Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society / Edition 2

Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society / Edition 2

by Charles Levinthal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205277039

ISBN-13: 9780205277032

Pub. Date: 07/24/1998

Publisher: Pearson

Organized categorically and based on solid research, Levinthal introduces many of the controversies related to drug use and abuse with a focus on health and prevention With a strong emphasis on prevention and education, this book covers the effects of abuse from a biological, psychological, sociological, and health perspective. Solid research supports the frank and…  See more details below

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Organized categorically and based on solid research, Levinthal introduces many of the controversies related to drug use and abuse with a focus on health and prevention With a strong emphasis on prevention and education, this book covers the effects of abuse from a biological, psychological, sociological, and health perspective. Solid research supports the frank and informative manner in which the material is presented to readers. The book addresses drug-related topics in every aspect of life with information on inhalants, over-the-counter drugs, nicotine, caffeine, and more. For students, or people working with drug related topics in the fields of psychology and health.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205277032
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/24/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
8.04(w) x 9.99(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Drugs and Behavior Today1
2Drug-Taking Behavior: The Personal and Social Dangers27
3How Drugs Work in the Body and on the Mind60
4The Major Stimulants: Cocaine and Amphetamines87
5Sedative-Hypnotics and Antianxiety Drugs112
6Glues, Solvents, and Other Inhalants133
7The Major Narcotics: Opium, Morphine, and Heroin149
8LSD and Other Hallucinogens176
9Marijuana202
10Alcohol: Social Beverage, Social Drug228
11Chronic Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism253
12Nicotine and Tobacco283
13Caffeine313
14Anabolic Steroids and Drug Abuse in Sports333
15Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs352
16Psychiatric Drugs: Treating Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders376
17Prevention Strategies: Schools, Community, and Family394
Index415

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