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Annual Editions is a series of over 65 volumes, each designed to provide convenient, inexpensive access to a wide range of current articles from some of the most respected magazines, newspapers, and journals published today. Annual Editions are updated on a regular basis through a continuous monitoring of over 300 periodical sources. The articles selected are authored by prominent scholars, researchers, and commentators writing for a general audience. The Annual Editions volumes have a number of common organizational features designed to make them particularly useful in the classroom: a general introduction; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; and a brief overview for each section. Each volume also offers an online Instructor's Resource Guide with testing materials. Using Annual Editions in the Classroom is the general instructor's guide for our popular Annual Editions series and is available in print (0073301906) or online. Visit www.mhcls.com for more details.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780078127632
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 2/23/2009
  • Series: Annual Editions Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 24
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

AE Drugs Society and Behavior, 09/10

Preface

Correlation Guide

Topic Guide

Internet References

Unit 1: Living with Drugs

Unit Overview

1. History of Alcohol and Drinking around the World, David J. Hanson, PhD adapted from Hanson, David J., Preventing Alcohol Abuse: Alcohol, Culture and Control, Westport, CT: Praeger 1995
Alcohol use by humans, probably tens of thousands of years old, has both comforted and plagued almost every society. In this discussion author David Hanson describes the drug’s journey through time.
2. Under the Weather at J&J, Arlene Weintraub, BusinessWeek, April 23, 2007
What do coronary stents, anemia, and schizophrenia have in common? Read on to learn how drugs and health influence Wall Street’s impact on the state of the nation’s economy.
3. The Myth of ADHD and the Scandal of Ritalin: Helping John Dewey Students Succeed in Medicine-Free College Preparatory and Therapeutic High School, Thomas Edward. Bratter, International Journal of Reality Therapy, Fall 2007, Vol. XXVII, number 1
The John Dewey Academy is a drug and psychotropic medicine-free high school for talented but troubled teens. In this article, the author argues against the pervasive trend of using Ritalin to medicate young people with ADHD.
4. Smoking, Drugs, Obesity Top Health Concerns for Kids, Medical News Today, May 6, 2007
Concern about kids’ health, on the roads, at school, and even online is a given. This article discusses some of today’s biggest worries relative to kids and drugs.
5. Did Prohibition Really Work?, Jack S. Blocker, Jr., American Journal of Public Health, February 2006
This article discusses the legacies of Prohibition from diverse historical perspectives. Is failure the correct word to associate with this complex social process?
6. Pass the Weed, Dad, Marni Jackson, Maclean’s, November 7, 2005
Parents smoking dope with their kids—what are they thinking? Marni Jackson discusses the reality of children whose parents used marijuana and the effects this has on them.
7. Crystal Meth Boom Adds to South Africa’s Health Challenges, Clare Kapp, The Lancet, Volume 371, Issue 9608, 19
Widely publicized as the most egregious American drug scourge in South Africa, Meth, or Tik, as it is known is now being described as, "the worst thing that ever hit Cape Town.''
8. Living the High Life: The Role of Drug Taking in Young People’s Lives, Karenza Moore and Steven Miles, Drugs and Alcohol Today, August 2005
The vast majority of young drug users see drug use as a positive experience. Read this article and discover the views the authors hold regarding the social roles of drug use.

Unit 2: Understanding How Drugs Work–Use, Dependency, and Addiction

Unit Overview

9. Reducing the Risk of Addiction to Prescribed Medications, Brian Johnson et al., Psychiatric Times, April 15, 2007
Mistreating pain, particularly that complicated by insomnia, anxiety, and stress can lead to drug addiction. This article discusses the detailed considerations for treating a patient’s pain and reducing the risk of addiction.
10. Alcohol and Frontal Lobe Impairment: Fascinating Findings, Michael D. Kopelman, Addiction, Volume 103, Issue 5
How does alcoholism affect the brain’s ability to interpret the world around it? This article discusses new findings relative to the ways alcohol disables the brain.
11. Neuropeptide Promotes Drug-Seeking and Craving in Rats, Lori Whitten, NIDA Notes, Volume 21, Number 4, 2007
This article discusses the scientific discovery about how one important brain chemical acts to promote craving for reward sensations. Important new implications for treating addiction are discussed.
12. Stress and Drug Abuse, Science World, March 12, 2007
How your mind and your body respond to stress is believed to be one of the important influences on becoming addicted to drugs. This article briefly discusses some of the latest research, and provides some advice about handling stress.

