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