Drugs And Society / Edition 11

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Thoroughly revised and updated, Drugs and Society, Eleventh Edition, contains the most current information available concerning drug use and abuse. Written in an objective and user-friendly manner, this best-selling text continues to captivate students by taking a multidisciplinary approach to the impact of drug use and abuse on the lives of ordinary people.

The Eleventh Edition incorporates the authors’ combined expertise in pharmacology, drug abuse, and sociology and extensive experience in research, teaching, drug policy-making, and drug policy implementation and includes hundreds of new citations that reflect the current state of drug abuse issues and the rapidly changing issues of substance abuse/addiction.

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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: 9781449613693
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 6/29/2011
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 618
  • Sales rank: 303,615
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (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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