Unit 3: The Major Drugs of Use and Abuse

Unit Overview

13. Helping Students Stay Clean and Sober, Joshua Karlin-Resnick, The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 13, 2004
More colleges are creating programs for students who are recovering alcoholics and drug addicts. Does ‘social norm’ strategy reduce drinking at colleges?
14. An Update on the Effects of Marijuana and Its Potential Medical Use: Forensic Focus, Sherwood O. Cole, Forensic Examiner, Fall 2005
While the public continues to be bombarded with information about the effects and usefulness of marijuana, author Sherman Cole attempts to clarify some of the reasons fueling these debates.
15. Prescription for Danger, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Executive Office of the President, January 2008
This government study summarizes the severity of the problem of prescription drug abuse by young people. What are the factors that perpetuate this?
16. A Pipeline for Cocaine, Juan Forero, The Washington Post National Weekly Edition, November 5–11
Major Colombian traffickers, reacting to increased pressure from U.S. funded counter-narcotics efforts, have moved smuggling operations to Venezuela where corruption and anti-American sentiments provide a profitable base for control.

Unit 4: Other Trends in Drug Use

Unit Overview

17. Salvia Divinorum, an Old Psychedelic Drug with New Appeal, Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times, April 28, 2008
Anyone can buy hallucinogenic salvia online or at a local head shop. The DEA and others want to limit its use, but scientists say making it a controlled substance would hinder research. Do you agree?
18. FATAL Breaths, Sean McCollum, Scholastic Choices, January 2008
Mixed with ground up sleep aids, this heroin concoction resembles crumbled up cheese and may sell on the street for as little as two dollars a snort. This article provides a heads-up about this dangerous new recipe.
19. Studies Identify Factors Surrounding Rise in Abuse of Prescription Drugs by College Students, Lori Whitten, National Institute on Drug Abuse, March 2006
This study’s findings suggest that students enrolled in the most selective colleges have high levels of past-year stimulant abuse. What variables are contributing to this trend?
20. A Nation without Drunk Driving, Janet Dewey-Kollen, Law & Order, April 2007
Rather than continuing to allow bad decisions made by people with alcohol-soaked brains to cause almost 40% of all U.S. traffic fatalities, representatives from MADD discuss the use of technology to eliminate driving under the influence.
21. Euro Now Currency Favored by Traffickers, The International Herald Tribune, May 11, 2007
The Euro has become the currency of choice for Latin American cocaine traffickers as the drugs popularity among Europeans has soared. This article describes some of the global changes in today’s illicit drug market.
22. Hard Data on Hard Drugs, Grabbed from the Environment, John Bohannon, Science Magazine, April 6, 2007
Fieldwork in fast developing faces of epidemiology requires wads of cash and knowledge of sewer lines. How to give the entire world a drug test?
23. A Dose of Reality: States Find Battle against Counterfeit Drug Market Difficult, Jack Penchoff, State News, April 2007
According to Professor Bryan Liang, you can make pills for a penny, sell them for 30 cents and still undercut the legitimate manufacturer. Is this process a way for terrorists to poison a population?
24. Teens and Prescription Drugs: An Analysis of Recent Trends on the Emerging Drug Threat, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Executive Office of the President, February 2007
Among young people, prescription drugs have become the second most abused illegal drug. This publication provides some of the most recent survey data to describe this significant new drug trend.

Unit 5: Measuring the Social Costs of Drugs

Unit Overview

25. Crystal’s Sexual Persuasion, Michael Shernoff, The Gay & Lesbian Review, July/August 2005
The psychological effects reported by crystal meth users include hyper-sexuality, euphoria, lower sexual inhibitions, and increased self-confidence. This article discusses the relationships between meth, sex, and HIV in the gay community.
26. The Role of Substance Abuse in U.S. Juvenile Justice Systems and Populations, Heather Horowitz, Hung-En Sung, and Susan E. Foster, Corrections Compendium, January/February 2006
Nearly 89 percent of juvenile arrests involve children and teens who are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. This article includes some discussion of the variables that influence this.
27. How Do Club Drugs Impact HIV Prevention?, Mike Pendo and Pamela DeCarlo, A publication of the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies and the AIDS Research Institute, University of California San Francisco, July 2004
This article discusses the popular use of club drugs and their relationship to partying, sex, and HIV transmission. What’s being done to mitigate this problem?
28. The Problem with Drinking, Cheryl Harris Sharman, Perspectives in Health, vol. 10, no. 1, 2005
The abuse of alcohol is an international issue. The wider problem of alcohol in the Americasis discussed in this article. Is this a good example of a world-wide epidemic of alcohol abuse?

