Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior / Edition 15

Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior / Edition 15

by Carl Hart, Charles Ksir
     
 

Drugs, Society and Human Behavior provides the latest information on drug use and its effects on society as well as on the individual. Trusted for more than 40 years by both instructors and students, this authoritative resource examines drugs and drug use from a variety of perspectives—behavioral, pharmacological, historical, social, legal, and

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Drugs, Society and Human Behavior provides the latest information on drug use and its effects on society as well as on the individual. Trusted for more than 40 years by both instructors and students, this authoritative resource examines drugs and drug use from a variety of perspectives—behavioral, pharmacological, historical, social, legal, and clinical. The 16th edition includes the very latest information and statistics and many new timely topics and issues have been added that are sure to pique students’ interest and stimulate class discussion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073529745
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
09/17/2012
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
50,751
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Charles Ksir received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and his Ph.D. from Indiana University in Bloomington. Following his postdoctoral training in Neurobiology at the Worcester Foundation in Massachusetts, he began a 34-year career in teaching and research at the University of Wyoming, where he also served in a variety of administrative positions. Now a professor emeritus, he focuses his efforts on teaching and textbook writing. He has taught the psychology course Drugs and Behaviour to more than three thousand students since 1972 and has received several teaching awards.

Dr. Carl Hart is an Associate Professor in both the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at Columbia University and is also a Research Scientist in the Division of Substance Abuse at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. A major focus of Dr. Hart’s research is to understand the complex interactions between neurobiological and environmental factors that mediate and modulate the actions of drugs of abuse, including drug-taking behaviour and cognitive performance. Dr. Hart’s research has been supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse for the past several years. In addition to his substantial research responsibilities, Dr. Hart teaches an undergraduate Drugs and Behaviour course and was recently awarded Columbia University’s highest teaching award.

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Table of Contents

Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior
About the Authors
Preface
Section One: Drug Use in Modern Society
Chapter 1 Drug Use: An Overview
Chapter 2 Drug Use as a Social Problem
Chapter 3 Drug Policy
Section Two: How Drugs Work
Chapter 4 The Nervous System
Chapter 5 The Actions of Drugs
Section Three: Uppers and Downers
Chapter 6 Stimulants
Chapter 7 Depressants and Inhalants
Chapter 8 Medication for Mental Disorders
Section Four: Alcohol
Chapter 9 Alcohol
Section Five: Familiar Drugs
Chapter 10 Tobacco
Chapter 11 Caffeine
Chapter 12 Dietary Supplements and Over-the-Counter Drugs
Section Six: Restricted Drugs
Chapter 13 Opioids
Chapter 14 Hallucinogens
Chapter 15 Marijuana
Chapter 16 Performance-Enhancing Drugs
Section Seven: Prevention and Treatment
Chapter 17 Preventing Substance Abuse
Chapter 18 Treating Substance Use Disorders
Appendix A Drug Names
Appendix B Resources for Information and Assistance
Glossary; Credits; Index

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