Drug Use and Abuse: A Comprehensive Introduction / Edition 7

Drug Use and Abuse: A Comprehensive Introduction / Edition 7

by Howard Abadinsky
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0495809918

ISBN-13: 9780495809913

Pub. Date: 06/01/2010

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This book explores all aspects of the drug and alcohol abuse issue, including the impact of drugs on our society; history; pharmacological impacts on drugs on the body; policy implications of drugs; the criminal justice system response; the effects, treatment and prevention of abuse; theories of use; drug business; and drug law enforcement. Reports on the latest

Overview

This book explores all aspects of the drug and alcohol abuse issue, including the impact of drugs on our society; history; pharmacological impacts on drugs on the body; policy implications of drugs; the criminal justice system response; the effects, treatment and prevention of abuse; theories of use; drug business; and drug law enforcement. Reports on the latest data on drug concerns provide further examination of alcohol and explore the abuse of additional substances such as inhalants, herbal stimulants, and designer drugs. The major drugs are arranged into depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, and cannabis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495809913
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Series:
SAB 250 Prevention & Education Series
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Drug Abuse. 2. A History of Drug Use and Legislation. 3. Drugs and the Nervous System. 4. Depressants. 5. Stimulants. 6. Hallucinogens and Marijuana. 7. The Sociology of Drug Abuse. 8. The Psychology of Drug Abuse. 9. Drug Abuse Treatment. 10. Drug Abuse Prevention. 11. The Business of Drugs. 12. Drug Laws and Law Enforcement. 13. Drug Abuse Policy. 14. Drug Maintenance, Decriminalization, and Harm Reduction. Glossary. References. Credits. Author Index. Subject Index.

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