Unit 6: Creating and Sustaining Effective Drug Control Policy

Unit Overview

29. Reorienting U.S. Drug Policy, Jonathan P. Caulkins and Peter Reuter, Issues in Science and Technology, Fall 2006
Authors Jonathan Caulkins and Peter Reuter argue that the nature and extent of the illegal drug problems in the United States have changed during the past two decades, and that U.S. drug policy needs to adjust to these changes. Do you agree?
30. America on Drugs, Jacob Sullum and Charles "Cully'' Stimson, Log Angeles Times, April 21, 2008
What’s the difference between drug legalization and drug decriminalization? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Authors Sullum and Stimson discuss the pros and cons of each.
31. The Golden Age, Greg Beato, Reason Magazine and Reason.com, March 1, 2008
According to the author, Americans have learned to stop worrying and love workplace drug testing. Do you agree?
32. Methamphetamine Precursor Regulation: Are We Controlling or Diverting the Drug Problem? Rebecca McKetin, Addiction, April 2008
One of the primary strategies to control methamphetamine production has been to initiate a global effort to tightly regulate precursor chemicals. Author McKetin argues that this may not work.
33. Medical Marijuana, Compassionate Use, and Public Policy: Expert Opinion or Vox Populi?, Peter J. Cohen, Hastings Center Report, May/June 2006
Although cannabis has been used as a therapeutic agent throughout history, it has never been submitted to the FDA for approval. Would it pass the test?
34. Durbin, Grassley Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Combat Meth, Capital Hill Press Release, May 3, 2007
As methamphetamine abuse spreads across the country exceeding even crack epidemic proportions, many in government say that federal government officials have had their heads in the sand. This is a proposal of some new legislation.
35. Small Town Drug Enforcement, Jerry Carlton, Law and Order, Wilmette. February 2007
While traditional undercover enforcement tactics may be successful in areas with large populations, small communities often find them impractical. In terms of drug policy, how do the police define their roles when everyone knows everyone? Is this right?

Unit 7: Prevention, Treatment, and Education

Unit Overview

36. Parent Power, Joseph A. Califano Jr., America, October 31, 2005
Author Joseph Califano argues that the price for parental pessimism and ambivalence toward drugs is high. This discussion centers on the importance of talking to kids about drugs.
37. Exercise and Drug Detoxification, Simon Oddie, Prison Service Journal, November 2004
It has long been recognized in the physical education community that physical exercise can play a major role in detoxification and rehabilitation. This article describes a British correctional program proving successful in helping prisoners recover from drug abuse.
38. Mental Illness among Juvenile Offenders—Identification and Treatment, Leslee Hunsicker, Corrections Today, October 2007
One of the most enduring relationships is the one between mental illness, drug abuse, and criminal conduct. This article discusses what some jurisdictions are doing to assist young offenders who are dually diagnosed.
39. What Parents Need to Know about Pot, Sarah Baldauf, U.S. News & World Report, September 8, 2008
The recent flurry of findings on marijuana’s health risks may have baby boomers wondering, "How can that be?'' Marijuana is in the news and parents should be paying attention.
40. Exercise and Drug Detoxification, Simon Oddie, Prison Service Journal, November 2004
It has long been recognized in the physical education community that physical exercise can play a major role in detoxification and rehabilitation. This article describes a British correctional program proving successful in helping prisoners recover from drug abuse.
41. No Longer Theory: Correctional Practices That Work, Harvey Shrum, Journal of Correctional Education, September 2004
Harvey Shrum asserts that America has become so focused on prisons as the answer to social ills that, today, one in thirty-seven Americans is or has been incarcerated. Over eighty percent of those incarcerated committed their offense while under the influence of drugs. This article discusses two new ways to prevent drug-related recidivism.

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