Drug Use and Abuse: A Comprehensive Introduction / Edition 7

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Overview


Packed with the latest data, the powerful new Seventh Edition of Howard Abadinsky's DRUG USE AND ABUSE: A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION delivers a thorough, interdisciplinary survey of all aspects of drug and alcohol abuse. The text draws from the many disciplines of history, law, pharmacology, political science, social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, and criminal justice -- resulting in the most comprehensive, authoritative resource available. Coverage includes the history of drugs, their impact on society, the pharmacological impact of drugs on the body, drug policy implications, the criminal justice system response, the drug business, law enforcement, theories of use, as well as the effects, treatment, and prevention of abuse.
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A textbook in which Abadinsky (Saint Xavier U., Chicago) offers students a broad introduction to drug abuse policy by examining drug history; biological, psychological, and sociological explanations; the various types of treatment and prevention program; the business of drugs; and drug laws and law enforcement. He does not mention dates for the earlier editions, but says the fourth is updated with new aspects, such as the emerging approach of harm reduction; he has also reorganized it into 14 chapters using a syllabus format. He includes a glossary without pronunciation guides. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495809913
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Series: SAB 250 Prevention & Education Series
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 1,099,352
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Howard Abadinsky is professor of criminal justice at St John's University. He served eight years as an inspector for the Cook County, Illinois, sheriff and 15 years as a New York state parole officer and senior parole officer. The founder of the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime, he also served as a consultant to the President's Commission on Organized Crime. He holds a B.A. from Queens College of the City University of New York, an M.S.W. from Fordham University, and a Ph.D. in sociology from New York University.
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Table of Contents


1. An Introduction to Drug Use and Abuse. 2. Drug Use, Drug Abuse, Drug Legislation: A History. 3. The Biology of Psychoactive Substances. 4. Depressants. 5. Stimulants. 6. Hallucinogens, "Club Drugs", Marijuana, Inhalants, and Prescription Drugs. 7. Sociology of Drug Use and Abuse. 8. Psychology of Drug Use and Abuse. 9. Drug Use and Abuse: Prevention. 10. Drug Use and Abuse: Treatment. 11. The Business of Drugs. 12. Drug Laws and Law Enforcement. 13. Drug Use and Abuse Policy I: The U.S. Model. 14. Drug Use and Abuse Policy II: Decriminalization and Harm Reduction. Glossary.
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