Drugs and Society / Edition 6

Drugs and Society / Edition 6

by Glen Hanson, Peter J. Venturelli, Peter J. Venturelli
     
 

ISBN-10: 0763713910

ISBN-13: 9780763713911

Pub. Date: 07/28/2000

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC

Drugs and Society, Ninth Edition, clearly illustrates the impact of drug use and abuse on the lives of ordinary people by including their personal drug experiences throughout the book. You will learn practical, current information concerning: Social and psychological reasons why drug use and abuse occurs, The results of drug use and abuse, How drugs can be used…  See more details below

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Drugs and Society, Ninth Edition, clearly illustrates the impact of drug use and abuse on the lives of ordinary people by including their personal drug experiences throughout the book. You will learn practical, current information concerning: Social and psychological reasons why drug use and abuse occurs, The results of drug use and abuse, How drugs can be used effectively for therapeutic purposes.

The authors' combined expertise and extensive experience in research, teaching, drug policy-making, and drug policy implementation make this the most authoritative, practical introductory text available. The Ninth Edition now includes: Recent information on methamphetamine and Ecstasy problems, The current status of over-the-counter stimulants such as ephedrine, Current topics such as steroids in baseball, OxyContin, restrictions on pain pills, and heroin potency, "National Household Survey" (National Survey on Drug Use and Health) and "Monitoring the Future" survey data.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763713911
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Introduction to Drugs and Society2
Ch. 2Explaining Drug Use and Abuse34
Ch. 3Drug Use, Regulation, and the Law64
Ch. 4Addictive Behavior and Treating Drug Dependence90
Ch. 5Homeostatic Systems and Drugs112
Ch. 6How and Why Drugs Work132
Ch. 7CNS Depressants: Sedative-Hypnotics158
Ch. 8Alcohol: Pharmacological Effects180
Ch. 9Alcohol: A Behavioral Perspective200
Ch. 10Narcotics (Opioids)236
Ch. 11Stimulants262
Ch. 12Tobacco300
Ch. 13Hallucinogens (Psychedelics)334
Ch. 14Marijuana362
Ch. 15Inhalants394
Ch. 16Over-the-Counter (OTC), Prescription, and Herbal Drugs406
Ch. 17Drug Use Within Major Subcultures440
Ch. 18Drug Use/Abuse Prevention492
App. AFederal Agencies with Drug Abuse Missions519
App. BSome National Organizations in the Addictions521
App. CDrug Use and Abuse522
Index529

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