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Overview

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 30 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 15th 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. Accompanying the text are instructor and student resources on the Online Learning Center.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073529745
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 9/17/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 15
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 39,623
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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 behavior 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 Behavior course and was recently awarded Columbia University's highest teaching award.

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 Behavior to over three thousand students since 1972, and has received several teaching awards.

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Table of Contents

Section One: Drug Use in Modern Society

1: Drug Use: An Overview

2: Drug Use as a Social Problem

3: Drug Policy

Section Two: How Drugs Work

4: The Nervous System

5: The Actions of Drugs

Section Three: Uppers and Downers

6: Stimulants

7: Depressants and Inhalants

8: Medication for Mental Disorders

Section Four: Alcohol

9: Alcohol

Section Five: Familiar Drugs

10: Tobacco

11: Caffeine

12: Dietary Supplements and Over-the-Counter Drugs

Section Six: Restricted Drugs

13: Opioids

14: Hallucinogens

15: Marijuana

16: Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Section Seven: Prevention and Treatment

17: Preventing Substance Abuse

18: Treating Substance Use Disorders

Appendix A Drug Names

Appendix B Resources for Information and Assistance

Glossary

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