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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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This textbook identifies the causes and results of drug use in the United States. Individual chapters address alcohol, narcotics, stimulants, tobacco, hallucinogens, marijuana, and inhalants. Two of the authors are professors at the University of Utah. The seventh edition expands coverage of natural products and herbal medicines. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Providing updated information on inhalants, Ecstasy, and tobacco and marijuana legislation, this iteration (no dates are given for the others) takes an integrated, interactive, and college student issues approach to the biochemical, sociological, psychosocial, and legal/ policy aspects of drug use and abuse. Chapters include Web- oriented exercises, cases in point, review questions, color graphics, and highlighted definitions. Appends information on relevant federal agencies, national addiction organizations, the legal drug development process, and a drug use/abuse summary chart. Auxiliary online resources are available. Hanson deals with pharmacology and toxicology at the U. of Utah in Salt Lake City. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763715724
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/4/2002
  • Series: Drug Education Ser.
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 540
  • Product dimensions: 8.12 (w) x 9.74 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to Drugs and Society 2
Ch. 2 Explaining Drug Use and Abuse 34
Ch. 3 Drug Use, Regulation, and the Law 64
Ch. 4 Addictive Behavior and Treating Drug Dependence 90
Ch. 5 Homeostatic Systems and Drugs 112
Ch. 6 How and Why Drugs Work 132
Ch. 7 CNS Depressants: Sedative-Hypnotics 158
Ch. 8 Alcohol: Pharmacological Effects 180
Ch. 9 Alcohol: A Behavioral Perspective 200
Ch. 10 Narcotics (Opioids) 236
Ch. 11 Stimulants 262
Ch. 12 Tobacco 300
Ch. 13 Hallucinogens (Psychedelics) 334
Ch. 14 Marijuana 362
Ch. 15 Inhalants 394
Ch. 16 Over-the-Counter (OTC), Prescription, and Herbal Drugs 406
Ch. 17 Drug Use Within Major Subcultures 440
Ch. 18 Drug Use/Abuse Prevention 492
App. A Federal Agencies with Drug Abuse Missions 519
App. B Some National Organizations in the Addictions 521
App. C Drug Use and Abuse 522
Index 529
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