Drug Use and Abuse / Edition 6

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Overview

DRUG USE AND ABUSE takes an interdisciplinary approach in its coverage of current drug issues. It weaves psychological, historical, cultural, social, biological, and medical perspectives — emphasizing the idea that a drug's effects depend not only on its properties, but also on the biological and psychological characteristics of its user. This theme is highlighted throughout, and is prominent in discussions of the individual classes of drugs, as well as in the chapters on pharmacology and psychopharmacology.

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An introductory text on medical and non-medical drug use and its consequences. A distinction between pharmacology and psychopharmacology is carried through presentation of individual classes of drugs and discussion of treatment and prevention. Material is scholarly yet accessible to students with little background in the biological, behavioral, and social sciences. Learning features include pretests, margin definitions and quotes, and boxes on drugs, culture, and contemporary issues. Changes to the third edition reflect changes in the field since 1995. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495814412
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/18/2010
  • Series: PSY 275 Alcohol Use and Misuse Series
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 245,939
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen A. Maisto received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee and completed a post-doctoral respecialization in clinical psychology from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. He is a professor of psychology at Syracuse University. He has been engaged in research, teaching, clinical practice, and clinical training in the assessment and treatment of the substance-use disorders for over 30 years. Dr. Maisto has published over 150 articles, 25 book chapters, and several books on substance use and the substance-use disorders. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, Research Society on Alcoholism, and the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies.

Mark Galizio received his PhD in experimental psychology in 1976, from the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, where he served as the research assistant at the Midwest Institute on Drug Abuse. He is professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he has taught and conducted research for over 30 years. He has published extensively in the areas of behavioral pharmacology and behavior analysis and has served as associate editor of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, and is past president of the division of Behavior Analysis.

Gerard J. Connors is director of the Research Institute on Addictions at the University at Buffalo. He earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University in 1980. Dr. Connors' research interests include substance use and abuse, relapse prevention, self-help group involvement, early interventions with heavy drinkers, and treatment evaluation. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Connors has authored or coauthored numerous scientific articles, books, and book chapters.

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Table of Contents

1. Drug Use and Abuse. 2. Drug Use: Yesterday and Today. 3. Drugs and the Nervous System. 4. Pharmacology. 5. Psychopharmacology and New Drug Development. 6. Cocaine, Amphetamines, and Related Stimulants. 7. Nicotine. 8. Caffeine. 9. Alcohol. 10. Opiates. 11. Marijuana. 12. Hallucinogens. 13. Psychotherapeutic Medications. 14. Other Prescription and Over-The-Counter Drugs. 15. Treatment of Substance-Use Disorders. 16. Prevention of Substance Abuse. Glossary. References. Index.

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